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15 facts about the Covid vaccine
15 facts about the Covid vaccineArticle

Although the vaccine rollout for healthcare workers has begun, myths and misinformation continue to circulate around its development, efficacy and just how the vaccine will help manage or mitigate the spread of the virus. Lee Callakoppen, principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund shares 15 facts about the vaccine...

Issued by Bonitas 2 days ago

#BehindtheMask: Jennifer Leppington-Clark, MD of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, South Africa
#BehindtheMask: Jennifer Leppington-Clark, MD of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, South AfricaArticle

This week I chat to Jennifer Leppington-Clark, managing director of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

Savanna Cider resolute in promotion of responsible consumption
Savanna Cider resolute in promotion of responsible consumptionArticle

Savanna remains focused on supporting and uplifting South Africans through numerous campaigns and lively social media activity...

Issued by Distell 2 days ago

Will vaccines spur the business travel sector's recovery? Here are 5 things to consider
Will vaccines spur the business travel sector's recovery? Here are 5 things to considerArticle

Reigniting business travel calls for the tourism and travel industry to consider what will work and what won't when it comes to Covid-19 vaccines and health passports...

5 May 2021

DTIC and Proudly South African launch local online furniture portal
DTIC and Proudly South African launch local online furniture portalArticle

An online furniture portal has been launched to showcase the SA furniture sector's capabilities, and stimulate local procurement...

28 Apr 2021

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India's staggering Covid crisis could have been avoided. But the government dropped its guard too soonArticle

India reported 314,000 new cases of Covid-19 on 22 April, the highest-ever infection tally recorded by any country on a single day.

Pradeep Taneja & Azad Singh Bali 28 Apr 2021

UNWTO, IATA partner on new destination tracker tool to restore confidence in travel
UNWTO, IATA partner on new destination tracker tool to restore confidence in travelArticle

The UNWTO-IATA Destination Tracker is a new free online tool for governments to provide information on COVID-19 requirements for travel and the measures in place at the destination...

23 Apr 2021

Flagship four-star Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City now open!
Flagship four-star Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City now open!Article

The four-star 168-room Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City in Midrand opened on 1 March 2021, headed up by opening general manager Brendan Luttig...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 20 Apr 2021

Holistic schools development mitigates Covid-19 impacts
Holistic schools development mitigates Covid-19 impactsArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic had a significant impact in 2020 on South Africa's schooling system...

Steven Lebere, Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 16 Apr 2021

Sappi hands over Typek paper to support education in KZN
Sappi hands over Typek paper to support education in KZNArticle

At a small function held at the Sappi Shaw Research Centre in Tweedie near Howick on 13 April 2021, the Department of Education, represented by the HOD Dr Enock Nzama, received 3,000 boxes of Sappi Typek for distribution to schools in KZN...

Issued by Sappi 16 Apr 2021

The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travel
The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travelArticle

We thought things would be so much better for international air travel by now, though things could be worse for the airlines themselves...

Volodymyr Bilotkach 16 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Kate Owen, Uber SA marketing manager for Rides and Eats
#BehindtheBrandManager: Kate Owen, Uber SA marketing manager for Rides and EatsArticle

Kate Owen, Uber SA's marketing manager unpacks Uber's brand strategy for both Uber Rides and Uber Eats, amongst other things...

Robin Fredericks 15 Apr 2021

Lockdown's crazy journey for OFyt and The Crazy Store
Lockdown's crazy journey for OFyt and The Crazy StoreArticle

The relationship between agencies and their clients was either challenged or grew from strength to strength during a time of uncertainty. The Crazy Store and its agency partner, Old Friends Young Talent, was one of the latter...

Issued by Old Friends Young Talent (OFyt) 14 Apr 2021

Trustee duties in a sectional title scheme
Trustee duties in a sectional title schemeArticle

Sectional title properties have become a popular way of living for many South Africans, and along with this type of living comes a body corporate and trustee setup...

Issued by Propell 12 Apr 2021

Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 - here's what to expect
Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 - here's what to expectArticle

Live events are set to make a welcome return as the UK moves out of lockdown in the coming months. Parklife and Wireless are the latest events to confirm that they will go ahead this year, both for September, in Manchester and London respectively. Wireless has yet to announce artists, but Parklife's bill includes rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Dave, and electronic stars Disclosure.

