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Drone technology helps boost healthcare supply chains in Africa
Drone technology helps boost healthcare supply chains in AfricaArticle

Drone technology is offering a lifesaving solution to the challenges, including helping to ensure that cold chains are maintained, and vaccine quality is not compromised...

8 hours ago

Covid-19: Chemical-free sanitation for reduced risk
Covid-19: Chemical-free sanitation for reduced riskArticle

Beyond Green's natural cleaning solutions San-A-Safe and San-A-Med are not only uncompromisingly dependable and safe, but also a formula that delivers the best in sanitation at a time when hygiene is key to reducing contact with Covid-19...

Issued by The Publicity Workshop 17 Sep 2020

Rebounding from Covid-9: Understanding humans in uncertainty
Rebounding from Covid-9: Understanding humans in uncertaintyArticle

Simply put, there are realities around the return to travel that we will need to attend to. And to approach the new normal, founder and managing editor of Luxury Travel Editors, Dean McCoubreyo has proposed 'The new five Ps of travel marketing for premium brands.'

14 Sep 2020

Pausing enrolment into a clinical trial is not unique to the Covid-19 vaccine. Luca Sola/AFP via Getty Images
Why halting the Covid-19 vaccine trial is part of the processArticle

This week the University of Oxford and Astra Zeneca temporarily postponed further vaccination in clinical trials of the Covid-19 candidate vaccine, AZD1222, after one of the participants fell ill...

Ina Skosana 11 Sep 2020

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 (round blue objects), emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. Image by the US NIAID (CC BY 2.0)
How Western Cape will check for a future Covid-19 surgeArticle

A large Cape Town survey of pregnant women attending public antental clinics, as well as people with HIV, suggests many people in the city have already been infected with the virus that causes Covid-19...

James Stent 7 Sep 2020

Using digital marketing to secure the survival of SA's travel industry
Using digital marketing to secure the survival of SA's travel industryArticle

As South Africa settles into lockdown level 2, many businesses in the hospitality and travel sectors are struggling to differentiate themselves as they compete for the limited spend of a still wary public. Incubeta specialists look at practical digital tips to help local venues attract customers...

7 Sep 2020

Nigerian scientists are working to better understand coronavirus. African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Disease
Nigerian scientists have identified seven lineages of SARS-CoV-2: why it mattersArticle

By the first week of August 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic had caused about 654,000 deaths worldwide...

Christian Happi 7 Sep 2020

Localisation: Supporting a strong recovery in SA manufacturing
Localisation: Supporting a strong recovery in SA manufacturingArticle

Many people re-discovered their enthusiasm for local production during the disruptive, bewildering early days of the pandemic. The result is 'localisation', an emerging trend that could revitalise local factories...

1 Sep 2020

Nandipha Solomon
#WomensMonth: Prepare, prepare, prepare, says Nandipha SolomonArticle

In this Covid-19 era, being able to communicate with dexterity and effectively on online platforms has become extremely important...

Nicci Botha 26 Aug 2020

Experts are confident that there will be a vaccine next year. PenWin /iStock / Getty Images Plus
9 reasons you can be optimistic that a vaccine for Covid-19 will be widely available in 2021Article

As fall approaches rapidly, many are wondering if the race for a vaccine will bear fruit as early as January 2021...

William Petri 24 Aug 2020

#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Roque Online is connecting informal traders to larger markets in Angola
#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Roque Online is connecting informal traders to larger markets in AngolaArticle

World Entrepreneurs' Day serves the purpose of creating awareness of entrepreneurs and innovation throughout the world...

Evan-Lee Courie 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

University education is key to preventing future outbreaks
University education is key to preventing future outbreaksArticle

A spotlight has been placed on the role of scientific research and the study of viruses and diseases, due to the outbreak of Covid-19...

19 Aug 2020

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Global business travel will not be killed off by coronavirus - new researchArticle

Global business travel has largely ground to a halt during the pandemic. Experts have been raising the alarm that this is the death of business travel as we know it...

Kieran Michael Conroy, Anthony McDonnell & Stefan Jooss 19 Aug 2020

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5 ways coronavirus is deepening global inequalityArticle

Before coronavirus, inequality was already increasing in many parts of the developing world...

Kunal Sen 19 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

It is unclear how well masks work.
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3 major scientific controversies about coronavirusArticle

Although political leaders have closed borders in response to Covid-19, scientists are collaborating like never before. But the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) is novel - and we don't yet have all the facts about it...

