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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...

14 hours ago

No, robots aren't really taking over the workplace
No, robots aren't really taking over the workplaceArticle

The introduction of robots and AI in science fiction books and films has given rise to a fear that machines will soon take over...

16 hours ago

SA's kelp beds in Oscar-winning film may help relieve eczema - research
SA's kelp beds in Oscar-winning film may help relieve eczema - researchArticle

Research shows that CEM-K's efficacy in helping relieve skin irritations may be comparable to some allopathic medicines - but without the side-effects...

Issued by Leap Communications 17 hours ago

Kenya starts its first national wildlife census
Kenya starts its first national wildlife censusArticle

Kenya began its first national wildlife census on Friday, 7 May, aiming to aid conservation and identify threats to its vast but threatened wildlife populations...

Ayenat Mersie 19 hours ago

Family members of Covid-19 infected patients stand in a queue with empty oxygen cylinders outside the oxygen filling centre in New Delhi, India. Photo by Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
It's possible to build stronger systems to deliver oxygen: here's what it takesArticle

Covid-19 pneumonia creates breathing difficulties leading to low blood oxygen levels (hypoxaemia). Unable to get enough oxygen to supply vital organs, patients with hypoxaemia are at very high risk of death...

Hamish Graham & Adegoke Falade 21 hours ago

Covid-19 and the agricultural sector: We dare not waste this crisis
Covid-19 and the agricultural sector: We dare not waste this crisisArticle

The agricultural sector - particularly in Africa - bears the historical paradox of having significant economic potential on the one hand and lacking the required agility and innovation to harness its resources for notable global competitiveness on the other...

Ishmael Sunga 21 hours ago

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...

21 hours ago

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 1 day ago

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 1 day ago

Remote training in bioinformatics to upskill scientists across Africa
Remote training in bioinformatics to upskill scientists across AfricaArticle

A new collaboration between Wellcome Connecting Science and H3ABioNet is helping deliver bioinformatics training throughout Africa, helping scientists tackle some of the continent's most urgent health challenges...

3 days ago

Walking the milestones to achieve your goal during lockdown
Walking the milestones to achieve your goal during lockdownArticle

Japie Wentzel is about to graduate with his executive MBA. This is no ordinary degree, it's the culmination of a five-year journey that began with some harsh truths and some even tougher lessons...

Issued by Henley Business School 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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Enable your account sales team with these stepsArticle

Sales enablement provides sales teams with everything they need to sell as the point of focus, and is a major point of priority for many in the B2B space...

Warren Moss 3 days ago

Meltwater announces agreement to acquire Klear
Meltwater announces agreement to acquire KlearArticle

Meltwater has announced an agreement to acquire leading social influencer marketing company Klear for $17.8m in a combination of cash and earn-out...

Issued by Meltwater 3 days ago

Sub-Saharan Africa's food security has turned out better than feared. But risks remain
Sub-Saharan Africa's food security has turned out better than feared. But risks remainArticle

Government support for farmers, higher rainfall and grain imports have helped sub-Saharan Africa stave off food insecurity, but the region isn't out of the woods yet...

Wandile Sihlobo 3 days ago

Outreach Engineering, Wits Healthcare Innovation merge to scale impact
Outreach Engineering, Wits Healthcare Innovation merge to scale impactArticle

Following a successful track record, Outreach Engineering and Wits Healthcare Innovation are merging to scale up their work...

3 days ago

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Climate change and the mining sector financial sustainability: Risks, responsibilities, and opportunitiesArticle

Building a sustainable future as a mining company requires an understanding of the financial risks and opportunities that climate change poses for the industry...

Riaan Koppeschaar 6 May 2021

World Password Day: The dos and don'ts of passwords
World Password Day: The dos and don'ts of passwordsArticle

World Password Day originates from the security researcher Mark Burnett as he realised that the passwords most people were using were hopelessly inadequate...

Niel van Rooyen 6 May 2021

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Research reveals how South Africans are embracing digital paymentsArticle

95% of consumers in South Africa are considering emerging payments such as biometrics, digital currencies and QR codes, in addition to contactless...

6 May 2021

Why do we procrastinate?
Why do we procrastinate?Article

The tendency to procrastinate is a problem for many people. The solution to overcome procrastination can be simple and with practice, the method can become second nature...

Julia Kerr Henkel, Issued by Lumminos 5 May 2021

Higher education in a disrupted world
Higher education in a disrupted worldArticle

Higher education institutions have long been considered to be the repositories of knowledge and learning and the structures through which knowledge is produced and disseminated...

Professor Ahmed Shaikh, Issued by Regent Business School 5 May 2021

Free eCommerce Virtual Summit kicks off in May
Free eCommerce Virtual Summit kicks off in MayArticle

The annual PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit, hosted by The Insaka eCommerce Academy, is set to take place from 17 to 20 May 2021...

