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Rescuers work in Kamituga, South Kivu, at the entrance of one of the mines which collapsed following torrential rains trapping dozens of artisanal miners in September 2020. Photo by Stringer/AFP via Getty Images
How large miners and states stifle local capital and innovation in DR CongoArticle

Over the last few decades, African governments have removed restrictions on and privatised their mining industries, attracting significant foreign direct investment...

Ben Radley & Sara Geenen 13 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

Justin Malherbe, senior associate attorney, Webber Wentzel
PoPI reinforces systems already in place in the healthcare industryArticle

The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI), which comes into full force later this year, is not something for the healthcare industry to fear...

Justin Malherbe 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

Engagement, inquiry and community: What are Gen Zs looking for in learning?
Engagement, inquiry and community: What are Gen Zs looking for in learning?Article

What has my cursory listening taught me about how Gen Zs live and, ultimately, learn? We know that Gen Z students need to be engaged...

Dr Andrew Hibling, Issued by EDGE Education 4 Mar 2021

Changes to Regulation 28, a step in the right direction
Changes to Regulation 28, a step in the right directionArticle

The proposed amendment to Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act, which will allow investment in infrastructure within the various asset categories, is a step in the right direction...

3 Mar 2021

Henley Africa launches comprehensive virtual pivot course for healthcare practitioners
Henley Africa launches comprehensive virtual pivot course for healthcare practitionersArticle

On 10 March, Henley Business School Africa will present the first class in a progressive, brand-new course that addresses both the realities of Covid-19 and the accelerated disruption of the digital age...

Issued by Henley Business School 19 Feb 2021

Clinical trials with human volunteers done in South Africa must get approval from the health products regulator. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images
Explainer: how South Africa regulates medicines and vaccinesArticle

National medicines regulatory authorities are gatekeepers that protect the public from unnecessary harm from health products. They do so in the best tradition of the injunction to "do no harm"...

Andy Gray 11 Feb 2021

10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announced
10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announcedArticle

Meat Naturally and Agricool Finance were awarded joint first place in the 10th Annual Social Innovation Awards, while Leafline Washable Sanitary Wear scooped first place in the Disability Empowerment Awards...

10 Feb 2021

Professor Vinny Naidoo, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria.
Veterinary expert weighs in on Ivermectin debateArticle

Since Ivermectin took centre stage as a potential treatment for Covid-19, several questions have been raised around whether a cattle drug should be used on people...

Vinny Naidoo 29 Jan 2021

New eucalytptus and menthol formulation has excellent anti-viral properties
New eucalytptus and menthol formulation has excellent anti-viral propertiesArticle

South Africans are now able to breathe easier with the new RespiClear Decongestant range from Obel...

Issued by ACDOCO SA 28 Jan 2021

Zuri Health launched to help provide affordable, accessible healthcare solutions
Zuri Health launched to help provide affordable, accessible healthcare solutionsArticle

Launched in February 2020, Play Zuri Health Limited is a mobile health service that delivers first level medical services to its users through their mobile devices via apps, WAP, and SMS...

Papama Nyati 19 Jan 2021

Reynhardt Uys, chief experience officer, Immersion Group
#BizTrends2021: Healthcare innovation in 2021 and beyondArticle

In a fast moving, high demand environment like healthcare services, keeping up with digital transformation can be overwhelming and thanks to the acceleration Covid-19 has created, adapting to the digital era requires a much faster shift towards a flexible and risk-taking mindset.

Reynhardt Uys 8 Jan 2021

The 6 vital organs of a car that should be looked after
The 6 vital organs of a car that should be looked afterArticle

Maintaining a vehicle consistently is not only cost-effective but necessary for your safety and that of your passengers too...

28 Dec 2020

Ethical and legal guidelines for telemedicine
Ethical and legal guidelines for telemedicineArticle

In a world caught in the middle of the Covid-19 storm, telemedicine has proven its worth in the medical professional's toolkit this year...

Vanessa Rogers 25 Nov 2020

How complaints against professionals can turn and bite back
How complaints against professionals can turn and bite backArticle

The case of Holden v Assmang Limited (5 November 2020) concerned the issue of malicious proceedings brought against a professional before the professional's own professional regulatory body...

Merlita Kennedy 18 Nov 2020

The 4 pillars of health
The 4 pillars of healthArticle

If you've been enjoying clear, healthy skin then suddenly experience some kind of flare-up, be it eczema or a breakout, it's time to start paying attention to your body...