Manal Mohammed 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

Discover 4 ways to market healthcare brands in a Covid-19 world
Discover 4 ways to market healthcare brands in a Covid-19 worldArticle

Covid-19 has brought unprecedented global change. Here, Cingulate Marketing and Advertising shares four ways in which healthcare brands can respond to changes in the needs and expectations of healthcare professionals...

Issued by Cingulate 4 Aug 2020

Signs of daily Covid-19 infections stabilising
Signs of daily Covid-19 infections stabilisingArticle

After a rapid rise in Covid-19 infections over the last two months, the daily increase in infections appears to be stabilising, particularly in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Eastern Cape...

3 Aug 2020

IATA: International travel recovery delayed as lockdown remains
IATA: International travel recovery delayed as lockdown remainsArticle

Recovery is expected to be delayed by at least one year, with global passenger traffic not returning to 2019 pre-Covid-19 levels until 2024...

29 Jul 2020

Kantar’s Covid Barometer research.
Made in... purposeArticle

Arisha Saroop, managing director of The MediaShop Durban shares a few examples of global and South African brands that have reinvented to be more purpose led...

Arisha Saroop 28 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

Researchers are central to any country’s science preparedness, especially in the face of pandemics.
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Africa's research capacity is growing. That's good news for pandemic response effortsArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has put global emergency preparedness under sharp scrutiny. It's also placed national health systems' capacity to predict and respond to major emergencies under the microscope...

Sam Kinyanjui & Sharon Fonn 24 Jul 2020

Secure meat-hungry food systems to prevent next pandemic
Secure meat-hungry food systems to prevent next pandemicArticle

Sustainable agriculture and better health monitoring needed to break chain of disease transmission in food systems...

Fatima Arkin 23 Jul 2020

Post-Covid, there’s an opportunity to form lateral research partnerships driven by the needs of African communities. GettyImages
International research collaborations: how can we shift the power towards Africa?Article

The higher education sector globally has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Academics have been discussing various aspects of the disruptions in a series of webinars organised by the University of Cape Town...

Salome Maswime, Kevin Marsh & Rifat Atun 20 Jul 2020

Be wary of 'Coronamania' cybercrimes
Be wary of 'Coronamania' cybercrimesArticle

During the Covid-19 pandemic, which has turned the world upside down, banking clients should exercise extreme caution when dealing with financial transactions online...

Mark Rose 17 Jul 2020

Why offices will continue to be essential for doing business in future
Why offices will continue to be essential for doing business in futureArticle

A critical component to employee productivity and corporate culture, as well as an effective talent retention and attraction strategy, Naeem Tilly, head of research at Sesfikile Capital, believes offices will continue...

16 Jul 2020

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Covid-19: South Africa should build on HIV activism to foster behaviour changeArticle

During a recent run in Newlands Forest, Cape Town, I encountered a few runners and walkers without masks. When I asked one of them where his mask was, he replied: "I'm running outdoors and if you don't like, stay at home."...

Steven Robins 15 Jul 2020

A general view during the country’s first human clinical trial for a potential Covid-19 vaccine in Soweto, South Africa. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images
Covid-19 vaccine trial in South Africa: everything you need to knowArticle

There isn't enough clinical research being done in Africa. Less than 2.5% of all clinical trials in the world are done on the continent. This is why South Africa's involvement in one of the Covid-19 vaccine trials is so important...

Shabir Madhi 14 Jul 2020

South Africans' attitudes to medical travel consultation, post-lockdown
South Africans' attitudes to medical travel consultation, post-lockdownArticle

Borderless Access conducted a survey to understand perceptions around medical travel consultations and what advice people will seek from medical professionals, once travel restrictions open up...

Issued by Borderless Access 14 Jul 2020

Covid-19 preventative behaviours: A dangerous game of Russian roulette
Covid-19 preventative behaviours: A dangerous game of Russian rouletteArticle

The main aim of the Ask Afrika Covid-19 Tracker study is to understand the socio-economic impact that the coronavirus, lockdown and gradual re-opening of the economy has on South Africans...

Issued by Ask Afrika 14 Jul 2020

A victim of the Aids pandemic is buried in Cape Town in 2004. Kim Ludbrook/EPA.
Coronavirus media coverage must avoid the mistakes of the Aids pandemic in AfricaArticle

As Covid-19 becomes the most intensely covered virus in history, there are important lessons to be drawn from the media's reporting of another global pandemic: HIV/Aids...

Ludek Stavinoha 13 Jul 2020

5G brings opportunities for SA
5G brings opportunities for SAArticle

The recent launch of 5G technology in South Africa presents several highly attractive opportunities for consumers, carriers and the ICT industry...

