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US supports waiver of Covid-19 vaccine IP restrictions
US supports waiver of Covid-19 vaccine IP restrictionsArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the US's support for a temporary and targeted waiver of intellectual property protections that apply to Covid-19 vaccines...

17 hours ago

Anusol Ointment for internal and external piles
Anusol Ointment for internal and external pilesArticle

Anusol is the UK's number-one-selling piles treatment providing multiple formats and categories to cover different therapeutic needs and consumer preferences...

Issued by ACDOCO SA 19 hours ago

The magic of zinc in corrosion control
The magic of zinc in corrosion controlArticle

Zinc is truly a magic metal that few people and few engineers appreciate for its multitude of applications and versatility...

Simon Norton 22 hours ago

Specialist cancer diagnosis and treatment centre opens in Lagos
Specialist cancer diagnosis and treatment centre opens in LagosArticle

Nigeria's first 'one-stop centre' for cancer diagnosis and treatment, the Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre and Specialist Hospital (MRCCSH) has opened on Victoria Island in Lagos.

2 days ago

Primedia Unlimited renamed to Primedia Retail
Primedia Unlimited renamed to Primedia RetailArticle

Primedia's niche, out of home media arm, Primedia Unlimited, has been renamed to Primedia Retail...

2 days ago

Showing appreciation with Sponsors of Brave: The Gratitude Season
Showing appreciation with Sponsors of Brave: The Gratitude SeasonArticle

South Africa, it's time to celebrate your pharmacist and its staff and let the nation know where their heroes are making waves...

Issued by The SpaceStation 2 days ago

See: Dis-Chem Foundation donates 5,200 blankets to charities
See: Dis-Chem Foundation donates 5,200 blankets to charitiesGallery

The Dis-Chem Foundation has donated 5,200 blankets to 33 organisations nominated by Dis-Chem's Facebook followers and Dis-Chem Pharmacy staff. This initiative has been running for five years and this year, the organisations range from old age homes to children's homes and animal shelters. See the images below:

3 days ago

Breaking news: 85% of healthcare professionals now want to liaise with representatives online!
Breaking news: 85% of healthcare professionals now want to liaise with representatives online!Article

In a world forever changed by the pandemic, pharmaceutical companies (pharma) have had to start communicating with healthcare professional (HCP) clients online. The latest statistics from global healthcare e-platform Veeva...

Issued by Cingulate 3 days ago

Like their global compatriots, many South Africans remain fearful of Covid vaccines
Like their global compatriots, many South Africans remain fearful of Covid vaccinesArticle

According to latest results of the Ask Afrika Covid-19 Tracker study, misconceptions continue to be very prevalent with the most common of these being that the vaccine interacts with your DNA, causes side effects and contains the actual virus...

Issued by Ask Afrika 29 Apr 2021

Global Citizen announces Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as campaign chairs of Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World
Global Citizen announces Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as campaign chairs of Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the WorldArticle

Global Citizen has announced exciting new additions to the lineup for Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, which will take place on Sunday, 2 May...

Issued by OnPoint PR 28 Apr 2021

SA's paperless vaccine rollout highlights importance of data management
SA's paperless vaccine rollout highlights importance of data managementArticle

SA's paperless rollout of the Covid-19 vaccinations brings a critical need for data management to the fore...

Hemant Harie 26 Apr 2021

Green Paper on Marriages approved for public consultation
Green Paper on Marriages approved for public consultationArticle

Cabinet has approved the publication of the Green Paper on Marriages for public consultation...

22 Apr 2021

Smart Media launches Smart Grab & Go at in-store till points
Smart Media launches Smart Grab & Go at in-store till pointsArticle

Retail advertising innovation company, Smart Media, has launched its till-point solution called Smart Grab & Go...

Issued by Smart Media 22 Apr 2021

Why are South Africans afraid to vaccinate?
Why are South Africans afraid to vaccinate?Article

Conspiracy theories on social media are stoking the fires of fear around the Covid-19 inoculation...

22 Apr 2021

Last chance to apply for these 9 bursaries
Last chance to apply for these 9 bursariesArticle

For students who have not secured tertiary study funding for the 2021 or 2022 academic year, here are nine bursaries you could apply for - all closing on 30 April 2021...

20 Apr 2021

Sahpra recommends lifting the J&J vaccine suspension
Sahpra recommends lifting the J&J vaccine suspensionArticle

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has recommended the pause on the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine be lifted...

