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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

Large infrastructure projects - galvanising government into action
Large infrastructure projects - galvanising government into actionArticle

South Africa is facing a recession of enormous proportions following the Covid-19 health crisis which exacerbated our existing economic woes. Infrastructure-led economic growth is generally considered to be a very effective way...

Charles Marais 15 Sep 2020

Ntonbifuthi Ntuli, CEO, Sawea
Energy developments bode well for renewablesArticle

While the country continues to struggle with the crippling effects of prolonged load shedding, recent indicators point to a light at the end of the tunnel that is lit by renewable energy...

14 Sep 2020

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Social media as a marketing tool to navigate through the Covid-19 crisisArticle

Sabrina Andreucci, strategic director at Social Media 101 writes that the Covid crisis has created an ideal opportunity for brands to engage with their consumers through social media...

Sabrina Andreucci 14 Sep 2020

SEZ's role in the interaction of AI with humans and nation states
SEZ's role in the interaction of AI with humans and nation statesArticle

Many thinkers, experts and science fiction writers have put pen to paper to speculate about the dystopian life that may arise from Artificial Intelligence (AI) becoming too "intelligent."...

Monde Mawasha 14 Sep 2020

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The case for creativity in B2B marketingArticle

Warren Moss, CEO of Demographica writes that our B2C marketers are globally-renowned and regularly win international recognition for campaigns - so why don't B2B marketers, also?...

Warren Moss 14 Sep 2020

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Experts dissect SA's Covid-19 responseArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic caught the country unaware, but several lessons can be drawn from the crisis as we look ahead into implementing the National Health Insurance (NHI)...

14 Sep 2020

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Nersa notice paves way for 11,813MW new energy procurementArticle

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has issued a second concurrence to a Section 34 Ministerial Determination, which paves the way to procure 11,813MW of new electricity capacity...

11 Sep 2020

Clicks commits to boost spending on SMMEs
Clicks commits to boost spending on SMMEsArticle

The Clicks Group has committed to increase spending on SMMEs and support local beauty and haircare brands, and other products...

11 Sep 2020

Government should encourage the use of locally produced building materials
Government should encourage the use of locally produced building materialsArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa's recent announcement of a substantial infrastructure development drive to address the economic impact of Covid-19 will go a long way towards stimulating recovery in the beleaguered construction industry...

Morag Evans 11 Sep 2020

Alcohol industry donates R20m worth of PPE to SA hospitals
Alcohol industry donates R20m worth of PPE to SA hospitalsArticle

The South African alcohol industry is assisting the government's efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic by donating PPE worth almost R20m over two months...

11 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

Evaluating agency credentials: What turns clients' heads
Evaluating agency credentials: What turns clients' headsArticle

In a 2018 article in AdAge, MediaLink chairman and CEO Michael Kassan was quoted as saying: "Nobody has a crystal ball and nobody can say the agency of the future will be this way or that way..."

Issued by DMASA 7 Sep 2020

Invitation for high demand spectrum to be published soon, says ICASA
Invitation for high demand spectrum to be published soon, says ICASAArticle

According to ICASA, the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for both the Wireless Open Access Network (WOAN) and the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum will be published no later than 30 September 2020...

4 Sep 2020

Government should pay people to dig holes and then fill them
Government should pay people to dig holes and then fill themArticle

It was not until high levels of unemployment ensued in the 1930s that policymakers in the UK and US started to pay attention to Keynes' powerful argument for active demand management...

Dr Sitsabo Dlamini 4 Sep 2020

Paul Nel, energy lead, Zutari
Fossil fuel-based energy mix remains a challenge for South AfricaArticle

The main challenge facing South Africa is its fossil fuel-based energy mix that is heavily dependent on the mining industry for supplying coal and employment opportunities...

Paul Nel 3 Sep 2020

VUT students return to campus to complete 2020 academic year
VUT students return to campus to complete 2020 academic yearArticle

The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) is pleased to announce that more of its students will - as permitted under Level 2 lockdown - soon return to resume on campus academic activities at the university...

Issued by Vaal University of Technology 2 Sep 2020

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86MW Droogfontein 2 Solar Park begins full operationArticle

The Droogfontein 2 Solar Park situated near Kimberley in the Northern Cape, has reached full grid code compliance and commercial operation...

2 Sep 2020

2020 Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction Awards winners announced
2020 Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction Awards winners announcedArticle

The inaugural Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction (ERWIC) Awards took place late last month, celebrating women in the construction industry and showcasing women-led projects and achievements...

