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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 22 hours ago

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 23 hours ago

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 23 hours ago

SA-made Kombo King set for retail rollout following Vumela investment
SA-made Kombo King set for retail rollout following Vumela investmentArticle

Zitulele KK Combi and Ari Jacobson have launched their patented deep-fryer technology, Kombo King, to retailers, after securing investment from the Vumela Fund...

1 day ago

Huawei Joburg Day with 947 announce stellar artist lineup for 2021 music extravaganza
Huawei Joburg Day with 947 announce stellar artist lineup for 2021 music extravaganzaArticle

The latest virtual rendition of Huawei Joburg Day with 947, powered by the new Huawei Mate40 Pro, will start on 28 May 2021 at 4pm on the newly launched afternoon drive show 947 Drive with Thando...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 1 day ago

Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline deal
Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline dealArticle

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and China National Offshore Oil Corporation have signed agreements to kickstart the construction of a $3.5bn 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline...

2 days ago

Harvard GSD announces 4 finalists for 2021 Wheelwright Prize
Harvard GSD announces 4 finalists for 2021 Wheelwright PrizeArticle

The Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced four shortlisted architects for the 2021 Wheelwright Prize...

3 days ago

Developed countries urged to revisit climate change targets
Developed countries urged to revisit climate change targetsArticle

The 30th Basic Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change has urged developed countries to revisit their climate change mitigation targets while also urging them to provide support to developing countries...

12 Apr 2021

Bombay Sapphire on a mission to be world's most sustainable gin
Bombay Sapphire on a mission to be world's most sustainable ginArticle

Bombay Sapphire announced that all 10 of its botanical ingredients are on track to be certified sustainable in 2021...

Issued by OnPoint PR 9 Apr 2021

Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month
Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive monthArticle

Vegetable oils drive FAO's Food Price Index higher in March while cereal quotations dip...

8 Apr 2021

Kenya and South Africa have a high exposure to disinformation. shutterstock
Social media users in Kenya and South Africa trust science, but still share Covid-19 hoaxesArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to widespread disinformation circulating on social media globally. This includes false information about the virus, its origins and possible cures for the disease it causes...

Herman Wasserman & Dani Madrid-Morales 7 Apr 2021

SA's Lukhanyo Mdingi nabs spot on 2021 LVMH Prize shortlist
SA's Lukhanyo Mdingi nabs spot on 2021 LVMH Prize shortlistArticle

Lukhanyo Mdingi is among the 20 designers from around the globe selected as semi-finalists for the 2021 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers...

1 Apr 2021

How to communicate and do business with government: DTIC focus
How to communicate and do business with government: DTIC focusArticle

Before you're able to take the plunge into international markets, you'll need to work with the government to ensure your product is ready and your paperwork is compliant...

Jessie Taylor, Issued by Topco Media 1 Apr 2021

Big Uber and Bolt competitor launching in Cape Town soon
Big Uber and Bolt competitor launching in Cape Town soonArticle

DiDi has started its registration process for drivers in Cape Town and will begin offering ride-hailing services in the province over the next few weeks...

30 Mar 2021

Teaching English abroad for South Africans in 2021: Is this still possible?
Teaching English abroad for South Africans in 2021: Is this still possible?Article

As Covid-19 continues to send parts of the world into various states of lockdown, many prospective EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers eager to teach abroad seem to be asking themselves the same question: "Is teaching English abroad still possible in 2021?"...

Issued by Wits Plus 30 Mar 2021

Farming fish in fresh water is more affordable and sustainable than in the ocean
Farming fish in fresh water is more affordable and sustainable than in the oceanArticle

Aquaculture is a growing source of healthy protein for millions of people around the world, but there are big differences between farming fish on land and at sea.

Ben Belton, Dave Little and Wenbo Zhang 30 Mar 2021

Wind energy needs to triple to reach net zero by 2050
Wind energy needs to triple to reach net zero by 2050Article

With 93GW - a 53 per cent year-on-year increase - of new capacity installed, 2020 was the best year in history for the global wind industry, but...

29 Mar 2021

Workers at India’s biggest syringe manufacturer ramp up production in September 2020 in race to meet Covid-19 vaccine-driven demand. Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images
Why India is banking on health diplomacy to grow African footprintArticle

India has stepped up its global ambitions and foreign policy re-engagement with African countries in recent years. Its bilateral trade increased from $7.bn in 2001 to $63bn in 2017/18...

