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Work of Insurance Ombud's offices continued despite Covid-19 disruption: Complainants compensated R300m
Work of Insurance Ombud's offices continued despite Covid-19 disruption: Complainants compensated R300mArticle

While the Covid-19 pandemic caused disruption in the handling of insurance complaints, the offices of the Short-term and Long-term Insurance Ombudsman managed to perform in accordance with their mandates...

Issued by Bullion PR & Communication 9 hours ago

General view of the coal-based Kriel Power Station owned by state power utility Eskom in Mpumalanga, near Kriel, South Africa, February 17, 2020. Reuters/Mike Hutchings/File Photo
Activists and South African govt lock horns over coal pollutionArticle

South Africa's failure to tackle toxic levels of air pollution produced by burning coal is a violation its post-Apartheid constitution, activists and a UN rights expert said in court on Monday...

Tim Cocks 14 hours ago

SA's updated driving laws is good news for vehicle insurance policy holders
SA's updated driving laws is good news for vehicle insurance policy holdersArticle

Stricter enforcement of driving regulations is to also be welcomed from an insurance perspective...

Christelle Colman 1 day ago

World Telecommunication Day heightens the importance of ICT to transform SA
World Telecommunication Day heightens the importance of ICT to transform SAArticle

As SA places a spotlight on the urgency to ramp up access to connectivity and the benefits the internet and ICT can bring to our people and economy this World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), more can be done to unlock the potential of digital solutions in transforming our country and economy.

Cecil Mashawana 1 day ago

PoPIA: Time is running out to become compliant
PoPIA: Time is running out to become compliantArticle

The countdown is on, the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) comes into full effect on 1 July 2021...

Wale Arewa 1 day ago

Senegal architects ditch concrete for earth in revival of old techniques
Senegal architects ditch concrete for earth in revival of old techniquesArticle

Construction is booming in Dakar, where unfinished apartment blocks tower over most streets, their exposed concrete bricks a dull uniform grey...

Nellie Peyton and Christophe van der Perre 1 day ago

Ster-Kinekor to screen SA State Theatre productions at cinemas across the country in June
Ster-Kinekor to screen SA State Theatre productions at cinemas across the country in JuneArticle

Ster-Kinekor Theatres (SKT) and the South African State Theatre (SAST) have collaborated to screen theatre productions at selected cinemas across the country in June 2021.

1 day ago

Akani unveils new corporate brand as it positions for growth opportunities
Akani unveils new corporate brand as it positions for growth opportunitiesArticle

Akani Retirement Fund Administrators (Akani) has unveiled a new corporate brand to position itself for growth and in response to dynamic changes in the South African retirement fund industry...

Issued by Akani 1 day ago

Media planning: How brands and agencies should strategise during the pandemic
Media planning: How brands and agencies should strategise during the pandemicArticle

With the possible third wave emerging in South Africa, brands and agencies need to be reminded that media planning during a pandemic must be curated with continued consideration for people's health and safety...

Issued by MegaVision Media 1 day ago

8 post-Covid grocery retail survival strategies
8 post-Covid grocery retail survival strategiesArticle

What can grocery retailers do to ensure that they retain their current customers and attract more customers to their stores once the Covid-19 pandemic has ended, asks UJ's Semona Pillay...

Semona Pillay 13 May 2021

Regulations around self-driving cars to be introduced in South Africa
Regulations around self-driving cars to be introduced in South AfricaArticle

The Department of Transport is planning on introducing regulations around self-driving cars as it expects autonomous vehicles...

13 May 2021

ACI World shows economic fundamentals are a benchmark for recovery
ACI World shows economic fundamentals are a benchmark for recoveryArticle

Airports Council International World has published its 2021 Economics Report and Industry Key Performance Indicators which explore the fundamentals of the industry as airports plan their long term recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

12 May 2021

What SA agriculture needs from international trade
What SA agriculture needs from international tradeArticle

Our agricultural industry is not only crucial for ensuring food security, but it is also the main source of livelihoods on our content. But, despite its potential to ensure food security for a growing population, Africa still has half of all the people in the world that face the challenge of food insecurity...

Antonie Delport 12 May 2021

Solar PV guidance for facility managers
Solar PV guidance for facility managersArticle

The unpredictability and increases in the cost of electricity renders Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) an extremely viable alternative source of energy. Solar PV prices have dropped dramatically in recent years whereas the output power and efficiency per PV module ("panel") has conversely increased...

