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Upsurge in consumer spend on digital services - FNB data
Upsurge in consumer spend on digital services - FNB dataArticle

FNB data reveals an upsurge in customers who are spending on home delivery, video and music streaming apps for convenient access to services...

2 hours ago

#BehindtheBrandManager: Gerry Thomas, the man behind Krispy Kreme SA
#BehindtheBrandManager: Gerry Thomas, the man behind Krispy Kreme SAArticle

Gerry Thomas, director of Krispy Kreme SA, unboxes more about the success of the 'sweet treat' brand....

Evan-Lee Courie 3 hours ago

Using Google's chatbot technology to prioritise the mental health of students at UP
Using Google's chatbot technology to prioritise the mental health of students at UPArticle

The University of Pretoria's Student Counselling Unit and DotModus designed and built a first-of-its-kind counselling chatbot for university students as part of their Student Counselling Unit-Bot (Scu-B) initiative...

Issued by DotModus 23 hours ago

Cannes Lions 2021 jury members announced
Cannes Lions 2021 jury members announcedArticle

Highest ever representation from global brands, platforms, entertainment and technology companies brings breadth of expertise to the Lions awards...

1 day ago

Why correct handling, storage, transportation of plastic pipes is vital
Why correct handling, storage, transportation of plastic pipes is vitalArticle

While the end-users of pipes produced by members of SAPPMA may be confident in their quality, what about the way in which these pipes are stored, handled and transported...

8 Apr 2021

Mastercard and Uber extend partnership to boost payment digitisation and advance financial inclusion
Mastercard and Uber extend partnership to boost payment digitisation and advance financial inclusionArticle

Uber's long-term partnership with Mastercard continues to grow with a new strategic initiative focusing on digital payments and advancing financial inclusions which will be facilitated by Mastercard across the Middle East and Africa (MEA)...

Issued by Uber 7 Apr 2021

Kwikmart app launches to empower and support local food businesses post-Covid-19
Kwikmart app launches to empower and support local food businesses post-Covid-19Article

The newly launched Kwikmart app provides a sales platform for local food businesses, whilst serving up consumers more wholesome and healthier choices...

Issued by Kwikmart 7 Apr 2021

Containerisation tech is vital for businesses needing to do more with less
Containerisation tech is vital for businesses needing to do more with lessArticle

At a time when economic pressures are forcing businesses to sweat their IT assets and do more with less, container technology and Kubernetes can be instrumental...

Modeen Malick 6 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

Prioritising safety while delivering with Uber Eats
Prioritising safety while delivering with Uber EatsArticle

From picking up orders and delivering to hungry customers to knowing when to call for assistance, Uber Eats is always finding ways to help make every delivery as stress-free as possible...

Issued by Uber 29 Mar 2021

Biz Press Office Quarterly: 10 ways to successfully start and manage a newsroom on Biz
Biz Press Office Quarterly: 10 ways to successfully start and manage a newsroom on BizArticle

A warm welcome and congratulations to the many companies who have opened or published via their Press Office Newsrooms so far this year....

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Mar 2021

How Coca-Cola Africa leveraged Borderless Access's bot-enabled research solution to unpack healthy consumption habits
How Coca-Cola Africa leveraged Borderless Access's bot-enabled research solution to unpack healthy consumption habitsArticle

Why tech-enabled research is the right solution for Africa: Exploring a Coca-Cola Africa case study on healthy consumption habits...

Bev Tigar-Basset, Issued by Borderless Access 25 Mar 2021

#WorldTBDay2021: Adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV at increased risk
#WorldTBDay2021: Adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV at increased riskArticle

Adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV (APHIV) had a fourfold increased risk of tuberculosis (TB) disease despite access to antiretroviral therapy (ART)...

24 Mar 2021

Near Me: A new endpoint with millions of local users
Near Me: A new endpoint with millions of local usersArticle

Location Bank clients benefit from an accurate, consistent presence across all digital endpoints, from Google to Uber, Facebook, Zomato and hundreds more...

Issued by Location Bank 24 Mar 2021

Dr Mohammed Rassool, deputy director, and Dr Pauline Howell, senior medical officer, Clinical HIV Research Unit
#WorldTBDay2021: Dramatic strides in research, but with challengesArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the country's TB programme, and led to a decline in the diagnosis rate. Now it seems that the health system is seeing an increase in patients presenting with more advanced TB...

