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A sanitation game changer for Africa and the world
A sanitation game changer for Africa and the worldArticle

Millions of South Africans are among the four billion-plus people that are without decent and sustainable sanitation in the world. And our horror stories are well documented...

Jay Bhagwan 24 Feb 2020

Companies prepare for the CIPC's new compliance checklist
Companies prepare for the CIPC's new compliance checklistArticle

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has introduced a new requirement for all South African companies to declare their compliance with specific sections of the Companies Act...

Madelein Burger, Elodie Maume, Cindy Leibowitz, and Marina Hodgkinson 19 Feb 2020

How can tech CEOs win when the path is uncertain?
How can tech CEOs win when the path is uncertain?Article

"Uncertainty is the new normal for today's business leaders, especially in the technology world where evolution - and even reinvention - is expected on a daily basis"...

19 Feb 2020

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#BizFinFocus: Time for central banks to face climate changeArticle

Seventy percent of central banks and regulators see climate change as 'major threat' to financial stability, but are split on where responsibility for action lies...

19 Feb 2020

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Health facilities on high alert to deal with coronavirusArticle

Although there are no reports or suspected cases of the coronavirus in South Africa, all the country's health facilities are on high alert to deal with any eventuality...

18 Feb 2020

Digital Kungfu delivers 200% more leads than targeted for new division launching into market
Digital Kungfu delivers 200% more leads than targeted for new division launching into marketArticle

How Digital Kungfu helped First Technology Group's new branch, First Technology Centurion, enter the market quickly and effectively with a strong sales-ready pipeline...

Issued by Digital Kungfu 13 Feb 2020

Transparency reporting - a significant step toward regaining trust in the auditing profession
Transparency reporting - a significant step toward regaining trust in the auditing professionArticle

KPMG South Africa recently issued its transparency report following on from transparency and similar reports issued by the other large audit firms in South Africa in 2019...

Ciara Reintjes, Issued by SAICA 13 Feb 2020

Sandra Sithole, partner, Webber Wentzel
Insuring against climate and technology risks for mining companies and directorsArticle

Rising concern about climate change and the risks associated with advancing technology are changing the risk landscape for mining operators and, increasingly, for their directors on a personal level...

Sandra Sithole 12 Feb 2020

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A look at sustainable farming trends in South AfricaArticle

According to the conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), South Africa will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 in order to feed an estimated population of 73 million people. The implementation of sustainable farming practices is therefore crucial to ensure food security.

Claudi Nortjé 12 Feb 2020

#MatchInAfrica: What social media said about the Nadal vs Federer tennis match for charity
#MatchInAfrica: What social media said about the Nadal vs Federer tennis match for charityArticle

Meltwater tracked news and social media mentions on '#MatchInAfrica' since the beginning of the year, and conversations surrounding the riveting rivalry that fans were hoping to see...

Issued by Meltwater 10 Feb 2020

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What you need to know about sick notesArticle

The validity of sick notes has come under the spotlight this week, but it is not a new issue, rather one which employers have been grappling with for a long time...

Myrna Sachs 6 Feb 2020

How necessary is CCTV in the retail industry?
How necessary is CCTV in the retail industry?Article

As tough economic times get tougher, the retail industry will need to think carefully about how to reduce their risk in order to protect their shoppers, stock and their bottom line...

Laurence Smith 6 Feb 2020

Trees in South Africa are under attack. Why it's proving hard to manage
Trees in South Africa are under attack. Why it's proving hard to manageArticle

A tree-killing beetle that invaded South Africa two years ago and wreaked havoc in the country's towns and cities still hasn't been declared an emergency plant pest...

Trudy Paap 6 Feb 2020

Locust invasions are cyclical: African states shouldn't be caught napping
Locust invasions are cyclical: African states shouldn't be caught nappingArticle

The best way of dealing with desert locust, as other locust species, is to adopt a preventive management strategy...

Cyril Piou 6 Feb 2020

Prasa announces team to improve performance
Prasa announces team to improve performanceArticle

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa administrator, Bongisizwe Mpondo has appointed a panel of technical advisors to assist in turning the company's fortunes around...

