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Use packaging to sell more products
Use packaging to sell more productsArticle

On-pack promotion is a great avenue for supporting marketing campaigns running on other media channels, such as on social media, in print or on the radio...

Issued by Pyrotec 2 hours ago

15 facts about the Covid vaccine
15 facts about the Covid vaccineArticle

Although the vaccine rollout for healthcare workers has begun, myths and misinformation continue to circulate around its development, efficacy and just how the vaccine will help manage or mitigate the spread of the virus. Lee Callakoppen, principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund shares 15 facts about the vaccine...

Issued by Bonitas 18 hours ago

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African airline passenger traffic sinks by 73.7% in MarchArticle

The International Air Transport Association has revealed that global passenger traffic fell in March 2021 compared to pre-Covid levels but rose compared to the immediate month prior...

22 hours ago

A healthcare worker receives the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination at Khayelitsha Hospital near Cape Town. Reuters/Mike Hutchings
South Africa picks up first cases of coronavirus variant from IndiaArticle

South Africa's health ministry said it had detected the first four cases of a new coronavirus variant that emerged in India and was responsible for a surge of infections and deaths in the Asian country...

Wendell Roelf 23 hours ago

Driven: Volkswagen's special edition Polo Vivo Mswenko
Driven: Volkswagen's special edition Polo Vivo MswenkoArticle

Volkswagen has now updated its Polo Vivo range by adding a special edition called the Mswenko. This derivative is the first-ever Volkswagen with a SA name...

Imran Salie 5 May 2021

Will vaccines spur the business travel sector's recovery? Here are 5 things to consider
Will vaccines spur the business travel sector's recovery? Here are 5 things to considerArticle

Reigniting business travel calls for the tourism and travel industry to consider what will work and what won't when it comes to Covid-19 vaccines and health passports...

5 May 2021

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Toyota records market share of 24.6% in AprilArticle

Toyota South Africa Motors registered a total of 4,745 units in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment, claiming a market share of 43.6%, as well as a total of 3,885 units in the passenger segment with a commensurate market share of 17%...

4 May 2021

Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?
Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?Article

Insight Survey's latest South African Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry Landscape Report 2021 carefully uncovers the global and local carbonated soft drinks market (including the impact of Covid-19)...

Issued by Insight Survey 3 May 2021

The world spends billions on treated mosquito nets each year. Irene Abdou / Alamy Stock Photo
New malaria vaccine proves highly effective - and Covid shows how quickly it could be deployedArticle

Coronavirus vaccines have been developed and deployed in record time, but as global rollout has progressed, too few doses have been made available in low-income countries...

Adrian Hill 26 Apr 2021

Colgate's first recyclable toothpaste tube introduced in SA
Colgate's first recyclable toothpaste tube introduced in SAArticle

Colgate is sharing its packaging technology with competitors as part of its commitment to transform one of the most widely-used forms of plastic packaging...

23 Apr 2021

Professor Shabir Madhi
Covid-19 is here to stayArticle

South Africa's Covid-19 death rate is likely to be three times higher than the official figures

21 Apr 2021

The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travel
The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travelArticle

We thought things would be so much better for international air travel by now, though things could be worse for the airlines themselves...

Volodymyr Bilotkach 16 Apr 2021

Hospital staff in Lagos, Nigeria, administer the AstraZeneca vaccine. AP Photo/Sunday Alamba
How to get Covid-19 vaccines to poor countries - and still keep patent benefits for drugmakersArticle

The world has a Covid-19 vaccine access problem: Almost half of all doses administered so far have been in Europe and North America, while many poorer countries have vaccinated less than than 1% of their populations...

Dalindyebo Shabalala 16 Apr 2021

Global Citizen urges wealthy nations to pledge 'dollars for doses' to vaccinate 6.5m African health workers
Global Citizen urges wealthy nations to pledge 'dollars for doses' to vaccinate 6.5m African health workersArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged his support for Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, to draw attention to the need to vaccinate, end Covid-19 and kickstart a global economic recovery...

Issued by OnPoint PR 14 Apr 2021

Thirst partners with leading Jozi restaurants to launch unique dining experience
Thirst partners with leading Jozi restaurants to launch unique dining experienceArticle

Thirst Bar Services, in partnership with leading Johannesburg restaurants Gemelli, Mesh and Greenhouse, have launched Gin Your Garden, a unique home entertainment experience like no other...

Issued by Thirst Bar Services 9 Apr 2021

The BMW M twins land in Mzansi. More M Power to the M people
The BMW M twins land in Mzansi. More M Power to the M peopleArticle

The BMW M3 Competition Sedan and BMW M4 Competition Coupe have been launched in South Africa. Here are the pricing and specs...

