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Sphelele Mjadu, Unilever Personal Care Senior Public Relations Manager for Africa and Anne Githuku-Shongwe, representative of UN Women South Africa’s Multi-Country Office, in the UN Women-Dove masterclass panel at the Loeries. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: Our responsibility of better representation in advertising, mediaArticle

The media and advertising industries play an important role in stirring the way society is portrayed. Here's why UN Women and Dove's masterclass session at Loeries 2019 called for the creative industry as a whole to take a stand and work actively towards better representation, particularly in terms of gender...

Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

A health worker checks people’s temperatures in Goma, DRC. Patricia Martinez/EPA-EFE
How outbreaks like Ebola extract huge social and economic costsArticle

Epidemics, or infectious disease outbreaks, are invariably disruptive and tend to have far-reaching effects on individuals and communities...

Abdhalah Ziraba 1 day ago

AI-human interplay is criticial for effective FS operations
AI-human interplay is criticial for effective FS operationsArticle

The use of technology is crucial for financial services organisations with ambitions of prevailing in a highly contested market. Sustainable productivity improvement in the industry requires technology and humans to work together in fundamentally new relationships - where machines assist humans to fulfil their roles better...

Barry Vorster 2 days ago

Dr Brian Ruff, co-founder of PPO Serve
Reaction to the NHI is ill-informed: A constructive discussion is neededArticle

The National Health Insurance (NHI) philosophy is not complex, nor unusual. Its premise is the separation of the suppliers of healthcare services from the role of purchasing access to care...

Brian Ruff 3 days ago

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'Troubling' erosion of press freedom in certain SADC statesArticle

CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritise press freedom and the safety of journalists...

19 Aug 2019

5 Security questions your board will ask
5 Security questions your board will askArticle

How secure are we? Why do we need more money for security, when we just approved X last year? What do you mean we've had four incidents? I thought you had everything under control?

19 Aug 2019

Prevent poor customer service from killing your brand
Prevent poor customer service from killing your brandArticle

SA businesses are faced with a difficult task. They have to find ways to survive in the face of ongoing political uncertainty, eroding investor confidence, and declining consumer spend...

Wynand Smit 19 Aug 2019

Outa fights for independent candidates' right to stand for office
Outa fights for independent candidates' right to stand for officeArticle

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has applied to the Constitutional Court for permission to intervene as an amicus curiae (a friend of the court) in a case calling for reform to the electoral system...

16 Aug 2019

Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and cultures
Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and culturesArticle

From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people...

Beth Perry and Rike Sitas 16 Aug 2019

Image: World Health Organisation
Malawi races towards global HIV targetsArticle

Malawi registers 34,000 new HIV infections annually, with young people making up 50% of the infections...

WATIPASO MZUNGU 14 Aug 2019

FaceApp and the dark side of AI
FaceApp and the dark side of AIArticle

Terminator and The Matrix got it wrong. We all thought the villains of the AI era would be killer robots or hostile programmes...

Lee Naik 13 Aug 2019

South Africa's construction industry could become safer. Here's how
South Africa's construction industry could become safer. Here's howArticle

Construction is tough, sometimes dangerous work. Globally, the construction industry accounts for about 7% of employment. But it's responsible for between 30% and 40% of all work-related fatalities...

Patrick Nwabueze Okonkwo 13 Aug 2019

How AI, robotics and blockchain are changing the business landscape
How AI, robotics and blockchain are changing the business landscapeArticle

Technology is changing the face of business faster than industrialisation did. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is well underway...

Adrian van der Merwe 12 Aug 2019

Hawks confirm Mkhwebane investigation
Hawks confirm Mkhwebane investigationArticle

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has confirmed it is investigating allegations of perjury laid against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane...

8 Aug 2019

Image credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.
Still that 11-letter word in marketing and communication: I-N-T-E-G-R-A-T-I-O-NArticle

Integration remains a topic of much agreement, argument, analysis and ambiguity when it comes to getting it right...

Ilse Struweg 8 Aug 2019

The core of food safety is centralised bakery facilities
The core of food safety is centralised bakery facilitiesArticle

There is generally little outside recognition for a well thought out and perfectly executed plan of food safety until there is the smallest gap in the journey from farm to fork...

Alan Hockey 7 Aug 2019

Zanele Ntulini has been appointed as CID’s new managing director. Image supplied.
#Newsmaker: Zanele Ntulini appointed as CID's new managing directorArticle

Collective ID recently announced the appointment of Zanele Ntulini as its new managing director.