5 Feb 2020

JEC learnership sponsorship
JEC learnership sponsorshipArticle

The JEC will be sponsoring an NQF 5 Leadership Learning Programme for 15 unemployed learners...

Issued by Johannesburg Expo Centre 4 Feb 2020

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Understanding the evolving payments landscapeArticle

Digital and mobile technology is continually evolving and advancing, creating new ways to pay; from mobile wallets to peer-to-peer to digital currency, the modern payments landscape has evolved past simply cards and cash...

Bevan Smith 4 Feb 2020

Roadmap developed to conserve global insect populations
Roadmap developed to conserve global insect populationsArticle

Led by Prof Jeff Harvey from the Netherlands Institute for Ecology, 73 scientists from around the world have developed a roadmap for global insect conservation...

4 Feb 2020

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Roadmap developed to conserve global insect populationsArticle

With an estimated 40% of all insects threatened with extinction, 73 scientists from around the world decided that something needed to be done urgently to protect insect species...

4 Feb 2020

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UNWTO addresses travel industry on coronavirusArticle

During times of crisis, tourism has to live up to its responsibility as an integral part of the wider society. The sector must put people and their wellbeing first...

Juergen T Steinmetz 3 Feb 2020

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MSC Cruises takes precautionary health measures against coronavirusArticle

While there are no cases of coronavirus on board any of MSC Cruises' ships, these measures are additional steps to secure the health and well-being of all guests and crew...

31 Jan 2020

Bringing critical power distribution out of the dark
Bringing critical power distribution out of the darkArticle

As the trend towards digitisation becomes pervasive across many industries and operations, the benefits offered to power distribution systems should not be overlooked...

Quintin Mccutcheon 31 Jan 2020

Urgent funding needed to fight desert locust upsurge in Africa
Urgent funding needed to fight desert locust upsurge in AfricaArticle

The locust outbreak is the worst to strike Ethiopia and Somalia for 25 years and the worst infestation that Kenya had experienced in 70 years. Djibouti and Eritrea are now being affected...

31 Jan 2020

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'Ageotypes' provide window into how individuals ageArticle

How humans age can be categorised into different classes dubbed "ageotypes," reports a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine...

Hanae Armitage 30 Jan 2020

How to avoid the most common WordPress mistakes
How to avoid the most common WordPress mistakesArticle

WordPress is a great platform for small business owners. But if you don't understand how it works, it's easy to make beginners' mistakes...

Issued by xneelo 29 Jan 2020

Kenyan health workers from port health services screen inbound travellers for temperatures at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. EPA/Daniel Irungu
Perspectives from Kenya and Ghana on coronavirus preparationsArticle

Chinese officials have identified a novel coronavirus which belongs to a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases...

29 Jan 2020

Smart peacekeeping to be explored at 2020 Sapics Conference
Smart peacekeeping to be explored at 2020 Sapics ConferenceArticle

If the term "smart peacekeeping" conjures up scenes from the blockbuster science fiction movies RoboCop, in which a cyborg policeman wages war on criminals, you should think again...

27 Jan 2020

Water sachet use in Ghana: how to stop the pollution
Water sachet use in Ghana: how to stop the pollutionArticle

Almost 2,500 tons of waste is generated daily in Accra. This is as a result of refuse being dumped and the environment being littered with polythene, bottles and drinking water sachets...

Alexander Diani Kofi Preko 23 Jan 2020

#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand
#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brandArticle

Amazon makes history as the first brand in Brand Finance Global 500 ranking to exceed $200bn value mark and retains title of world's most valuable brand for the third consecutive year...

22 Jan 2020

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) has conditionally approved the Boulders wind farm project. Image from the Final Environmental Impact Assessment Report by CES (copied for fair use).
Huge West Coast wind farm approvedArticle

The government has approved in principle the huge Boulders wind farm project on the West Coast peninsula near Paternoster, St Helena Bay and Vredenburg...

John Yeld 22 Jan 2020

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FAO scales up emergency response against locust upsurge in East AfricaArticle

Swarms continue to pour into Kenya from Ethiopia and Somalia and are rapidly spreading to the centre of the country...

