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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

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Zambia must find a way to balance the economy and public health in tax policyArticle

The burden of noncommunicable diseases is growing rapidly across sub-Saharan Africa. The conditions, which include obesity and diabetes, are now leading causes of premature deaths...

Mulenga Mary Mukanu 23 Apr 2021

Euromonitor identifies 6 cannabis consumer archetypes
Euromonitor identifies 6 cannabis consumer archetypesArticle

Legal cannabis is set to increase from $30bn in 2020 to over $90bn in 2025, as consumers increase their usage in diverse parts of their lives...

21 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

Illegal cigarette consignment to be destroyed
Illegal cigarette consignment to be destroyedArticle

Government's renewed vigour to eliminate illegal tobacco imports and exports will be demonstrated on Friday when a multi-department operation will see 12 million cigarettes being destroyed...

8 Apr 2021

FoxP2 welcomes Sello Leshope as strategic planning director
FoxP2 welcomes Sello Leshope as strategic planning directorArticle

FoxP2 has brought Sello Leshop into its fold as strategic planning director effective from 1 April...

Issued by Dentsu 8 Apr 2021

About us - Thirst Bar Services
About us - Thirst Bar ServicesArticle

Thirst Bar Services' mobile bars transform any function into something truly special - only professional mixologists staff them, and they use the best available, quality beverages and ingredients.

Issued by Thirst Bar Services 7 Apr 2021

Batsa begins rollout of Vuse Inspiration Stores in SA
Batsa begins rollout of Vuse Inspiration Stores in SAArticle

British American Tobacco South Africa has opened the doors to the first Vuse Inspiration Store...

29 Mar 2021

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SA retailers pessimistic about business conditions - surveyArticle

South African retailer confidence has declined by 13 points in the first quarter of 2021, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and related trade restrictions...

24 Mar 2021

South African government should focus on expansion of agricultural export markets
South African government should focus on expansion of agricultural export marketsArticle

The increase in domestic agricultural output in the recent past and planned expansion in various subsectors in the coming years means that South African policymakers should focus on creating new opportunities in the export market...

Wandile Sihlobo 19 Mar 2021

SA retail sales fell 3,5% in January
SA retail sales fell 3,5% in JanuaryArticle

Stats SA reports that South Africa's retail trade sales decreased by 3,5% year-on-year in January 2021...

17 Mar 2021

Agribusinesses remain optimistic in Q1 of 2021
Agribusinesses remain optimistic in Q1 of 2021Article

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) improved from 61 points in the fourth quarter of 2020 to 64 in the first quarter of 2021. This is the highest level of the Agbiz/IDC ACI since the second quarter of 2014...

17 Mar 2021

UKZN, Cansa partner for lung cancer research project
UKZN, Cansa partner for lung cancer research projectArticle

Cansa is partnering with the UKZN's Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme under the leadership of Dr Themba Ginindza...

12 Mar 2021

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Buy Local Summit & Expo goes virtual this MarchArticle

The 9th annual Buy Local Summit & Expo is being held virtually between 8-10 March this year. The event is hosted by Proudly South African, the country's official buy local advocacy campaign...

4 Mar 2021

Illegal traders to profit from excise tax increase - tobacco alliance
Illegal traders to profit from excise tax increase - tobacco allianceArticle

"Ridiculous" is how the South Africa Tobacco Transformation Alliance has described the 8% increase in the excise charged on tobacco products...

25 Feb 2021

Excise duties shoot up
Excise duties shoot upArticle

Government will increase the excise duties on alcohol and tobacco products by 8%...

24 Feb 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: SME sector is looking for signs of improved business confidence
#BudgetSpeech2021: SME sector is looking for signs of improved business confidenceArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the pace of deterioration of South Africa's government finances because revenue collection has fallen, the cost of borrowing has increased and it has pushed our economy into its longest recession in over two decades...

22 Feb 2021

How will new tax and labour legislation affect your business?
How will new tax and labour legislation affect your business?Article

2020 will likely forever be remembered for its major challenges, including many personal losses caused by Covid-19. In the wake of a year of lockdowns, job losses, and more, both businesses and staff are looking to the annual Budget Speech happening on 24 February with a mixture of hope and dread...

