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Have your say on the national taxi lekgotlaArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has called on South Africans to have their say on the National Taxi Lekgotla discussion document...

14 Sep 2020

Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reaching
Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reachingArticle

Ever since the Covid-19 hard lockdowns began in all seriousness across the world earlier this year, the world has been abuzz with talk of how the crisis has changed the world...

John Loos 14 Sep 2020

Wildlife tourism in southern Africa uses scarce water - we propose how much is enough
Wildlife tourism in southern Africa uses scarce water - we propose how much is enoughArticle

Tourism ventures in a water-stressed region like southern Africa need to balance the needs of guests and staff with the needs of surrounding communities...

Kevin Mearns 11 Sep 2020

What is shaping culture? Commuting
What is shaping culture? CommutingArticle

Brett Rogers explores the edges of culture and how things are changing, providing valuable insights for brands wanting to understand who and what is shaping culture...

Brett Rogers 7 Sep 2020

Victory for housing activists in landmark Tafelberg case
Victory for housing activists in landmark Tafelberg caseArticle

Judges Patrick Gamble and Monde Samela have ruled in favour of housing activists in the landmark Tafelberg case...

James Stent 1 Sep 2020

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Four more airports to operate under level 2Article

In addition to the 14 airports already permitted to operate, four more airports have been given the green light to resume operations, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.

26 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

Failure to ensure your passengers wear masks can cost you
Failure to ensure your passengers wear masks can cost youArticle

Motorists can be fined as much as R1,000 failing to ensure passengers wear masks in a vehicle under the current State of Disaster Act...

14 Aug 2020

Covid-19 regulations for OSV Operators
Covid-19 regulations for OSV OperatorsArticle

The Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has published the amended Risk Adjusted Strategy for Tourism Facilities, Services and Products to include the regulations for Guided Tour Operators which includes Overland Safari Vehicle (OSV) Operators...

7 Aug 2020

#BizUnity: Thanks so very blooming much
#BizUnity: Thanks so very blooming muchArticle

Frontline workers at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital were surprised with a floral tribute thanking them for their selfless efforts in the fight against Covid-19.

24 Jul 2020

A nurse demonstrates how to perform a swab test in Johannesburg, South Africa. Michele Spatari / AFP via Getty Images
10 ways South Africa can step up care for its healthcare workersArticle

South Africa's health system has a longstanding problem: a severe shortage of medical staff. The World Bank estimates that South Africa has only 0.9 medical doctors for every 1,000 people compared with the global average of 1.6...

Kaymarlin Govender, Gavin George, Sean Beckett & Tim Quinlan 23 Jul 2020

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Prioritising health and safety when using public transportArticle

The reality is that public transport is a high-risk environment because of the number of people in a confined space with limited ventilation. There is also little if any access control to identify potentially sick commuters as well as a variety of common surfaces to touch such as handrails and doorknobs...

20 Jul 2020

Lessons from a pandemic: Future of urban design
Lessons from a pandemic: Future of urban designArticle

As some of the world's biggest cities take on the challenge of being the epicentres of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is much debate about the future of cities and their 'design'...

17 Jul 2020

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East London, George and Kimberley airports resume operationsArticle

The East London, George and Kimberley domestic airports will resume operations on 21 July 2020, after getting the green light from the Department of Transport.

17 Jul 2020

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Mbalula outlines new Covid-19 rules for taxisArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has urged taxi operators to adhere to the regulations set out for public transport in order to protect themselves and passengers from coronavirus.

17 Jul 2020

Non-compliance with lockdown regulations could result in a criminal record
Non-compliance with lockdown regulations could result in a criminal recordArticle

Government has taken a harder stance regarding lockdown regulations, as can be seen by Sunday's announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa, of the reintroduction of the ban on alcohol as well as the nightly curfew...

14 Jul 2020

Covid-19 preventative behaviours: A dangerous game of Russian roulette
Covid-19 preventative behaviours: A dangerous game of Russian rouletteArticle

The main aim of the Ask Afrika Covid-19 Tracker study is to understand the socio-economic impact that the coronavirus, lockdown and gradual re-opening of the economy has on South Africans...