9 Jul 2020

A volunteer receives an injection from a medical worker during the country’s first human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against Covid-19 in Soweto, South Africa. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images
Covid-19 vaccine: the challenges of running a trial in the middle of a pandemicArticle

South Africa recently announced the start of the country's first Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial. The vaccine is also being tested in the UK and Brazil...

Jeffrey Mphahlele 7 Jul 2020

Dr Mathobela Matjekane, chief executive, Clinimed
#OnTheFrontLine: Getting the message out thereArticle

Much of the huge amount of information around the Covid-19, how it spreads and what people can do to help stop the spread is in English, so Dr Mathobela Matjekane, chief executive, Clinimed, has started a campaign to to create content and videos around the virus in as many of the country's official languages as possible...

Nicci Botha 6 Jul 2020

Drones are the future for better pan-African healthcare
Drones are the future for better pan-African healthcareArticle

Drones are being successfully deployed to support medical and humanitarian projects across Africa, but for greater, more sustainable impact, they will need to be fully integrated into supply chains within an enabling regulatory environment...

3 Jul 2020

Capitalising on unexpected opportunities
Capitalising on unexpected opportunitiesArticle

Some companies working in the media, entertainment and tech sectors may be thriving during the Covid-19 lockdown, but their digital nature alone does not guarantee growth and success...

Joy Des Fountain 2 Jul 2020

A researcher holds a Covid-19 mRNA vaccine at the National Primate Research Center of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Chaiwat Subprasom/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Africa waited for solutions to past health crises: will it be different for Covid-19?Article

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently noted that "researchers are working at break-neck speed" to understand SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease (Covid-19)...

Hailay Gesesew 2 Jul 2020

Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane, Rev. Dr Elizabeth Mamisa Chabula-Nxiweni, Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize, VWSA Chairman and Managing Director Thomas Schaefer, Eastern Cape MEC of Health Sindiswa Gomba, and Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber CEO Nomkhita Mona.
Eastern Cape field hospital to boost Covid-19 fightArticle

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has opened the Reverend Dr Elizabeth Mamisa Chabula-Nxiweni Field Hospital in the Eastern Cape to bolster the province's Covid-19 response...

24 Jun 2020

NJ Ayuk
Don't dismiss Africa's voice in the energy debateArticle

As African oil and gas countries struggle with Covid-19's devastating impact on demand, two international groups seem to be celebrating it...

NJ Ayuk 24 Jun 2020

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How Covid-19 is fast-tracking progress in air freight supply chainsArticle

Few - if any - air freight supply chain stakeholders envisaged a global pandemic and air-traffic shutdown in their business continuity plans, and all had to react quickly, collaboratively and innovatively to cope with the disruption...

23 Jun 2020

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SA's first Covid-19 vaccine trial startsArticle

The first Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial on the continent was announced during a virtual press conference hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits)...

23 Jun 2020

A child receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse in Goma on August 7, 2019. AUGUSTIN WAMENYA/AFP via Getty Images
The coping mechanisms the DRC is putting in place as it faces Ebola, measles and Covid-19Article

Ebola, a viral haemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates, has become endemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The country has had 10 outbreaks in 40 years and has recently declared the 11th...

Yap Boum 23 Jun 2020

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Is a cashless informal market possible?Article

The desire for cashless transactions - driven by the ongoing fear of Covid-19 infection - is as prevalent in the informal sector as anywhere else. What is needed is a way to make these a reality...

Craig Duggan 19 Jun 2020

Advertising in a time of crisis. What we've learnt so far...
Advertising in a time of crisis. What we've learnt so far...Article

As we emerge from lockdown, it's unlikely that we will resume pre-2020 behaviours, and the full impact that this has on advertising and brands continues to evolve...

Issued by Ipsos 19 Jun 2020

Finding meaning in times of crisis
Finding meaning in times of crisisArticle

Unprecedented times require marketers and brands to make difficult decisions and to plan with caution yet act with speed. How can we walk the tightrope of money-making and genuine empathy in this maelstrom, asks Emma Odendaal, Digital Director at John Brown South Africa...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 17 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Youth, Covid-19 and learning in the workplace
#YouthMonth: Youth, Covid-19 and learning in the workplaceArticle

For young South African graduates learning their professions in the workplace, the Covid-19 lockdown has been a serious set-back to their experiential learning...

Andrew van Zyl 17 Jun 2020

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Retail's new normalArticle

Stimulating economic recovery post the Covid-19 pandemic will be behaviour as opposed to time driven. Governments and brands will need to work hard to make consumers feel safe...

Michael Smollan 15 Jun 2020

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