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Encounters Documentary Fest returns in June 2021
Encounters Documentary Fest returns in June 2021Article

The 23rd edition of the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival will be held virtually from 10 to 20 June 2021. The lineup will include films, webinars, debates and Q&A with local and international directors.

7 May 2021

Richard Rattue, MD, Compli-Serve
Two decades ago, and the times to come: How technology has shaped financial servicesArticle

A little shy of two decades ago, I penned an article on how technology was impacting financial services and importantly, financial advice. I thought it would be interesting to review some of my statements...

Richard Rattue 6 Apr 2021

Ebola virus virion. CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith
Ebola might be a chronic infection - but here's why we shouldn't panicArticle

Ebola is back in Guinea in West Africa, five years after the largest Ebola epidemic ever known ended...

Connor Bamford 1 Apr 2021

'Wathint' abafazi, wathint' imbokodo' (You strike a woman, you strike a rock.)
'Wathint' abafazi, wathint' imbokodo' (You strike a woman, you strike a rock.)Article

Despite being subjected to the same involuntary stress test during Covid as men, women have shown a significant degree of resilience...

Issued by Ask Afrika 8 Mar 2021

A roadside Spaza Shop, Cathedral Peak, KwaZulu Natal. King of the Grasshoppers, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Informal township businesses adapting to new Covid-19 worldArticle

GG Alcock from KasiNomics details how informal kasi businesses have adapted to a new world, using technology, social media and delivery...

GG Alcock 3 Mar 2021

SME South Africa launches free guides to help SMEs navigate the challenges of Covid-19
SME South Africa launches free guides to help SMEs navigate the challenges of Covid-19Article

The Covid-19 pandemic has already significantly impacted local businesses and will have a notable and potentially lasting impact on our economy...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 11 Feb 2021

Reimagining the Uber experience in 2021 and beyond
Reimagining the Uber experience in 2021 and beyondArticle

With 2021 in full swing and the economy slowly adjusting to new realities, many businesses need to relook their offerings to suit the changing needs of their consumers and communities.

Frans Hiemstra 2 Feb 2021

Grit, resilience, and the creativity to overcome adversity
Grit, resilience, and the creativity to overcome adversityArticle

There are few things in life that are in our control. But while we face an uncertain year, we have the power to reclaim our agency and choose how we show up in our own lives...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 29 Jan 2021

How the pandemic will shape the workplace trends of 2021
How the pandemic will shape the workplace trends of 2021Article

The economist John Maynard Keynes predicted in 1930 that the amount we work would gradually shrink to as little as 15 hours a week as technology made us more productive...

Dave Cook 7 Jan 2021

Driving entrepreneurial growth through mentoring
Driving entrepreneurial growth through mentoringArticle

The rise in the amount of knowledge sharing and mentoring by businesspeople through partnerships with SMEs and entrepreneurs in order to help them survive and succeed has been, and continues to be, a silver lining in the overwhelming Covid-19 cloud...

Andrew Weinberg 31 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2021: Reinvent, redirect, discard and restore
#BizTrends2021: Reinvent, redirect, discard and restoreArticle

2020 was the year never to be repeated. Or was it? GetSmarter surveyed the future of work, and the unfortunate refrain that keeps repeating is that in 2021 we can expect more of the same...

Ann-Mari Höfinger 29 Dec 2020

Legal resource hub launched to fight GBV
Legal resource hub launched to fight GBVArticle

A free-to-access information hub has been launched online for those seeking guidance and help regarding the complexities of the law around gender-based violence...

Issued by LexisNexis 14 Dec 2020

Professor Felicity Burt
SARS, MERS research paved way for rapid development of Covid-19 vaccinesArticle

Research on vaccines for the SARS and MERS viruses paved the way for more rapid development of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine allowing candidate vaccines to reach clinical trial stages in record time...

8 Dec 2020

#16DaysofActivism: Powa partners Joko in campaign to help #EndDomesticSilence
#16DaysofActivism: Powa partners Joko in campaign to help #EndDomesticSilenceArticle

People Opposing Women Abuse (Powa) has partnered with Joko in a campaign calling on South Africans to help #EndDomesticSilence by recording voice notes to the president...

7 Dec 2020

SA artists, 1st for Women partner on powerful reboot of 'My Body'
SA artists, 1st for Women partner on powerful reboot of 'My Body'Article

Produced in 1983 and taught in schools around the world, "My Body", a song originally developed as part of a sexual abuse prevention programme, has been given a reboot to raise funds against women abuse...