Mohammed Rassool & Pauline Howell 24 Mar 2021

If left untreated, latent TB infection can progress to TB disease.
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TB treatments are notoriously hard to stick to: shorter regimens offer a breakthroughArticle

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of illness and death around the world. In 2019, 10-million people fell ill with TB and close to 1.4-million people died. Most (95%) of the cases are in low- and middle-income countries...

Violet Chihota 23 Mar 2021

A tribute to a giant in the palliative care community
A tribute to a giant in the palliative care communityArticle

The palliative care community mourns the recent passing of Dr Sarah Fakoodreen, who passed away suddenly on 14 March 2021...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 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

Top 10 reasons to say "I do" at a Mauritius resort
Top 10 reasons to say "I do" at a Mauritius resortArticle

Mauritius is a very popular wedding destination and LUX* Belle Mare is listed among 'The 50 Best Wedding Venue Hotels' by Hotels in Heaven.

Debbie Hathway 18 Mar 2021

Uber offers 1 million rides to teachers across the world
Uber offers 1 million rides to teachers across the worldArticle

Together, Uber and Unesco aim to remove transportation as a barrier to accessing vaccinations for teachers around the world as and when governments allow local teachers to get vaccinated...

Jenna Delport 18 Mar 2021

Train passengers carried out a Covid-19 detection test with the GeNose C19 screening at Pasar Turi Station, Surabaya, February 15, 2021.
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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

Jon Savage gets real on content creation and podcasting
Jon Savage gets real on content creation and podcastingArticle

Jon Savage has, for years, been at the forefront of content creation. Inspired to think differently, he continues to push boundaries when it comes to creating content...

16 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

Antiretroviral treatment found to reduce risk of developing active TB - study
Antiretroviral treatment found to reduce risk of developing active TB - studyArticle

Research has discovered that antiretroviral treatment (ART) reduces the risk of developing active TB in HIV co-infected people by reducing the activation of the body's immune response...

11 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: Planet42 aims to solve 'transport inequality'
#StartupStory: Planet42 aims to solve 'transport inequality'Article

In South Africa, access to personal mobility is very unequal, and on top of that, public transport is far from ideal. That means, those with less access to mobility also suffer in terms of social mobility opportunities...

Evan-Lee Courie 10 Mar 2021

The power of human connection
The power of human connectionArticle

Mushambi Mutuma, managing director of Black Powder, believes that there is something missing and that working remote will never emulate: the need for human connection...

Mushambi Mutuma 9 Mar 2021

12 of the biggest African series and films on Showmax
12 of the biggest African series and films on ShowmaxArticle

Showmax has some exciting African films and series for you to catch up on.

5 Mar 2021

A roadside Spaza Shop, Cathedral Peak, KwaZulu Natal. King of the Grasshoppers, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Informal township businesses adapting to new Covid-19 worldArticle

GG Alcock from KasiNomics details how informal kasi businesses have adapted to a new world, using technology, social media and delivery...

GG Alcock 3 Mar 2021

Spur group to expand takeaway format following revenue slump
Spur group to expand takeaway format following revenue slumpArticle

The company is introducing drive-thru formats for its RocoMamas and Spur franchises and a drive-thru, click-and-collect option for Bento franchises...

3 Mar 2021

Study focuses on better approaches to interrupt TB transmission
Study focuses on better approaches to interrupt TB transmissionArticle

Tuberculosis (TB) is ranked as one of the deadliest infectious diseases globally. According to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Report]], Africa hosts 25% of the world's TB burden...

3 Mar 2021

Unpacking UK Supreme Court ruling on Uber drivers' employee status
Unpacking UK Supreme Court ruling on Uber drivers' employee statusArticle

The United Kingdom Supreme Court was called upon to determine whether or not the Uber drivers (claimants) were employees of Uber BV and if the answer is to the affirmative, the employees would have a right to be covered by the National Minimum Wage Act...

