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A healthcare worker administers an Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to her colleague at Mutuini Hospital in Nairobi. Kenya on March 3, 2021. Photo by Dennis Sigwe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has got off to a slow start: the gaps, and how to fix themArticle

Kenya has started the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination strategy. This was made possible by the delivery of just over one million AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in two batches...

Catherine Kyobutungi 1 day ago

South Africa's higher education funding system can be more realistic without betraying ideals
South Africa's higher education funding system can be more realistic without betraying idealsArticle

Ongoing student protests in South Africa have once again highlighted various problems with higher education funding. They boil down to challenges of affordability and sustainability...

Gerald Wangenge-Ouma 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

Which visa is required for European countries?
Which visa is required for European countries?Article

Although citizens of South Africa are currently granted access visa-free or with a visa on arrival to over 100 destinations around the globe, they need an approved visa to travel to the majority of countries and territories in Europe...

Issued by Online Global Applications SL 6 Apr 2021

First-year success during a pandemic
First-year success during a pandemicArticle

We cannot change the current situation, but we can make your first year of tertiary education manageable with a few hacks to help you get through it with ease...

Issued by Rosebank College 31 Mar 2021

Maker spaces give engineers and designers the tools to build low-cost medical equipment using locally available materials.
Brandon Martin, Rice University, CC BY-NC-ND
'Frugal design' brings medical innovations to communities that lack resources during the pandemicArticle

Dr Msandeni Chiume Kayuni found herself in the middle of a supply crisis as Covid-19 spread to Africa in April 2020...

Rebecca Richards-Kortum & Theresa Mkandawire 31 Mar 2021

The implications of administrating ivermectin to Covid-19 patients
The implications of administrating ivermectin to Covid-19 patientsArticle

Being a new virus, Covid-19 has evoked a great deal of uncertainty around which treatments will be beneficial to patients...

31 Mar 2021

Potential 11-day alcohol ban looms, and liquor makers demand justification
Potential 11-day alcohol ban looms, and liquor makers demand justificationArticle

South African Liquor Brandowners Association claims that it received confirmation on 29 March that the National Coronavirus Command Council is intending on banning all sales of alcohol for 11 days...

30 Mar 2021

Photo: Aspen Pharmacare
SA secures 30-million J&J Covid-19 shotsArticle

South Africa has secured 30-million Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Covid-19 vaccines, the first batch of which will will be delivered in April...

30 Mar 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: Converting hope to opportunity
#BudgetSpeech2021: Converting hope to opportunityArticle

It was, therefore, unfortunate that the minister of finance, Tito Mboweni, would premise his recent Budget Speech 2021 with 'hope' and, days later, South Africa was hit with a spate of power failures...

Dr Rudi Kimmie and Achmat Kazie, Issued by TSIBA 30 Mar 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Mochachos on fire
#OrchidsandOnions: Mochachos on fireArticle

Off the wall: Blazing burger desert concept turns up the heat; Advert is so hot you expect an appearance from Satan himself...

Brendan Seery 29 Mar 2021

The Franchise Co offers opportunities for food entrepreneurs
The Franchise Co offers opportunities for food entrepreneursArticle

The Franchise Co has set its sights on developing a whole new category of entrepreneurs by offering a franchised mobile restaurant...

29 Mar 2021

Covid vaccine weekly: AstraZeneca supplies and efficacy under the microscope again
Covid vaccine weekly: AstraZeneca supplies and efficacy under the microscope againArticle

Disputes over the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine have dominated the week, just as they have at various points over the past few months...

Rob Reddick 29 Mar 2021

Professor Salim Abdool Karim
Abdool Karim steps downArticle

Professor Salim Abdool Karim has stepped down from Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on Covid19, exactly one year after he accepted the chair of the committee, to resume his academic pursuits...

26 Mar 2021

Mustadafin Foundation launches Mask My School, calls on volunteer seamstresses
Mustadafin Foundation launches Mask My School, calls on volunteer seamstressesArticle

Mustadafin Foundation is calling on local seamstresses to volunteer their time and skills to help sew masks for learners in rural schools and communities...

26 Mar 2021

How a year of lockdown reshaped online retail
How a year of lockdown reshaped online retailArticle

Derek Cikes, commercial director at part-payment platform Payflex, outlines some of the key pandemic-led changes to the retail landscape over the past 365 days...

