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Studies show good response to J&J jabArticle

Side effects observed in follow-up studies of health workers vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) shot in the Sisonke Study are similar to those in other parts of the world, and other vaccines...

2 days ago

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Why countries best placed to handle the pandemic appear to have fared the worstArticle

During the first year of the pandemic, it was wealthier countries, with their comparatively stronger health systems, civil services, legal systems and other public services, that suffered the highest rates of Covid-19...

Rachel M Gisselquist & Andrea Vaccaro 2 days ago

KZN unveils database to recruit unemployed graduates
KZN unveils database to recruit unemployed graduatesArticle

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government has set up a database aimed at helping unemployed graduates...

15 Jun 2021

D&AD Shift NY 2021 open for applications
D&AD Shift NY 2021 open for applicationsArticle

D&AD has announced the launch of the 2021 edition of the D&AD Shift with Google programme in New York...

15 Jun 2021

How virus detectives trace the origins of an outbreak - and why it's so tricky
How virus detectives trace the origins of an outbreak - and why it's so trickyArticle

Every time there is a major disease outbreak, one of the first questions scientists and the public ask is: "Where did this come from?"

Marilyn J Roossinck 15 Jun 2021

A Galp Energia refinery is seen near Sines, file. Reuters/Rafael Marchante
Exclusive-Galp to hold off on LNG investment until Mozambique ensures securityArticle

Portugal's Galp Energia , a partner in an Exxon Mobil-led gas consortium in Mozambique, will not invest in onshore plants there until authorities guarantee security and social stability, which may take time...

Sergio Goncalves 15 Jun 2021

'Powering off' the Eskom grid: Suggestions for energy self-sufficiency
'Powering off' the Eskom grid: Suggestions for energy self-sufficiencyArticle

Load shedding, load reduction, and power outages reflect the 'heart of darkness' of a government that has plunged South Africa into a deep economic and social mess through systemic dysfunction and failure to govern...

Achmat Kazie & Rudi Kimmie, Issued by TSIBA 14 Jun 2021

Feeding Africa from Africa: Smallholder farmers to leverage on AfCFTA
Feeding Africa from Africa: Smallholder farmers to leverage on AfCFTAArticle

Senamiso Ndlovu, 32, is a smallholder farmer with big food production dreams. The seed of her farming ambitions is the growing urban food demand...

Busani Bafana 14 Jun 2021

TFG plans tech hiring spree after sliding to a loss
TFG plans tech hiring spree after sliding to a lossArticle

TFG wants to build up its newly launched tech hub to more than 100 new staff after the company swung to an annual operating loss...

11 Jun 2021

South Africa should train all pharmacists to give vaccinations
South Africa should train all pharmacists to give vaccinationsArticle

South Africa has started the second phase of its Covid-19 vaccine rollout. The aim is to vaccinate essential workers, people in congregate settings such as nursing homes, those over 60 years of age and other vulnerable groups...

Velisha Ann Perumal-Pillay 11 Jun 2021

Could vaccine registration negate the good intentions of the Trips waiver?
Could vaccine registration negate the good intentions of the Trips waiver?Article

In October 2020, South Africa and India called on World Trade Organisation members to support a proposal to suspend the WTO's agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips), for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic...

Chyreene Truluck 10 Jun 2021

A woman walks with her dog into the surf at Fingal Beach, located 1 km (0.62 miles) south of the Queensland and New South Wales border, near the town of Tweed Heads, June 22, 2013. Reuter/David Gray
From Byron Bay to Bali, tourist hot spots wary of Instagram influencersArticle

Residents of Australia's Byron Bay have hit out at plans for a reality TV show set in the iconic holiday town, highlighting a growing backlash against social media influencers...

Rina Chandra 10 Jun 2021

Ivory Coast sells 2021/2022 cocoa contracts after wrangle over premium
Ivory Coast sells 2021/2022 cocoa contracts after wrangle over premiumArticle

The world's top cocoa producer Ivory Coast had sold 950,000 tonnes of cocoa in contracts by the end of May for the 2021/2022 season at a country discount...

