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Goodbye Grobank, hello Access Bank South Africa
Goodbye Grobank, hello Access Bank South AfricaArticle

Following the completion of all regulatory procedures, Grobank Limited has been officially renamed Access Bank South Africa Limited...

Issued by The Publicity Workshop 36 minutes ago

Futuristic computer game hopes to be tonic for climate change anxiety
Futuristic computer game hopes to be tonic for climate change anxietyArticle

It is the year 2050, the planet is warming up, meals come from nutritional food packs and dozens of new zoonotic viruses are spreading...

Kim Harrisberg 50 minutes ago

South Africa's carbon emission targets not nearly ambitious enough
South Africa's carbon emission targets not nearly ambitious enoughArticle

To hear President Ramaphosa's address to the Virtual Leaders' Summit on Climate Change, you'd think SA was going "above and beyond" when it comes to...

Robyn Hugo 1 hour ago

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Retailers must get to grips with SA's unique and evolving credit marketArticle

As furniture and fashion retailers continue their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, credit will play an increasingly important role, says redPanda Software's Allan Dickson...

Allan Dickson 3 hours ago

The problem with the generation gap? Marketers keep falling into it
The problem with the generation gap? Marketers keep falling into itArticle

Google the phrase "generation gap" and you'll be rewarded with over 16.5 million results to sift through. Even Bing will find more than 6.7 million hits for you. And Yahoo will reveal just under 7 million...

Stuart Walsh 17 hours ago

15 facts about the Covid vaccine
15 facts about the Covid vaccineArticle

Although the vaccine rollout for healthcare workers has begun, myths and misinformation continue to circulate around its development, efficacy and just how the vaccine will help manage or mitigate the spread of the virus. Lee Callakoppen, principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund shares 15 facts about the vaccine...

Issued by Bonitas 19 hours ago

Jaco van Jaarsveldt, chief decision analytics officer, Experian Africa
The importance of alternative data in a tough lending environmentArticle

The devastating economic impact of Covid-19 has created a much tougher lending environment for credit providers that now need to go far beyond traditional criteria when assessing risk and modelling future losses on credit granted...

Jaco van Jaarsveldt 22 hours ago

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African airline passenger traffic sinks by 73.7% in MarchArticle

The International Air Transport Association has revealed that global passenger traffic fell in March 2021 compared to pre-Covid levels but rose compared to the immediate month prior...

22 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 1 day 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 1 day ago

Youth activists urge bigger say in decision making for climate-hit Africans
Youth activists urge bigger say in decision making for climate-hit AfricansArticle

Young African environmental activists said Saturday, 8 May, it is crucial those most impacted by climate change have a bigger say in decision-making to find solutions...

Amber Milne 1 day 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

New training manual emphasises importance of cleaning to fight infection in healthcare facilities
New training manual emphasises importance of cleaning to fight infection in healthcare facilitiesArticle

One of the simplest methods of preventing infection is proper cleaning practices; however, a lack of quality training is often one of the factors contributing to the high infection rate in South Africa's healthcare facilities...

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 7 May 2021

Container stow collapses - a South African perspective
Container stow collapses - a South African perspectiveArticle

According to a World Shipping Council (WSC) survey undertaken in 2020, an estimated average of 1,382 containers were lost at sea annually during the period 2008 to 2019, from approximately 6,000 container vessels...

Michael Asherson and Michael Tatham 7 May 2021

IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism
IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourismArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism...

7 May 2021

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CMO report shows marketers risk missing revenue targetsArticle

Chief Marketing Officer Council research has revealed that self-reliant buying and digital-first customer strategies have placed marketing at the center...

6 May 2021

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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

Call for more midwives as millions die in childbirth
Call for more midwives as millions die in childbirthArticle

Midwives are routinely "overlooked and ignored" despite saving millions of lives a year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, urging the world to hire more women and safeguard new life...

Sonia Elks 6 May 2021

SA can prevent payments fraud crippling businesses, local municipalities
SA can prevent payments fraud crippling businesses, local municipalitiesArticle

Technology can be a powerful tool against the fraud and corruption plunging South Africa's municipalities and businesses into financial crisis...

Ryan Mer 6 May 2021

DDGs appointment to bring stability in higher education
DDGs appointment to bring stability in higher educationArticle

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology has commended the appointment of three new Deputy Directors-General (DDGs), saying it will ensure stability at senior management level in the department...

