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#DoBizZA: How local brands can leverage their 'made in SA' status to entice shoppers
#DoBizZA: How local brands can leverage their 'made in SA' status to entice shoppersArticle

Locally sourced products and services comfort consumers, meeting their new needs for hygiene and spreading feel-good stories that celebrate the best of our diverse culture...

Karin Du Chenne 3 days ago

The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?
The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?Article

AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming - for worse as well as for better...

David Rose and Charlotte-Anne Chivers 16 Sep 2020

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Switching on the corporate aspect of travel for economic growthArticle

With the release last week of South Africa's GDP Q2 figures and President Cyril Ramaphosa's calls for a quick and bold plan to place South Africa on a "rapid growth trajectory", a spotlight is shone on tourism as the sector with the greatest potential to reignite South Africa's economy, sustainably...

16 Sep 2020

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Locals must lead the way to African scientific capacity and solutionsArticle

Africa bears a disproportionately high burden of globally significant diseases. But the continent has lagged in knowledge production to address its health challenges...

Victoria Kasprowicz & Denis Chopera 16 Sep 2020

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Will robot calls and SMSs for direct marketing purposes become a thing of the past?Article

Livia Dyer, partner, and Nadine Mather, senior associate, Bowmans explain how PoPIA will impact and potentially change, the parameters of direct marketing...

Livia Dyer and Nadine Mather 15 Sep 2020

Sun City's Valley of Waves set to reopen
Sun City's Valley of Waves set to reopenArticle

The Valley of Waves at Sun City will be reopening in time for Heritage Day on 23 September 2020...

15 Sep 2020

Professor Carolina Pohl-Albertyn, NRF SARChI Research Chair in Pathogenic Yeast.
Ignored fungal infections kill more people annually than HIV and malaria combinedArticle

Recently published estimates put the burden of disease due to fungal infection in South Africa at more than 3 million cases per year. These figures are especially shocking given that prior to 1980, fungal infections were not a major health problem...

Carolina Pohl-Albertyn, Issued by University of the Free State 10 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

Heritable genome editing not yet ready to be tried safely and effectively in humans
Heritable genome editing not yet ready to be tried safely and effectively in humansArticle

Heritable genome edits can be passed down to future generations, raising not only scientific and medical considerations but also a host of ethical, moral, and societal issues...

10 Sep 2020

Consumer attitudes towards fuel loyalty programmes in SA
Consumer attitudes towards fuel loyalty programmes in SAArticle

The average South African consumer sees loyalty programmes as valuable and as an economic benefit, and are generally committed to such programmes...

Marius Wait 10 Sep 2020

Can an employee be dismissed for lodging a false grievance?
Can an employee be dismissed for lodging a false grievance?Article

Dismissing an employee for lodging a false grievance does not amount to an automatically unfair dismissal...

Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 9 Sep 2020

Parents, do your homework before choosing an online school
Parents, do your homework before choosing an online schoolArticle

Parents and guardians considering online schooling for their children must ensure they properly vet the ability of a school to provide an holistic, meaningful educational experience coupled with excellent academic and emotional support, an education expert says...

8 Sep 2020

Burger King petitions Home Affairs for citizenship
Burger King petitions Home Affairs for citizenshipArticle

Burger King South Africa has taken to social media to ask South Africans to rally behind them on their quest for South African citizenship...

Issued by Burger King 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

Future of HR | 10 ways we need to prepare ourselves for the future of work
Future of HR | 10 ways we need to prepare ourselves for the future of workArticle

On 2 and 3 September, Topco Media and Simplify hosted the digital Future of HR Summit. An annual innovation-focused initiative that aimed to help delegates prepare for the hyper-digitised workplace of tomorrow...

Issued by Topco Media 4 Sep 2020

Social compact needed to restore SA's restaurant, fast food industries
Social compact needed to restore SA's restaurant, fast food industriesArticle

The old saying used to be - "get bums in seats" but with regulations, sensitivity of customers to infection and concerns for employee safety, this is not part of the "new normal"...

Craig Schwabe 3 Sep 2020

Normal blood cells (left) and the blood cells in sickle cell disease, which do not flow through the circulatory system smoothly. Credit: Darryl Leja, NHGRI (CC BY 2.0)
UCT professor's research offers hope of treatment for sickle cell anaemiaArticle

A study performed in Cameroon by a University of Cape Town professor may offer hope of treatment for people with sickle cell anaemia (SCA), a disease which affects hundreds of thousands in Africa...