Naresh Maharaj 6 Apr 2021

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New Covid variants have changed the game, and vaccines will not be enough. We need global 'maximum suppression'Article

At the end of 2020, there was a strong hope that high levels of vaccination would see humanity finally gain the upper hand over SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19...

Salim Abdool Karim 6 Apr 2021

Professor Marc Mendelson, head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital
Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate, says Professor Marc MendelsonArticle

Scientists are predicting that the social gatherings associated with the Easter weekend will trigger the third wave of Covid-19, just as the country heads into winter. What are the lessons learned from the second wave?

19 Mar 2021

Study: SA variant could have emerged in E Cape after first wave
Study: SA variant could have emerged in E Cape after first waveArticle

The Covid-19 strain, known as the South African variant, that became dominant in the country towards the end of 2020 may have emerged from the coast of the Eastern Cape after the first wave of pandemic. ..

18 Mar 2021

Controversial BMW M3 grille gets more lights
Controversial BMW M3 grille gets more lightsArticle

BMW's most controversial-ever M3 and M4 have been readied for safety-car duty. For once, the Bavarian marque's M-Division is playing good cop...

10 Mar 2021

Labello calls on creatives to enter packaging design contest
Labello calls on creatives to enter packaging design contestArticle

Winners stand a chance to win R25,000 and have winning designs appear on the brand's packaging...

4 Mar 2021

Many faces of malware: Are you protected?
Many faces of malware: Are you protected?Article

Malware remains the biggest threat to corporate networks, more costly than any other threat including ransomware and trojans...

John Mc Loughlin 2 Mar 2021

Inequitable distribution and vaccine hesitancy are key challenges for Africa
Inequitable distribution and vaccine hesitancy are key challenges for AfricaArticle

In a webinar hosted by the BroadReach Group, global and African health experts came together to share challenges and solutions around mass Covid-19 immunisation across Africa...

26 Feb 2021

Sportier and more connected than before: The all-new Audi A4
Sportier and more connected than before: The all-new Audi A4Article

Naresh Maharaj, a member of the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists, reviews and breaks down the all-new and refreshed Audi A4...

Naresh Maharaj 24 Feb 2021

A Phase I Covid-19 vaccine trial is about to start in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Photo: Armin Kübelbeck (CC-BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons)
A new vaccine is being tested in Cape Town: Here's why it's differentArticle

University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers are expected to start a phase one clinical trial of the Covid-19 vaccine candidate, hAd5 T-cell, later this month...

Michael Cherry 19 Feb 2021

How advanced supply chain technology can help streamline Covid-19 vaccine rollout
How advanced supply chain technology can help streamline Covid-19 vaccine rolloutArticle

While the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine has signified the first signs of light at the end of the tunnel, the reality is that this public health crisis is still far from over...

Chris Sullivan 18 Feb 2021

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How the coronavirus mutates and what this means for the future of Covid-19Article

The recent appearance of new variants of SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus causing Covid-19 infections), that may be associated with increased transmission of the virus and disease severity...

Ed Rybicki, Anna-Lise Williamson, Don Cowan & Stephanie G Burton 17 Feb 2021

Jaguar Land Rover introduces new global strategy
Jaguar Land Rover introduces new global strategyArticle

The new global strategy, Reimagine, is designed to create a new benchmark in environmental, societal and community impact for a luxury business, will see Land Rover welcome six pure electric variants in the next five years.

16 Feb 2021

South Africa's top-selling cars of 2020
South Africa's top-selling cars of 2020Article

Where do South Africans spend their money when times are tough? Which segments are in decline? Which models are rising stars? Details sales statistics provided by Lightstone Auto provides the answers...

Hannes Oosthuizen 12 Feb 2021

Is it ethical to quarantine people in hotel rooms?
Is it ethical to quarantine people in hotel rooms?Article

From February 15, people travelling to the UK from a country on the UK's travel-ban list will be required to quarantine in a government-approved hotel for ten days...

11 Feb 2021

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Covid vaccine weekly: developing boosters for new mutationsArticle

There's now another dimension to the race to get people vaccinated. The coronavirus is mutating, potentially making current vaccines less effective against it...

Rob Reddick 8 Feb 2021

Why SA retailers are asking the wrong questions around IT spend
Why SA retailers are asking the wrong questions around IT spendArticle

...And how to get to the right questions, and the right spend!

Allan Dickson 5 Feb 2021

Africa airlines see 69.8% drop in passenger traffic demand
Africa airlines see 69.8% drop in passenger traffic demandArticle

Worldwide, 2020 was the worst year in history for air travel demand. Bookings for future travel made in January 2021 were down 70% compared to a year ago, putting further pressure on airline cash positions and potentially impacting the timing of the expected recovery...