5 May 2021

How EMV 3-D Secure protocol adoption will benefit the entire e-commerce ecosystem
How EMV 3-D Secure protocol adoption will benefit the entire e-commerce ecosystemArticle

Authentication specialist, Entersekt believes that for the e-commerce landscape to benefit from the new EMV 3-D Secure protocol, a collaborative effort between merchants, banks and card networks is required...

5 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

Return on investment for bursaries calls for holistic support
Return on investment for bursaries calls for holistic supportArticle

The return on investment (ROI) for bursary support must address the high drop-out rate of first years through offerings of holistic student support...

Chantelle Oosthuizen, Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 5 May 2021

World Hand Hygiene Day: Learn how to wash your hands and save lives
World Hand Hygiene Day: Learn how to wash your hands and save livesArticle

Practise effective hand hygiene to prevent infections by learning how to wash your hands properly with Bloom Financial Services and Health4Me...

Issued by Bloom Financial Services 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

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

#BehindtheMask: Astika Chetram, co-founder and MD of Imajinnation Marketing
#BehindtheMask: Astika Chetram, co-founder and MD of Imajinnation MarketingArticle

Astika Chetram is the co-founder and MD of a small marketing agency called Imajinnation Marketing with extensive experience in the automotive industry...

Jessica Tennant 5 May 2021

Compliance a priority as Covid-19 continues to shake up mining
Compliance a priority as Covid-19 continues to shake up miningArticle

Whether large-scale or artisanal, the need for mines to be compliant and ethical is highlighted by the implications for the environment, economy, and communities in which the mines operate...

Janine Espin 5 May 2021

8 things you need to do after a car accident
8 things you need to do after a car accidentArticle

Whether you have a small bumper bashing or something more serious, it's important to know what steps to take in the aftermath of an accident...

Issued by Dotsure 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

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DMAT launches the Global Academic CouncilArticle

The Digital Marketing Aptitude Test has announced the launch of the Global Academic Council...

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

The geotechnical challenge of building on dolomite in Gauteng
The geotechnical challenge of building on dolomite in GautengArticle

A common concern in construction within Gauteng is the possibility of building on dolomite. While many structural engineers are aware of the potential hazards...

Kim Timm 4 May 2021

Better growth prospects and policy support bode well for markets
Better growth prospects and policy support bode well for marketsArticle

It's been a year since the pandemic and the events that followed took the world into unchartered territory, calling on humankind's innate ability to adapt to survive...

Reza Hendrickse 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

#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

Call for board nominations for SA Weather Service, SANParks, Sanbi
Call for board nominations for SA Weather Service, SANParks, SanbiArticle

Forestry, fisheries and the environment minister Barbara Creecy is calling for board nominations for the South African Weather Service (SAWS)...

3 May 2021

SA consumer food price inflation lifted marginally in March 2021
SA consumer food price inflation lifted marginally in March 2021Article

Consumer food price inflation accelerated to 5,9% year-on-year in March 2021 from 5,4% year-on-year in the previous month...

Wandile Sihlobo 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

Basic education under the spotlight as schools reopen
Basic education under the spotlight as schools reopenArticle

School safety will come under the microscope when Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and MECs meet to discuss matters affecting the sector this week...

3 May 2021

AI, freedom of expression and the press
AI, freedom of expression and the pressArticle

A free press or media has an important role to play in democracies as it is responsible for gathering and distributing the information that citizens use to decide how they are going to vote...

Hanno Brink 3 May 2021

Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?
Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?Article

Insight Survey's latest South African Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry Landscape Report 2021 carefully uncovers the global and local carbonated soft drinks market (including the impact of Covid-19)...

Issued by Insight Survey 3 May 2021

South Africa to clamp down on captive lion breeding, minister says
South Africa to clamp down on captive lion breeding, minister saysArticle

South Africa will clamp down on captive lion breeding after a review panel concluded the industry risked the conservation of wild lions and harmed tourism...

Nqobile Dludla 3 May 2021

20% of new mothers in peri-urban areas suffer from suicidal thoughts
20% of new mothers in peri-urban areas suffer from suicidal thoughtsArticle

One in five pregnant women and new mothers living in peri-urban areas investigated in UCT's Drakenstein Child Health Study are likely to experience suicidal thoughts...

30 Apr 2021

An Oscar for My Octopus Teacher is a boost for South African film. But ...
An Oscar for My Octopus Teacher is a boost for South African film. But ...Article

The Best Documentary Feature gong for My Octopus Teacher at this year's Academy Awards has been seen by many critics as the type of underdog story Oscar loves. The film, directed by Pippa Erlich and James Reed, was - like the other South African-themed documentary to wow the Oscars, Searching for Sugarman - the feel-good choice.

Liani Maasdorp and Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk 30 Apr 2021

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