Nick Davies & Daniel Baxter 7 Apr 2021

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New Covid variants have changed the game, and vaccines will not be enough. We need global 'maximum suppression'Article

At the end of 2020, there was a strong hope that high levels of vaccination would see humanity finally gain the upper hand over SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19...

Salim Abdool Karim 6 Apr 2021

Maker spaces give engineers and designers the tools to build low-cost medical equipment using locally available materials.
Brandon Martin, Rice University, CC BY-NC-ND
'Frugal design' brings medical innovations to communities that lack resources during the pandemicArticle

Dr Msandeni Chiume Kayuni found herself in the middle of a supply crisis as Covid-19 spread to Africa in April 2020...

Rebecca Richards-Kortum & Theresa Mkandawire 31 Mar 2021

Big Uber and Bolt competitor launching in Cape Town soon
Big Uber and Bolt competitor launching in Cape Town soonArticle

DiDi has started its registration process for drivers in Cape Town and will begin offering ride-hailing services in the province over the next few weeks...

30 Mar 2021

How Jameson mixed up their marketing efforts during Covid-19
How Jameson mixed up their marketing efforts during Covid-19Article

Brands in all sectors of the economy have come through Covid-19 with varying degrees of success. The liquor industry was of course hard hit...

Beatrice Marfleet 30 Mar 2021

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Patel calls for partnerships in manufacturing sectorArticle

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel says South Africa must rebuild its manufacturing strength to be able to fully benefit from the opportunities in the BRICS markets...

30 Mar 2021

Mustadafin Foundation launches Mask My School, calls on volunteer seamstresses
Mustadafin Foundation launches Mask My School, calls on volunteer seamstressesArticle

Mustadafin Foundation is calling on local seamstresses to volunteer their time and skills to help sew masks for learners in rural schools and communities...

26 Mar 2021

When 1 in 3 users are tourists, that changes the bike-share equation for cities
When 1 in 3 users are tourists, that changes the bike-share equation for citiesArticle

Bike-share programmes don't just cater for residents. When tourists use them too, that greatly increases the value the whole community gets from these bikes.

23 Mar 2021

#PulpNonFiction: Future you; is personal identity even a thing anymore?
#PulpNonFiction: Future you; is personal identity even a thing anymore?Article

Who are you? This sounds like a simple question, but really it's just about the hardest question there is. Philosophers have wrestled with it for millennia, and have still not settled on a definitive answer...

Bronwyn Williams 19 Mar 2021

Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisation
Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisationArticle

Africa recorded remarkable economic growth in the first 15 years of the 21st century, largely because of positive trends in the export of primary commodities...

Cristina Duarte 16 Mar 2021

Adaptability is vital for the recovery of the South African hospitality sector
Adaptability is vital for the recovery of the South African hospitality sectorArticle

Covid-19 has taken its toll on South Africa's hospitality industry, but there is still light at the end of the tunnel. Kevin Burley, group operations director at ANEW Hotel & Resorts, shares his expertise on industry trends for the next 12 months and adapting to the new normal...

Kevin Burley 16 Mar 2021

Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?
Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?Article

The pandemic has exposed inequalities in society. There is concern that tying freedoms to vaccinations may further disadvantage vulnerable groups...

Yara M. Asi 15 Mar 2021

Superunion Africa refashions PEP's brand
Superunion Africa refashions PEP's brandArticle

Superunion Africa, a global branding agency offering digital design and experience services, is proudly responsible for PEP's brand refresh in 2020...

Issued by Superunion 11 Mar 2021

2021 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival to showcase 24 new productions
2021 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival to showcase 24 new productionsArticle

The 2021 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival will be held at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town from 20 to 27 March 2021, with all Covid-19 protocols in place, as regulated under Level 1 during the national lockdown.

10 Mar 2021

'Wathint' abafazi, wathint' imbokodo' (You strike a woman, you strike a rock.)
'Wathint' abafazi, wathint' imbokodo' (You strike a woman, you strike a rock.)Article

Despite being subjected to the same involuntary stress test during Covid as men, women have shown a significant degree of resilience...

Issued by Ask Afrika 8 Mar 2021

City Events Permit Office opens applications for events not exceeding 250 people
City Events Permit Office opens applications for events not exceeding 250 peopleArticle

In light of the latest national disaster regulations allowing for gatherings with limited participants, the City of Cape Town's Events Permit Office is ready to receive and process event permit applications...

