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Covid-19 has not been as devastating in South Africa as initially feared. Dino Lloyd/Gallo Images via Getty Images
Covid-19 and HIV: so far it seems the outcome is not what was fearedArticle

Based on official figures - which may be somewhat under reported - Covid-19 has not been as devastating in South Africa as initially feared...

Burtram C. Fielding 3 hours ago

Why contracting, micro-jobbing and gig work is on the rise
Why contracting, micro-jobbing and gig work is on the riseArticle

The need for companies to be more agile in the way they operate is on the increase, and so is the upward trend of job-seekers contracting, micro-jobbing and gig working. Here's why....

Phillipa Geard, Issued by RecruitMyMom 9 hours ago

Public-private partnerships hold the key to future development
Public-private partnerships hold the key to future developmentArticle

For Africa to not just survive the current pandemic, but to thrive, investment into digital infrastructure is inevitable...

Ryno Rijnsburger 11 hours ago

Boris Dzhingarov
Social media platforms are in the crosshairs ahead of the November electionsArticle

Ahead of the 2020 presidential elections in the United States, social media platforms have been attempting to define their participation and have been coming under fire...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 hours ago

How to enhance resilience
How to enhance resilienceArticle

2020 has seen more people speaking of "resilience" than ever before...

12 hours ago

Activate the archive and let the content breathe
Activate the archive and let the content breatheArticle

The basic ingredients to the success of the acclaimed Netflix series, The Last Dance, show us how to really deliver value from archived and alternative content...

Issued by Levergy 14 hours ago

Makoko neighbourhood in Lagos, initially founded as a fishing village.Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images
Can Covid-19 inspire a new way of planning African cities?Article

Health crises are not new in Africa. The continent has grappled with infectious diseases on all levels, from local (such as malaria) to regional (Ebola) to global (Covid-19)...

Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, Ellis Adjei Adams & Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie 14 hours ago

Have your say on GBV Bills
Have your say on GBV BillsArticle

Parliament has urged all South Africans to participate in the public consultation process to strengthen the current draft legislation dealing with gender-based violence (GBV)...

3 days ago

While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subdued
While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subduedArticle

The sounds emanating from the property market in recent months seem to point to two almost totally different worlds...

John Loos 3 days ago

How to set and maintain healthy boundaries as a leader
How to set and maintain healthy boundaries as a leaderArticle

For both leaders and employees, the workplace is rife with emotional complexities, making it essential for all stakeholders to learn key communication and interpersonal skills. Arguably, one of the most important skills in any relationship is the ability to create and maintain healthy boundaries...

Julia Kerr Henkel 17 Sep 2020

FoodForward SA launches additional depot in KwaZulu-Natal
FoodForward SA launches additional depot in KwaZulu-NatalArticle

According to the United Nations, South Africa's rural population, currently at just over 33%, will decline to 20% of the total population by 2050. While this seems like a step in the right direction, says FoodForward SA MD Andy du Plessis, even more people moving to already saturated urban areas with limited job opportunities will have a negative impact on vulnerable rural communities too.

17 Sep 2020

#PulpNonFiction: From cynical crisis capitalism to authentic brand empathy
#PulpNonFiction: From cynical crisis capitalism to authentic brand empathyArticle

Bronwyn Williams has observed the ways businesses and brands have responded to the crisis, the one being cynical crisis capitalism and the other, authentic brand empathy...

Bronwyn Williams 17 Sep 2020

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The rise of cancel cultureArticle

Tyrone Van Heerden, head of strategy at Iris, looks into the continuous trend of the cancel culture, the impact that it has on brands and how communications professionals can try and reduce the risk...

Tyrone Van Heerden 17 Sep 2020

How is the pandemic affecting global fintech? N'Gunu Tiny explains
How is the pandemic affecting global fintech? N'Gunu Tiny explainsArticle

N'Gunu Tiny, founder and executive chairman of the Emerald Group, is an expert in fintech, blockchain and innovative tech...

