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Covid-19 and competition law: clothes, coffee shops, care services & more
Covid-19 and competition law: clothes, coffee shops, care services & moreArticle

Businesses are facing uncertainty worldwide as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Their rights and obligations have come into question, with competition authorities worldwide moving swiftly to provide clarity and guidance...

Cara du Plessis & Tenisha Burslem-Rotheroe 12 hours ago

Adzooma opens up free access to support businesses
Adzooma opens up free access to support businessesArticle

Adzooma will be providing free access to their platform in a bid to assist businesses who are struggling to keep their online presence alive amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak...

13 hours ago

Spur suspends fees to help soften Covid-19 blow to franchisees
Spur suspends fees to help soften Covid-19 blow to franchiseesArticle

To help support its franchisees during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Spur Corporation suspended franchise fees for the second half of March and the whole of April...

13 hours ago

Queen Mary 2 leaves Durban after 6 SA crew disembark
Queen Mary 2 leaves Durban after 6 SA crew disembarkArticle

The ship had been positioned outside the port since 27 March 2020, after requesting clearance to berth to receive bunkers and stores...

14 hours ago

Lockdown: why the media provides a critical service in times of crisis
Lockdown: why the media provides a critical service in times of crisisArticle

In a time of crisis, the first casualty is accurate, useful and usable information. News offers a service to all South Africans that has never been so important...

Gayle Edmunds, Issued by Ads24 14 hours ago

Covid-19 dominates the media in South Africa
Covid-19 dominates the media in South AfricaArticle

No single story has ever dominated the global media landscape as much as the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and its impact on health, safety and global economies...

Issued by Ornico 15 hours ago

What a pandemic can teach us about cybersecurity
What a pandemic can teach us about cybersecurityArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic is impacting everyone. The World Economic Forum has stated that cybersecurity "matters more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic"...

Raymond Pompon 15 hours ago

New AIA task force offers insights for adapting buildings into healthcare facilities
New AIA task force offers insights for adapting buildings into healthcare facilitiesArticle

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has launched a new task force to inform public officials, healthcare facility owners and architects on adapting buildings into temporary healthcare facilities...

15 hours ago

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Best practices for PR campaigns during Covid-19Article

Lama Abdelbarr has put together a guide on what PR professionals should be pitching right now and how they should be doing it...

Lama Abdelbarr 15 hours ago

Lockdown shopping: Retailers ramp up in-store safety measures
Lockdown shopping: Retailers ramp up in-store safety measuresArticle

Some of South Africa's largest retailers operating during the lockdown have introduced additional safety measures, including barrier screens at till points and protective visors...

Lauren Hartzenberg 15 hours ago

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Uncertainty is the enemy - SA downgraded to junk statusArticle

A lot has been said in the media over the last few weeks regarding the possibility of whether South Africa would be downgraded to junk status by Moody's and thereby be forced to exit the FTSE World Government Bond Index (WGBI)...

Shawn Phillips 15 hours ago

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16 hours ago

Covid-19 likely to exact heavy toll in Africa
Covid-19 likely to exact heavy toll in AfricaArticle

The young average age of the population in Africa is likely to be a positive factor, given that Covid-19 seems to be exacting a higher toll on older patients around the world. However...

16 hours ago

Align your home loan to a Covid-19 payment relief programme
Align your home loan to a Covid-19 payment relief programmeArticle

If your personal or business financial plan is in disarray as a result of SA's lockdown measures, this could be your solution....

Issued by Private Property South Africa 16 hours ago

Keeping company culture alive in a time of coronavirus
Keeping company culture alive in a time of coronavirusArticle

For many companies, the coronavirus outbreak has been their first real experience of remote working...

Marno Boshoff 17 hours ago

How #Covid-19 will transform global supply chains
How #Covid-19 will transform global supply chainsArticle

Covid-19 has brought the global economy to a standstill. Governments around the world are working hard to slow the rate of infection, but what does this mean for businesses? We asked our supply chain and freight forwarding experts to weigh in...

Issued by Barloworld Logistics 17 hours ago

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Publisher sites news consumption soars as readers search for truth on coronavirusArticle

Media consumption habits have changed, and continue to change, during the global coronavirus pandemic. One of the most obvious impacts has been a noticeable increase in news consumption via online publishing platforms, writes Josephine Buys...