Sandile July 2 Mar 2021

“We saw patients dying for avoidable reasons. They were dying because masks that came loose were not being replaced,” says MSF Covid-19 intervention nursing activities manager, Caroline Masunda. Chris Allan
Small things can save lives: coping with Covid-19 in resource-scarce hospitalsArticle

Everywhere, patients have died from Covid-19 when patient numbers exceeded the capacity of the health system. The number of doctors, nurses and oxygen points just wasn't enough...

Gilles van Cutsem 2 Mar 2021

Back2School made easy with Uber Eats
Back2School made easy with Uber EatsArticle

Uber Eats has it all figured out from food, groceries and stationery to suit your unique work and schooling situation...

Issued by Uber 1 Mar 2021

Inquiry into online market dominance: Takealot, UberEats in commission's crosshairs
Inquiry into online market dominance: Takealot, UberEats in commission's crosshairsArticle

The Competition Commission has announced it will be launching an inquiry into the competitiveness of online intermediation platforms...

26 Feb 2021

SA Uber drivers move for employee rights in class action suit
SA Uber drivers move for employee rights in class action suitArticle

Uber drivers in South Africa are gearing up for a courtroom battle as they seek recognition as employees - not merely independent contractors...

25 Feb 2021

The difference between challenger brands and disruptor brands
The difference between challenger brands and disruptor brandsArticle

Challenger brands can't let themselves become swept up in the mania for disruption, writes the West Coast partner for eatbigfish Mark Barden...

Mark Barden, Issued by eatbigfish 25 Feb 2021

Attention is the new currency in adland
Attention is the new currency in adlandArticle

Advertising has piggybacked on technology since the 17th century and in our modern world has evolved to a pervasive presence in the daily lives of people across the globe. A little bit too pervasive some would say...

Edward Herridge 23 Feb 2021

UberGo, a low-cost ride service, is now available in South Africa
UberGo, a low-cost ride service, is now available in South AfricaArticle

Uber South Africa recently announced that UberNam has been renamed to UberGo and that the service is now available across the country...

22 Feb 2021

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P&G reaffirms commitment to drive gender equality in AfricaArticle

P&G announced new declarations aimed to propel gender equality across Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East at its third #WeSeeEqual summit for the region...

22 Feb 2021

MediaCom crowned Adweek Global Media Agency of the Year
MediaCom crowned Adweek Global Media Agency of the YearArticle

MediaCom's pioneering creative work on behalf of clients such as Uber, PlayStation, and Dell Technologies landed them the Adweek Global Media Agency of the Year award...

18 Feb 2021

The past, the present and the yet-to-come
The past, the present and the yet-to-comeArticle

This article provides you with a starting point, a way to begin honing your perspective and identifying the susceptibility of disruption in your industry: by gauging the past, the present and the yet-to-come...

Issued by Dentsu 18 Feb 2021

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How the emoji could help democratise online science dialogueArticle

As communication about science and health increasingly moves online, new ways are emerging for people to participate in public dialogue about advances in science...

Marina Joubert 15 Feb 2021

D&AD New Blood Shift New York holds first all-digital showcase
D&AD New Blood Shift New York holds first all-digital showcaseArticle

D&AD New Blood Shift New York held its first all digital showcase last week. The culmination of the four-month night school programme for 2020 saw 18 aspiring creatives present their portfolios...

15 Feb 2021

Norval Foundation reopens with solo exhibition from Georgina Gratrix
Norval Foundation reopens with solo exhibition from Georgina GratrixArticle

The Norval Foundation will mark its reopening with Georgina Gratrix's first museum solo exhibition, The Reunion: Georgina Gratrix, which will be on show from 13 February to 31 May 2021...

8 Feb 2021

Minimalism and the surprising impact it's having on the rental economy
Minimalism and the surprising impact it's having on the rental economyArticle

Minimalism - once a niche art movement - is now a mainstream lifestyle trend. We have Marie Kondo, the Japanese organising guru...

Jonathan Hurvitz 8 Feb 2021

Reimagining the Uber experience in 2021 and beyond
Reimagining the Uber experience in 2021 and beyondArticle

With 2021 in full swing and the economy slowly adjusting to new realities, many businesses need to relook their offerings to suit the changing needs of their consumers and communities.

Frans Hiemstra 2 Feb 2021

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