20 Jan 2020

Do businesses really have to choose between RPA and BPM?
Do businesses really have to choose between RPA and BPM?Article

In the current era of digital transformation, enterprises everywhere are striving to digitise their operations to achieve greater productivity and improved efficiency...

Harkrishan Singh 17 Jan 2020

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South Africans to pay more for Schengen VisaArticle

South Africans will as from next month pay a fee of €80 instead of €60 when applying for a Schengen Visa from South Africa...

17 Jan 2020

Boris Dzhingarov
What is an access control system?Article

Securing businesses is of paramount importance. A huge part of this is controlling business space access. Cybersecurity is simply vital these days for all businesses...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 Jan 2020

The future of Enterprise Asset Management
The future of Enterprise Asset ManagementArticle

Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) has come a long way from the days of manual catalogues and vast spreadsheets detailing the inventory of an organisation...

Stefan Jacobs 16 Jan 2020

James George, compliance manager, Compli-Serve SA
Feeling the way through FicaArticle

As things currently stand, providers of short-term insurance are not deemed accountable institutions. However, discussions are underway within the corridors of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) to determine whether they will be brought under this ambit...

James George 14 Jan 2020

David Gibbons, general manager, Roche Products
#BizTrends2020:Technology and public-private partnerships on pharma's agendaArticle

The same advances in technology and innovation that are driving a shift in the way we work, socialise and live are also driving a shift in the way we take care of our health...

David Gibbons, 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 6 cybersecurity trends to watch in 2020
#BizTrends2020: 6 cybersecurity trends to watch in 2020Article

The cybersecurity threat landscape is always shifting, making it easy for businesses to become vulnerable to emerging threats...

Charl Ueckermann 13 Jan 2020

ICRAF assesses the socioeconomic impact of agroforestry in Kenya
ICRAF assesses the socioeconomic impact of agroforestry in KenyaArticle

The World Agroforestry Centre has found that an agroforestry-development programme run by Vi Agroforestry, a Swedish NGO in Kenya, has improved farmers' incomes from agroforestry products, increased access to fuelwood, and raised milk yields for dairy farmers...

10 Jan 2020

How Planet54 is easing entrepreneurs' entrance into e-commerce
How Planet54 is easing entrepreneurs' entrance into e-commerceArticle

Online store Planet54 recently launched the E-Retailer Entrepreneurship Programme - designed to ease entrepreneurs' entrance into the e-commerce market...

9 Jan 2020

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South Africa steps up its game to end mother-to-child transmission of HIVArticle

South Africa's prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme has achieved remarkable successes in recent years. It has improved the health and life expectancy for pregnant women living with HIV...

Ute Feuch & Jeannette Wessels 9 Jan 2020

In some countries, as much as half of the generated electricity is lost in transmission. yelantsevv/Shutterstock.com
We calculated emissions due to electricity loss on the power grid - globally, it's a lotArticle

When it comes to strategies for slowing the effects of climate change, the idea of reducing wasted energy rarely gets a mention. But our recent Nature Climate Change article makes the case that reducing wastage in the power sector, focusing specifically on the grid, can be a critical lever in lowering national emissions...

Sarah Marie Jordaan & Kavita Surana 9 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Where tech will take healthcareArticle

The outdated lone-doctor model where illnesses are treated in siloes has to change. Care has to be outcomes based, it has to be measurable and it has to be tech enabled...

Nicci Botha 8 Jan 2020

Countdown to the release of the matric results
Countdown to the release of the matric resultsArticle

The Class of 2019 matriculants are expected to be glued to their television screens tonight as Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announces the national results of the 2019 National Senior Certificate matric exams...

7 Jan 2020

Diversifying approaches to conserving nature
Diversifying approaches to conserving natureArticle

Conservationists don't always agree about the best ways to reinforce the protection of nature. Debates about it can become confrontational...

Mucha Mkono, Jason I. Ransom, Katarzyna Nowak and Patrick O. Onyango 7 Jan 2020

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