Ange Aboa 10 Jun 2021

South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize receives the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination at the Khayelitsha Hospital near Cape Town, South Africa, February 17, 2021. Gianluigi Guercia/Reuters
South Africa's health minister put on special leave over graft allegationsArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa put his health minister, Zweli Mkhize, on special leave on Tuesday, after allegations that his department irregularly awarded Covid-19-related contracts

Nqobile Dludla 9 Jun 2021

Covax is failing to halt the Covid-19 pandemic: here's why, and how to fix it
Covax is failing to halt the Covid-19 pandemic: here's why, and how to fix itArticle

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently called for an accelerated global effort to distribute vaccines to end the Covid-19 pandemic...

Monica de Bolle 9 Jun 2021

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INMA recognises 58 initiatives with top prizes in Global Media AwardsArticle

The International News Media Association (INMA) has unveiled winners in its 2021 Global Media Awards competition...

7 Jun 2021

The ultimate guide to funeral costs in South Africa (2021)
The ultimate guide to funeral costs in South Africa (2021)Article

Preparing for a funeral is one of the times that most people realise the extensive costs that come with burying a loved one with dignity...

Issued by MiWayLife 4 Jun 2021

The S&P Global logo is displayed on its offices in the financial district in New York City, U.S., December 13, 2018. Reuters/Brendan McDermid
South Africa's fiscal deficits declining "faster than expected" - S&P GlobalArticle

South Africa's fiscal deficits are declining slightly faster than initial expectations, but slow progress on the rollout of coronavirus vaccines and structural reforms will continue to hamper progress, ratings firm S&P Global...

Mfuneko Toyana 4 Jun 2021

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Vaccinations will open up the country and our economyArticle

South Africa is now three weeks into its rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations to those aged 60 and above, having just completed vaccinating almost 500,000 frontline healthcare workers through the Sisonke Study...

4 Jun 2021

The next pandemic is already happening - targeted disease surveillance can help prevent it
The next pandemic is already happening - targeted disease surveillance can help prevent itArticle

As more and more people around the world are getting vaccinated, one can almost hear the collective sigh of relief. But the next pandemic threat is likely already making its way through the population right now...

Maureen Miller 3 Jun 2021

British Airways cautiously optimistic about flights to South Africa
British Airways cautiously optimistic about flights to South AfricaArticle

Virgin Atlantic and British Airways have once again postponed resuming services to South Africa, but it's not for long...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 3 Jun 2021

United Airlines launches direct flights to Johannesburg from New York
United Airlines launches direct flights to Johannesburg from New YorkArticle

US-based airline United Airlines has recently introduced a host of new routes to its portfolio, including direct flights to Johannesburg...

Issued by SA Airlines 3 Jun 2021

Coronavirus variants have new names: we can finally stop stigmatising countries
Coronavirus variants have new names: we can finally stop stigmatising countriesArticle

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a new naming system for the coronavirus that uses Greek letters to refer to the different variants...

Ed Feil 3 Jun 2021

Covid-19 has shown that following the same road will lead the world over a precipice
Covid-19 has shown that following the same road will lead the world over a precipiceArticle

Despite the tragic deaths, suffering and sadness that it has caused, the pandemic could go down in history as the event that rescued humanity. It has created a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reset our lives and societies onto a sustainable path...

Ian Goldin 2 Jun 2021

Could a simple pill beat Covid-19? Pfizer is giving it a go
Could a simple pill beat Covid-19? Pfizer is giving it a goArticle

While the focus has been largely on vaccines, you might have also heard Pfizer is trialling a pill to treat Covid-19...

Peter Wark 1 Jun 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa
SA moves to adjusted Covid-19 Alert Level 2Article

South Africa has moved to Adjusted Alert Level 2 today to combat the rising number of Covid-19 infections in some regions of the country...