19 Feb 2021

Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdowns
Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdownsArticle

Air pollution caused tens of thousands of deaths in the world's five most populous cities last year despite coronavirus lockdowns...

Michael Taylor 18 Feb 2021

Patricia Williams, tax partner: Bowmans, and member of the South African Tax Administration Act committee
#Budget2021: Easy wins and pitfallsArticle

In the 2020 budget tax proposals, it was stated that "substantial tax increases are unlikely to be effective... New tax increases at this time could harm the economy's ability to recover"...

Patricia Williams 10 Feb 2021

Andrew Friedman, head of sales, Anuva Investments
5 aspects of 12J investments you may be myth-ingArticle

"Too good to be true" is an adage that typically services you well when it comes to your money, especially in a world full of myths and conspiracy theories, Ponzi deals, pyramid schemes and promises of the Next Big Thing...

Andrew Friedman 9 Feb 2021

Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in Mozambique
Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in MozambiqueArticle

Commercial farming is one of the highest-growth sectors in Mozambique, yet only 16% of land suitable for agriculture is being cultivated...

Grace Goodrich 3 Feb 2021

What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers
What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answersArticle

Sustainability is a hot topic today due to increasing awareness of climate change and inequality, among other pressing issues...

Leanne Keddie 3 Feb 2021

How one South African employer helped its staff get healthier and why it's worth doing
How one South African employer helped its staff get healthier and why it's worth doingArticle

The workplace can make a big contribution to reducing their employees' risk of non-communicable diseases through relatively inexpensive adjustments to the work environment...

Darcelle Schouw and Bob Mash 29 Jan 2021

What does the proposed tobacco bill mean for vaping in SA?
What does the proposed tobacco bill mean for vaping in SA?Article

This opinion piece is part of VPASA's (Vapour Products Association of South Africa) We Are Not Tobacco (WANT) campaign, which seeks to differentiate electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) from combustible tobacco products...

Asanda Gcoyi, Issued by Irvine Partners 22 Jan 2021

Command council details move to adjusted Level 3 lockdown
Command council details move to adjusted Level 3 lockdownArticle

The National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) on Tuesday, 29 December, provided detail on South Africa's move to Level 3 of the Covid-19 lockdown...

29 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Finance & Insurance
#BestofBiz 2020: Finance & InsuranceArticle

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

14 Dec 2020

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Cigarette market normalised, but not the same as before ban - studyArticle

Cigarette prices have decreased sharply from their highly inflated levels during the sales ban, but are substantially higher than their pre-lockdown levels...

10 Dec 2020

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist and advisory partner, Citadel
The good news ... and the bad newsArticle

South Africa's GDP numbers are much better than expected. In fact, the 66% quarter-on-quarter, seasonally adjusted, annualised figure is better than even the best industry expectation...

Maarten Ackerman 9 Dec 2020

Agribusiness confidence rises to its highest level in 6 years
Agribusiness confidence rises to its highest level in 6 yearsArticle

Following a notable recovery to 51 points in quarter three of 2020, the Agbiz/IDC #Agribusiness Confidence Index rose to 61 points in quarter four, which is its highest level since quarter three of 2014...

1 Dec 2020

The true impact of lockdowns on the world's economies
The true impact of lockdowns on the world's economiesArticle

In times of crisis, the economy is usually the first port of call for disaster-and the impact is generally felt for many years after...

Lucy Desai 30 Nov 2020

Kantar announces South Africa's top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q1 and Q2 2020
Kantar announces South Africa's top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q1 and Q2 2020Article

Kantar's Best Liked Ads celebrates South Africa's favourite TV commercials. These are the ads that have been rated as the best liked by the South African audience, whom we believe to be the most important critic - the person who, ultimately, chooses to buy your brand or not...

Issued by Kantar 19 Nov 2020

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Legal recreational cannabis sales to grow 376% globally by 2025Article

Recreational cannabis sales will drive global legal market growth by 376% over the next five years, outpacing medical and CBD, according to Euromonitor International...