Dr Graham Duncombe, Issued by Renewal Institute 16 Nov 2020

2021 AME Awards opens entries with new categories
2021 AME Awards opens entries with new categoriesArticle

New York Festival's AME Awards has opened up entries for the 2021 competition with new categories that include Health & Wellness, Pharma, Digital Devices, and Socially Conscious Content...

12 Nov 2020

Here are the 2020 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winners
Here are the 2020 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winnersArticle

The winners of this year's MTN Business App of the Year Awards have been announced. EasyEquities, an app for new and existing investors, took the top spot...

30 Oct 2020

Measuring the true value of design thinking
Measuring the true value of design thinkingArticle

In the scramble to stay relevant, there's a growing number of companies looking to design thinking as a means of maintaining their competitive advantage...

Issued by How Might We 28 Oct 2020

Illustration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria. GettyImages
Drug-resistant gonorrhoea is a growing threat: a South African case studyArticle

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This infection affects 87-million people every year across the world. It can lead to genital discharge, pregnancy complications and infertility...

Remco Peters & Liteboho Daniel Maduna 28 Oct 2020

#BIS2020: Dr Mamphela Ramphele calls for governance by ubuntu
#BIS2020: Dr Mamphela Ramphele calls for governance by ubuntuArticle

Opening the 13th annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference this week, Dr Mamphela Ramphele, co-founder of ReimagineSA, noted that the Covid-19 crisis offers South Africans opportunities to tackle the unfinished agenda of transforming our society...

14 Oct 2020

Trust the no.1* product for vaginal dryness
Trust the no.1* product for vaginal drynessArticle

Dryness, itching, burning or pain in the female genital area is a problem for nearly half of all women over the age of 45. Too many suffer in silence and many don't seek treatment...

Issued by ACDOCO SA 2 Oct 2020

NCOP approves Covid-19 Tax Bills
NCOP approves Covid-19 Tax BillsArticle

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has passed the Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill, the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and the Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill...

18 Sep 2020

Young entrepreneur fills medical supply gap in rural Africa
Young entrepreneur fills medical supply gap in rural AfricaArticle

After identifying a need for medical consumables and disposables to difficult-to-deliver regions and rural communities across Africa, Tony McPherson launched McPherson Trading, a tender based procurement consultancy to help fill this gap...

9 Sep 2020

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Antibiotic resistance: cheap diagnostic test could be a saviourArticle

With the world's attention focused on combating Covid-19, it is easy to forget the other significant threat to public health and the global economy - the rapid rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)...

Lara Marks & Ankur Mutreja 11 Aug 2020

Collaboration addresses the challenges of Covid-19
Collaboration addresses the challenges of Covid-19Article

"Collaboration between all the stakeholders is the cornerstone of tackling the coronavirus pandemic," this according to Lee Callakoppen, principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund...

Issued by Bonitas 3 Aug 2020

New bill to enable victims to apply for protection order online
New bill to enable victims to apply for protection order onlineArticle

Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Ronald Lamola says the department will introduce a new bill that will enable victims of gender-based violence to apply for a protection order online...

24 Jul 2020

A healthcare worker in a protective suit is seen at a quarantine and isolation centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
How Covid-19 threatens efforts to contain HIV/Aids in South AfricaArticle

When the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread rapidly across the globe, scientists expressed concern that people living with HIV would be particularly severely affected...

Nesri Padayatchi & Kogie Naidoo 21 Jul 2020

Covid-19: Key trends impacting primary healthcare
Covid-19: Key trends impacting primary healthcareArticle

The national lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 took everyone by surprise. After the government declared a State of Disaster in mid-March, most businesses had only a few days to either implement Covid-19 protocols or close their doors for an unknown period of time...

Issued by SA Shares 20 Jul 2020

Methane gas extraction on Lake Kivu. Photo by Eric LAFFORGUE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
Rwanda extracts methane from Lake Kivu for electricity. How it worksArticle

Lake Kivu lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. It's almost the size of Mauritius and has a maximum depth of 480 metres. Lake Kivu also stores huge amounts of methane gas which Rwanda extracting to produce electricity...

Natacha Tofield-Pasche 16 Jul 2020

Filing season 2020 brings some changes
Filing season 2020 brings some changesArticle

Earlier this year, the South African Revenue Services (Sars) announced that in light of its PAYE 2024 project, the focus, from the 2020 filing season and beyond, would shift from PIT (personal income tax) filing season to the employer reconciliation filing season...

Somaya Khaki 14 Jul 2020

Commercial success and empathy can work together
Commercial success and empathy can work togetherArticle

Design that incorporates empathy and compassion has been gaining momentum for a number of years, with the focus of design increasingly shifting towards solving social issues...