2 Sep 2020

Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help them
Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help themArticle

Covid-19 has prompted widespread discussion of the resilience of food systems and how efficiency and competitiveness have been previously understood...

Andrew Bowman and Reena das Nair 1 Sep 2020

Agency credentials: So much more than swagger
Agency credentials: So much more than swaggerArticle

It's the whole package - the attitude, the appearance, the swagger. So it is with agency credentials, writes Johanna McDowell, CEO of the Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS)...

Issued by DMASA 31 Aug 2020

#AutomotiveAllies: Seama Govender
#AutomotiveAllies: Seama GovenderArticle

Seama Govender, nominated by Riaz Haffejee, is the group director for corporate services at Sumitomo Dunlop...

Issued by Sumitomo Dunlop 27 Aug 2020

Covid-19 catapults businesses into new ways of working
Covid-19 catapults businesses into new ways of workingArticle

Since the Brundtland Commission coined the phrase "sustainable development" in the late eighties, sustainability has had a bad rap...

Christelle Marais 27 Aug 2020

Committing to our youth. Committing to our future
Committing to our youth. Committing to our futureArticle

A "Thought Lab Webinar" was held on 9 July on the value of youth development to society and the challenges programmes may experience in the present economic situation because of the coronavirus pandemic...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 26 Aug 2020

Stanlib acquires stake in Mulilo Energy Holdings
Stanlib acquires stake in Mulilo Energy HoldingsArticle

Stanlib Infrastructure Investments has acquired a 10% equity stake in Mulilo Energy Holdings, a R1.8bn privately owned renewable energy developer...

25 Aug 2020

GGDA's plans to reignite Gauteng's economy
GGDA's plans to reignite Gauteng's economyArticle

The Gauteng Growth Development Agency (GGDA) continues to accelerate its strategic intent to grow the province's economy...

25 Aug 2020

Project funding through true Europlaw International escrow banking platform
Project funding through true Europlaw International escrow banking platformArticle

Europlaw Group, situated in the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom, now offer project funding through our newly established escrow banking platform with the assistance of our preferred bankers...

Issued by Europlaw 25 Aug 2020

DPWI partners with AgriSETA to train 400 artisans
DPWI partners with AgriSETA to train 400 artisansArticle

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has announced the provision of R66 million to AgriSETA to train 400 Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) participants to become artisans...

25 Aug 2020

Building design trends - how Covid-19 is driving an important shift
Building design trends - how Covid-19 is driving an important shiftArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic is driving important shifts in designing spaces within buildings, according to Yovka Raytcheva-Schaap, associate, environmentally sustainable design (ESD) consulting and project management at Zutari...

24 Aug 2020

Addressing the changing media landscape Citilites Amplified
Addressing the changing media landscape Citilites AmplifiedArticle

To address the changing market needs, JCDecaux analysed one of the most sought-after and trusted media solutions in the market: Citilites...

Issued by JCDecaux 24 Aug 2020

Circle of Global Business Women Programme
Circle of Global Business Women ProgrammeArticle

The Embassy of France in South Africa is partnering with the Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) to develop a tailor-made programme to support 50 members of the Circle of Global Business Women (CGBW)...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 21 Aug 2020

Paragon Architects highlights its Pullman Accra Airport City project in Ghana
Paragon Architects highlights its Pullman Accra Airport City project in GhanaArticle

The 40,000m2 Pullman Accra Airport City Hotel & Serviced Apartments in Ghana is Paragon Architects' largest design project to date and is currently under construction in Accra...

21 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Reflections from leading women in health in Africa
#WomensMonth: Reflections from leading women in health in AfricaArticle

Women leaders in the healthcare sector discussed possible solutions to drive gender equity, the need to achieve growth and foster innovation for better health outcomes across the continent as part of the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) 2020 Dialogues series.

19 Aug 2020

#ACACaresCovid19: Unlocking value chains in smaller, transformed and Black-owned agencies
#ACACaresCovid19: Unlocking value chains in smaller, transformed and Black-owned agenciesArticle

Watch: as Ann Nurock, senior partner at Relationship Audits & Management and Rorisang Setlogelo, MD and founder of Roth Media Productions discuss unlocking value chains in smaller, transformed and Black-owned agencies, made possible by the Association for Communications and Advertising and hosted by Rutendo Nyamuda...