Dan Banik & Renu Modik 26 Mar 2021

Agribusiness bodies, dtic engage to discuss agricultural trade market access
Agribusiness bodies, dtic engage to discuss agricultural trade market accessArticle

The expected increase in agricultural output will require export markets, as South Africa's agricultural sector is export-orientated...

25 Mar 2021

Tina Fordham, partner, Avonhurst
Study: SA's post-Covid market risk raises red flagsArticle

A study to analyse global markets in the aftermath of Covid-19, shows that South Africa has raised red flags, along with the US, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, and Central and Southern Europe

25 Mar 2021

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E-commerce to account for half of global retail growth by 2025Article

By 2025, e-commerce will expand by an additional $1.4tn, and account for half the growth in the global retail sector...

25 Mar 2021

Ghana's Bui Dam raises concerns - again - about hydro power projects
Ghana's Bui Dam raises concerns - again - about hydro power projectsArticle

In the early years of African independence, hydroelectricity offered the promise of modernity and development...

Roger Gocking 24 Mar 2021

Robin Parkbrook, fund manager and co-head of Asian equity alternative investments, Schroders.
3 shifts in the world of investmentArticle

The investment world looks very different today than even a year ago, which requires investors to move away from preconceived notions and adapt to the new reality. Here are three changes to watch out for...

Robin Parkbrook 23 Mar 2021

Remitano makes money transfer between South Africa and other countries easier and faster with new 'cash-out' feature
Remitano makes money transfer between South Africa and other countries easier and faster with new 'cash-out' featureArticle

Due to the ever-increasing volume of money transfers across the globe, Remitano, a global escrow-marketplace, has just launched a smart, free, and safe approach for international money transfers...

Issued by Remitano 23 Mar 2021

Nelson Mandela Bay advertising agency ups the ante, takes aim at metro's high youth unemployment
Nelson Mandela Bay advertising agency ups the ante, takes aim at metro's high youth unemploymentArticle

Boomtown has taken aim at the city's high youth unemployment rates by more than doubling the intake for its graduate internship programme, Bayeza...

Issued by Boomtown 23 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

How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19
How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19Article

Thanks to platforms that link online consumption to local interests, the desire to buy local, a trend fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic, is giving rise to a new phenomenon known as digital localism...

Myriam Ertz, Damien Hallegatte, Imen Latrous and Julien Bousquet 19 Mar 2021

SA's CEOs optimistic about global economic growth
SA's CEOs optimistic about global economic growthArticle

One year after Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, CEOs are voicing record levels of optimism in the global economic recovery, with 76% of global business leaders predicting that economic growth will improve in 2021...

17 Mar 2021

Boost immunity for double whammy of third Covid wave and winter
Boost immunity for double whammy of third Covid wave and winterArticle

A clinical review recommends that healthy nutrition and supplementation with vitamins, minerals and probiotics may benefit immunity and prevent or ease viral infections...

Issued by Leap Communications 15 Mar 2021

Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?
Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?Article

The pandemic has exposed inequalities in society. There is concern that tying freedoms to vaccinations may further disadvantage vulnerable groups...

Yara M. Asi 15 Mar 2021

Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study
Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new studyArticle

According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

12 Mar 2021

African countries' agricultural reforms will ensure free trade deal benefits SA too
African countries' agricultural reforms will ensure free trade deal benefits SA tooArticle

In 2020 alone, amidst a pandemic, South Africa exported US$10,2bn worth of agricultural products, the second largest on record. One market that has consistently been important to South Africa is the African continent, which on average, accounts for 40% of South Africa's agricultural exports...

Wandile Sihlobo 12 Mar 2021

Another recession unlikely for now, but we still need to take our medicine to achieve sustainable growth
Another recession unlikely for now, but we still need to take our medicine to achieve sustainable growthArticle

The GDP print for the fourth quarter of 2020 has come in better than expected, seeing markets respond positively in terms of rand strength and bond yields...

Maarten Ackerman 11 Mar 2021

Hydroxychloroquine does not reduce death in Covid-19 cases
International study shows hydroxychloroquine does not reduce Covid-19 deathsArticle

Hydroxychloroquine, the drug touted by former US President Donald Trump as a 'game changer', does not reduce deaths from the virus and may even cause unwanted damage, recent studies have found...