30 Jun 2020

ConCourt rules against Pickfords in cartel case
ConCourt rules against Pickfords in cartel caseArticle

The Competition Commission of South Africa has welcomed the Constitutional Court judgment delivered on Wednesday in the matter between the Commission and Pickfords Removals...

26 Jun 2020

A pharmacy store in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei /AFP via Getty Images
Non-medical use of prescription drugs among skilled workers: a pilot study in NigeriaArticle

More than ever, the world is facing a challenge of non-medical use of prescription drugs among people of all ages, genders and occupations. Evidence show that pharmaceutical opioids, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and amphetamines are the most common types of prescription medication used in a non-medical context...

Samson Femi Agberotimi 25 Jun 2020

Want a healthy bottom line? Keep reinventing your brand!
Want a healthy bottom line? Keep reinventing your brand!Article

In today's changing world it's imperative that a brand, even if it's on top, continually keeps pace with change and reinvents itself to cater for changing customer needs. Here, Cingulate Marketing and Advertising shares three ways to ensure your healthcare brand does just that...

Issued by Cingulate 15 Jun 2020

National Assembly passes Sexual Offences Amendment Bill
National Assembly passes Sexual Offences Amendment BillArticle

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has welcomed the National Assembly's decision to pass two amendment bills to remedy laws, which have had deeply layered patriarchal effects on society...

11 Jun 2020

Changes to the scheduling of cannabis, THC and CBD explained
Changes to the scheduling of cannabis, THC and CBD explainedArticle

The Schedules to the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965 (Medicines Act), relating specifically to cannabis and some of its components (ie. cannabinoids), have, since 22 May 2020, officially been amended...

Martha Burnett and Roxanne Gilbert 4 Jun 2020

South Africa's superhero dietitians
South Africa's superhero dietitiansArticle

As Covid-19 has spread across the world, we have seen dietitians at the frontlines of the health response supervising life-sustaining nutrition in hospitals and care homes...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 1 Jun 2020

Understanding rewards-based marketing
Understanding rewards-based marketingArticle

TLC Marketing Worldwide, a rewards-based company established in 1954, is premised on two core principles, namely that brands should add value rather than discounting and that added value should reward everyone...

Issued by TLC Marketing Worldwide 18 May 2020

Between 10and5 Artist Auction partnered by BASA
Between 10and5 Artist Auction partnered by BASAArticle

In honour of Africa Month, Between 10and5 is curating and hosting an Instagram auction. Reminiscent of Between 10and5's auction that kicked off its Creative Women Week in 2019, the auction is a charity initiative and 100% of proceeds will go towards the next round of BASA's Artists Relief campaign...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 14 May 2020

SA to breathe easier with landmark OBEL Respiclear range
SA to breathe easier with landmark OBEL Respiclear rangeArticle

Local specialist brand-building distributor, Acdoco SA is soon to offer yet another pharmaceutical first in South Africa, this time an affordable, locally manufactured, nature-inspired highly-effective decongestant range...

Issued by ACDOCO SA 12 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

Navigating through the cloud of cannabis legislation in South Africa
Navigating through the cloud of cannabis legislation in South AfricaArticle

Currently, South Africa is one of only three African countries that permit the cultivation of medical cannabis. A licence for cannabis production can be obtained, but the processes for its provision are stringent...

Rui Lopes and Darryl Bernstein 21 Apr 2020

Basa to support #Covid-19 affected artists
Basa to support #Covid-19 affected artistsArticle

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) has announced that its Supporting Grants programme will be extended to allow support for South African creatives infected or affected by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 14 Apr 2020

Why Ghana's smallholders aren't excited by the latest 'Green Revolution'
Why Ghana's smallholders aren't excited by the latest 'Green Revolution'Article

In the past 20 years, a newer model of the Green Revolution has emerged predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa. Domestic and international agribusinesses have a much more prominent place...

Siera Vercillo 14 Apr 2020

Free virtual medical consultations for all South Africans
Free virtual medical consultations for all South AfricansVideo

Bonitas Medical Fund announced that it has extended its free virtual medical consultations to all South Africans. This facility includes medical advice about Covid-19, other medical problems, the writing of prescription, where necessary and free delivery of chronic medication.

9 Apr 2020

Free virtual medical consultations for all South Africans
Free virtual medical consultations for all South AfricansArticle

Bonitas Medical Fund announced that it has extended its free virtual medical consultations to all South Africans...

Issued by Bonitas 9 Apr 2020

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