19 Apr 2021

Hospital staff in Lagos, Nigeria, administer the AstraZeneca vaccine. AP Photo/Sunday Alamba
How to get Covid-19 vaccines to poor countries - and still keep patent benefits for drugmakersArticle

The world has a Covid-19 vaccine access problem: Almost half of all doses administered so far have been in Europe and North America, while many poorer countries have vaccinated less than than 1% of their populations...

Dalindyebo Shabalala 16 Apr 2021

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J&J makes demands before releasing SA vaccinesArticle

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has demanded a letter from the Department of Trade and Industry acknowledging its local investment before it will sign off the delivery of 20-million doses of the vaccine to South Africa...

15 Apr 2021

Get your free digital copy of Public Sector Leaders (PSL) April edition - out now!
Get your free digital copy of Public Sector Leaders (PSL) April edition - out now!Article

Human rights and constitutional democracy are the golden threads which run through this bumper April edition of Public Sector Leaders...

Issued by Topco Media 15 Apr 2021

Global Citizen urges wealthy nations to pledge 'dollars for doses' to vaccinate 6.5m African health workers
Global Citizen urges wealthy nations to pledge 'dollars for doses' to vaccinate 6.5m African health workersArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged his support for Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, to draw attention to the need to vaccinate, end Covid-19 and kickstart a global economic recovery...

Issued by OnPoint PR 14 Apr 2021

Vodacom partners with African Union Development Agency for vaccine rollout
Vodacom partners with African Union Development Agency for vaccine rolloutArticle

The Vodacom Group has announced that it will work with the African Union Development Agency to build digital infrastructure to manage vaccinations...

12 Apr 2021

All South Africans can register for Covid-19 jab from 16 April
All South Africans can register for Covid-19 jab from 16 AprilArticle

All South Africans will be able to register for the Covid-19 vaccine from 16 April through the electronic vaccination data system (EVDS)...

12 Apr 2021

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Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery storeArticle

When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made headlines around the world...

Nada R. Sanders 12 Apr 2021

Mentholatum goes direct to consumer with new e-commerce platform
Mentholatum goes direct to consumer with new e-commerce platformArticle

Visitors to Mentholatum SA's online store will be able to access the company's full range of brands including Deep Heat, Oxy, Happy Event and Softlips...

9 Apr 2021

A healthcare worker administers an Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to her colleague at Mutuini Hospital in Nairobi. Kenya on March 3, 2021. Photo by Dennis Sigwe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has got off to a slow start: the gaps, and how to fix themArticle

Kenya has started the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination strategy. This was made possible by the delivery of just over one million AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in two batches...

Catherine Kyobutungi 9 Apr 2021

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5 categories that could lead retail's recovery in 2021Article

Merchant Capital's collection data suggests early signs of recovery in several key categories...

8 Apr 2021

Should plastics be banned?
Should plastics be banned?Article

You may think our answer is obvious and potentially in contrast to those who believe that plastic is nothing but a pollutant. If most of our answer lies within the question, should the question not rather be 'why plastics cannot be banned?' Here's our perspective...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 8 Apr 2021

Health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize
Pandemic highlights health inequalitiesArticle

Inequalities in South Africa's healthcare system have been brought into sharper focus by the Covid-19 pandemic...

8 Apr 2021

Court order: Doctors can prescribe ivermectin for Covid-19
Court order: Doctors can prescribe ivermectin for Covid-19Article

Doctors can now prescribe ivermectin to Covid-19 patients, thanks to an order handed down by the Pretoria High Court...

7 Apr 2021

Sahpra approves J&J vaccine with conditions
Sahpra approves J&J vaccine with conditionsArticle

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has registered the Covid-19 Johnson & Johnson vaccine in terms of Section 15(6a) of the Medicines and Related Substance Act 101 of 1965, with conditions...

6 Apr 2021

Meeting required standards for coding on plastic bottles
Meeting required standards for coding on plastic bottlesArticle

The beverage, pharmaceutical, industrial, cosmetics and nutraceuticals sectors all commonly use coding and marking applications for bottles. However, they all need their marking to meet certain standards and requirements...

Issued by Pyrotec 6 Apr 2021

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Hospitality sector calls on all South Africans to stay safeArticle

There is wide acknowledgement that a return to stricter regulations will be catastrophic for the province's tourism and hospitality sector...

