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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

Pandora's box in the workplace
Pandora's box in the workplaceArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has so fundamentally changed our world that 'hope' has become an essential quality that leaders must bring to their working environments...

Auguste Coetzer, Issued by People Power Placements SA 5 Mar 2021

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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

Cipla calls on South Africans to visibly show their care for carers during Covid-19
Cipla calls on South Africans to visibly show their care for carers during Covid-19Article

In a country with a chronic shortage of healthcare professionals, and a significant disease burden, it may come as no surprise to hear that doctors are 2.5 times more likely than anyone else to take their own lives...

Issued by Cipla 29 May 2020

AME Awards announces 2020 finalists
AME Awards announces 2020 finalistsArticle

New York Festivals 2020 AME Awards has announced its 2020 finalists, honouring effective work that works...

4 May 2020

Chris Moerdyk
Marketing is in chaos. Especially advertising, PR and sponsorshipArticle

The marketing environment in South Africa is in chaos. There is no other way of describing the loss of R50bn a year through ill-considered strategy, bad advertising and lack of research...

Chris Moerdyk 25 Feb 2020

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AI delivers mental health services to children and youthArticle

Worldwide about 10-20% of children and youth experience mental disorders. However, it is often difficult to determine the causes behind these conditions, disorders and diseases...

21 Oct 2019

Young girls play netball in an open field near King Williams Town. EPA/Kim Ludbrook
Can free schools in South Africa reduce HIV risk?Article

South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic in the world. An estimated 7.2-million people are living with HIV and 4.4 million are on antiretroviral therapy...

Franziska Meinck 17 Jul 2019

SA students are facing a mental health crisis
SA students are facing a mental health crisisArticle

From dealing with the stress of exams to coping with the anxiety of building a successful future, students tend to have a lot on their plates...

Issued by Vega School 10 Jul 2019

5 reasons to binge Benedict Cumberbatch's BAFTA-winning Patrick Melrose
5 reasons to binge Benedict Cumberbatch's BAFTA-winning Patrick MelroseArticle

Patrick Melrose, winner of Best Mini-Series at The British Academy TV Awards (BAFTAs) in May 2019, is now streaming first on Showmax in South Africa...

Issued by Showmax 5 Jun 2019

Depression and life insurance: Will I be covered?
Depression and life insurance: Will I be covered?Article

With the spotlight being turned on mental health disorders it has pushed depression to the forefront making it possible for 300 million people of all ages across the world to get help...

Issued by MiWayLife 31 May 2019

Raising awareness one sock at a time
Raising awareness one sock at a timeArticle

The mental strain on medical professionals working in South Africa can be immense, and levels of depression and mental fatigue are particularly high among professionals who dedicate their lives to the treatment of others...

Issued by Cipla 27 May 2019

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Safeguarding healthcare professionals from burnoutArticle

South Africa's chronic medical human resources shortage puts overloaded healthcare professionals at greater risk of burnout, endangering both them and their patients...

27 Mar 2019

Botswana joins list of African countries reviewing gay rights
Botswana joins list of African countries reviewing gay rightsArticle

Botswana's High Court is considering a challenge to the provisions of the penal code criminalising consensual same-sex relations in the country...

Andrew Novak 19 Mar 2019

Understanding depression and related symptoms key to suicide prevention in SA
Understanding depression and related symptoms key to suicide prevention in SAArticle

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), South Africa has the sixth highest rate of suicide in Africa, with approximately 11.6 of every 100,000 people in the country completing suicide...

Issued by Cipla 18 Sep 2018

Royce da 5'9"
#YouthMonth: Check up on your "strong friends"Article

This #YouthMonth I want to address something serious, something that we usually avoid talking about and something I wrangle with personally...

Charles Siboto 14 Jun 2018

AI will be used by humanitarian organisations - this could deepen neocolonial tendencies
AI will be used by humanitarian organisations - this could deepen neocolonial tendenciesArticle

AI is undergoing a period of massive expansion...

Dan McQuillan 24 Apr 2018

#MusicExchange: Daniel Baron
#MusicExchange: Daniel BaronArticle

Daniel Baron had a stellar 2017 and moves into 2018 with a wonderful new summer single called Summer Sun with Euphonik. Daniel is a South African award-winning, chart-topping singer/songwriter/producer with 15 radio chart hits and five number ones to his name.