31 May 2021

Soaring maize prices squeeze South African consumers, stoke inflation
Soaring maize prices squeeze South African consumers, stoke inflationArticle

A global run in the price of maize driven by higher import demand from China, droughts in South America and dry conditions in parts of the United States and Canada have raised local maize prices despite expectations of a bumper 2020/2021 domestic maize crop...

Tanisha Heiberg 28 May 2021

Mark Ainsworth, head, coronavirus research, Schroders
How much of a threat is the India variant?Article

The news of vaccines sparked joy and relief in many countries, as hopes grew about an end to the pandemic. However, the growth in variants globally has recently dampened spirits...

27 May 2021

#StartupStory: EF-Active, a cost-conscious and sustainable hygiene business
#StartupStory: EF-Active, a cost-conscious and sustainable hygiene businessArticle

At the height of the 2020 global coronavirus pandemic, a quality, cost-conscious and sustainable hygiene business, EF-Active, was born...

Evan-Lee Courie 26 May 2021

Covid-19 Barometer: 500 days later, how are people in South Africa feeling?
Covid-19 Barometer: 500 days later, how are people in South Africa feeling?Article

New data from Wave 9 of the study (April 2021) revisits changing habits and behaviour and looks at current issues and challenges; how Covid-19 has affected most people around the world...

Stacy Saggers, Issued by Kantar 26 May 2021

African industrialist celebrates Africa Day with inspirational video
African industrialist celebrates Africa Day with inspirational videoArticle

Adam Molai, African industrialist celebrates Africa Day with a video to "inspire and motivate" entrepreneurship as the pandemic drags on...

25 May 2021

Covid-19: why critically ill patients in Africa are taking a bigger hit
Covid-19: why critically ill patients in Africa are taking a bigger hitArticle

In March 2020, those of us living on the African continent were terrified about what would happen. We had watched Wuhan and then Italy get overrun by Covid-19...

Bruce M Biccard 25 May 2021

Zero-waste food bus hopes to drive away hunger
Zero-waste food bus hopes to drive away hungerArticle

When Sidney Beukes got his bus driver's licence, he never imagined himself behind the wheel of a 40-year-old school bus that has been turned into a mobile grocery store...

Kim Harrisberg 25 May 2021

Irregular sleep may lead to bad moods and depression - study
Irregular sleep may lead to bad moods and depression - studyArticle

A study shows that an irregular sleep schedule may increase the risk of depression and bad moods as much as getting fewer hours of sleep or staying up late...

Issued by Leap Communications 21 May 2021

Massmart 19-week sales rise 8% on eased restrictions
Massmart 19-week sales rise 8% on eased restrictionsArticle

South African retailer Massmart said on Thursday its sales during the 19 weeks ended 9 May rose by 8% due to the easing of coronavirus-related trading restrictions...

20 May 2021

Contact sports in schools suspended with immediate effect
Contact sports in schools suspended with immediate effectArticle

The Council of Education Ministers (CEM) has pulled the plug on all contact sports with immediate effect, following Covid-19 cluster outbreaks in public schools...

20 May 2021

Job seekers stand outside a construction site ahead of the release of the unemployment numbers by Statistics South Africa, in Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, June 23, 2020. Reuter/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo
South Africa's weak growth could fuel socioeconomic tensions - Moody'sArticle

South Africa's low economic growth and rising debt burden could see socioeconomic tension intensify and impede policy reforms, ratings firm Moody's said in a research note...

Mfuneko Toyana 19 May 2021

Work of Insurance Ombud's offices continued despite Covid-19 disruption: Complainants compensated R300m
Work of Insurance Ombud's offices continued despite Covid-19 disruption: Complainants compensated R300mArticle

While the Covid-19 pandemic caused disruption in the handling of insurance complaints, the offices of the Short-term and Long-term Insurance Ombudsman managed to perform in accordance with their mandates...