Josephine Buys 17 hours ago

When the coronavirus gets tough, the tough get stockpiling
When the coronavirus gets tough, the tough get stockpilingArticle

As the fear of the coronavirus spreads, consumers have been flocking to stores to stockpile emergency supplies, resulting in empty shelves as retailers can't keep up with demand...

Xiaodan Pan, Benny Mantin and Martin Dresner 18 hours ago

South African Law Enforcement officers check movement papers during the country’s 21-day national total lockdown. Nic Bothma/EPA
Covid-19: How personal versus public freedoms are playing out in South AfricaArticle

As the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in South Africa two weeks ago, the first glimpse emerged of the lengths to which people would go to avoid isolation...

Harriet Etheredge 19 hours ago

Navigating growth in a Covid-19 world: Understanding shifts and preparing for growth in uncertain times
Navigating growth in a Covid-19 world: Understanding shifts and preparing for growth in uncertain timesArticle

At Kantar, we've identified six key shifts to shape the response of brands and businesses during the Covid-19 crisis.

Lynne Gordon, Issued by Kantar 19 hours ago

Survey reveals challenges for small businesses amidst Covid-19
Survey reveals challenges for small businesses amidst Covid-19Article

Findings from the pre-lock down Covid-19 National Small Business Survey released by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) shows deep economic challenges for small businesses during these unpredictable times.

20 hours ago

The positive role of literacy during a lockdown
The positive role of literacy during a lockdownArticle

If we look at the challenges people face in their daily lives and the workplace, with the focus on reading and listening with understanding, it is no wonder that so many still do not understand the seriousness of this virus...

Marinda Clack 20 hours ago

Jaguar Land Rover SA assists SARCS amidst Covid-19 pandemic
Jaguar Land Rover SA assists SARCS amidst Covid-19 pandemicArticle

Jaguar Land Rover South Africa has made 11 vehicles available to the South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) in order to keep the organisation mobile in its efforts to control and minimise the spread of the coronavirus...

1 day ago

Car dealerships should consider going digital
Car dealerships should consider going digitalArticle

To mitigate a likely slump in car sales during the coronavirus pandemic, automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and car dealerships should consider online services...

1 day ago

Global food price index drops in March
Global food price index drops in MarchArticle

Weakening demand and falling oil prices due to the global pandemic drive down international prices for major food commodities

1 day ago

Pernod Ricard commits R2m to support bartenders, waitrons during lockdown
Pernod Ricard commits R2m to support bartenders, waitrons during lockdownArticle

Pernod Ricard South Africa has announced the launch of its #KeepTheSpirit initiative, committing R2m to support nearly 1000 bartenders and waitrons over the current Covid-19 lockdown period in the country.

1 day ago

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The printer market will suffer for two years but will recoverArticle

Chris de Beer, Africa regional manager at infoSource comments on how the print industry, like every other industry around the world, is going to be hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic...

Chris de Beer 1 day ago

How entrepreneurs can handle the effects of Covid-19
How entrepreneurs can handle the effects of Covid-19Article

Many business owners and entrepreneurs are worried about the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and... they should be...

Papa and Hetty Boachie-Yiadom 1 day ago

Remote working: Collaboration in the time of Covid-19
Remote working: Collaboration in the time of Covid-19Article

R.E.M. might have been thinking about the current global situation when they sang, "It's the end of the world as we know it". But in times of crisis there is usually the opportunity to emerge stronger and better...

Jan Davel 1 day ago

Deirdre King named Managing Director of Jacaranda FM
Deirdre King named Managing Director of Jacaranda FMArticle

Kagiso Media Radio has announced the appointment of Deirdre King as the new Managing Director of Jacaranda FM...

Issued by Jacaranda FM 1 day ago

Healthcare organisations face increased cyber threats
Healthcare organisations face increased cyber threatsArticle

As the coronavirus pandemic continues across the world, malicious attackers are seeking to take advantage of the crisis situation by launching new coronavirus-related attacks...

1 day ago

Don't mince your words when making payment holiday requests
Don't mince your words when making payment holiday requestsArticle

Financial managers are going to be kept busy over the next few months, prioritising payments, hopefully keeping people in their jobs, and managing the expected Covid-19 financial disaster...

