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#DoBizZA: How local brands can leverage their 'made in SA' status to entice shoppers
#DoBizZA: How local brands can leverage their 'made in SA' status to entice shoppersArticle

Locally sourced products and services comfort consumers, meeting their new needs for hygiene and spreading feel-good stories that celebrate the best of our diverse culture...

Karin Du Chenne 17 Sep 2020

Ipsos launches its new creative assessment solution - Creative|Spark on Ipsos.Digital Platform in South Africa
Ipsos launches its new creative assessment solution - Creative|Spark on Ipsos.Digital Platform in South AfricaArticle

Ipsos announces the launch of Creative|Spark, its new online solution to evaluate video creative in South Africa, which enables faster, better creative decisions to deliver business impact...

Issued by Ipsos 15 Sep 2020

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize
Health focuses on immunity, seroprevalence as Covid-19 cases declineArticle

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, says the department is currently conducting a national seroprevalence study to determine the levels of national immunity....

15 Sep 2020

3 wellness destinations to visit this year
3 wellness destinations to visit this yearArticle

In this article, we will discuss affordable wellness destinations in South Africa, North Africa and the United States...

Issued by Monetary Library 15 Sep 2020

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 (round blue objects), emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. Image by the US NIAID (CC BY 2.0)
How Western Cape will check for a future Covid-19 surgeArticle

A large Cape Town survey of pregnant women attending public antental clinics, as well as people with HIV, suggests many people in the city have already been infected with the virus that causes Covid-19...

James Stent 7 Sep 2020

Sub-Saharan Africans increase healthy habits to beat the virus
Sub-Saharan Africans increase healthy habits to beat the virusArticle

Covid-19 has prompted many of us to examine our health, with 63% of people around the world reporting that coronavirus has encouraged them to seriously consider their levels of health and fitness...

Issued by Borderless Access 31 Aug 2020

Retail sector shakeout brings challenges and opportunities
Retail sector shakeout brings challenges and opportunitiesArticle

Like most industries, the retail sector has had to transform radically, not only to survive the current situation, but also to ensure that it remains viable and sustainable into the future...

Tasmika Ramlakan 26 Aug 2020

#MentalHealth4SMEs: You are what you eat
#MentalHealth4SMEs: You are what you eatArticle

In this series, Jeff Lomey and Mark Wortley share top mental health tips that can assist SME owners to reach business success...

Jeff Lomey & Mark Wortley 13 Aug 2020

It is unclear how well masks work.
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3 major scientific controversies about coronavirusArticle

Although political leaders have closed borders in response to Covid-19, scientists are collaborating like never before. But the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) is novel - and we don't yet have all the facts about it...

Manal Mohammed 11 Aug 2020

Herd solidarity: A vaccine for the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence
Herd solidarity: A vaccine for the shadow pandemic of gender-based violenceArticle

Global Peace Index statistics show that violence in South Africa is similar to countries at war or in conflict. When it comes to female victims, the figures almost defy comprehension...

Professor Francis Petersen 7 Aug 2020

How to prepare for an out-of-town trip during Covid-19
How to prepare for an out-of-town trip during Covid-19Article

Now that summer is here, one of the things people are thinking about is a road trip. But with the threat of the coronavirus, travel safety takes on a new meaning...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 Aug 2020

Pandemic highlights the importance of dietetics
Pandemic highlights the importance of dieteticsArticle

As diabetes emerges, worldwide, as a top co-morbidity of Covid-19, there's an increasing focus for many of us on our family eating habits and how we can make smart, sustainable improvements to support immunity and overall health through food...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 28 Jul 2020

Covid-19 only a dress rehearsal for pandemics
Covid-19 only a dress rehearsal for pandemicsArticle

Some scientists feel that the current Covid-19 pandemic, which has already infected more than 16-million and killed more than 600,000 worldwide, is only a dress rehearsal for an even bigger pandemic...

27 Jul 2020

SANBS CEO, Dr Jonathan Louw, was among one of the first people diagnosed with Covid-19 in South Africa. He is giving back by making the country’s first convalescent plasma donation.
Convalescent plasma as a possible Covid-19 therapyArticle

A trial is underway to investigate the effectiveness and safety of treating patients with moderate to severe Covid-19 pneumonia with convalescent plasma (CP) from people who have recovered from the virus...

22 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Goedgedacht pivots to allay Covid-19 pressure in Swartland
#BizUnity: Goedgedacht pivots to allay Covid-19 pressure in SwartlandArticle

Results from the recently released National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) - Coronavirus Rapid Mobile (NIDS-CRAM) Survey reveal an exploding hunger crisis in South Africa...

Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2020

South Africans' attitudes to medical travel consultation, post-lockdown
South Africans' attitudes to medical travel consultation, post-lockdownArticle

Borderless Access conducted a survey to understand perceptions around medical travel consultations and what advice people will seek from medical professionals, once travel restrictions open up...

