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Facebook and WHO launch 'Together Against Covid-19 Misinformation' campaign
Facebook and WHO launch 'Together Against Covid-19 Misinformation' campaignArticle

Facebook is launching a new campaign in partnership with the WHO called 'Together Against Covid-19 Misinformation'...

6 Apr 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

Morocco set to legalise cannabis production for medical use
Morocco set to legalise cannabis production for medical useArticle

Morocco plans to allow the farming, export and domestic sale of cannabis for medical and industrial use, the government said on Thursday, 25 February...

26 Feb 2021

Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdowns
Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdownsArticle

Air pollution caused tens of thousands of deaths in the world's five most populous cities last year despite coronavirus lockdowns...

Michael Taylor 18 Feb 2021

The rise of commercial milk formulas and why it matters for the world's women and children
The rise of commercial milk formulas and why it matters for the world's women and childrenArticle

Our recent study shows that global commercial milk formula sales are booming. Between 2005 and 2019, world milk formula sales more than doubled from 3.5kg to 7.4kg per child...

David McCoy, Julie P. Smith and Phillip Baker 4 Jan 2021

Struggling to start a family? Wijnland Fertility can help
Struggling to start a family? Wijnland Fertility can helpArticle

Globally, fertility is on the decline, and South Africa is no exception. In fact, one in six South African couples will struggle to conceive naturally...

Issued by Ruby Digital 22 Dec 2020

2020 Water Stewardship Event focuses on path to post-Covid-19 green recovery
2020 Water Stewardship Event focuses on path to post-Covid-19 green recoveryArticle

The recently held sixth annual Water Stewardship Event looked at how strengthened water sector governance and stewardship practices could provide a pathway for a green and inclusive recovery from the impacts of Covid-19...

23 Nov 2020

Africa's young entrepreneurs can help in post-Covid recovery
Africa's young entrepreneurs can help in post-Covid recoveryArticle

Africa's young entrepreneurs can play a significant role helping the continent recover from Covid-19...

Kingsley Ighobora 12 Oct 2020

4 ways you can travel safely in 2020
4 ways you can travel safely in 2020Article

As the tourism industry gradually opens up, South Africans are keen to travel once again. But some might feel a little hesitant and uncertain about embarking upon their first trip - especially after having spent so much time at home during lockdown...

9 Oct 2020

Majority of tobacco giants failing to advance harm reduction
Majority of tobacco giants failing to advance harm reductionArticle

The first Tobacco Transformation Index finds that the majority of the 15 largest tobacco companies are not making substantive progress in phasing out cigarettes...

28 Sep 2020

Environmental surveillance could provide an earlier and clearer picture for public health interventions
Environmental surveillance could provide an earlier and clearer picture for public health interventionsArticle

If there was any doubt, the coronavirus pandemic has clearly revealed that we inhabit a world where people, animals and environments are interconnected and interdependent...

Dr Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa and Dr Nonhlanhla Kalebaila 23 Sep 2020

Motor vehicle accidents cost construction sector R352m
Motor vehicle accidents cost construction sector R352mArticle

According to a 2018 report from the World Health Organization on road safety, South Africa has one of the worst overall motor vehicle accident (MVA) rates in the world...

17 Sep 2020

Building back better on food and agriculture
Building back better on food and agricultureArticle

FAO has elaborated a comprehensive Response and Recovery Programme to overcome the impacts of Covid-19 through up-scaled and robust international collaboration...

QU Dongyu 10 Sep 2020

How tourism can lead Covid-19 recovery and why Africa is well placed to benefit
How tourism can lead Covid-19 recovery and why Africa is well placed to benefitArticle

Secretary-General of UN World Tourism Organization Zurab Pololikashvili's shares his thoughts on how African tourism destinations can lead in recovery efforts...

Zurab Pololikashvili 7 Sep 2020

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#TourismMonth: Western Cape receives WTTC global safety stampArticle

The Western Cape Government applied for the globally recognised stamp as a sign of its commitment to adhere to the WTTC's health and hygiene global standardised protocols and to further inspire confidence in the destination...