11 Nov 2020

NMISA plays an important role in advancing the quality of cancer treatments in South Africa
NMISA plays an important role in advancing the quality of cancer treatments in South AfricaArticle

The National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) has established a national capability with the assistance of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This capability enables radiotherapy centres to have access to audits more frequently for reference dosimetry and technique specific audit...

Issued by NMISA 2 Nov 2020

Western Cape agri shows resilience despite Covid-19
Western Cape agri shows resilience despite Covid-19Article

Agriculture was the only sector that positively contributed to gross domestic product growth in the second quarter...

28 Oct 2020

Post-Covid world needs new approaches to tobacco taxes
Post-Covid world needs new approaches to tobacco taxesArticle

As South Africa prepares to hear Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's medium-term budget speech this week, it is becoming increasingly clear that the country needs a new post-Covid approach to the tobacco industry and the growing illicit tobacco sector.

Zacharia Motsumi 27 Oct 2020

Affinity Health: How smoking may affect your surgery
Affinity Health: How smoking may affect your surgeryArticle

Smokers have a higher chance of surgery-related complications like heart attack, stroke, shock and death, says Affinity Health...

Issued by Affinity Health 20 Oct 2020

Positive growth from SA's agriculture sector despite economic crisis
Positive growth from SA's agriculture sector despite economic crisisArticle

In the midst of an unprecedented economic and health crisis one sector in our economy has outshone the rest. The agricultural sector expanded by almost 28% in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2019 and 15.1% in the second quarter.

19 Oct 2020

August retail sales down 4.2% YoY
August retail sales down 4.2% YoYArticle

Stats SA reports that South Africa's retail trade sales decreased by 4,2% year-on-year in August 2020...

14 Oct 2020

Cultivating agri development, economic growth in Africa
Cultivating agri development, economic growth in AfricaArticle

At a time when the rest of the world is re-thinking its approach to commercial agriculture, Africa has a clear opportunity to refresh its approach to the sector and become an emerging force.

13 Oct 2020

Older people in urban informal settlements live in poor socioeconomic conditions. Donwilson Odhiambo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Combating lifestyle diseases can make a big difference in the lives of older peopleArticle

Noncommunicable diseases account for about 71% of the 57-million deaths reported around the world every year. Most of these deaths are caused by diabetes, cancers, heart disease and lung disease...

Razak M Gyasi 12 Oct 2020

Majority of tobacco giants failing to advance harm reduction
Majority of tobacco giants failing to advance harm reductionArticle

The first Tobacco Transformation Index finds that the majority of the 15 largest tobacco companies are not making substantive progress in phasing out cigarettes...

28 Sep 2020

Philip Morris welcomes CGCSA's new illicit trade hotline
Philip Morris welcomes CGCSA's new illicit trade hotlineArticle

The CGCSA recently launched a toll-free Illicit Crime Hotline the public can use to report information related to illicit and counterfeit manufacturing and trading of products in South Africa...

22 Sep 2020

Introducing E&T Minerals' future goals, vision and the team!
Introducing E&T Minerals' future goals, vision and the team!Article

Seven years ago, Emmanuel Ngulube and Daniel Eyre formed E&T Minerals with the ambition of building a reputable Black-owned minerals trading and brokerage house...

Issued by E&T Minerals 16 Sep 2020

Agribusiness confidence rebounds in Q3
Agribusiness confidence rebounds in Q3Article

After deteriorating from the 50-point mark to 39 in the second quarter, the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) rebounded to 51 in the third quarter of 2020...

14 Sep 2020

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist and advisory partner, Citadel
Latest GDP shocker the straw that will break the camel's back?Article

Latest GDP figures have laid bare the grim reality of Covid-19's economic effects, revealing an unprecedented 51% decline in economic activity in the second quarter of this year...

Maarten Ackerman 9 Sep 2020

Jessica Phalafala, quantitative analyst at Prescient Investment Management
Harnessing the power of ESG risk premia in systematic investingArticle

Socially responsible investing (SRI) has undergone a profound evolution since its origins in colonial America, where religious groups abstained from investing their endowment funds into anything associated with the slave trade...

Jessica Phalafala 3 Sep 2020

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