Issued by Borderless Access 14 Jul 2020

Vulnerable SA community gets free immune booster to help fight Covid
Vulnerable SA community gets free immune booster to help fight CovidArticle

A local health company has developed an immune-boosting supplement specifically for a vulnerable community to help protect against infections like Covid-19 and is donating a month's supply to 10,000 residents...

Issued by Leap Communications 14 Jul 2020

Dr Mathobela Matjekane, chief executive, Clinimed
#OnTheFrontLine: Getting the message out thereArticle

Much of the huge amount of information around the Covid-19, how it spreads and what people can do to help stop the spread is in English, so Dr Mathobela Matjekane, chief executive, Clinimed, has started a campaign to to create content and videos around the virus in as many of the country's official languages as possible...

Nicci Botha 6 Jul 2020

Vitamins C, D, other nutrients vital to counter Covid - research
Vitamins C, D, other nutrients vital to counter Covid - researchArticle

Vitamins C, D, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, iron and selenium may be essential for immunity - a vital weapon in the fight against Covid-19 - and deficiency of these may make it difficult for the immune system to defend the body, a new study has found...

Issued by Leap Communications 2 Jul 2020

Bizcommunity - community, immunity and unity are in our name
Bizcommunity - community, immunity and unity are in our nameArticle

This July #BizUnity Month will replace the former Mandela Month but, still, retain the same objectives - focusing on companies standing together for good! This is a prime opportunity for a sponsor to be seen to be standing up and together for SA business...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Jun 2020

Antibody tests may help detect Covid-19 infection - if used at right time
Antibody tests may help detect Covid-19 infection - if used at right timeArticle

Scientists have analysed data from around the world to examine the accuracy of antibody tests for Covid-19, and have shown that the timing of testing is critical...

26 Jun 2020

Study on Covid-19 antibodies in children
Study on Covid-19 antibodies in childrenArticle

A study is underway to assess the numbers of children who may have had Covid-19, and if those children have antibodies that may be able to fight off the infection...

24 Jun 2020

In South Africa, both HIV and pre-eclampsia are a burden to maternal health. GettyImages
HIV and high blood pressure in pregnancy: we're tracing the connectionsArticle

The vast majority of women dying from pregnancy-related conditions are in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. In 2017, about 86% of global maternal deaths occurred in these regions...

Sayuri Padayachee 18 Jun 2020

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Retail's new normalArticle

Stimulating economic recovery post the Covid-19 pandemic will be behaviour as opposed to time driven. Governments and brands will need to work hard to make consumers feel safe...

Michael Smollan 15 Jun 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Lindt, Bos Brands and First Choice
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Lindt, Bos Brands and First ChoiceArticle

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the retail shelves recently...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jun 2020

Hair stylist Onele Cembi twists his dreadlocks into the words “Covid-19”. Photo: Thamsanqa Mbovane
Covid-19 report: What does herd immunity mean for South Africa?Article

The latest quality Covid-19 science on schools and children, evidence that physical distancing, masks and eye protection work, herd immunity and what it means for South Africa and more...

GroundUp and Spotlight staff 5 Jun 2020

A day in the lockdown life of MetropolitanRepublic chief creative officer Paul Warner
A day in the lockdown life of MetropolitanRepublic chief creative officer Paul WarnerArticle

CCO of MetropolitanRepublic, Paul Warner's account of work-life in the time of Covid-19, part of a series of articles looking into how agencies and agency folk are responding to the crisis and viewing it through a creative lens...

Jessica Tennant 4 Jun 2020

Healthcare workers testing people in Nairobi, Kenya during a mass testing exercise for Covid-19. Photo by SIMON MAINA/AFP via Getty Images
Sub-Saharan Africa needs to plug local knowledge gap to up its anti-Covid-19 gameArticle

Africa remains one of the regions least affected by Covid-19, although evidence suggests it is an evolving and growing pandemic. It is now present in all African countries and territories...

Alex Ezeh & Sharon Fonn 28 May 2020

A health worker drags an electrocardiograph at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg.
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How South Africa's health system could take a hit from pandemic lawsuitsArticle

As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads around the world, there's been an outpouring of gratitude and support for healthcare professionals...

Keymanthri Moodley & Anita Kleinsmidt 22 May 2020

Not ready...? Get set, go! An Africa recovery playbook
Not ready...? Get set, go! An Africa recovery playbookArticle

There's no set Africa 'recovery playbook'. Our experts at Kantar have curated a set of insights which will surely help one see opportunities that the Covid-19 crisis, as other common crises, bring to brands, businesses and society at large...

Ndeye Diagne, Issued by Kantar 20 May 2020

Mass burials in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. Raphael Alves
Coronavirus: there is no global south exceptionalismArticle

For most of us in the west, epidemics are what happen to other people. Covid-19 has changed that...

