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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...

1 day ago

#Newsmaker: Yokesh Maharaj to advance Mondelez's growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
#Newsmaker: Yokesh Maharaj to advance Mondelez's growth in Sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

This Africa Month, we chat to Mondelez International's new president of its Sub-Saharan Africa business unit about his appointment and mapping a growth strategy in Africa...

Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day 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

Over 100 countries back Trips waiver on Covid-19 vaccines
Over 100 countries back Trips waiver on Covid-19 vaccinesArticle

South Africa's proposal to waiver specific Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) obligations related to the manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccines is now supported by over 100 countries...

7 May 2021

DIY and home services supporting franchise industry recovery
DIY and home services supporting franchise industry recoveryArticle

The news that listed group Italtile expects its full-year earnings to surge by 70% is an impressive business growth story in the midst of a pandemic...

7 May 2021

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

US supports waiver of Covid-19 vaccine IP restrictions
US supports waiver of Covid-19 vaccine IP restrictionsArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the US's support for a temporary and targeted waiver of intellectual property protections that apply to Covid-19 vaccines...

6 May 2021

Investing in Nigeria: Discipline is key
Investing in Nigeria: Discipline is keyArticle

The end of quarter one 2021 marks one year since markets bottomed following the Covid-19 global outbreak...

Rami Hajjar 5 May 2021

Third consecutive level one B-BBEE rating for Samsung South Africa
Third consecutive level one B-BBEE rating for Samsung South AfricaArticle

Samsung achieved a third successive Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) level one contribution status...

Issued by Samsung South Africa 5 May 2021

Logistics, supply chains sectors could play crucial role in rebuilding SA economy
Logistics, supply chains sectors could play crucial role in rebuilding SA economyArticle

As much as finding new ways to do business will play a key role in South Africa's economic turnaround strategy, for the country to emerge from the years-long slump exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic it will need to further invest in its cornerstone industries...

4 May 2021

Italtile CEO Jan Potgieter to retire, Lance Foxcroft named successor
Italtile CEO Jan Potgieter to retire, Lance Foxcroft named successorArticle

Italtile's chief executive officer, Jan Potgieter, will be retiring on 31 December 2021 and emigrating to Europe...

4 May 2021

Ctrack Freight Transport Index show positive growth for multiple sectors
Ctrack Freight Transport Index show positive growth for multiple sectorsArticle

Compared to March last year, road freight, air freight and pipelines have shown improvement...

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

SA's trade surplus grows to R52.77bn in March
SA's trade surplus grows to R52.77bn in MarchArticle

South Africa recorded its largest trade surplus on record in March, data showed on Friday, with sales of commodities and minerals rising sharply as global demand driven by the economic recovery from the coronavirus continued...

Mfuneko Toyana 3 May 2021

Global citrus market holds strong despite Covid crisis
Global citrus market holds strong despite Covid crisisArticle

The production of major types of citrus fruits, except that of lemons and limes, grew in 2020 thanks to good weather conditions in most producing regions...

3 May 2021

How upskilling the informal sector can drive job creation
How upskilling the informal sector can drive job creationArticle

Can South Africa's unemployment crisis be reversed by leveraging existing industries to create employment and entrepreneurial growth...?

30 Apr 2021

Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managing
Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managingArticle

Hydrogen is predicted to play a leading role in the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy. As an alternative to fossil fuels like oil and coal, it could be key for tackling climate change in future...

29 Apr 2021

Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers
Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workersArticle

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

28 Apr 2021

The lash of lockdown: A potato farmer's story of resilience
The lash of lockdown: A potato farmer's story of resilienceArticle

Potatoes SA shares Limpopo Province potato farmer Johan Holtzhausen's story as he details how he had contracted Covid-19 and at the same time faced challenges that his business went through due to Covid-19...

28 Apr 2021

The potential for a digitised built environment sector
The potential for a digitised built environment sectorArticle

Before Covid-19 relegated most of society to the confines of their homes, the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) sought to bring digital transformation to the masses...

Mondli Cele 28 Apr 2021

Competition authority denies RussellStone Protein acquisition
Competition authority denies RussellStone Protein acquisitionArticle

The proposed acquisition of RussellStone Protein by DH Brothers and Seaboard has not been given the go-ahead by the Competition Commission...

23 Apr 2021

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Agribusiness during Covid: How leadership creates winning strategiesArticle

"Even with the challenges left by 2020, the overall acumen showed by leaders in the agri sector, government and all allied industries adapted to existing conditions with great speed and robust solutions."

23 Apr 2021

Greening the global textile value chain
Greening the global textile value chainArticle

Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

Kieran Whyte, partner and head of the energy, mining and infrastructure practice, Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg,
South Africa's green hydrogen potentialArticle

South Africa's Hydrogen Society Roadmap explains how the country's resources, including reliable sources of renewable energy, and its ample supply of platinum group metals (PGM), can be effectively harnessed to produce green hydrogen...