1 Apr 2021

Maker spaces give engineers and designers the tools to build low-cost medical equipment using locally available materials.
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'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

The implications of administrating ivermectin to Covid-19 patients
The implications of administrating ivermectin to Covid-19 patientsArticle

Being a new virus, Covid-19 has evoked a great deal of uncertainty around which treatments will be beneficial to patients...

31 Mar 2021

Can CBD help treat symptoms of anxiety?
Can CBD help treat symptoms of anxiety?Article

Did you know that anxiety affects more than 300 million people worldwide1, with as many as one in six South Africans suffering from this mental health disorder?...

Issued by Adco CBD 30 Mar 2021

Surviving as an NPO during a pandemic - why collaboration is king
Surviving as an NPO during a pandemic - why collaboration is kingArticle

A year has passed since South Africa went into a hard lockdown to manage the Covid-19 pandemic. The implications have been severe and will be felt for quite some time, NPOs know this better than most...

30 Mar 2021

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SA secures 30-million J&J Covid-19 shotsArticle

South Africa has secured 30-million Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Covid-19 vaccines, the first batch of which will will be delivered in April...

30 Mar 2021

A story of hope
A story of hopeArticle

Since the inception of the Hillensberg Trust, students at the NWU have received bursaries to the value of over R5m...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 30 Mar 2021

Workers at India’s biggest syringe manufacturer ramp up production in September 2020 in race to meet Covid-19 vaccine-driven demand. Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images
Why India is banking on health diplomacy to grow African footprintArticle

India has stepped up its global ambitions and foreign policy re-engagement with African countries in recent years. Its bilateral trade increased from $7.bn in 2001 to $63bn in 2017/18...

Dan Banik & Renu Modik 26 Mar 2021

Fab fact from Adco CBD
Fab fact from Adco CBDArticle

According to a recent online survey, almost 62% of CBD users reported using CBD to treat a medical condition, particularly pain, anxiety and depression...

Issued by Adco CBD 24 Mar 2021

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SA retailers pessimistic about business conditions - surveyArticle

South African retailer confidence has declined by 13 points in the first quarter of 2021, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and related trade restrictions...

24 Mar 2021

Have hyper retail centres 'hit the spot'? Themes through lockdown and beyond
Have hyper retail centres 'hit the spot'? Themes through lockdown and beyondArticle

FNB Commercial Property Finance recently held its Quarterly Property Market briefing and the focus was on key retail property themes...

John Loos 23 Mar 2021

Online retailers continue to face challenges that undermine the customer experience
Online retailers continue to face challenges that undermine the customer experienceArticle

A study evaluating the consumer experience of online shoppers has highlighted the challenges that continue to face online retailers including ensuring sufficient stock, transaction and delivery issues and unclear refund practices...

Issued by BMi Research 23 Mar 2021

Sahpra approves Section 21 use of Pfizer vaccine
Sahpra approves Section 21 use of Pfizer vaccineArticle

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has approved the Section 21 application for Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine...

17 Mar 2021

Technology, intra-continental trade key to effective Covid-19 vaccination rollout
Technology, intra-continental trade key to effective Covid-19 vaccination rolloutArticle

As countries across Africa roll out vaccines to combat the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is becoming increasingly evident that the continent is in desperate need of ICT systems and healthcare solutions that can support mass vaccination programmes...

Praba Moonsamy 17 Mar 2021

Dr Cyprian Ngong, a staff member of National Hospital, Abuja, receives Covid-19 vaccine. Adam Abu-basha/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Nigeria at sixes and sevens on Covid-19 vaccine rolloutArticle

Nigeria has started to vaccinate people after receiving its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines. Virologist and senior research fellow Dr Solomon Bakarey provides some insights on how the country should go about the rollout plan...

Solomon Bakarey 15 Mar 2021

Why retailers should be given a shot at the vaccine rollout
Why retailers should be given a shot at the vaccine rolloutArticle

There is no better platform to help get the vaccine to the people than the retail distribution networks, writes Smollan chief growth and innovation officer Michael Smollan...

Michael Smollan 10 Mar 2021

SA's kelp beds may hold key to relief from eczema - research
SA's kelp beds may hold key to relief from eczema - researchArticle

This powerful kelp ingredient is sustainably harvested before being yield for CEM-K, which is found in the Dermikelp® range of non-chemical alternatives...

Issued by Leap Communications 9 Mar 2021

Chemical Seta to fund major research projects with over R1.6m
Chemical Seta to fund major research projects with over R1.6mArticle

The Chemical Industry Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) will be funding two South African universities with R1,647,500 this year, supporting research...

9 Mar 2021

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