3 Mar 2021

No eating allowed on domestic flights
No eating allowed on domestic flightsArticle

Domestic air operators are expressly forbidden from providing any catering on board aircraft, as per new regulations gazetted yesterday by the Minister of Transport. The regulations further state that passengers on board domestic flights may not eat aboard the aircraft...

2 Mar 2021

“We saw patients dying for avoidable reasons. They were dying because masks that came loose were not being replaced,” says MSF Covid-19 intervention nursing activities manager, Caroline Masunda. Chris Allan
Small things can save lives: coping with Covid-19 in resource-scarce hospitalsArticle

Everywhere, patients have died from Covid-19 when patient numbers exceeded the capacity of the health system. The number of doctors, nurses and oxygen points just wasn't enough...

Gilles van Cutsem 2 Mar 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa
SA moves to Covid-19 Alert Level 1Article

Due to the progressive drop in new Covid-19 cases over the past few weeks, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country moved Level 3 to Level 1 of the Risk Adjusted Strategy with effect from 28 February 2021...

1 Mar 2021

Food safety in the retail butchery: SA has strong systems in place
Food safety in the retail butchery: SA has strong systems in placeArticle

Retail stores generally are high-traffic areas and with the outbreak of Covid-19 for retailers and food producers, food safety remains a concern...

26 Feb 2021

4 tips on how to plan the perfect pandemic wedding
4 tips on how to plan the perfect pandemic weddingArticle

Getting married during a worldwide pandemic is not ideal, however, it is possible. A study revealed that 96% of couples were not willing to cancel their weddings in 2020, but rather move them to a later date in 2021.

26 Feb 2021

Can employees refuse to come to work for fear of the pandemic?
Can employees refuse to come to work for fear of the pandemic?Article

While employers are mandated to try ensure their employees health and safety in the workplace during the pandemic, what happens if a worker refuses to return...?

George Herbst 25 Feb 2021

NEF launches an Economic Distress Fund
NEF launches an Economic Distress FundArticle

The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) in partnership with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has established an Economic Distress Fund to provide concessionary business loans to Black-owned and managed enterprises...

22 Feb 2021

Film industry shows sign of recovery as permit numbers grow
Film industry shows sign of recovery as permit numbers growArticle

The City of Cape Town's Film Permit Office has revealed they are currently facilitating and monitoring 10 productions, including four feature films and six television series...

18 Feb 2021

VWSA certified as Top Employer for 10th year in a row
VWSA certified as Top Employer for 10th year in a rowArticle

The accolade is awarded in recognition of employers around the world that provide excellent conditions for their employees...

18 Feb 2021

What did South Africans buy online in 2020?
What did South Africans buy online in 2020?Article

In the midst of an e-commerce boom, local online retailer OneDayOnly.co.za last year launched an annual index, dubbed the OneDayOnly ODOmeter. Here are insights on how their customers have behaved online over the last year...

18 Feb 2021

You bought what for dinner?!?
You bought what for dinner?!?Article

Mo's already read, from research carried out by KLA, that participants in a recent blind tasting survey couldn't tell the difference between boxed and bottled wine...

Kangwe Monkoane, Issued by KLA 18 Feb 2021

Study shows TGCSA's graded establishments are ready to receive guests
Study shows TGCSA's graded establishments are ready to receive guestsArticle

A study conducted by the South African Tourism Insights and Analytics team and the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has shown that 95% of the graded establishments were confident with their level of implementation of the Covid-19 protocols...

16 Feb 2021

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20 borders fully reopened, 30 remain closedArticle

South Africa's 20 land borders, which have only been partially operational for the past month, will now be fully open from today, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has announced.

15 Feb 2021

Illustration: Lisa Nelson
Covid-19: Remarkable results from blood donor surveyArticle

A study led by authors from the National Blood Service, shows that a large percentage of the population has likely already been infected with SARS-CoV-2 and that there are striking differences in prevalence between blacks and whites.

Michael Cherry and Nathan Geffen 15 Feb 2021

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Healthcare workers to receive J&J jabArticle

Phase one of vaccine rollout could commence as soon as next week with healthcare workers receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine instead of an AstraZeneca jab...

10 Feb 2021

Buyer-seller linkages and deal facilitation for PPE market access in the US
Buyer-seller linkages and deal facilitation for PPE market access in the USArticle

The USAID TradeHub is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced US-based service provider to support market linkages and deal closures between southern African manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE) and US buyers...

Issued by Development Alternative Initiatives 10 Feb 2021

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