2 Dec 2020

Take This Thread and break the pattern of gender-based violence in South Africa
Take This Thread and break the pattern of gender-based violence in South AfricaArticle

Joining South Africa, and the rest of the world, to help raise awareness is Take This Thread - a movement aimed at helping break the pattern of abuse by focusing on helping survivors of GBV achieve financial independence...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 30 Nov 2020

How Take This Thread is using skills development to empower GBV survivors
How Take This Thread is using skills development to empower GBV survivorsArticle

Take This Thread is a movement aimed at helping break the pattern of abuse by focusing on helping survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) achieve financial independence...

27 Nov 2020

Biggest marathon ever of The Walking Dead coming to Fox this festive season
Biggest marathon ever of The Walking Dead coming to Fox this festive seasonArticle

This festive season, Fox will be celebrating a decade of one of its most popular shows with a marathon of every single episode of The Walking Dead - from 2 December 2020 at 9.30pm...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 25 Nov 2020

SA missed its opportunity during lockdown to turn the tide on GBV pandemic
SA missed its opportunity during lockdown to turn the tide on GBV pandemicArticle

While President Cyril Ramaphosa has described violence against women and girls as the second pandemic, with Covid-19 being the first, civil society leaders say they respectfully disagree...

25 Nov 2020

Grand Prix and Gold for FoxP2
Grand Prix and Gold for FoxP2Article

This year, the Loeries Creative Week was held virtually in a five-day online awards ceremony with creative agency, FoxP2 South Africa shortlisted 50 times across multiple categories...

Issued by Dentsu 24 Nov 2020

Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 winners list
Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 winners listArticle

The Sustainable Fashion Awards celebrate South African designers, retailers and personalities leading sustainable, ethical, circular and regenerative practices in the fashion industry...

23 Nov 2020

GBV in the workplace: Where to from here?
GBV in the workplace: Where to from here?Article

In September 2019, the #SandtonShutdown protest took place in an effort to highlight the crucial role of businesses in tackling gender-based violence. One of the placards during the protest read, "Make my safety your business". The message was clear. Businesses were urged to make gender-based violence one of their strategic issues and actively address it in the workplace...

Nadine Mather and Pascale Towers 23 Nov 2020

Spar WC hands over R412,500 to Saartjie Baartman Centre
Spar WC hands over R412,500 to Saartjie Baartman CentreArticle

Thanks to the generosity of loyal Spar shoppers, Spar Western Cape was able to hand over a cheque of R412,500 to the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children.

20 Nov 2020

A response led by scientists and researchers must be central to any current and future threats. Donwilson Odhiambo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Strong leadership fought Covid-19 in Africa: the next step is to harness researchArticle

African countries are still reeling from the effect of measures, such as lockdowns, taken to contain the spread of Covid-19...

Monique Wasunna 12 Nov 2020

UK-SA Tech Hub launches Coding Moms, a training programme for mothers
UK-SA Tech Hub launches Coding Moms, a training programme for mothersArticle

Coding Moms is a programme aimed at providing mothers and women from marginalised areas, including those who may have suffered gender-based violence, with basic digital skills...

11 Nov 2020

#OneTheBigScreen: 'Flatland', 'Summerland', 'Antebellum', 'War with Grandpa', 'Peninsula'
#OneTheBigScreen: 'Flatland', 'Summerland', 'Antebellum', 'War with Grandpa', 'Peninsula'Article

Flatland, Summerland, Antebellum, War with Grandp and Peninsula open in SA cinemas this week...

Daniel Dercksen 30 Oct 2020

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Jaguar SA partners #GiveHerACrown in lead up to 16 Days of ActivismArticle

Launched on Women's Day this year, #GiveHerACrown is a female empowerment platform which uses the power of storytelling and the arts to raise awareness and funds towards the fight against gender-based violence...

29 Oct 2020

#PulpNonFiction: South Africa, the real land of the free and the brave
#PulpNonFiction: South Africa, the real land of the free and the braveArticle

This week Bronwyn Williams unpacks Stealing Water by Tim Ecott and The Upside of Down by Bruce Whitfield, in getting to grips with South Africa and her place in it...