Menno Sulsters, Issued by MANGO-OMC 11 May 2021

Why sector definitions are important for earnings experts
Why sector definitions are important for earnings expertsArticle

A key differential should be made between the informal, formal and corporate sectors of employment in South Africa...

Jaen Beelders 10 May 2021

Cape Town tops African tech ecosystems rankings for direct foreign investment
Cape Town tops African tech ecosystems rankings for direct foreign investmentArticle

Cape Town has ranked as one of the world's fastest-growing regions for foreign direct investment, according to the African Tech Ecosystems of the Future report...

10 May 2021

PoPIA: 5 tips to secure electronic signatures in your business
PoPIA: 5 tips to secure electronic signatures in your businessArticle

The challenges that must be met for legal compliance with PoPIA in South Africa may include the signing of documents remotely using digital signatures...

Zeldeen Muller 10 May 2021

Elvis Sibeko, Cape Philharmonic Orchestra to present Dance Can Dance at the Artscape
Elvis Sibeko, Cape Philharmonic Orchestra to present Dance Can Dance at the ArtscapeArticle

Award-winning dancer and choreographer Elvis Sibeko and the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra will present Dance Can Dance the Spirit of Enchantment at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town on 14 and 15 May 2021.

10 May 2021

Averda secures $30m to invest in sustainable waste management projects
Averda secures $30m to invest in sustainable waste management projectsArticle

Waste and recycling company Averda has concluded the refinancing of its $148m term loan, including a $30m green loan from HSBC...

10 May 2021

DEVAC Infrasfuture conference addresses challenges facing the African sector
DEVAC Infrasfuture conference addresses challenges facing the African sectorArticle

The annual DEVAC Infrasfuture conference and expo was held earlier this month, looking at how the delivery process in the infrastructure sector be fast-tracked...

10 May 2021

ACA issues RFI for the provision of preferential insurance rates to ad industry
ACA issues RFI for the provision of preferential insurance rates to ad industryArticle

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has taken a decision to conduct a review of its financial services provider as well as the current insurance policies...

Issued by Association for Communication and Advertising 10 May 2021

Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricks
Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricksArticle

While the recent PayProp State of the Rental Industry Survey found that the key challenges agents currently face are a shrinking viable tenant pool, lower tenant affordability and high arrears...

10 May 2021

The issue of occupational noise-induced hearing loss is prominent in the mining industry. Shutterstock
Hearing loss is a neglected hazard for miners in South AfricaArticle

South Africa's mining industry has long been an important part of the country's economy...

Nomfundo Moroe 10 May 2021

Consumables that reduce total cost of ownership
Consumables that reduce total cost of ownershipArticle

To assist customers with reducing their total cost of ownership, Pyrotec PackMark offers an extensive range of consumables for marking and coding all types of primary and secondary packaging...

Issued by Pyrotec 10 May 2021

Can SA telcos win the financial services race?
Can SA telcos win the financial services race?Article

The high levels of unhappiness among telco customers could throw a major spanner in the works of their foray into financial services...

Diana Miguel 7 May 2021

Artscape celebrates 50 years with an exhibition showcasing costumes from past, present productions
Artscape celebrates 50 years with an exhibition showcasing costumes from past, present productionsArticle

The Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town is celebrating 50 years since it opened as the Nico Malan Theatre in 1971. To mark the occasion, it's currently showcasing a costume exhibition portraying moments from various productions dating back from 1971 to the present day.

6 May 2021

Fired for coming to work with Covid - dismissal deemed fair by court
Fired for coming to work with Covid - dismissal deemed fair by courtArticle

Is it fair to dismiss an employee who came to work, knowing that he was exposed to Covid-19? Absolutely, said the Labour Court in a recent judgment...

Johan Botes 5 May 2021

Insourcing: Appreciate the up and downside before you take action
Insourcing: Appreciate the up and downside before you take actionArticle

In this article, we assess the pros and cons when considering whether to bring your media buying in-house or to outsource this critical strategic marketing imperative...

Issued by Advertising Media Forum 5 May 2021

Powering the economy through alternative energy
Powering the economy through alternative energyArticle

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway...

5 May 2021

How to ensure PoPIA compliance among BYOD remote workforces
How to ensure PoPIA compliance among BYOD remote workforcesArticle

With PoPIA soon coming into effect, are employees who use their personal devices for work purposes - and their employers - violating its rules? Potentially yes...