10 Mar 2021

Cape Town Stadium launches business lounge
Cape Town Stadium launches business loungeArticle

Following global trends, this shared-space hospitality experience is tailored to be flexible to suit the individual's needs...

10 Mar 2021

Transnet, SIU launch application to set aside irregular contracts
Transnet, SIU launch application to set aside irregular contractsArticle

Transnet and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) have launched an application at the High Court to review and set aside four contracts concluded by the parastatal in 2014...

10 Mar 2021

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Ignorance is bliss - but not for patent infringementArticle

Spoor & Fisher's Yogani Reddy notes that in a digital society, being ignorant can land one in deep water, especially in the context of patent infringement...

Yogani Reddy 10 Mar 2021

#BehindtheMask: John Bailey, eNCA's managing editor
#BehindtheMask: John Bailey, eNCA's managing editorArticle

This week I catch up with eNCA's managing editor, John Bailey who has Master's degree in Journalism and over 25 years in the news industry...

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Mar 2021

Global food price index rises for 9th consecutive month
Global food price index rises for 9th consecutive monthArticle

The early estimate for 2021's wheat output is positive but 45 countries are in need of external assistance for food...

4 Mar 2021

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Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years aheadArticle

Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa was de-industrialising: the mood was gloomy as the little manufacturing activity that did exist was disappearing. But the trend has reversed...

Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 2 Mar 2021

White Square announces jury for 2021 festival
White Square announces jury for 2021 festivalArticle

White Square international advertising festival announced the jury for the 2021 festival...

2 Mar 2021

Credit: Carsten Vollrath from Pexels
The human cost of Chinese cotton: how does it impact SA?Article

A recent report detailed how ethnic minority labourers in the Xinjiang region in China - which produces 20% of the world's cotton - are forced to pick cotton by hand through state-mandated schemes...

1 Mar 2021

Rail sector ready to boost economy - African Rail Industry Association
Rail sector ready to boost economy - African Rail Industry AssociationArticle

The unemployment rate is imposing 'significant' pressure on taxpayers and the country's budget, but the rail sector is ready to contribute to reducing these numbers...

26 Feb 2021

Positive budget welcome news for homeowners and consumers
Positive budget welcome news for homeowners and consumersArticle

Finance minister Tito Mboweni presented a "positive budget" under challenging circumstances, perhaps the most challenging over the last 27 years...

Samuel Seeff 24 Feb 2021

How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change
How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate changeArticle

Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly "out of place" as average temperatures rise. The days above 40°C and nights above 30°C are...

Cameron Tonkinwise and Abby Mellick Lopes 24 Feb 2021

This week South Africa’s finance minister Tito Mboweni will deliver the country’s budget. Photo by Jeffrey Abrahams/Gallo Images via Getty Images
The basis of South Africa's annual budgets needs an overhaul. Here's why, and howArticle

Governments in most developing countries use medium-term expenditure frameworks as fiscal policy instruments to match the imperatives of policy, planning and budgeting over the medium-term horizon...

Matthew Kofi Ocran 23 Feb 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Solly Moeng talks media independence and credibility
EXCLUSIVE: Solly Moeng talks media independence and credibilityArticle

I chat with Solly Moeng ahead of the Davos Online Communications Summit, where he was one of the panellists at the virtual event on Thursday 25 February 2021...

Evan-Lee Courie 22 Feb 2021

What pangolins taught us: We are all conservationists
What pangolins taught us: We are all conservationistsArticle

On the 10th annual World Pangolin Day, we have arrived at a unique turning point for the species. In light of the pangolin's possible role in the pandemic, we have been offered a lesson in conservation and an opportunity to restore our relationship with the natural world...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 19 Feb 2021

Henley Africa launches comprehensive virtual pivot course for healthcare practitioners
Henley Africa launches comprehensive virtual pivot course for healthcare practitionersArticle

On 10 March, Henley Business School Africa will present the first class in a progressive, brand-new course that addresses both the realities of Covid-19 and the accelerated disruption of the digital age...

Issued by Henley Business School 19 Feb 2021

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South Africa's food security conditionsArticle

Increased unemployment, increased crime and land reform discussions among other critical factors, must be closely monitored to maintain South Africa's food security...

Wandile Sihlobo 19 Feb 2021

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