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Travel bans aren't the answer to stopping new Covid variant Omicron
Travel bans aren't the answer to stopping new Covid variant Omicron

Given the Omicron variant has already spread beyond southern Africa, a ban on travellers from those countries will slow the spread and buy crucial time, but won't stop this strain in its tracks...

By Anthony Zwi 3 hours ago

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Ardagh to buy SA glass manufacturer Consol for R10.1bn

Ardagh Group has agreed to buy major African glass bottle maker Consol for R10.1bn, marking an expansion into the continent from one of the world's top packaging companies...

By Emma Rumney 18 hours ago

Corazon Sefu Wandimi appointed as MD at Edelman Kenya
Corazon Sefu Wandimi appointed as MD at Edelman Kenya

Edelman Africa has appointed Corazon Sefu Wandimi as managing director at Edelman Kenya...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 22 hours ago

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South Africa's rand recovers

South Africa's rand stabilises once more after sinking on Omicron worries...

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SAMIP expands media innovation support to Southern African countries

SAMIP has welcomed four regional media ventures to be part of its independent media development programme...

1 day ago

Virgil Abloh. Source: LVMH
Louis Vuitton artistic director and Off-White founder Virgil Abloh dies age 41

The visionary designer lost his private battle with cancer and passed away on Sunday, 28 November at the age of 41...

1 day ago

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Omicron explained: Why scientists are worried

Explainer-What we know about the new Covid-19 variant detected in South Africa...

By Alistair Smout, Alexander Winning, Tim Cocks, Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Stephanie Nebehay 1 day ago

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Dutch in arms: Omicron detected on SA flight

Dutch: Some of the 61 Covid-19 cases from South African flights are new variant...

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UK's 'knee-jerk' Red List temporary ban throws South African travellers into a muddle

The UK's decision to implement a flight ban that was announced before the World Health Organization convened on Friday, has South African travellers on tenterhooks...

By Victoria O'Regan 3 days ago

Productive energy use powering socioeconomic transformation in Africa - reports
Productive energy use powering socioeconomic transformation in Africa - reports

Increasing the productive use of energy in Africa is an important way to unlock jobs, create incomes and deliver social impacts...

3 days ago

Selam launches new initiative to promote artistic freedom in Africa
Selam launches new initiative to promote artistic freedom in Africa

Selam is launching the Pan-African Network for Artistic Freedom (Panaf), a new network building initiative funded by the Swedish Arts Council...

25 Nov 2021

South Africa’s Legal Practice Council (LPC) and the Minister of Justice are opposing a court bid by three Zimbabwean-born graduates to change legislation which bars them from practicing law in South Africa. Photo: Brian Turner via  (CC BY 2.0)
Minister and Legal Practice Council oppose court bid by Zimbabwean-born law graduates

Government argues the legal profession is not a rare or critical skill and that many South Africans struggle to get work...

By Tania Broughton 25 Nov 2021

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More shoppers panic buying ahead of festive season - report

New Oracle study finds 66% of consumers are worried that supply chain disruptions will ruin their holiday shopping plans...

25 Nov 2021

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Absa lists NewPalladium on Botswana Stock Exchange

Absa has expanded its precious metal investment options on Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) by listing NewPalladium exchange-traded funds ETF...

24 Nov 2021

Mozambique to unveil fresh oil and gas bidding round
Mozambique to unveil fresh oil and gas bidding round

Mozambique will launch a bidding round for 16 new oil and gas blocs on Thursday, 25 November, and the results are expected to be announced...

By Manuel Mucari 24 Nov 2021

Burkina Faso restricts social media
Burkina Faso restricts social media

A study conducted by Surfshark shows that Burkina Faso became the 70th country that has restricted social media access over the last six years...

23 Nov 2021

The creative industry is a major tool for Africa's GDP growth
The creative industry is a major tool for Africa's GDP growth

Africa's creative industry represents a potent instrument that could grow the GDP of African countries and pull the continent's youth out of poverty...

23 Nov 2021

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Just 40% of shoppers trust retailers to fulfill orders as promised

Latest Zebra study shows long-term changes to shopper behaviour driving retailers to prioritise improvements in their labour and supply chain capabilities...

22 Nov 2021

Where are young people looking to travel in 2022?
Where are young people looking to travel in 2022?

Contiki shares key trends and insights that are shaping 2022 travel for 18-35-year-olds and how young people's travel objectives have changed two years into the pandemic...

22 Nov 2021

African nations mend and make do as China tightens Belt and Road
African nations mend and make do as China tightens Belt and Road

Deep in Kenya's Great Rift Valley, members of the National Youth Service tirelessly swing machetes to clear dense shrubs obscuring railway tracks...

By Duncan Miriri 22 Nov 2021

IWiM releases inaugural report detailing achievements, societal impact
IWiM releases inaugural report detailing achievements, societal impact

International Women in Mining (IWiM) has released its inaugural Impact Report which details the organisation's achievements and the wider...

22 Nov 2021

Dreamworks Trolls, UN launch campaign for healthier eating and sustainable living

As part of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, the Trolls encourage fans to become food heroes...

22 Nov 2021

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Technology: healthcare enabler or disrupter?

To solve the problems in healthcare in South Africa, while technology is an enabler, the key lies in recognising the needs of our market...

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 19 Nov 2021

Namibia to host virtual 2021 Africa Water and Sanitation Week
Namibia to host virtual 2021 Africa Water and Sanitation Week

The Government of Namibia will virtually host the 8th Africa Water Week (AWW-8) and 6th AfricaSan Conference from 22-26 November...

19 Nov 2021

New FAO guidelines help countries limit the global spread of fall armyworm
New FAO guidelines help countries limit the global spread of fall armyworm

Fall armyworm is one of the most dangerous plant pests in the world, feeding on more than 80 crops, and affecting plant health in more than 70 countries with many others at high risk of introduction...

19 Nov 2021

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4th Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealed

The winners of the fourth Absa Business Day Development Awards have been announced, with Tiger Brands claiming the coveted title of Overall Winner...

19 Nov 2021

2021 Accountability Music Awards: Online voting open
2021 Accountability Music Awards: Online voting open

Voting is now open for the 2021 Accountability Music Awards...

18 Nov 2021

Russia's Nornickel resolves dispute with Botswana, gets compensation
Russia's Nornickel resolves dispute with Botswana, gets compensation

Russian mining giant Nornickel said on Thursday, 18 November, it has settled its dispute with Botswana's government and BCL Group...

By Polina Devitt 18 Nov 2021

2021 PwC Africa Energy Review: Will Africa realise a just transition?
2021 PwC Africa Energy Review: Will Africa realise a just transition?

PwC recently released its Africa Energy Review 2021 which looks at the trends and patterns in Africa across fossil fuels and renewables...

17 Nov 2021

Electric cars alone won't save the planet. We'll need to design cities so people can walk and cycle safely
Electric cars alone won't save the planet. We'll need to design cities so people can walk and cycle safely

Electric cars are hailed as the best way to cut transport emissions, but it's an illusion to think we can reduce our environmental impact without changing the way we design and move about in cities...

By Timothy Welch 17 Nov 2021



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