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Phase 2 of vaccine rollout set for 17 May
Phase 2 of vaccine rollout set for 17 MayArticle

Health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has announced that the second phase of the country's vaccination will begin on 17 May, as millions of doses of vaccine are set to land on South African shores over the next few weeks...

1 day ago

A healthcare worker administers an Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to her colleague at Mutuini Hospital in Nairobi. Kenya on March 3, 2021. Photo by Dennis Sigwe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has got off to a slow start: the gaps, and how to fix themArticle

Kenya has started the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination strategy. This was made possible by the delivery of just over one million AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in two batches...

Catherine Kyobutungi 1 day ago

Health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize
Pandemic highlights health inequalitiesArticle

Inequalities in South Africa's healthcare system have been brought into sharper focus by the Covid-19 pandemic...

2 days ago

Mastercard and Uber extend partnership to boost payment digitisation and advance financial inclusion
Mastercard and Uber extend partnership to boost payment digitisation and advance financial inclusionArticle

Uber's long-term partnership with Mastercard continues to grow with a new strategic initiative focusing on digital payments and advancing financial inclusions which will be facilitated by Mastercard across the Middle East and Africa (MEA)...

Issued by Uber 3 days ago

Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 - here's what to expect
Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 - here's what to expectArticle

Live events are set to make a welcome return as the UK moves out of lockdown in the coming months. Parklife and Wireless are the latest events to confirm that they will go ahead this year, both for September, in Manchester and London respectively. Wireless has yet to announce artists, but Parklife's bill includes rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Dave, and electronic stars Disclosure.

Nick Davies & Daniel Baxter 3 days ago

Sahpra approves J&J vaccine with conditions
Sahpra approves J&J vaccine with conditionsArticle

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has registered the Covid-19 Johnson & Johnson vaccine in terms of Section 15(6a) of the Medicines and Related Substance Act 101 of 1965, with conditions...

6 Apr 2021

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

Which visa is required for European countries?
Which visa is required for European countries?Article

Although citizens of South Africa are currently granted access visa-free or with a visa on arrival to over 100 destinations around the globe, they need an approved visa to travel to the majority of countries and territories in Europe...

Issued by Online Global Applications SL 6 Apr 2021

Daniel Cole/AP
New Covid variants have changed the game, and vaccines will not be enough. We need global 'maximum suppression'Article

At the end of 2020, there was a strong hope that high levels of vaccination would see humanity finally gain the upper hand over SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19...

Salim Abdool Karim 6 Apr 2021

Ebola virus virion. CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith
Ebola might be a chronic infection - but here's why we shouldn't panicArticle

Ebola is back in Guinea in West Africa, five years after the largest Ebola epidemic ever known ended...

Connor Bamford 1 Apr 2021

Tech and Covid: Streamlining the vaccination process through technology
Tech and Covid: Streamlining the vaccination process through technologyArticle

The electronic vaccine data system (EVDS) allows South Africans to register online to receive their Covid-19 vaccination...

Jessie Taylor, Issued by Topco Media 1 Apr 2021

National Treasury awards Vodacom with new mobile communication services contract
National Treasury awards Vodacom with new mobile communication services contractArticle

The National Treasury has chosen to retain the services of Vodacom, awarding the company with a new mobile communication services contract...

31 Mar 2021

Polihali Western Access Roads project in Lesotho
Innovative thinking needed to kickstart infrastructure developmentArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the R100bn Infrastructure Fund, aimed at revitalising South Africa's battered economy, will blend resources from the fiscus with financing from the private sector and development institutions...

31 Mar 2021

The continued relevance of radio in uncertain times
The continued relevance of radio in uncertain timesArticle

Radio has always proved to be a medium that adapts easily to crisis situations, and it has not been more evident than in the past year...

Boni Mchunu 31 Mar 2021

Off-premise booze ban over Easter weekend
Off-premise booze ban over Easter weekendArticle

There will be a four-day ban on the sale of alcohol for off-premise consumption over the upcoming Easter weekend...

31 Mar 2021

Island resorts leading recovery in global leisure travel, says ATM
Island resorts leading recovery in global leisure travel, says ATMArticle

Many island economies are dependent on tourism and nowhere is this more apparent than in the Indian Ocean islands of the Maldives and the Seychelles...