Elsabé Brits 3 Sep 2020

Covid-19's impact on logistics is creating ripple effects in other industries
Covid-19's impact on logistics is creating ripple effects in other industriesArticle

Supply chains are under increasing pressure as the free movement of goods become more restricted due to lockdown measures implemented by governments around the world...

1 Sep 2020

Promotions and activations: A brave (not so) new world lockdown Level 2
Promotions and activations: A brave (not so) new world lockdown Level 2Article

We know that it is challenging for marketers not to be overwhelmed by the uncertainty gripping the world, but the fact remains that our country's infection rate is slowing, and our recovery rate is on the rise...

Issued by Tradeway Promotions 1 Sep 2020

Pelvic floor damage affects both men and women and can be treated - urologist
Pelvic floor damage affects both men and women and can be treated - urologistArticle

Trauma to the pelvic area caused by car accidents, surgery, obesity, overuse of supporting muscles and age may result in pelvic floor damage in both men and women and can often be treated, according to a leading urologist...

Issued by Leap Communications 27 Aug 2020

Send Clicks vouchers directly to the phone of someone in need
Send Clicks vouchers directly to the phone of someone in needArticle

New digital gift vouchers from Clicks make it easier to send money for essential hygiene items, healthcare services and over-the-counter medicines to those who need it most...

27 Aug 2020

Santam Women of the Future Awards announces 2020 finalists
Santam Women of the Future Awards announces 2020 finalistsArticle

Finalists for the 2020 Santam Women of the Future Awards have been announced...

27 Aug 2020

95% of schools may not be POPI Act compliant
95% of schools may not be POPI Act compliantArticle

Schools are increasingly embracing the digital universe and now the Covid-19 pandemic has stratospherically accelerated the adoption of online communication and digital strategies for South African schools...

27 Aug 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Building hope in society - the rallying call for brands and their agencies
EXCLUSIVE: Building hope in society - the rallying call for brands and their agenciesArticle

Mike Abel, chief executive partner at M&C Saatchi Abel elaborates on how brands can inspire us to be better and to do better...

Mike Abel 27 Aug 2020

Vodacom launches Gender-Based Violence Fund
Vodacom launches Gender-Based Violence FundArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown has compounded the effects of existing gender inequalities and led to an increase in violations of women's rights, including elevated risks of domestic violence and other forms of GBV...

26 Aug 2020

Insights beyond industry data
Insights beyond industry dataArticle

The advertising industry has certainly grown over the past two decades seeing the changes in technology and the way consumers consume media in general, fragmentation upon fra-g-men-ta-tion...

Issued by Advertising Media Forum 26 Aug 2020

Contactless signature solution for the courier industry launches in SA
Contactless signature solution for the courier industry launches in SAArticle

Social distancing is changing the way we do business and until we can 3D print all we need at home or the office, the delivery of goods still needs to be physically transported, delivered and accepted by the customer....

24 Aug 2020

IAB SA and IAB Tech Lab's virtual open forum on ad experiences and measurement
IAB SA and IAB Tech Lab's virtual open forum on ad experiences and measurementArticle

Coverage of Angelina Eng, VP of Measurement and Attribution at IAB Tech Lab's presentation on the subject of ad experience and measurement...

Juanita Pienaar 24 Aug 2020

Employee retention strategies start with the onboarding experience
Employee retention strategies start with the onboarding experienceArticle

Those responsible for leading people and processes within organisations should consider pivoting their people, resources and value propositions for long-term efficiency. Change on every front is inevitable and making almost everything more complex - including the hiring and onboarding of new talent...

Francois Kriel, Issued by Kriel & Co 21 Aug 2020

Nelson Mandela Foundation hosts discussion on making universal healthcare universal
Nelson Mandela Foundation hosts discussion on making universal healthcare universalArticle

"Covid-19 has laid bare the structures which condemn millions of people in Africa to lives of what Frantz Fanon called many years ago 'wretchedness'."

21 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Reflections from leading women in health in Africa
#WomensMonth: Reflections from leading women in health in AfricaArticle

Women leaders in the healthcare sector discussed possible solutions to drive gender equity, the need to achieve growth and foster innovation for better health outcomes across the continent as part of the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) 2020 Dialogues series.

19 Aug 2020

Collaborating on purpose
Collaborating on purposeArticle

Marketing is no longer only about talking to consumers, it is about being part of the conversation. Content partnerships allow organisations to be seen at the centre of new networks and narratives...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 19 Aug 2020

TBCSA urges Level 2 compliance by establishments and patrons
TBCSA urges Level 2 compliance by establishments and patronsArticle

The commencement of Level 2 sees the lift on all restrictions on inter-provincial travel, which means a fuller return to business for accommodation...