Issued by Ask Afrika 14 Jul 2020

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The missing link between PR and criminal theoryArticle

Criminal theory could help you choose the PR company that's right for you...

Hayley van der Woude 10 Jul 2020

WC construction industry preps for Covid peak
WC construction industry preps for Covid peakArticle

With the economy opening up significantly, and more people going to work, including the construction sector, it is now more important than ever that the industry follows strict health and safety guidelines to prevent infections...

10 Jul 2020

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IATA traveller survey reveals Covid-19 concernsArticle

Travellers are taking precautions to protect themselves from Covid-19 with 77% saying that they are washing their hands more frequently, 71% avoiding large meetings and 67% having worn a facemask in public...

8 Jul 2020

Capitec Bank's new headquarters unveiled
Capitec Bank's new headquarters unveiledArticle

Designed by dhk Architects, Capitec Bank's new headquarters iKhaya, meaning 'home' in Xhosa, has been unveiled. Located in the Cape Winelands, Capitec has consolidated its geographically dispersed staff and facilities into one three-storey curvilinear building.

6 Jul 2020

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Brands may support Black Lives Matter, but advertising still needs to decoloniseArticle

But even though brands are stepping up and making statements, the broader industries behind these messages also need interrogating. Decolonisation, for example, is rarely discussed in my field, advertising - and it needs to be...

Carl W Jones 29 Jun 2020

Does the budget tabled by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni (right) speak to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s vision of the new economy? Getty Images
South Africa's budget to deal with Covid-19 fails to pave way for more equal societyArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has not only generated a far-reaching social and economic crisis in South Africa, but is also exposing two major fault lines in the society...

David Francis & Imraan Valodia 26 Jun 2020

Transit Ads to roll out digitally enhanced network of Powa Towas
Transit Ads to roll out digitally enhanced network of Powa TowasArticle

Transit Ads is once again pushing the boundaries in the commuter space, with the unveiling of a ground-breaking branding structure combining digital and large format static out of home formats in South Africa's taxi and shopping mall environments...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 25 Jun 2020

B4SA assists informal sector Return to Work
B4SA assists informal sector Return to WorkArticle

Business for South Africa (B4SA), working with partners, is providing business in the informal sector with a set of easy to use Return to Work resources to help guide them...

24 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Jozi lovebirds blossom into business owners
#YouthMonth: Jozi lovebirds blossom into business ownersArticle

Thula Ndema and Thato Masondo are partners in life and in work. Operating from their shop in Victoria Yards, they make artisanal sorbet in a range of seasonal combinations...

Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Jun 2020

Government avails R1.3bn for taxi relief fund
Government avails R1.3bn for taxi relief fundArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced R1.135bn relief package to the country's taxi industry in an effort to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the sector...

22 Jun 2020

Kim Whitaker, founder of Ubuntu Beds
#StartupStory: Ubuntu Beds provides healthcare workers with a place to lay their headArticle

With her tourism business hard hit by the Covid-19 travel restrictions, and having recovered from the virus herself, entrepreneur, Kim Whitaker, came up with Ubuntu Beds. A win-win concept where public healthcare workers are provided with free accommodation in B&Bs, lodges or self-catering apartments close to where they work...

Nicci Botha 12 Jun 2020

Is our motor industry coughing?
Is our motor industry coughing?Article

Very few business sectors will be immune to Covid-19, but some, like the auto industry, seem more likely than others to be in need of a ventilator...

Issued by WhyFive Insights 9 Jun 2020

How to write a great job description
How to write a great job descriptionArticle

Getting quality candidates is challenging. Most jobseekers are desperate and will apply for every job they can, resulting in clogged inboxes and excessive CVs for employers to screen. Poorly written job descriptions can cause further stress and time wastage for employers because they attract irrelevant applications from the wrong candidates...

Siobhan Zurnamer 8 Jun 2020

Covid-19 awareness in school transport
Covid-19 awareness in school transportArticle

As Grade 7 and Grade 12 pupils return to school this week. Along with the employees who also returned to work under Level 3 Lockdown on 1 June 2020, it is expected that roads will be busier...