Issued by Bullion PR & Communication 18 May 2021

Archbishop Desmond Tutu leaves after receiving his coronavirus (Covid19) vaccination in Cape Town, South Africa, May 17, 2021. Reuters/Mike Hutchings
"It's going to change our country": South Africa starts vaccinating over-60sArticle

Hope and excitement gripped the Munsieville care home in the South African mining city of Krugersdorp on Monday, when people over the age of 60 were called to receive the Covid-19 vaccine for the first time...

Akhona Matshoba & Shafiek Tassiem 18 May 2021

#Newsmaker: Larry Madowo joins CNN as Nairobi-based correspondent
#Newsmaker: Larry Madowo joins CNN as Nairobi-based correspondentArticle

Larry Madowo has left the BBC to take up a new position with CNN as the network's Nairobi-based correspondent...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 May 2021

Quarantine hotels: A history of controversy and occasional comfort
Quarantine hotels: A history of controversy and occasional comfortArticle

Exploring the history of quarantine hotels reveals ambivalences and inequities that continue to fuel debates over their effectiveness in the era of Covid-19...

Kevin James 17 May 2021

Covid-19 is giving us a new appreciation for physical shops
Covid-19 is giving us a new appreciation for physical shopsArticle

The outlook for high street stores seems gloomy. Social distancing measures and lockdowns have driven people to shop online, leading to shop closures and a boom for online retailers...

Cathrine Jansson-Boyd 14 May 2021

A better way to map your brand strategy with Etiket's ReImagine Toolkit
A better way to map your brand strategy with Etiket's ReImagine ToolkitArticle

To make sure a brand's messaging is authentic, salient, and consistent, Etiket has developed the ReImagine Toolkit, re-imagining the 4Ps of marketing focusing on Personality, Purpose, Product and Promise...

Issued by ETIKET. 14 May 2021

Redefine Properties defers dividend decision
Redefine Properties defers dividend decisionArticle

Redefine Properties shareholders will have to wait a little longer for a dividend after the company said on Friday, 14 May, that it has deferred a decision on...

Nqobile Dludla 14 May 2021

Health minister, Zweli Mkhize
Covid-19 highlights need to invest in health system resilienceArticle

The learnings from the Covid-19 global pandemic have highlighted the need to ensure that the long-term resilience of the health system to respond to future outbreaks...

14 May 2021

CPT International sees boost in post-lockdown domestic passenger numbers
CPT International sees boost in post-lockdown domestic passenger numbersArticle

Cape Town International Airport has recorded its highest number of domestic passenger volumes in April 2021. This is since domestic air travel resumed in June 2020 after the country's hard lockdown...

13 May 2021

Who are the people most likely to be SA's Covid super-spreaders?
Who are the people most likely to be SA's Covid super-spreaders?Article

There are those that are largely adhering to Covid-19 preventative measures, and those that show only limited adherence to the recommended guidelines. It is this latter group that should be of concern as they are potentially super-spreaders of Covid-19...

Andrea Rademeyer, Issued by Ask Afrika 13 May 2021

Game on: The next big brand opportunity to embrace
Game on: The next big brand opportunity to embraceArticle

You could certainly be forgiven for thinking that gaming is a niche interest - the reserve of kids, nerds and techies. Because until fairly recently, it was! But that's no longer the case...

Shaune Jordaan 13 May 2021

Solidarity Fund calls on SA to come together in preparation for vaccine rollout
Solidarity Fund calls on SA to come together in preparation for vaccine rolloutArticle

The Solidarity Fund is asking South Africans to come together in its new integrated marketing and communication campaign...

12 May 2021

Dr Bha Ndungane-Tlakula, country medical director, South Africa, Pfizer
#InternationalNursesDay: The backbone of SA's healthcare systemArticle

Nurses have emerged as heroes in the fight against Covid-19. The grit, quick decision-making and compassion required to take care of patients in the face of a terrifying global pandemic...

Bha Ndungane-Tlakula 12 May 2021

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