Issued by Monetary Library 16 Sep 2020

What's the one thing all businesses need to pivot right now?
What's the one thing all businesses need to pivot right now?Article

During the early stages of the crisis, organisations had to prioritise their most mission-critical functions to stabilise and pivot. Digital transformation emerged as one of those high-priority areas...

Robin Fisher 16 Sep 2020

Urban planning needs to look back first: three cities in Ghana show why
Urban planning needs to look back first: three cities in Ghana show whyArticle

Months into the global Covid-19 pandemic, policymakers have begun discussing what the "new normal" might look like in metropolitan environments...

Nate Plageman, Jennifer Anne Hart, Tony Yeboah 16 Sep 2020

Ipsos launches its new creative assessment solution - Creative|Spark on Ipsos.Digital Platform in South Africa
Ipsos launches its new creative assessment solution - Creative|Spark on Ipsos.Digital Platform in South AfricaArticle

Ipsos announces the launch of Creative|Spark, its new online solution to evaluate video creative in South Africa, which enables faster, better creative decisions to deliver business impact...

Issued by Ipsos 15 Sep 2020

Creativity on the march across the retail landscape
Creativity on the march across the retail landscapeArticle

Creativity is on the march across the retail landscape as sector players get to grips with shifting consumer values and influences in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic...

15 Sep 2020

Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation to open with Contemporary Female Identities in the Global South exhibition
Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation to open with Contemporary Female Identities in the Global South exhibitionArticle

The Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation (JCAF) is set to open to the public with an inaugural exhibition, which will run from 16 September 2020 to 30 January 2021...

15 Sep 2020

Feeling drained? Here's 5 tips to boost your resilience
Feeling drained? Here's 5 tips to boost your resilienceArticle

When thinking about resilience, we need to remind ourselves it is not about grit and tenacity. It is more than that...

Anja van Beek 14 Sep 2020

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MMA SA Smarties announces 5 new Covid-19 categories and entering is freeArticle

The MMA SA Smarties has launched its Business Unusual Categories alongside its core categories for 2020, as well as a new submission process. Thanks to its partners, it will be free to enter this year's MMA SA Smarties...

14 Sep 2020

You've adopted new technologies, but are you digitally mature?
You've adopted new technologies, but are you digitally mature?Article

When we look back on 2020, we'll remember it as the year everything changed. Customer communication is no exception...

Mia Papanicolaou 14 Sep 2020

How 'Jerusalema' has got the world dancing
How 'Jerusalema' has got the world dancingArticle

'Jerusalema' by South African DJ and record producer, Master KG, featuring Nomcebo Zikode, has taken the world by storm as people around the world have now even created a dance challenge with the song...

Issued by Meltwater 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

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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

Unilever SA to set up new diversity committee and advisory board
Unilever SA to set up new diversity committee and advisory boardArticle

Unilever is removing TRESemmé products from local retail shelves for 10 days and is setting up a new diversity committee to oversee future advertising materials...

11 Sep 2020

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Why brand integrity and authenticity should be your core digital strategyArticle

Armand Mukenge, head of digital marketing at African Communications Media Group comments on brand integrity and new digital marketing strategy that could be beneficial to organisations...

Armand Mukenge 11 Sep 2020

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Socially savviness is well plannedArticle

Founder, managing director and thought leader, Wayne Flemming from Brandtruth// DGTL writes; "The internet lasts forever, but can your brand's reputation?..."

Wayne Flemming 11 Sep 2020

How did SA's major banks fare in an unprecedented crisis?
How did SA's major banks fare in an unprecedented crisis?Article

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant economic stresses and strained operating environment reflect in the major banks' results ending June 2020.

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

Pausing enrolment into a clinical trial is not unique to the Covid-19 vaccine. Luca Sola/AFP via Getty Images
Why halting the Covid-19 vaccine trial is part of the processArticle

This week the University of Oxford and Astra Zeneca temporarily postponed further vaccination in clinical trials of the Covid-19 candidate vaccine, AZD1222, after one of the participants fell ill...

Ina Skosana 11 Sep 2020

Building back better on food and agriculture
Building back better on food and agricultureArticle

FAO has elaborated a comprehensive Response and Recovery Programme to overcome the impacts of Covid-19 through up-scaled and robust international collaboration...