Juanita Pienaar 7 Aug 2019

Bata Africa President Alberto Errico doubles up as Bata South Africa's Country Manager
Bata Africa President Alberto Errico doubles up as Bata South Africa's Country ManagerArticle

Bata Africa President Alberto Errico will be expanding his wings to fulfill the role of Bata SA Country Manager, alongside his Bata Africa Presidency...

Issued by Bata 1 Aug 2019

Industrial users of gas have brought the energy regulator’s methodology under the scrutiny of the courts.
Constitutional Court ruling ushers in new era for energy regulation in South AfricaArticle

A recent judgement of South Africa's Constitutional Court involving the country's energy regulator signals a new found willingness by the courts to scrutinise the way regulators set prices and tariffs...

Stephen Labson 31 Jul 2019

South Africa: Fix the education system and wipe the smile off Verwoerd's face
South Africa: Fix the education system and wipe the smile off Verwoerd's faceArticle

The legacy of racial discrimination in the South African education system, still looms large 25 years into freedom, Amnesty International said as it launched a new campaign #SignTheSmileOff...

Issued by OnPoint PR 30 Jul 2019

Storm around South Africa's public protector shows robustness, not a crisis
Storm around South Africa's public protector shows robustness, not a crisisArticle

Seemingly effective constitutional institutions can be quickly undermined by the actions of the people who serve in them. If we didn't know that already, the South African Constitutional Court's recent decision in the Reserve Bank case makes the point crystal clear...

Theunis Roux 29 Jul 2019

CEOs, are you leading by example?
CEOs, are you leading by example?Article

Without proper leadership, it would be impossible for an organisation to build and nurture its reputation. When measuring organisations' reputations, leadership and corporate governance play a fundamental part in how the organisation is being perceived...

26 Jul 2019

SA fully committed to cooperating with the IRMCT
SA fully committed to cooperating with the IRMCTArticle

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation says South Africa has taken note of the briefing of the Chief Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) to the United Nations Security Council on 17 July 2018...

22 Jul 2019

Tech upgrades that will transform workplaces by 2020
Tech upgrades that will transform workplaces by 2020Article

At present, workplaces seem to be in a bit of transition...

Sean Williamson 19 Jul 2019

South Africans are upbeat about new technologies, but worried about jobs
South Africans are upbeat about new technologies, but worried about jobsArticle

Powerful new technologies are emerging that will continue to affect individuals in multiple ways...

Benjamin Roberts, Jare Struwig, Narnia Bohler-Muller, and Steven Gordon 19 Jul 2019

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7 economic development trends to prepare for Africa 2050Article

What will the Africa of 2050 look like? Being only 31 years away, Africa's population is expected to double and there will be huge economic shifts...

17 Jul 2019

More SMME development needed to support construction in South Africa
More SMME development needed to support construction in South AfricaArticle

The ground is shifting under big construction players as market dynamics change and small- and medium-sized (SMME) contractors step up to contribute more to the sector...

Janine Espin 17 Jul 2019

Mining activities in South Africa’s rural areas tend to occur at the expense of local communities and the environment. Shutterstock
How South Africa's rural communities are getting a raw deal from miningArticle

Some of the most profitable South African mines are situated in the areas of the country that are home to traditional communities and are governed in terms of customary law...

Llewellyn Leonard 15 Jul 2019

Former South African President Jacob Zuma. GCIS
South African probe into corruption awaits a star witness - Jacob ZumaArticle

It's been almost a year since the Commission of Inquiry into allegations of state capture in South Africa began to hear testimony...

Mark Swilling 12 Jul 2019

We can't all be Mandela. But we can live up to his legacy
We can't all be Mandela. But we can live up to his legacyArticle

Honouring Mandela's memory means standing up for the values that he lived for. It means choosing accountability, and playing an active role in serving your community...

Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 10 Jul 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
New team for BBC Studios in AfricaArticle

Grant Welland, EVP CEMA announces new BBC Studios leadership team for the region...

4 Jul 2019

Mpact Versapak announces Petco voting membership
Mpact Versapak announces Petco voting membershipArticle

Mpact Versapak, a subsidiary of Mpact Operations, with BRC-certified plants, acknowledges the convenience and uses of PET plastics and the need for a solution to post-consumer waste...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 4 Jul 2019

Is one of these five gaps blocking your organisation's high-performance culture?
Is one of these five gaps blocking your organisation's high-performance culture?Article

Studies clearly indicate that developing and sustaining high performance in an organisation is a learnt competence, however, many organisations still fail in their efforts to sustain high-performance behaviours and practices...

3 Jul 2019

Mining in Mpumalanga. Archive photo: Mpumalanga Tourism & Parks Agency
Billions in mining royalties intended for the poor squandered, stolen or divertedArticle

Billions in mining royalties intended to uplift poor communities are potentially being squandered, stolen or diverted due to in-fighting and maladministration of these funds...