PJ Veldhuizen 1 day ago

Shaping Africa's urban areas to withstand future pandemics
Shaping Africa's urban areas to withstand future pandemicsArticle

For all their virtues, cities have a major downside. They are a fertile ground for contagion, such as the rapid spread of Covid-19...

Astrid R.N. Haas 1 day ago

SA celebs take part in the #AtHomeWithMe Tik Tok challenge during #SAlockdown
SA celebs take part in the #AtHomeWithMe Tik Tok challenge during #SAlockdownArticle

The country is seven days into its Covid-19 lockdown - which was implemented in an effort to flatten the curve on coronavirus. During their time inside, South Africans are looking online, now more than ever, for ideas around at-home activities and entertainment...

1 day ago

1Fetch Motorbike Courier Services
1Fetch Motorbike Courier ServicesArticle

1Fetch is open for business during the lockdown, however, it may only deliver packages that qualify as essential goods or services...

Issued by 1Fetch 1 day ago

Covid-19 is a game changer for the private equity industry
Covid-19 is a game changer for the private equity industryArticle

South Africa started 2020 on the ropes with economists generally expecting the annual GDP growth to be below 1%...

Nicole Paige, Michael Denenga and Ashford Nyatsumba 1 day ago

Covid-19 aviation standstill hampers Ghana's development efforts
Covid-19 aviation standstill hampers Ghana's development effortsArticle

The coronavirus is stressing the continent's aviation sector...

Julia Selman Ayetey 1 day ago

FoodForward SA bumps up food support operation amid Covid-19 crisis
FoodForward SA bumps up food support operation amid Covid-19 crisisArticle

Following its R50m appeal in response to the Covid-19 lockdown, non-profit food redistribution organisation FoodForward SA has received over R11m in financial and food donation support...

1 day ago

CAFSA launches fund to help NPOs during coronavirus crisis
CAFSA launches fund to help NPOs during coronavirus crisisArticle

Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa (CAFSA) has launched an emergency fund to support local non-profit organisations during the crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic...

1 day ago

Santam commits R200m to Covid-19 relief efforts
Santam commits R200m to Covid-19 relief effortsArticle

The Santam Group has committed R200m toward Covid-19 relief efforts and the government's Solidarity Fund...

1 day ago

1st for Women supports GBV Command Centre during coronavirus lockdown
1st for Women supports GBV Command Centre during coronavirus lockdownArticle

1st for Women is providing support to the National Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Command Centre as calls triple during during the national lockdown implemented due to the Covid-19 pandemic...

1 day ago

Covid-19: Could remote working help retail re-evaluate its agenda?
Covid-19: Could remote working help retail re-evaluate its agenda?Article

We are living through dark times but it is important to try to stay positive; and the situation may well be giving many companies the chance to take stock of the future...

2 days ago

Join #BlockDown2020 during lockdown
Join #BlockDown2020 during lockdownArticle

EAK Digital has set up a virtual crypto conference, aptly titled BlockDown 2020, with global multi-platinum selling artist Akon as the headline speaker.

2 days ago

Polo manufactures 250,000 'commuter face masks' at Atlantis factory
Polo manufactures 250,000 'commuter face masks' at Atlantis factoryArticle

Polo South Africa has pledged 250,000 cotton fabric masks for the City of Cape Town to distribute to commuters and essential service workers...

2 days ago

A vaccine must go through six crucial steps. PhotobyTawat/ Shutterstock
Coronavirus vaccine: Here are the steps it will need to go through during developmentArticle

Since humans haven't previously been exposed to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2), our bodies aren't well equipped to deal with being infected by it...

Samantha Vanderslott, Andrew Pollard & Tonia Thomas 2 days ago

5 tips for SMEs in times of a crisis
5 tips for SMEs in times of a crisisArticle

It's safe to say that many businesses are beginning to feel the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic...

2 days ago

Covid-19 lockdown: Impact on construction contract claims
Covid-19 lockdown: Impact on construction contract claimsArticle

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has already had extreme impacts across the globe, including South Africa. The lockdown, which has resulted in construction sites being shut down...

Richard Hoal 2 days ago

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