4 Feb 2021

Global air cargo demand drops by 10.6% in 2020
Global air cargo demand drops by 10.6% in 2020Article

Twenty-twenty was one of the worst years for air cargo demand since performance monitoring began in 1990...

4 Feb 2021

Variants, vaccines, and virology - are we protected?
Variants, vaccines, and virology - are we protected?Article

News reports on mutated, more virulant, strains of the virus most likely conjures movie-like images of an invisible, indestructible enemy causing massive disruption. The reality is fortunately much less dramatic...

Felicity Burt, Dominique Goedhals & Sabeeha Vawda 4 Feb 2021

Study shows that the Novavax vaccine is effective against the dominant variant of Covid-19 in South Africa. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Results from Novavax vaccine trials in the UK and South Africa differ: why, and does it matter?Article

To fast track the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, a broad range of candidate Covid-19 vaccines are being investigated...

Ina Skosana 2 Feb 2021

Why healthy food and its local production should be part of the Covid-19 response
Why healthy food and its local production should be part of the Covid-19 responseArticle

Covid-19 is deepening global food insecurity, as the pandemic's economic impact adds to existing challenges...

Jules Siedenburg and John Paul Cauchi 26 Jan 2021

Health care workers and patients in the temporary outside area Steve Biko Academic Hospital created to screen and treat suspected Covid-19 cases in Pretoria. Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images via Getty Images
South African scientists who discovered new Covid-19 variant share what they knowArticle

Late last year the Network for Genomic Surveillance in South Africa (NGS-SA) led by the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (Krisp) identified a rapidly spreading new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19...

Willem Hanekom & Tulio de Oliveira 25 Jan 2021

A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images
Some key questions answered on Covid-19 vaccines for African countriesArticle

Vaccines for Covid-19 are generating a lot of talk. To shed some light on which vaccines are available for countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and how the process will work...

Ina Skosana & Ozayr Patel 19 Jan 2021

Leading scientists speculate that vaccines will help us get to a point where SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, will be just another common cold. Illustration: Lisa Nelson
Will vaccines eradicate SARS-CoV-2?Article

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, many doctors, researchers, journalists and public health officials spent considerable energy describing how the SARS-CoV-2 virus was not "just another flu"...

James Stent 18 Jan 2021

A new totally natural sparkling fruit water with 0 calories infused with real African fruit hits SA this summer
A new totally natural sparkling fruit water with 0 calories infused with real African fruit hits SA this summerArticle

ONE54 South Africa disrupts the healthy drinks category with the launch of a premium and African-centric innovation, A1 Fruit Water...

Issued by A1 Fruit Water 22 Dec 2020

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SAB ordered to remove misleading labelling from Brutal Fruit productsArticle

SAB has had to stop using the non-compliant labels and remove or withdraw all marketing and advertising in respect of their Brutal Fruit products...

15 Dec 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Fitch & Leedes, Bernini and Cadbury
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Fitch & Leedes, Bernini and CadburyArticle

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Dec 2020

Bavaria range refreshed with new packaging and can size
Bavaria range refreshed with new packaging and can sizeArticle

Reacting to the growing demand for alcohol-free drinks, Bavaria has expanded its range of 0.0% malt beverages to include a new affordable 500ml can...

4 Dec 2020

#PulpNonFiction: It's all narrative
#PulpNonFiction: It's all narrativeArticle

This week, Bronwyn Williams has been reading Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events by Nobel Prize winner, Robert J. Shiller...

Bronwyn Williams 20 Nov 2020

New Mini Countryman lands in Mzansi, now bigger and better
New Mini Countryman lands in Mzansi, now bigger and betterArticle

I sat in the drivers' seat for a long drive with this new vehicle, and I can confidently say that there is nothing small about the Mini Countryman...

Naresh Maharaj 19 Nov 2020

Brand Factor launches quirky new UK hand sanitiser brand
Brand Factor launches quirky new UK hand sanitiser brandArticle

Put your Anzupp for Brand Factor! When our client, Healthguard Hygiene UK, saw an opportunity to launch a new B2C hand sanitiser brand, they turned to Brand Factor to create the magic...

Issued by Brand Factor 12 Nov 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Nescafé, 4th Street and Fry's
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Nescafé, 4th Street and Fry'sArticle

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Nov 2020

Driven: The recently launched Audi A6 40 TDI S Line
Driven: The recently launched Audi A6 40 TDI S LineArticle

The Audi A6 40 TDI S Line, now in its eighth generation, is classy with smoothly contoured lines. Here's all you need to know about the new version...

Naresh Maharaj 10 Nov 2020

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