Issued by Payflex 26 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

Boosting brand purpose by solving value-action gaps in Africa
Boosting brand purpose by solving value-action gaps in AfricaArticle

How do corporations best articulate and act upon their brand purpose, as the interface between corporations and society? By solving the value-action gap, writes Kantar's Adeola Tejumola...

Adeola Tejumola, Issued by Kantar 25 Mar 2021

10 lessons for the classroom from 12 months of Covid
10 lessons for the classroom from 12 months of CovidArticle

Stacey Brewer, co-founder and CEO of Spark Schools, shares 10 lessons she's learned over the past 12 months...

Stacey Brewer 24 Mar 2021

Unlock the power of your community through digital
Unlock the power of your community through digitalArticle

If community is the focus of your organisation, you have a superpower that can grow your bottom-line, writes Jonathan Lumley of immedia...

Jonathan Lumley 24 Mar 2021

SA claims 2nd place in domestic business travel recovery globally
SA claims 2nd place in domestic business travel recovery globallyArticle

FCM's latest white paper has revealed that although New Zealand leads the way when it comes to domestic business travel recovery, South Africa claims second place in the race to recovery, reaching up to 25% of pre-Covid travel volumes...

23 Mar 2021

When 1 in 3 users are tourists, that changes the bike-share equation for cities
When 1 in 3 users are tourists, that changes the bike-share equation for citiesArticle

Bike-share programmes don't just cater for residents. When tourists use them too, that greatly increases the value the whole community gets from these bikes.

23 Mar 2021

Solar energy is an invaluable resource in rural areas like this facility in Gambia. Gavi/2018/Guido Dingemans
Solar technologies can speed up vaccine rollout in Africa. Here's howArticle

There's hope that some industrialised countries will achieve near-universal vaccination against Covid-19 in the coming months...

Cyrus Sinai & Rob Fetter 23 Mar 2021

World Water Day: Collaboration protects vulnerable communities against Covid-19
World Water Day: Collaboration protects vulnerable communities against Covid-19Article

The Heineken Africa Foundation and Heineken SA have partnered with WaterAid in its drive to tackle the spread of Covid-19 and other diseases, as well as significantly broaden access to clean water across the continent...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 19 Mar 2021

Master KG, Ndlovu Youth Choir to perform on Robben Island as part of Africa Rising and Live Love
Master KG, Ndlovu Youth Choir to perform on Robben Island as part of Africa Rising and Live LoveArticle

As part of Africa Rising and the Live Love non-profit, the Ndlovu Youth Choir will join Master KG in a performance that will be livestreamed from Robben Island in Cape Town ahead of Freedom Day on 25 April 2021.

18 Mar 2021

Critical first steps to optimising buildings for low-occupancy
Critical first steps to optimising buildings for low-occupancyArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to thousands of empty buildings as offices, malls and other commercial spaces have shut down...

Devan Pillay 18 Mar 2021

Your brand will thrive when you empathise with your customers
Your brand will thrive when you empathise with your customersArticle

The pandemic and its economic fallout have changed our world for good. Consumers are reassessing their needs and values, adapting their behaviours, and adjusting how they make decisions...

Virginia Alvarez 17 Mar 2021

Train passengers carried out a Covid-19 detection test with the GeNose C19 screening at Pasar Turi Station, Surabaya, February 15, 2021.
ANTARA FOTO/Didik Suhartono/rwa
Indonesian-made Covid-19 breathalyser sensitivity comparable to RT-PCRArticle

A year into the Covid-19 pandemic, global testing capacity sadly mimics countries' GDP per capita. Testing requires money, and rich countries can spend more on tests than middle-income and poor countries...

17 Mar 2021

Technological innovation is key to post-pandemic conferencing
Technological innovation is key to post-pandemic conferencingArticle

The goal now is to drive the business forward through continuing to meet and exceed clients evolving needs through various solutions including technological innovation...

15 Mar 2021

Dr Cyprian Ngong, a staff member of National Hospital, Abuja, receives Covid-19 vaccine. Adam Abu-basha/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Nigeria at sixes and sevens on Covid-19 vaccine rolloutArticle

Nigeria has started to vaccinate people after receiving its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines. Virologist and senior research fellow Dr Solomon Bakarey provides some insights on how the country should go about the rollout plan...

Solomon Bakarey 15 Mar 2021

The WHO recommends that TB prevalence surveys be done in high burden countries. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
First ever national survey shows the extent of South Africa's TB problemArticle

South Africa's long-awaited tuberculosis (TB) prevalence survey results were recently released. This is the first national prevalence survey of its kind for TB in South Africa...