2 Sep 2020

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IATA calls on governments to reopen borders and sustain airline relief measuresArticle

"What is killing aviation is the fact that governments are not managing the risks of opening borders. Instead, they are keeping global mobility effectively in lockdown. And if this continues, the damage to global connectivity could become irreparable..."

1 Sep 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

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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

Diageo achieves bulk of 2020 Sustainability and Responsibility targets
Diageo achieves bulk of 2020 Sustainability and Responsibility targetsArticle

The maker of Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness announced the completion of the majority of its 2020 Sustainability and Responsibility goals...

11 Aug 2020

Collaboration addresses the challenges of Covid-19
Collaboration addresses the challenges of Covid-19Article

"Collaboration between all the stakeholders is the cornerstone of tackling the coronavirus pandemic," this according to Lee Callakoppen, principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund...

Issued by Bonitas 3 Aug 2020

There aren't enough batteries to electrify all cars - focus on trucks and buses instead
There aren't enough batteries to electrify all cars - focus on trucks and buses insteadArticle

Electric vehicles can have a positive impact on the climate and air pollution levels, but governments should rethink how they electrify the transportation network...

Cameron Roberts 31 Jul 2020

Mandela Prize awarded to Greek and Guinean rights activists
Mandela Prize awarded to Greek and Guinean rights activistsArticle

The 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize has been awarded to Marianna Vardinoyannis of Greece, and Dr Morissanda Kouyaté of Guinea...

27 Jul 2020

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The world needs conscious travellersArticle

Perhaps never before has there been a more apt time to celebrate conscious living...

Sue Garrett 22 Jul 2020

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V&A Waterfront adopts WTTC's safe travel protocolArticle

The V&A Waterfront is the first attraction in South Africa to adopt the World Travel and Tourism Council's Safe Travels stamp, which is specifically designed to address Covid-19 and similar outbreaks.

20 Jul 2020

New UN report: Tens of millions more going hungry globally
New UN report: Tens of millions more going hungry globallyArticle

According to the United Nations' recently published annual State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition.

16 Jul 2020

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Radisson Hotels welcomes back guests in South AfricaArticle

With the gradual ease of restrictions in South Africa, the countries Radisson Hotels are welcoming back guests and conference attendees in line with the South African government's directive...

14 Jul 2020

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Air pollution, temperature and respiratory disease: a South African studyArticle

Global warming and air pollution have something in common: their effects on human health. Air pollution is a well-known cause of breathing problems.. Hot weather can also bring on these symptoms...

Bukola Olutola & Janine Wichmann 14 Jul 2020

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IATA traveller survey reveals Covid-19 concernsArticle

Travellers are taking precautions to protect themselves from Covid-19 with 77% saying that they are washing their hands more frequently, 71% avoiding large meetings and 67% having worn a facemask in public...

8 Jul 2020

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APO Group to facilitate WHO Africa Covid-19 online press briefingsArticle

APO Group has collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa for the provision of online press conferences during the Covid-19 pandemic...

19 Jun 2020

Call for action to address malnutrition in all its forms
Call for action to address malnutrition in all its formsArticle

The coronavirus pandemic has emphasised the importance of food security and nutritional wellbeing for all South Africans and has exposed the vulnerability and weaknesses of our food systems. In view of this, we call on the government to address malnutrition in all its forms...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 17 Jun 2020

Covid-19 recovery is a chance to improve the African food system
Covid-19 recovery is a chance to improve the African food systemArticle

It's time to redesign food systems that deliver healthy foods, allow farming families to make a good living, and support thriving societies...

Kai Mausch, Michael Hauser, Todd Rosenstock and Wanjiku Gichohi-Wainaina 12 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 and food safety: Are SA's food handling regulations up to scratch?Article

Food safety is a major concern during the Covid-19 outbreak, and consumers, retailers and producers are understandably worried about keeping production lines and outlets uncontaminated...

26 May 2020

Making sense of the numbers - cases, co-morbidities and costs
Making sense of the numbers - cases, co-morbidities and costsArticle

As the number of Covid-19 infections moves over 21,000, both public and private healthcare is going to be under constant pressure...