Martin Myers 10 Jan 2018

It's time to recognise how harmful high-rise living can be for residents
It's time to recognise how harmful high-rise living can be for residentsArticle

The fire at Grenfell Tower has catapulted high-rise social housing into the public consciousness, in a way not seen since the 1960s...

Royce Turner and Andrea Wigfield 8 Dec 2017

Facebook trains artificial intelligence to spot suicidal signs
Facebook trains artificial intelligence to spot suicidal signsArticle

Facebook earlier this week said it was stepping up the use of artificial intelligence to identify members of the leading social network who may be thinking of suicide...

28 Nov 2017

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Listen to the dead man talkingArticle

On 17 January 1977, Gary Gilmore was executed by firing squad for two murders he committed in Utah. His final words: "Let's do it"...

Damon Stapleton 7 Nov 2017

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Fewer SAA domestic flights would be welcome, says ComairArticle

If ailing South African Airways (SAA) were to reduce its scheduled flights, it could help to get rid of the "suicidally" cheap tickets at the bottom end of the domestic market, says Comair CEO Erik Venter...

13 Sep 2017

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A letter to boda boda ridersArticle

Boda boda - "a type of motorcycle or bicycle with space for a passenger or for carrying goods, often used as a taxi" - is now a word in the English language...

Bernard Tabaire 2 Jun 2017

Online review management: The secret sauce of successful hotel marketing
Online review management: The secret sauce of successful hotel marketingArticle

Guest reviews management is an integral part of any successful hotel marketing strategy. The reason for this is simple, online reviews influence booking decisions and ultimately, a hotel's revenue...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 3 Apr 2017

The Akeso Group launches outpatient programme
The Akeso Group launches outpatient programmeArticle

A post-discharge programme aimed at reducing incidence of hospital readmissions has been launched...

17 Jul 2016

From real life to reel life: Eddie The Eagle
From real life to reel life: Eddie The EagleArticle

If there's one feel-good film you cannot miss, it's the inspirational story of Michael 'Eddie' Edwards, a loveable underdog with a never-say-die attitude...

Daniel Dercksen 8 Apr 2016

Suffering from busylepsy?
Suffering from busylepsy?Article

When was the last time you heard a senior executive say "I'm just too busy?" The claims of being too busy are primarily an admittance to suffering from 'busylepsy'...

Naseem Javed 30 Mar 2016

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Using endorsements in your advertisingArticle

Product endorsement has long been recognised as a powerful advertising tool and South African advertising history is littered with great examples...

Chris Brewer 7 Mar 2016

SA's toddlers - a Ritalin generation?
SA's toddlers - a Ritalin generation?Article

Wanting South Africa to avoid the epidemic of psychotropic drug abuse of children, as seen in the US, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) has launched a campaign to inform South African parents and teachers about prescribed psychotropic drug risks in children.

2 Feb 2016

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SACAU assesses drought conditionsArticle

The dismal rain season coupled with sustained record-breaking temperatures have decimated livestock and made planting largely impossible...

25 Jan 2016

[TrendTalk] Death. Streamed live
[TrendTalk] Death. Streamed liveArticle

In this ultra-connected, real time world, death was streamed live this week in two significant game changing events: via Periscope from the Bangkok bomb blast by an eyewitness; and by the murderer who killed two journalists live on breakfast TV in the US...

Louise Marsland 28 Aug 2015

First Brooklyn Brothers opens in Bedfordview
First Brooklyn Brothers opens in BedfordviewArticle

Brooklyn Brothers, an authentic modern American diner experience whose speciality is buffalo-style chicken wings, has arrived in SA. The stores feature a creative Brooklyn, New York-inspired theme, accompanied by a touch of modern décor and urban fittings...

26 Jun 2015

SA commemorates World Aids Day in Welkom
SA commemorates World Aids Day in WelkomArticle

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa handed out pamphlets and engaged with residents of Welkom in the Free State during the national commemoration of World Aids Day...

Nosihle Shelembe 2 Dec 2014

Madness erupts at Alexander Upstairs Theatre
Madness erupts at Alexander Upstairs TheatreArticle

It's a mad, mad world at the intimate Alexander Upstairs Theatre with The Open Couple at war, schizophrenia unmasked in Smaarties, and reality and fantasy clashing head-on in Something Outrageous.