19 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Prof. Nelishia Pillay of UP believes women in IT and STEM need to be showcased more
#WomensMonth: Prof. Nelishia Pillay of UP believes women in IT and STEM need to be showcased moreArticle

Professor Nelishia Pillay is the Head of the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2020

Congolese artist Chris Shongo paints on the outside wall of the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Kinshasa on June 18, 2020.
Covid-19 shows that the DRC must invest in a health research industryArticle

In early March, the first Covid-19 case was imported from Europe to Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC's) densely populated capital city.

Dacquin M. Kasumba 14 Aug 2020

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Kenya is struggling to deliver justice online: what needs to be doneArticle

Kenya ordered the closure of courtrooms to the public in April in keeping with government measures to limit gatherings and mitigate the spread of Covid-19...

Mercy Muendo 12 Aug 2020

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Antibiotic resistance: cheap diagnostic test could be a saviourArticle

With the world's attention focused on combating Covid-19, it is easy to forget the other significant threat to public health and the global economy - the rapid rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)...

Lara Marks & Ankur Mutreja 11 Aug 2020

Women are carrying the heaviest load under lockdown
Women are carrying the heaviest load under lockdownArticle

There is not much to celebrate this Women's Month when women are bearing the brunt of responsibility under lockdown, and their safety and security is threatened: both physically and economically...

Siphelele Chirwa 11 Aug 2020

Herd solidarity: A vaccine for the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence
Herd solidarity: A vaccine for the shadow pandemic of gender-based violenceArticle

Global Peace Index statistics show that violence in South Africa is similar to countries at war or in conflict. When it comes to female victims, the figures almost defy comprehension...

Professor Francis Petersen 7 Aug 2020

TBCSA, partners launch new Covid-19 protocols safety app
TBCSA, partners launch new Covid-19 protocols safety appArticle

The app will aid in the safe reopening of the industry by training business owners on the safe implementation of the Covid-19 tourism safety protocols...

6 Aug 2020

How the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperation
How the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperationArticle

Ethiopia's on-going construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River has attracted speculation that it could lead to a 'water war'...

Ashok Swain 3 Aug 2020

Covid-19 puts the brakes on South Africa's promotion spiral
Covid-19 puts the brakes on South Africa's promotion spiralArticle

South Africans have had to adjust their promotion-obsessed purchasing habits during the Covid-19 lockdown, with R14bn fewer goods being sold on promotion during April and May 2020 compared to the same time last year...

Issued by Nielsen 30 Jul 2020

How South African food companies go about shaping public health policy in their favour
How South African food companies go about shaping public health policy in their favourArticle

Diet-related diseases are major public health problems in SA. But many in the food industry strongly oppose globally recommended policies that could address these issues...

Gary Sacks, Eric Crosbie and Melissa Mialon 30 Jul 2020

Big boost for chemical services company
Big boost for chemical services companyArticle

Edge Growth has announced a partnership with entrepreneurial company Massive Quantum, which procures and supplies raw chemical materials and engineering products to South Africa and its neighbouring states...

Issued by Edge Growth 29 Jul 2020

SA leg of Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award launched
SA leg of Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award launchedArticle

The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) has launched the local leg of the Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award...

29 Jul 2020

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Why choosing the right comms partner is more important than everArticle

Rachel Irvine, CEO of Irvine Partners writes why your comms specialist is your new best friend when doing business in the new normal...

Rachel Irvine 29 Jul 2020

Understanding the value proposition of data protection in the cloud
Understanding the value proposition of data protection in the cloudArticle

With the rapid migration to cloud technologies, security of data and applications is often the primary concern of IT teams...

Jared Naude 27 Jul 2020

Covid-19 only a dress rehearsal for pandemics
Covid-19 only a dress rehearsal for pandemicsArticle

Some scientists feel that the current Covid-19 pandemic, which has already infected more than 16-million and killed more than 600,000 worldwide, is only a dress rehearsal for an even bigger pandemic...

27 Jul 2020

Does your business have a hidden contact centre?
Does your business have a hidden contact centre?Article

Many South African small or mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are running contact centres - and they don't even know it...

27 Jul 2020

New repo rate presents great opportunity for hungry investors
New repo rate presents great opportunity for hungry investorsArticle

Contrary to popular opinion, the new repo rate will result in investors with solid balance sheets lining up for opportunities...

John Jack 27 Jul 2020

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