Issued by Bonitas 26 May 2020

Cybercrime continues during Covid-19
Cybercrime continues during Covid-19Article

Having employees working from home, without the normal firewalls and cybersecurity measures in place, companies and individuals are now at greater risk...

James Bayhack 15 May 2020

Uber launches mask verification as part of new safety measures
Uber launches mask verification as part of new safety measuresArticle

All Uber riders, drivers and couriers in South Africa will be required to wear a mask or face covering when taking a trip...

14 May 2020

Low-data web app helps track Covid-19 in SA
Low-data web app helps track Covid-19 in SAArticle

A new digital application has been launched to help South Africans assess symptoms of Covid-19 and identify coronavirus hotspots...

14 May 2020

Merging tech with employee wellbeing
Merging tech with employee wellbeingArticle

There is no doubt that Covid-19 has been a catalyst for change. As social distancing becomes the new normal, entire workforces have needed to connect as well as collaborate remotely.

Terence Moolman 3 May 2020

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17 Apr 2020

Ford starts production of face shields
Ford starts production of face shieldsArticle

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has commenced production of 57,000 protective face shields...

9 Apr 2020

Stay vigilant about fraud
Stay vigilant about fraudArticle

Criminals are taking advantage of the widespread panic to make a quick buck. Phishing attacks are on the rise...

6 Apr 2020

#Covid-19 in South Africa: How coronavirus has broken borders, bans and business plans [a social media analysis]
#Covid-19 in South Africa: How coronavirus has broken borders, bans and business plans [a social media analysis]Article

Meltwater, the global leader in media intelligence, tracked and analysed social media mentions to see how South Africans have been reacting to Covid-19 in relation to the rest of the world...

Issued by Meltwater 30 Mar 2020

Be wary of phishing messages during Covid-19 lockdown
Be wary of phishing messages during Covid-19 lockdownArticle

Cybercriminals are now repurposing standard phishing templates adding a coronavirus spin on it...

30 Mar 2020

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How brands should respond to declining salesArticle

It is now a sad reality that the disruption which the coronavirus is creating is on the increase in Nigeria and, as should be expected, this is certainly creating some ripples and racking of nerves across the advertising industry...

Austin Efienamokwu 27 Mar 2020

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Facebook connecting local communities at a time of social distancingArticle

The world is coming to grips with the scale of the Covid-19 crisis and we are all embracing the need for an extended period of social distancing - turning to technology and social media platforms to connect with family, friends and colleagues...

Nunu Ntshingila 26 Mar 2020

#Covid-19: Bizcommunity takes business virtual, as usual
#Covid-19: Bizcommunity takes business virtual, as usualArticle

Bizcommunity has always been the place where virtual business gets done and is fully set up to seamlessly enable your business communications through the 21-day national lockdown, starting at midnight on 26 March 2020...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 25 Mar 2020

Why defeating coronavirus in one country isn't enough - there needs to be a coordinated global strategy
Why defeating coronavirus in one country isn't enough - there needs to be a coordinated global strategyArticle

As long as the virus is present in any country, it can reenter those that have managed to slow it down - or even ones that eventually eradicate it...

Nader Habibi 25 Mar 2020

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What's the difference between pandemic, epidemic and outbreak?Article

The coronavirus is on everyone's minds. As an epidemiologist, I find it interesting to hear people using technical terms - like quarantine or super spreader or reproductive number - that my colleagues and I use in our work every day...

Rebecca S.B. Fischer 10 Mar 2020

#Coronavirus: WHO switches to response mode in fighting Covid-19 in Africa
#Coronavirus: WHO switches to response mode in fighting Covid-19 in AfricaArticle

With confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Algeria, Senegal, Nigeria and South Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) is changing from a readiness to a response mode in the African region...

6 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Factory closures in China may swell demand for SA-made products
Covid-19: Factory closures in China may swell demand for SA-made productsArticle

Albert Louw from Lasher Tools says that the company has gained new business as a consequence of the outbreak of coronavirus in China and the closure of manufacturing in the country...

2 Mar 2020

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