Emily B Wong & Alison Grant 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

A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to children
A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to childrenArticle

Indigenous foods such as cowpeas can improve people's nutrition and help them cope with the hunger brought about by the effects of Covid-19 on foreign food imports...

Nokuthula Vilakati 15 Mar 2021

City Lodge Hotel Group announces interim results reflective of pandemic
City Lodge Hotel Group announces interim results reflective of pandemicArticle

The JSE-listed City Lodge Hotel Group has announced its unaudited interim results, reflecting the sweeping effects of the coronavirus pandemic. However, during this time the group has notched up several notable achievements...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 11 Mar 2021

Upcoming speed marketing sessions to aid sector recovery
Upcoming speed marketing sessions to aid sector recoveryArticle

South African Tourism through its business unit, Tourism Grading Council of South Africa is re-imagining the future of speed marketing by hosting virtual sessions for the second time...

11 Mar 2021

Study: The impact of Covid-19 on SA's Bellville businesses
Study: The impact of Covid-19 on SA's Bellville businessesArticle

According to a study conducted by UBU International in Bellville, Cape Town, only 15% of business owners and managers interviewed said the SA government's lockdown regulations did not impact their business negatively...

Issued by UBU International 11 Mar 2021

Loyalty in audio consumption
Loyalty in audio consumptionArticle

While 2020 was simply dubbed 'stifling', there was a silver lining amidst the dark cloud of Covid-19 for media and, most especially, for radio...

Issued by OFM Radio 11 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Golden intersection of e-commerce and commercial real estate
#EcommerceDay2021: Golden intersection of e-commerce and commercial real estateArticle

Inospace CEO Rael Levitt unpacks why distribution centres and warehouses are set to become "the new 'hot' property class"...

Rael Levitt 9 Mar 2021

Airlink to resume flights between South Africa and Lesotho
Airlink to resume flights between South Africa and LesothoArticle

This follows the re-opening of Lesotho's borders and the lifting of travel restrictions that curtailed travel between the neighbouring countries while they both worked to successfully contain the spread of the coronavirus...

9 Mar 2021

Jozi family builds blossoming corndogs business
Jozi family builds blossoming corndogs businessArticle

Mabel and Wale Akinlabi have developed a successful frozen convenience food business, which was inspired by a spontaneous catering decision during their daughter's 11th birthday...

9 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Are retailers scoring an own goal in online shopping?
#EcommerceDay2021: Are retailers scoring an own goal in online shopping?Article

According to Amanda Reekie, we need to ask what can be done to make online a bigger part of the retail mix, not least because there are still a number of faux pas that brands are making...

Amanda Reekie, Issued by imagineNATION Alliance 8 Mar 2021

Lightstone shares 3 national house price scenarios for 2021
Lightstone shares 3 national house price scenarios for 2021Article

Residential property prices defied Covid-19 conventional wisdom in 2020, and house price inflation ended close to 3% at the end of the year, some 2.7% above Lightstone's forecast made at the beginning of 2020...

8 Mar 2021

Lightstone shares 3 house price scenarios for 2021Article

Residential property prices defied Covid-19 conventional wisdom in 2020, and house price inflation ended close to 3% at the end of the year, some 2.7% above Lightstone's forecast made at the beginning of 2020...

Issued by 8 Mar 2021

Covid and flu - Should you still have the flu shot?
Covid and flu - Should you still have the flu shot?Article

Dr Morgan Mkhatshwa, head of operations at Bonitas Medical Fund, unpacks the differences and similarities between 'flu' and Covid-19, how it affects your body and offers compelling reasons why you should consider getting the flu vaccine this year...

Issued by Bonitas 8 Mar 2021

Impact of Covid-19 on call centres
Impact of Covid-19 on call centresArticle

Even as demand for call centre support has reached unprecedented levels, Covid-19 has presented the sector with particular challenges...

Issued by LexisNexis 8 Mar 2021

How the hospitality sector can stay two steps ahead of its challenges
How the hospitality sector can stay two steps ahead of its challengesArticle

Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa suggests that the sector starts with low hanging fruit, such as reducing print costs and implementing further digitisation...

4 Mar 2021

5 marketing tech trends to watch in 2021
5 marketing tech trends to watch in 2021Article

As technology evolves and data sets grow, marketing is changing, adapting and in some cases becoming automated...

Greg Chen 4 Mar 2021

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