Kieran Whyte 23 Apr 2021

Vans sets out global sustainability goals to achieve by 2030
Vans sets out global sustainability goals to achieve by 2030Article

Vans will move towards creating circular products and systems that use regenerative and recycled materials, designed to reduce waste and keep products in use and out of landfills...

22 Apr 2021

Courage under fire: How marketers and agencies made lemonade
Courage under fire: How marketers and agencies made lemonadeArticle

The old adage talks about how to react when life gives you lemons - but under circumstances unseen in our lifetime, what do you do when life hands you a pandemic?

Johanna McDowell 22 Apr 2021

Covid-19 economic impact failed to put brakes on climate change - WMO report
Covid-19 economic impact failed to put brakes on climate change - WMO reportArticle

The Covid-19-related economic slowdown failed to put the brakes on climate change drivers and accelerating impacts according to a new report by the WMO...

22 Apr 2021

Chinese smartphone brand Tecno Mobile topples Samsung in Africa
Chinese smartphone brand Tecno Mobile topples Samsung in AfricaArticle

In terms of handset sales, Tecno Mobile has outdone tech giant Samsung across Africa...

21 Apr 2021

Improving South Africa's food security
Improving South Africa's food securityArticle

Unathi Mhlatyana, MD at McCain Foods South Africa, unpacks the results of the 2020 Global Food Security Index report...

Unathi Mhlatyana 21 Apr 2021

The top-selling passenger cars in March
The top-selling passenger cars in MarchArticle

The recovery of the South African new-vehicle market remains largely subdued, due to continued stock shortages, but there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel...

20 Apr 2021

South Africa mining at a digital crossroad
South Africa mining at a digital crossroadArticle

The digital transformation of the mining industry promises a paradigm shift in performance, and for South Africa, the successful modernisation of the mining industry might mean...

Peter Clearkin &Tycho Moncks 20 Apr 2021

The decade of @home
The decade of @homeArticle

Lifestyle retailer @home has reported that 'wellbeing' continues to be the most searched word on the @home website after having never featured in their top 20 words searched for the website before...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 20 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Sandra Fraga, chief sales and marketing officer at Syspro
#BehindtheBrandManager: Sandra Fraga, chief sales and marketing officer at SysproArticle

Sandra Fraga, chief sales and marketing officer at Syspro, unpacks the journey behind the software development company's rebrand...

Evan-Lee Courie 19 Apr 2021

Good financial decisions will ensure SA agriculture survival when the bad times
Good financial decisions will ensure SA agriculture survival when the bad timesArticle

South Africa's agricultural sector was one of the only shining stars in the economy in 2020, escaping the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic relatively unscathed...

19 Apr 2021

Unpacking the effectiveness of SA legislature in trying to reinvent the EPR wheel
Unpacking the effectiveness of SA legislature in trying to reinvent the EPR wheelArticle

Government's rationale for extending the EPR scope is predominantly informed by the historic approach which has been at play in the market until now, under voluntary industry-driven schemes...

Garyn Rapson, Paula-Ann Novotny and Emma Bleeker 19 Apr 2021

Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security
Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food securityArticle

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges...

Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Carling Bieg, Evan Fraser and Sarah Marquis 16 Apr 2021

Wayne Miller, Zebra Technologies
How the pandemic is transforming healthcareArticle

Despite the many challenges of 2020, healthcare organisations have gained considerable insights and experience that will transform the sector well into the future...

Wayne Miller 15 Apr 2021

Get your free digital copy of Public Sector Leaders (PSL) April edition - out now!
Get your free digital copy of Public Sector Leaders (PSL) April edition - out now!Article

Human rights and constitutional democracy are the golden threads which run through this bumper April edition of Public Sector Leaders...

Issued by Topco Media 15 Apr 2021

South African manufacturer KAS Africa secures $10m investment
South African manufacturer KAS Africa secures $10m investmentArticle

KAS Africa, a leading contract manufacturer of personal, home, baby and oral care FMCG products, has received an investment with an aggregate value of $10m from TRT Investments Limited...

Issued by KAS Africa 14 Apr 2021

Heineken SA appoints two new management team members
Heineken SA appoints two new management team membersArticle

Heineken South Africa has announced the appointment of two new management team members: Joy van Heerden has joined as digital and technology director while Vinicius Genio de Almeida will lead supply chain at the local office...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 14 Apr 2021

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Global coffee market enjoys ongoing growth despite pandemicArticle

According to a new report published by IndexBox, coffee yield figures remained robust in 2020 and coffee bean exports increased, despite the disruption to supply chains caused by the coronavirus restrictions...

13 Apr 2021

Vodacom partners with African Union Development Agency for vaccine rollout
Vodacom partners with African Union Development Agency for vaccine rolloutArticle

The Vodacom Group has announced that it will work with the African Union Development Agency to build digital infrastructure to manage vaccinations...

12 Apr 2021

#StartupStory: BlueAvo to tackle inequality in the media industry
#StartupStory: BlueAvo to tackle inequality in the media industryArticle

South African startup BlueAvo has been shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

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Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery storeArticle

When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made headlines around the world...

Nada R. Sanders 12 Apr 2021

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