30 Mar 2021

Photo: Aspen Pharmacare
SA secures 30-million J&J Covid-19 shotsArticle

South Africa has secured 30-million Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Covid-19 vaccines, the first batch of which will will be delivered in April...

30 Mar 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: Converting hope to opportunity
#BudgetSpeech2021: Converting hope to opportunityArticle

It was, therefore, unfortunate that the minister of finance, Tito Mboweni, would premise his recent Budget Speech 2021 with 'hope' and, days later, South Africa was hit with a spate of power failures...

Dr Rudi Kimmie and Achmat Kazie, Issued by TSIBA 30 Mar 2021

Teaching English abroad for South Africans in 2021: Is this still possible?
Teaching English abroad for South Africans in 2021: Is this still possible?Article

As Covid-19 continues to send parts of the world into various states of lockdown, many prospective EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers eager to teach abroad seem to be asking themselves the same question: "Is teaching English abroad still possible in 2021?"...

Issued by Wits Plus 30 Mar 2021

Covid vaccine weekly: AstraZeneca supplies and efficacy under the microscope again
Covid vaccine weekly: AstraZeneca supplies and efficacy under the microscope againArticle

Disputes over the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine have dominated the week, just as they have at various points over the past few months...

Rob Reddick 29 Mar 2021

Employers' responsibility and the Covid-19 vaccine situation in SA
Employers' responsibility and the Covid-19 vaccine situation in SAArticle

The prospect of early Covid-19 vaccination is particularly attractive. However, the subject of compulsory vaccinations is argumentative and there are significant legal and moral facets that must be considered...

Persuade Makore, Issued by TR Brand Communications & Events 26 Mar 2021

Workers at India’s biggest syringe manufacturer ramp up production in September 2020 in race to meet Covid-19 vaccine-driven demand. Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images
Why India is banking on health diplomacy to grow African footprintArticle

India has stepped up its global ambitions and foreign policy re-engagement with African countries in recent years. Its bilateral trade increased from $7.bn in 2001 to $63bn in 2017/18...

Dan Banik & Renu Modik 26 Mar 2021

South African Reserve Bank
Repo rate remains unchangedArticle

The South African Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously decided to leave the repo rate unchanged at 3.5%...

26 Mar 2021

Tina Fordham, partner, Avonhurst
Study: SA's post-Covid market risk raises red flagsArticle

A study to analyse global markets in the aftermath of Covid-19, shows that South Africa has raised red flags, along with the US, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, and Central and Southern Europe

25 Mar 2021

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SA retailers pessimistic about business conditions - surveyArticle

South African retailer confidence has declined by 13 points in the first quarter of 2021, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and related trade restrictions...

24 Mar 2021

SA claims 2nd place in domestic business travel recovery globally
SA claims 2nd place in domestic business travel recovery globallyArticle

FCM's latest white paper has revealed that although New Zealand leads the way when it comes to domestic business travel recovery, South Africa claims second place in the race to recovery, reaching up to 25% of pre-Covid travel volumes...

23 Mar 2021

If left untreated, latent TB infection can progress to TB disease.
Mujahid Safodien/AFP via Getty Images
TB treatments are notoriously hard to stick to: shorter regimens offer a breakthroughArticle

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of illness and death around the world. In 2019, 10-million people fell ill with TB and close to 1.4-million people died. Most (95%) of the cases are in low- and middle-income countries...

Violet Chihota 23 Mar 2021

Solar energy is an invaluable resource in rural areas like this facility in Gambia. Gavi/2018/Guido Dingemans
Solar technologies can speed up vaccine rollout in Africa. Here's howArticle

There's hope that some industrialised countries will achieve near-universal vaccination against Covid-19 in the coming months...

Cyrus Sinai & Rob Fetter 23 Mar 2021

Professor Marc Mendelson, head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital
Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate, says Professor Marc MendelsonArticle

Scientists are predicting that the social gatherings associated with the Easter weekend will trigger the third wave of Covid-19, just as the country heads into winter. What are the lessons learned from the second wave?

19 Mar 2021

Study: SA variant could have emerged in E Cape after first wave
Study: SA variant could have emerged in E Cape after first waveArticle

The Covid-19 strain, known as the South African variant, that became dominant in the country towards the end of 2020 may have emerged from the coast of the Eastern Cape after the first wave of pandemic. ..