Bronwyn Williams 8 Oct 2020

The Walking Dead celebrates 10th anniversary
The Walking Dead celebrates 10th anniversaryArticle

Fans of The Walking Dead have much to look forward to on Monday, 5 October 2020, as the long-awaited special event episode The Whisperer War: Final Showdown - A Certain Doom will hit screens on Fox (DSTV 125)...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 23 Sep 2020

Five ways to make your holidays more sustainable
Five ways to make your holidays more sustainableArticle

Here's how to travel with purpose and be a more responsible tourist...

Brendan Paddison and Karla Boluk 18 Sep 2020

No boom predicted for industrial equipment sector, but no gloom either
No boom predicted for industrial equipment sector, but no gloom eitherArticle

The material handling and industrial equipment sector has had to adjust to a quickly shifting landscape as predictions for the industry were quickly turned on their heads, according to EIE Group CEO Gary Neubert...

16 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

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

#WomensMonth: 'Women can own powerful leadership roles' says Charmaine Houvet
#WomensMonth: 'Women can own powerful leadership roles' says Charmaine HouvetArticle

With over 24 years of telecommunications experience working with governments, private and public sector across Africa, Charmaine Houvet is a member of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

Evan-Lee Courie 28 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

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The only campaign approach to GBVArticle

Jennilee Peremore-Oliver, owner/CEO or communication consultancy Jenniemore writes how media, marketing, and communications professionals can make a meaningful impact on the GBV crisis in SA...

Jennilee Peremore-Oliver 13 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: 'South Africa has enormous opportunity' - Alison Collier, MD of Endeavor SA
#WomensMonth: 'South Africa has enormous opportunity' - Alison Collier, MD of Endeavor SAArticle

With extensive global experience, Alison Collier, a definite role model for future businesswomen, shares her journey with us this Women's Month...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Aug 2020

Hope is an action. These are the women leading us forward
Hope is an action. These are the women leading us forwardArticle

Gender-based violence plagues South Africa. It's a pernicious affliction that impacts us as individuals and a society. This Women's Day, we recognise the women who are combatting this epidemic...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 7 Aug 2020

Tavern Dialogues initiative launched to address GBV in townships
Tavern Dialogues initiative launched to address GBV in townshipsArticle

On Women's Day, 9 August, township taverns in South Africa will roll out a programme to help combat gender-based violence and femicide...

6 Aug 2020

L'Oréal partners with POWA on Women's Month campaign
L'Oréal partners with POWA on Women's Month campaignArticle

L'Oréal Paris has partnered with People Opposing Women Abuse on the EmpoweRED campaign, which aims to raise funds to assist women affected by gender-based violence...

5 Aug 2020

Shorn Khumalo
#SurvivorStories: I had a spiritual conversation with my body to fight, Shorn KhumaloArticle

In our #SurvivorStories series, we put a face to Covid-19 by sharing the stories of people who have fought the virus and come out the other side. PR consultant, Shorn Khumalo talks us through his journey...

Nicci Botha 31 Jul 2020

Neesa Moodley
#SurvivorStories: Take comfort from the support you will undoubtedly receiveArticle

In our #SurvivorStories series, we put a face to Covid-19 by sharing the stories of people who have fought the virus and come out the other side. Freelance financial journalist and mom, Neesa Moodley talks us through her journey...

Nicci Botha 27 Jul 2020

Clarina de Freitas
#SurvivorStories: Don't take anything for grantedArticle

In our #SurvivorStories series, we put a face to Covid-19 by sharing the stories of people who have fought the virus and come out the other side. Bizcommunity's very own, Clarina de Freitas, talks us through her journey in this first installment...

Nicci Botha 13 Jul 2020

White Square 2020 winners announced
White Square 2020 winners announcedArticle

International Advertising Festival White Square has announced its 2020 winners...

10 Jul 2020

White Square International Advertising Festival announces 2020 shortlists
White Square International Advertising Festival announces 2020 shortlistsArticle

The White Square International Advertising Festival has announced its shortlists for 2020...

2 Jul 2020

#LockdownLessons: What can we learn from a woman in the oil and lubricant industry?
#LockdownLessons: What can we learn from a woman in the oil and lubricant industry?Article

Mercia Jansen, area manager for Southern and Eastern Africa at Motul, talks challenges, achievements and of course, coping with the Covid-19 pandemic...

23 Jun 2020

The champs are back, and they're ready to chomp!
The champs are back, and they're ready to chomp!Article

National Geographic and National Geographic Wild's Sharkfest 2020 kicks off this July, with its biggest lineup ever in a four-week Sharkfest marathon...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 23 Jun 2020

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