QU Dongyu 10 Sep 2020

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Digital or die - have we overcorrected the fundamentals of marketing?Article

It only took half a year, but in that time the world as we know it changed forever. Even though certain aspects of life are likely to revert to type, there are both big differences and small variations which have affected much of how we'll do life going forward...

Leigh-Anne Acquisto 10 Sep 2020

Techpreneurs - the face of the future
Techpreneurs - the face of the futureArticle

The University of the Western Cape's Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) hosted a webinar entitled Techpreneurship: Is this a viable option for your future?

Charleen Duncan 10 Sep 2020

New literacy education app launches
New literacy education app launchesArticle

Lyra, a new app-based education platform that uses innovative advanced speech recognition and touch screen analysis to teach reading and writing, has been launched by co-developers, WGI Worldwide Company and GE. Lyra will initially teach users how to read and write in English, and will be offered for free to people most in need of literacy skills...

9 Sep 2020

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Study to evaluate new TB diagnostic tests and treatmentsArticle

A R128m grant from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help fund a five-year multinational research study that Stellenbosch University is undertaking to investigate new tuberculosis (TB) tests...

9 Sep 2020

AutoTrader searches jump 76% year-on-year
AutoTrader searches jump 76% year-on-yearArticle

AutoTrader has recorded exponential growth in car searches year-on-year. Activity on South Africa's largest digital automotive marketplace rose from 32,4 million in April, to 39,9 million in May, to a high of 43,3 million in June, marking a full 76% increase when compared to June 2019...

Issued by AutoTrader 9 Sep 2020

Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continent
Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continentArticle

African farm groups demand answers of Green Revolution Forum...

Timothy A. Wise 9 Sep 2020

The West Coast One wind farm near Vredenburg has operated since 2015. Environment minister Barbara Creecy says the wake effect on this facility of a proposed new neighbouring wind farm must be investigated before it can also be approved. Photo: John Yeld
Creecy upholds appeal against giant West Coast wind farmArticle

It is back to the drawing board for a giant new wind farm project on the West Coast, following an appeal decision by Environment Minister Barbara Creecy...

John Yeld 9 Sep 2020

The real-time customer
The real-time customerArticle

The Microsoft Global State of Multichannel Customer Service Report underscored the value of resolving customer issues at speed and the importance of equipping contact centre staff with the right knowledge...

Jan Kühn 8 Sep 2020

Risenga Maluleke, statistician-general
GDP contracts by 51% under lockdownArticle

The South African economy contracted by a staggering 51% in Quarter 2 of 2020, as the country reeled from the consequences of the Covid-19 enforced lockdown...

8 Sep 2020

All the 2020 Ad Stars winners!
All the 2020 Ad Stars winners!Article

Ad Stars has announced this year's Grand Prix, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners, chosen from 20,028 entries from 60 countries...

8 Sep 2020

3 accelerators to Covid-19 response
3 accelerators to Covid-19 responseArticle

Covid19 has challenged every industry - especially healthcare - to think differently, rely on data, target action and rapidly trial new models of care and technology in the race to save lives and preserve health...

8 Sep 2020

The 14th Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans list celebrates eminent youth leading their fields on 10 September
The 14th Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans list celebrates eminent youth leading their fields on 10 SeptemberArticle

Mail & Guardian's Athandiwe Saba and eNCA's Thembekile Mrototo will lead this years virtual reveal on 10 September at 7 pm, with 11 categories to award - along with 2020's special 12th category, Frontliners, highlighting heroes of the response to Covid-19...

Issued by Mail & Guardian Media 8 Sep 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: A human look at Covid
#OrchidsandOnions: A human look at CovidArticle

Thinking about insurance: clever concept of 'rebooting' 2020; Simple aspirations of people who have seen the world turned upside down...

Brendan Seery 8 Sep 2020

Early investors in 4IR startups reap rewards
Early investors in 4IR startups reap rewardsArticle

Early investors in startups with exposure to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are benefiting from significant revenue growth despite the physical constraints...

7 Sep 2020

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