David Hunter 20 May 2020

South Africa’s hard, extended lockdown has come at a significant economic cost. Shutterstock
South Africa's Covid-19 strategy needs updating: here's why and howArticle

Decision-making at the early stages of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (the coronavirus causing Covid-19) was constrained by a paucity of medical evidence and epidemiological data...

Imraan Valodia, Alex van den Heever, Lucy Allais, Martin Veller, Shabir Madhi & Willem Venter 14 May 2020

IAB SA and Kantar's #InsightsinAction: Tips to reposition your brand for recovery
IAB SA and Kantar's #InsightsinAction: Tips to reposition your brand for recoveryArticle

As we await the further opening of the South African economy under lockdown, Kantar's wave three barometer on consumer attitudes and behaviour as well as AI-powered chatbot insights make it clear that agencies, brands and publishers need to work together as we ride the corona-coaster towards recovery...

Issued by Kantar 14 May 2020

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The world of digital in uncertain timesArticle

With few warning signs, and in a mind-bending and staggering short space of time, the human species, in a fight for survival, has been jolted into a state of isolation and social distancing...

Mike van Eck 14 May 2020

Charting a course for post-Covid retail regeneration
Charting a course for post-Covid retail regenerationArticle

Nielsen has assessed various future scenarios to establish a clear regeneration path for retailers and manufacturers based on short, medium, and long term exit time horizons...

14 May 2020

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IATA: Governments to reconsider air travel quarantine measuresArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) latest analysis shows that the damage to air travel from Covid-19 extends into the medium-term, with long-haul and international travel being the most severely impacted...

14 May 2020

Professor Shabir Madhi
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#OnTheFrontLine: There needs to be a change in Covid-19 strategy, says Professor Shabir MadhiArticle

The government needs to relook at its Covid-19 lockdown and testing strategy, because it's not going to stem the tide of community transmission...

Nicci Botha 11 May 2020

Smart lockers fast-tracked during coronavirus pandemic
Smart lockers fast-tracked during coronavirus pandemicArticle

Due to high levels of fear, South Africans are increasingly missing their healthcare appointments and not collecting their chronic medication during lockdown...

30 Apr 2020

Professor Salim Abdool Karim. Photo: UKZN
SA on a unique trajectoryArticle

The early and proactive interventions by the government mean South Africa now has a unique trajectory of coronavirus infection...

14 Apr 2020

The need for data during a pandemic
The need for data during a pandemicArticle

With the current Covid-19 virus placing many countries and their people into lockdown, there is a sudden thirst for data and information...

3 Apr 2020

Lockdown shopping: Retailers ramp up in-store safety measures
Lockdown shopping: Retailers ramp up in-store safety measuresArticle

Some of South Africa's largest retailers have introduced additional safety measures, including barrier screens at till points and protective visors...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Apr 2020

Navigating growth in a Covid-19 world: Understanding shifts and preparing for growth in uncertain times
Navigating growth in a Covid-19 world: Understanding shifts and preparing for growth in uncertain timesArticle

At Kantar, we've identified six key shifts to shape the response of brands and businesses during the Covid-19 crisis.

Lynne Gordon, Issued by Kantar 3 Apr 2020

#Covid19: A global crisis requires courage
#Covid19: A global crisis requires courageArticle

In this milieu, we have an important function to fulfil. Like generals in a war, it's our responsibility to rally the troops, lead and provide support with messages of courage, hope and love...

Marie Yossava, Issued by Grapevine Communications 2 Apr 2020

A vaccine must go through six crucial steps. PhotobyTawat/ Shutterstock
Coronavirus vaccine: Here are the steps it will need to go through during developmentArticle

Since humans haven't previously been exposed to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2), our bodies aren't well equipped to deal with being infected by it...

Samantha Vanderslott, Andrew Pollard & Tonia Thomas 1 Apr 2020

6 steps to sustainably flatten the coronavirus curve
6 steps to sustainably flatten the coronavirus curveArticle

We are in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. It started as a health crisis, within days became a real economic crisis, and is now on a swift path to becoming a massive fiscal challenge...

Adam Ikdal 31 Mar 2020

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Covid-19 testing: the answers to six simple questionsArticle

As Covid-19 spreads throughout the world, the need for more extensive laboratory testing increases. Testing and diagnosing people who have the disease is critical to tracking cases and managing the pandemic...

Glenda Mary Davison 27 Mar 2020

Doctors Without Borders supporters march in protest to the American Consulate in Johannesburg in 2012 over lack of funding to fight HIV. Photo by Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images
TB, HIV and Covid-19: urgent questions as three epidemics collideArticle

Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV pose a significant burden on South Africa's health system. There's a close relationship between the two. About 60% of TB patients are also HIV-positive...

Emily Wong 26 Mar 2020

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