5 May 2021

Ghana's new rental scheme won't fix the real problem: a housing shortage
Ghana's new rental scheme won't fix the real problem: a housing shortageArticle

Ghana's government has announced a loan scheme to help tenants pay the hefty advance rent...

Nicky Morrison, Emmanuel Kofi Gavu, Lewis Abedi Asante, and Richmond Juvenile Ehwi 5 May 2021

New cerebral palsy research may have profound impact on medicolegal cases
New cerebral palsy research may have profound impact on medicolegal casesArticle

Commonly held views on cerebral palsy are being challenged by a new paper recently published in the South African Medical Journal, which suggests that the causes of this condition may be far more complex and multi-faceted...

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

Basa Awards 2021 entries open
Basa Awards 2021 entries openArticle

Entries are open for the 24th Annual Basa (Business and Arts South Africa) Awards partnered by Hollard...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 5 May 2021

Johannesburg is threatening to sideline informal waste pickers. Why it's a bad idea
Johannesburg is threatening to sideline informal waste pickers. Why it's a bad ideaArticle

Like all cities in the world, Johannesburg, South Africa's commercial capital, has a waste management problem...

Melanie Samson 4 May 2021

SABRE Awards Africa 2021: All the winners!
SABRE Awards Africa 2021: All the winners!Article

The 2021 Africa SABRE Awards, which recognises superior achievement in branding, reputation, and engagement, was announced at a virtual award ceremony in May 2021. The campaigns were evaluated by a jury of industry leaders...

4 May 2021

International lessons: Covid-19's effect on road safety
International lessons: Covid-19's effect on road safetyArticle

While South Africa saw a dramatic drop in road crashes and deaths during the 2020 holiday periods, the same cannot be said for many other countries worldwide...

4 May 2021

Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw deal
Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw dealArticle

The contributions that women in West Africa's fisheries make to the sector are widely un(der)paid, undervalued and largely invisible...

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood and Sayra van den Berg Bhagwandas 4 May 2021

To build or to buy: How savvy employers grow talent
To build or to buy: How savvy employers grow talentArticle

Talent management must find the right balance between buying skills and building talent to ensure maximum business value, Sagea's Cathy Sims shares her views...

Issued by Sagea 4 May 2021

The higher education experiences of the first wave of Covid-19 infections in South Africa
The higher education experiences of the first wave of Covid-19 infections in South AfricaArticle

Despite the unknown realities of the Covid-19 second wave spread in 2021, Cornerstone Institute is continuing with online teaching and learning...

Issued by Cornerstone Institute 4 May 2021

Eclipse Communications launches Mauritius office
Eclipse Communications launches Mauritius officeArticle

Eclipse Communications has officially opened its doors to its Mauritius operation, the agency's first African office outside of South Africa. The move forms part of the agency's drive to increase its footprint throughout Africa, due to its clients continental needs...

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

Cash to card: the next frontier for SA's micro-SME sector
Cash to card: the next frontier for SA's micro-SME sectorArticle

South Africa's informal economy, made up of thousands of small businesses in city centres and townships across the country, represents a massive opportunity for job creation and economic growth...

Mandla Khupe 3 May 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Leza Wells, chief product actuary; acting chief of marketing at FMI
#BehindtheBrandManager: Leza Wells, chief product actuary; acting chief of marketing at FMIArticle

Leza Wells, chief product actuary and acting chief of marketing at life insurer FMI, (a Division of Bidvest Life Ltd) fills us in on her role...

Evan-Lee Courie 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

Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could change
Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could changeArticle

The importance of raw cocoa beans to Ghana's foreign exchange earnings is derailing the development of a viable chocolate industry...

Sophie Van Huellen 3 May 2021

How manufacturers can unleash their digital marketplace superpower
How manufacturers can unleash their digital marketplace superpowerArticle

Digital marketplaces such as Amazon, Alibaba, click and collect models, and food delivery ecosystems have rapidly changed consumer behaviour, and increased the demand for convenience...

Haydn Townsend 3 May 2021

Athletes to influencers: the new competive playing field
Athletes to influencers: the new competive playing fieldArticle

Professional athletes endorsing brands is not a new concept. For years the likes of Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Cristiano Ronaldo have proudly donned the infamous Nike logo (amongst others) as part of high value sponsorship deals, but the rise of social media and the absence of live sport due to the Covid-19 pandemic has seen the development of a new highly competitive playing field amongst athletes - both professionals and amateurs - in the digital arena.

Issued by Mscsports 3 May 2021

Understanding traditional and digital marketing
Understanding traditional and digital marketingArticle

First and foremost, you have to understand what is marketing as it has been known over the years. The first step to understand marketing is by breaking down the 4Ps; Product, Place, Price, and Promotion...

Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 3 May 2021

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