Sián Fields 4 May 2021

Dubai to host first in-person global travel, tourism event since the onset of Covid
Dubai to host first in-person global travel, tourism event since the onset of CovidArticle

"The theme of this year's show is A new dawn for travel and tourism and the spotlight will be focused on the very latest Covid news from around the world - vaccine rollouts, the current state of the industry and more importantly, what the future holds."

4 May 2021

The importance of EQ and SQ in the workplace
The importance of EQ and SQ in the workplaceArticle

Firstly, what is EQ and what is SQ...?

Julia Kerr Henkel 3 May 2021

Restricting digital media is a gamble for African leaders
Restricting digital media is a gamble for African leadersArticle

Covid-19 pushed much of the world into the digital realm for everything from schooling and work to religious worship and dating. At the same time, many governments were turning data connections off. Full or partial shutdowns of the internet and social media are increasingly common parts of the "digital authoritarian" toolkit.

Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz 3 May 2021

Apply now to study at the NWU in 2022
Apply now to study at the NWU in 2022Article

At the beginning of every year, thousands of students across the country can be found scrambling for space at various institutions of higher learning. Applying on time when applications open in the previous year can help students and parents avoid this unnecessary stress...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 3 May 2021

Ipsos wins Radio Audience Measurement Survey contract in South Africa
Ipsos wins Radio Audience Measurement Survey contract in South AfricaArticle

The Broadcast Research Council (BRC) of South Africa has awarded Ipsos the contract to perform the official radio research in South Africa for the next five years...

Issued by Ipsos 3 May 2021

Sihamba Ngo Layini
Sihamba Ngo LayiniArticle

"When reviewing our performance over the past year in considering the on-air lineup for 2021-2022, the analogy of 'If it's not broken, why fix it?' was appropriate," says Mimi Kesaris, head of programming at Gagasi FM...

Issued by Gagasi FM 3 May 2021

South Africa is the most dangerous country to drive in, study finds
South Africa is the most dangerous country to drive in, study findsArticle

A recent study conducted by Zutobi Drivers Ed has found that South Africa is the world's most unsafe country in which to drive...

30 Apr 2021

Energy performance certificates set to become mandatory for some buildings
Energy performance certificates set to become mandatory for some buildingsArticle

Some non-residential buildings will soon become required by law to display an energy performance certificate...

30 Apr 2021

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RES4Africa presents new study in support of SA energy reformArticle

RES4Africa Foundation, in cooperation with CESI S.p.A., has released the Fostering RE within an Independent Network System scenario...

30 Apr 2021

Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in Zimbabwe
Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in ZimbabweArticle

Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems...

Ellen Fungisai Chipango 30 Apr 2021

EPR regulation: Doubling down on plastic bag producers
EPR regulation: Doubling down on plastic bag producersArticle

South Africa's amended plastic bag regulations and the new extended producer responsibility regulations raise concerns about double taxation in the plastic bag sector...

Garyn Rapson, Paula-Ann Novotny and Emma Bleeker 29 Apr 2021

Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managing
Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managingArticle

Hydrogen is predicted to play a leading role in the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy. As an alternative to fossil fuels like oil and coal, it could be key for tackling climate change in future...

29 Apr 2021

Mandatory new job spec: PoPIA requires appointment of Information Officer
Mandatory new job spec: PoPIA requires appointment of Information OfficerArticle

The digital representation of data or personal information, has brought many challenges to protecting privacy rights and thereby protecting individuals...

Ahmore Burger-Smidt and Dimakatso Khumalo 28 Apr 2021

Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers
Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workersArticle

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

28 Apr 2021

What analysing 10 billion emails shows business leaders
What analysing 10 billion emails shows business leadersArticle

According to the Everlytic 2020 Email Marketing Benchmarks report, email subscribers who have been opening their messages have been more engaged with the content than ever...

JD Engelbrecht, Issued by Everlytic 28 Apr 2021

The lash of lockdown: A potato farmer's story of resilience
The lash of lockdown: A potato farmer's story of resilienceArticle

Potatoes SA shares Limpopo Province potato farmer Johan Holtzhausen's story as he details how he had contracted Covid-19 and at the same time faced challenges that his business went through due to Covid-19...

28 Apr 2021

Sanral to implement projects to boost weak economy
Sanral to implement projects to boost weak economyArticle

The roads construction sector has continued to experience a lack of work resulting in weak trading conditions while still carrying some excess capacity which is required for the current volume of work on hand...

Yaa Agyare-Dwomoh 26 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

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