17 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: 'South Africa has enormous opportunity' - Alison Collier, MD of Endeavor SA
#WomensMonth: 'South Africa has enormous opportunity' - Alison Collier, MD of Endeavor SAArticle

With extensive global experience, Alison Collier, a definite role model for future businesswomen, shares her journey with us this Women's Month...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Aug 2020

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The cotton sector: A myriad of challenges, a world of opportunitiesArticle

While considerable effort has already been made, massive growth in the local market is needed to diversify South African cotton into new markets...

Cobus de Bruyn 11 Aug 2020

New claims and questions from City Press journalist
New claims and questions from City Press journalistArticle

The latest enquiries from the City Press journalist regrettably seeks once more to elevate anonymous emails beyond their merit...

Professor Ihron Rensburg, Issued by Vaal University of Technology 7 Aug 2020

Winde, De Lille to tackle economic recovery at WCPDF virtual events
Winde, De Lille to tackle economic recovery at WCPDF virtual eventsArticle

From August to November, the Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF) will be hosting monthly interactive virtual sessions addressing the future of the construction and property development industry...

6 Aug 2020

Why expanding your business reach with an ESD programme matters
Why expanding your business reach with an ESD programme mattersArticle

Giving small businesses the tools they need to succeed is crucial in ensuring economic sustainability in Africa...

Lusapho Njenge 6 Aug 2020

Johanna McDowell of the Independent Agency Search and Selection (IAS) and certified ActionCOACH business coach Brehndan Botha.
The agency that future-proofs takes the leadArticle

Johanna McDowell of the Independent Agency Search and Selection (IAS) and certified ActionCoach business coach Brehndan Botha review the pitfalls of agencies that have fallen into the "we'll take our lead from the client" trap...

Johanna McDowell & Brehndan Botha 6 Aug 2020

Why your business should sponsor a learnership
Why your business should sponsor a learnershipArticle

The disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic has seriously impacted business, leaving companies to scrutinize their spend which includes the costs incurred by B-BBEE and skills development...

5 Aug 2020

Masked Heroes campaign delivers PPE to community-based organisations
Masked Heroes campaign delivers PPE to community-based organisationsArticle

The national Masked Heroes campaign aims to protect and support community care workers (CCWs) during the Covid-19 pandemic...

4 Aug 2020

Signs of daily Covid-19 infections stabilising
Signs of daily Covid-19 infections stabilisingArticle

After a rapid rise in Covid-19 infections over the last two months, the daily increase in infections appears to be stabilising, particularly in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Eastern Cape...

3 Aug 2020

How agile data infrastructures can save the retail sector
How agile data infrastructures can save the retail sectorArticle

Retailers have been hit hard by the current coronavirus crisis. IT teams supporting struggling businesses now need to switch to maintaining critical infrastructures that support home-workers and enable online models to run efficiently...

Eran Brown 31 Jul 2020

Infrastructure Commission to fast-track projects valued at R340bn
Infrastructure Commission to fast-track projects valued at R340bnArticle

Government will in the coming months expedite the implementation of at least 50 infrastructure projects with a total investment value of more than R340bn...

31 Jul 2020

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Agency Scope Insights: In Colombia, marketers invest 35% of their communication budget on digitalArticle

Marketing and advertising consultancy Scopen presents the fourth edition of the Agency Scope Colombia 2020/21...

31 Jul 2020

Agency anxiety - managing uncertainty, protocols and business strategy
Agency anxiety - managing uncertainty, protocols and business strategyArticle

Johanna McDowell CEO of IAS, and Brehndan Botha, certified Action Coach business coach, share some thoughts around the importance of recreating certainty in the workplace in ways that are in your control...

Johanna McDowell & Brehndan Botha 31 Jul 2020

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Impacting lives through sustainable tourism and transformationArticle

With the gradual easing of border restrictions around the world and as countries slowly start welcoming tourists back, it goes without saying that Covid-19 has been particularly devastating on the tourism sector...

Sisa Ntshona 29 Jul 2020

#NedbankIMC2020: Advanced TV, what you need to know to work it [Part 2]
#NedbankIMC2020: Advanced TV, what you need to know to work it [Part 2]Article

CEO of DStv Media Sales, Fahmeeda Cassim Surtee elaborates on what exactly advanced TV is and how marketers should adapt and be more addressable in their approach...

Juanita Pienaar 29 Jul 2020

Commission releases annual report on BBBEE trends
Commission releases annual report on BBBEE trendsArticle

The Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission has released its annual report on the national status and trends on B-BBEE...

29 Jul 2020

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