18 Mar 2021

Uber offers 1 million rides to teachers across the world
Uber offers 1 million rides to teachers across the worldArticle

Together, Uber and Unesco aim to remove transportation as a barrier to accessing vaccinations for teachers around the world as and when governments allow local teachers to get vaccinated...

Jenna Delport 18 Mar 2021

Covid-19 vaccination is slower on the African continent than in high income countries. Shutterstock
Interested in vaccine rollouts across Africa? Here's a map to guide youArticle

Most developed countries are in the advanced stages of Covid-19 vaccination rollouts. But a large number of developing countries, including most across Africa, are still at the early stages, mainly due to a shortage of shots...

Benjamin Kagina 18 Mar 2021

One year later: Lessons for corporates on the 'new normal' office
One year later: Lessons for corporates on the 'new normal' officeArticle

The office is certainly one area that has been in the spotlight constantly over the past tumultuous 12 months, thanks to its once central role in businesses around the world...

David Seinker 17 Mar 2021

Sahpra approves Section 21 use of Pfizer vaccine
Sahpra approves Section 21 use of Pfizer vaccineArticle

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has approved the Section 21 application for Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine...

17 Mar 2021

Technology, intra-continental trade key to effective Covid-19 vaccination rollout
Technology, intra-continental trade key to effective Covid-19 vaccination rolloutArticle

As countries across Africa roll out vaccines to combat the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is becoming increasingly evident that the continent is in desperate need of ICT systems and healthcare solutions that can support mass vaccination programmes...

Praba Moonsamy 17 Mar 2021

7 truths about the hotel industry the pandemic reminded us are real
7 truths about the hotel industry the pandemic reminded us are realArticle

Last year gave the hospitality industry a nasty shock, but it also provided an opportunity to create a new environment in which our behaviours and decision-making can contribute to the evolution of better societies and more solidarity...

Tim Cordon 17 Mar 2021

Franchise sector prepared to help rebuild economy, says new Fasa chair
Franchise sector prepared to help rebuild economy, says new Fasa chairArticle

Pertunia Sibanyoni, CEO of InspectaCar, has been appointed as the new chair of Franchise Association of South Africa (Fasa) for 2021/2022...

16 Mar 2021

Boost immunity for double whammy of third Covid wave and winter
Boost immunity for double whammy of third Covid wave and winterArticle

A clinical review recommends that healthy nutrition and supplementation with vitamins, minerals and probiotics may benefit immunity and prevent or ease viral infections...

Issued by Leap Communications 15 Mar 2021

Dr Cyprian Ngong, a staff member of National Hospital, Abuja, receives Covid-19 vaccine. Adam Abu-basha/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Nigeria at sixes and sevens on Covid-19 vaccine rolloutArticle

Nigeria has started to vaccinate people after receiving its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines. Virologist and senior research fellow Dr Solomon Bakarey provides some insights on how the country should go about the rollout plan...

Solomon Bakarey 15 Mar 2021

Professional accountants' responsibility to act in the public interest during Covid-19
Professional accountants' responsibility to act in the public interest during Covid-19Article

2020 was arguably one of the most difficult in our lifetime, with SA and the rest of the world facing challenges across all facets of life, writes Saica's Jeanne Viljoen...

Jeanne Viljoen, Issued by SAICA 15 Mar 2021

Bryan Turner, partner, Spear Capital
One year on: How has Covid-19 impacted private equity in Africa?Article

Over the past year or so, we've all become familiar with a whole host of terms we knew nothing about at the start of 2020. Lockdown, rate of transmission, and social distancing all entered our collective vocabularies...

Bryan Turner 15 Mar 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

Africa hotel transactions set to increase as owners forced to consider disposal prospects - JLL
Africa hotel transactions set to increase as owners forced to consider disposal prospects - JLLArticle

According to JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group, Covid-19 is expected to impact the hotel sector in Sub-Saharan Africa in the long term with an increase in the number of transactions expected over the next few years...

12 Mar 2021

Could a rate hike be around the corner? Finder panel shares predictions
Could a rate hike be around the corner? Finder panel shares predictionsArticle

Results from a vote by 25 economists on Finder's repo rate forecast report were unanimous - the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will hold the repo rate...

12 Mar 2021

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