Ciaran Ryan 2 Jul 2019

CEO bloodbath is a warning for leaders to screen new employers
CEO bloodbath is a warning for leaders to screen new employersArticle

The past few years have seen arguably the biggest exodus and purge of leaders from the country's top companies and SOEs in recent history, with more heads expected to roll in future...

27 Jun 2019

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu
Audit shows sorry state of municipalities' financesArticle

The large majority of the country's municipalities are in a worse financial state than ever before, with only 18 of the 257 getting clean audits for 2017/18...

27 Jun 2019

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize
New minister promises NHI deliveryArticle

National Health Insurance (NHI) will happen, and the legislation governing its implementation and funding will go to Parliament soon, said the newly appointed health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize...

27 Jun 2019

New report reveals customers want security, service and localised experiences
New report reveals customers want security, service and localised experiencesArticle

According to a new CMO Council's report, Reshaping Global Engagement Operations, today's customer is seeking security, service and localised experiences based on local language and culture...

25 Jun 2019

Changes to the regulatory landscape pave the way beyond elections
Changes to the regulatory landscape pave the way beyond electionsArticle

Legal professionals will need access to up-to-date legislation and case law to continue to serve the needs of their client base in 2019...

Issued by LexisNexis 25 Jun 2019

A Kenyan journalist has an altercation with a police officer. EPA/Dai Kurokawa
Accountability in Kenya's media still needs attention. What can be done?Article

In Kenya, there's growing debate about media accountability - that the media should act in the interests of the public good, and that it's accurate, free and fair. Most of the debate has focused on the lack of quality journalism and a decline in journalistic ethics...

Jared Obuya 24 Jun 2019

Carla da Silva is back in the cockpit at BARSA
Carla da Silva is back in the cockpit at BARSAArticle

Carla da Silva, Air Mauritius Regional Manager: Africa and Latin America, has been re-elected as chairman to the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 21 Jun 2019

Streamlining data management in a multi-cloud environment
Streamlining data management in a multi-cloud environmentArticle

Many organisations find themselves in a situation where they have multiple clouds to manage...

Gerhard Fourie 21 Jun 2019

Corporate governance: Where are SOEs getting it wrong?
Corporate governance: Where are SOEs getting it wrong?Article

In South Africa, a state-owned company is defined as an enterprise that is registered in terms of the Companies Act read with Public Finance Management Act, commonly known as State Owned Enterprises...

Romeo Tsusi 19 Jun 2019

Align corporate decisions with best practice, effortlessly
Align corporate decisions with best practice, effortlesslyArticle

Lexis Nexis, in collaboration with many specialist legal practitioners, has compiled a useful, easy-to-navigate online tool called Lexis Practical Guidance...

Issued by LexisNexis 14 Jun 2019

Poor data mastery impacts ability to drive value from data
Poor data mastery impacts ability to drive value from dataArticle

On average less than 40% of companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are confident they can master their data...

12 Jun 2019

Facing off the GRC giant in the financial sector
Facing off the GRC giant in the financial sectorArticle

The financial services sector is faced with a high level of regulatory and compliance requirements and finance executives are increasingly expected to master areas outside of their traditional skill set...

Issued by LexisNexis 11 Jun 2019

African universities need structures to assess and measure the impact of grants
African universities need structures to assess and measure the impact of grantsArticle

Since Africa's earliest modern public universities were established on the continent in the 1940s, these institutions have struggled to generate adequate and sustainable funding...

Harris Andoh 7 Jun 2019

Trust me, I'm a robot... even if you think my intelligence is artificial - Part 2
Trust me, I'm a robot... even if you think my intelligence is artificial - Part 2Article

Artificial intelligence is transforming every aspect of our lives and this may include the way that we trust. Prior cynicism of new development in technology is making way for new trust in technology because it is making our lives so much easier...

Dawie de Villiers 6 Jun 2019

Trust me, I'm a robot... even if you think my intelligence is artificial - Part 1
Trust me, I'm a robot... even if you think my intelligence is artificial - Part 1Article

As with relationships between people, trust in AI systems will have to be developed over time, and mistakes will be made...

Prof Dawie De Villiers 30 May 2019

Importance of school districts' role in supporting instructional leadership
Importance of school districts' role in supporting instructional leadershipArticle

School districts are a critical component of the country's national education system. They serve as delivery hubs of the Department of Basic Education to provide quality teaching and learning to schools across the country...

Dr. V Chuta 29 May 2019

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