Daniel Dercksen 18 Nov 2014

Chris Moerdyk
It's time for a war on the digital chokersArticle

I received an email from a colleague this week asking me to sign a petition against local cellular networks taking 50% profit from revenue generated by SMS text messaging in aid of charity...

Chris Moerdyk 14 Nov 2014

Owen Mbundu
Craft beer - for the haves and the GermansArticle

There is a rather interesting development that caught my attention recently. No, the micro beer industry is not new, however its nascent ubiquity in Cape Town city is...

Owen Mbundu 22 Jul 2014

Retail design calls for skills convergence
Retail design calls for skills convergenceArticle

With too much newly printed money in circulation and our economic growth stunted and tethering on the verge of another recession, retailers in South Africa are certainly under immense pressure to deliver on annual targets and growth.

Callie van der Merwe 30 Jun 2014

Marion Scher
Here's a sponsorship that will make a major impact on people's livesArticle

If you could get your client R24.5m editorial coverage for two months (Jan and February), would you have happy clients or what?

Marion Scher 31 Mar 2014

Chris Moerdyk
Why Numsa is calling BMW's bluffArticle

Most business people in South Africa with even the slightest capitalist leanings would have been horrified at the sheer arrogance of the National Union of Metal Workers (Numsa) response to BMW's announcement that it might reconsider further investment in South Africa due to loss of production through labour unrest.

Chris Moerdyk 8 Oct 2013

'Jekyll-and-Hyde' protein offers a new route to cancer drugs
'Jekyll-and-Hyde' protein offers a new route to cancer drugsArticle

The mood changes of a 'Jekyll-and-Hyde' protein, which sometimes boosts tumour cell growth and at other times suppresses it, have been explained in a new study led by Oxford University researchers.

1 Oct 2013

In the Zone with MWEB Entrepreneur: Bio-Oil - a well-oiled business machine
In the Zone with MWEB Entrepreneur: Bio-Oil - a well-oiled business machineArticle

SA skin-care brand Bio-Oil is a worldwide success story, and the core product of Union Swiss, a multi-million dollar company that sells Bio-Oil in over 50 countries worldwide.

26 Aug 2013

Rugby forum moderators prevent suicide of member
Rugby forum moderators prevent suicide of memberArticle

With cyber-bullying a burning social issue, the rugby fraternity has shown its collective strength as a suicidal rugby forum contributor in New Zealand posted his suicide note on South Africa's PlanetRugby Chat Forum.

27 Jun 2013

From Rugby Forum Moderator to Cyber Cop
From Rugby Forum Moderator to Cyber CopArticle

With cyber-bullying a burning social issue, the Rugby fraternity this week showed its collective strength, as a suicidal rugby forum contributor in New Zealand posted his suicide note on South Africa's world-famous PlanetRugby Chat Forum.

Issued by Ole!Connect 18 Jun 2013

Finally! An album from the Great Apes
Finally! An album from the Great ApesArticle

Let's just jump right in and cut straight through: thank God this album is available for free right now, because these words will never be able to explain the grinding, rickety noise that is the Great Apes eponymous debut.

Johann M. Smith 16 Oct 2012

Chris Moerdyk
Big, brave, and bold eNews channelArticle

I have to admire the audacity and passion of the people at e.tv. At first glance, plans to take its 24-hour news channel, operated by sister company e.Sat TV to the UK, might seem suicidally ambitious, but when you think about it, the idea makes a lot of sense.

Chris Moerdyk: @chrismoerdyk 10 Aug 2012

Surviving entrepreneurial challenges
Surviving entrepreneurial challengesArticle

If one were to review the reasons for a failed business, mistakes in marketing, finance and employment are hardly ever the primary factors. Many companies go under despite a solid product offering, skilled resources and detailed financial plans.

Charles Pittaway 20 Apr 2012

2012 will be toughest year for construction industry - GVKArticle

According to the recently released FNB/BER Building Confidence Index for the first quarter of 2012, building confidence amongst building contractors, manufacturers of building materials and quantity surveyors has increased. The results suggest that the building sector has bottomed and is indeed recovering, albeit slowly.

16 Apr 2012

Chris Moerdyk
Is marketing moving with the times?Article

A few years ago I calculated that, every year in South Africa, roughly R50 billion was wasted on ill-conceived or just plain bad marketing. So, have things improved? Is marketing still efficient or continuing to shed money as though there was no tomorrow?

Chris Moerdyk: @chrismoerdyk 5 Apr 2012

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