8 Jun 2020

The urban poor have been hit hard by coronavirus. We must ask who cities are designed to serve
The urban poor have been hit hard by coronavirus. We must ask who cities are designed to serveArticle

The enormous death toll in New York City, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the US, led New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo, to write...

Colin McFarlane 8 Jun 2020

Is your business really prepared for employees to return?
Is your business really prepared for employees to return?Article

Failure to properly prepare your workplace and workforce for a return to work after lockdown could have disastrous consequences as organisational outbreaks threaten business continuity in an already fragile economy...

5 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

Cars: Transition from lockdown is a fork in the road - here are two possible outcomes for future travel
Cars: Transition from lockdown is a fork in the road - here are two possible outcomes for future travelArticle

The pandemic has forced many people to shift from public transport to car travel. But is this likely to be permanent?

Enrica Papa and Nicole Badstuber 5 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: A pause to reflect on sustainable production
#LockdownLessons: A pause to reflect on sustainable productionArticle

Sitting Pretty is a conscious fashion brand designed and manufactured in Cape Town...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jun 2020

OOH - Determining the trends
OOH - Determining the trendsArticle

Dave McKenzie, founder and CEO of BOO! Surprising Media Solution, shares a few thoughts related to the future of OOH in South Africa...

Dave McKenzie 2 Jun 2020

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Meaningful brand management in the time of Covid-19Article

It's becoming so important to constantly and in concrete ways demonstrate why we matter as brands, especially when dealing with a crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic...

Carla Enslin 2 Jun 2020

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#Level3Lockdown: What business travellers can expectArticle

Oz Desai, General Manager for Corporate Traveller, has welcomed the resumption of business travel, but warns that the travel experience will be very different for now...

1 Jun 2020

Keeping the economy open may be hard if the virus spreads uncontrollably. Shutterstock
How South Africa can best balance control of Covid-19 and avoid economic disasterArticle

There is intense pressure on the South African government to lift the lockdown and open the economy. Sustainably lifting out of the lockdown is critical. But there is no roadmap. The stakes are high and there are no right answers, just ones that juggle uncertain probabilities...

Miriam Altman 28 May 2020

React-adapt-rebuild: Tiered corporate social investment responses to Covid-19
React-adapt-rebuild: Tiered corporate social investment responses to Covid-19Article

Responsible business consultancy, Trialogue, advocates for companies to respond to the crisis by applying their core business competencies as well as their social investments to emergency and long-term social support...

Issued by Trialogue 27 May 2020

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Metrorail "not ready to open during level 3"Article

The Gauteng Legislature's Portfolio Committee on Roads and Transport says the opening of rail during level 3 lockdown could spell a public transport catastrophe...

27 May 2020

Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever
Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes foreverArticle

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools, gyms and pubs...

Tara Hipwood 27 May 2020

Covid-19 workplace health and safety response plan
Covid-19 workplace health and safety response planArticle

Covid-19 health and safety workplace response plans will play a major role in preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Employers can take a leaf from the response plan developed by AECI, a large South African chemical manufacturer...

Issued by SA Shares 26 May 2020

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Is Covid-19 SA's economic wakeup call?Article

The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic came at a time when the South African economy was already under severe strain, posing not just a health risk to the people, but threatening livelihoods as well...

26 May 2020

Safe travels | Health and safety is a top priority for car rental companies
Safe travels | Health and safety is a top priority for car rental companiesArticle

Many things will have changed forever even long after this current danger has passed. That's why car rental companies have taken a new approach to their clients' health and safety...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 25 May 2020

The future of urbanisation in a millennial, post-Covid-19 world
The future of urbanisation in a millennial, post-Covid-19 worldArticle

With 55% of the world's population already living in urban areas and numbers expected to increase to almost 70% by 2050, urbanisation continues to be a major watchword in the 21st century...

25 May 2020

SA Petrol Price 2020 - Where does our money go?
SA Petrol Price 2020 - Where does our money go?Article

The wildly-fluctuating fuel price is a massive discussion point and we've often wondered how the numbers work...

David Taylor 25 May 2020

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