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The Innovator Trust making a difference, one young entrepreneur at a time
The Innovator Trust making a difference, one young entrepreneur at a time

With Youth Month concluded, it is not without adversity for South African youth who are battling the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, a waning economy and an alarming youth unemployment rate...

Issued by The Innovator Trust 16 hours ago

Pool renting app thrives in Spain's hot summer
Pool renting app thrives in Spain's hot summer

A cooling dip in the mid-July swelter of central Spain no longer requires owning a private pool or risking Covid-19 contagion at crowded public swimming facilities...

18 hours ago

Many doctors and healthcare staff feel the need to practice in richer countries that offer a more stable politics, better education and opportunities for their families. Julien Harneis, CC BY-SA
Brain drain is a hidden tax on the countries left behind

Dr John Baptist Mukasa, or JB Neuro, as his colleagues called him, "was always at the beck and call of everyone who needed neurosurgical care"...

Mark Shrime 18 hours ago

With 136 stores hit, scale of destruction "heartbreaking" - Pick n Pay CEO
With 136 stores hit, scale of destruction "heartbreaking" - Pick n Pay CEO

The group said 68 Pick n Pay stores and 68 Boxer stores were looted and/or damaged by fire, along with two Pick n Pay distribution centres...

19 hours ago

Entries open for 2021 Best Recycled Plastic Product of the Year Awards
Entries open for 2021 Best Recycled Plastic Product of the Year Awards

Entries are now open for the South African Plastics Recycling Organisation's (Sapro) 2021 Best Recycled Plastic Product of the Year Awards...

19 hours ago

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Why tech-led agri insurance is useful in broadening sector inclusivity

Insurance plays a pivotal part in proactive risk mitigation, with technology increasingly becoming a catalyst for broader inclusivity...

19 hours ago

Caught in the storm: Exhibition, entertainment and events leaders speak out
Caught in the storm: Exhibition, entertainment and events leaders speak out

The Ticketpro Dome is the latest casualty of being unable to operate and the consequences of its closure will have a ripple effect through the South African economy...

Issued by RX Africa 19 hours ago

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Africa Digital Media Awards announces 2021 winners

Wan-Ifra has announced this year's African Digital Media Awards competition...

20 hours ago

Convergence Partners to drive digital inclusion in Africa with latest fund
Convergence Partners to drive digital inclusion in Africa with latest fund

Convergence Partners has announced the successful first close of its third fund, the Convergence Partners Digital Infrastructure Fund (CPDIF) at $120m...

21 hours ago

Steady repo rate positive news for home buyers
Steady repo rate positive news for home buyers

The Monetary Policy Committee has adopted an accommodative approach, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group...

21 hours ago

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Clarion call for end to booze ban

Even before the cost of the looting is factored in, the four alcohol bans have cost the country an estimated R64,8bn or 1.3% of GDP...

22 hours ago

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SAAFF Summit tackles Covid-19 vaccine supply chain delivery challenges

The Covid-19 vaccine delivery rollout will be a key focus of the SA Association of Freight Forwarders in its upcoming online summit on 16 and 17 September...

22 hours ago

Good news about South Africa's automotive retail sector
Good news about South Africa's automotive retail sector

South Africa's automotive market appears to have regained momentum and activity is matching or exceeding pre-Covid-19 levels...

22 hours ago

Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a rise in hunger in South Africa
Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a rise in hunger in South Africa

The recent political and social unrest across parts of South Africa has again brought to the fore the deep structural problems faced by the nation...

Servaas van der Berg and Leila Patel 23 hours ago

Lesetja Kganyago, Sarb governor
Repo rate unchanged at 3.5%

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) agreed unanimously to leave the repo rate unchanged, opting to keep it at the current 3.5% per annum...

23 hours ago

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We created a tool to help predict Covid-19 increases in African countries

One of the obstacles if you are trying to guide policy and protect people from Covid-19 is the bewildering amount of data available every day...

Steven J Schiff, Andrew Geronimo, Claudio Fronterre & Paddy Ssentongo 1 day ago

Hive Digital, a distinctive media agency relaunches its website
Hive Digital, a distinctive media agency relaunches its website

Hive Digital is a relatively new business media entity that has continued to make great strides in providing unique and innovative digital media solutions...

Issued by Spark Media 1 day ago

Survey: Passengers confident in air travel safety, continue to support mask-wearing
Survey: Passengers confident in air travel safety, continue to support mask-wearing

The International Air Transport Association's latest passenger survey has found that most travellers are confident about the safety of air travel and support mask-wearing in the near term. However, a majority have been found to be frustrated with the "hassle factor" around...

1 day ago

#StartupStory: Quickloc8 - An app helping the taxi industry fight Covid-19
#StartupStory: Quickloc8 - An app helping the taxi industry fight Covid-19

Quickloc8, a technology startup company, is making AI a reality for the taxi industry...

Imran Salie 1 day ago

Henley Business School Africa's first ever virtual MBA exchange is underway
Henley Business School Africa's first ever virtual MBA exchange is underway

Henley Business School Africa's first ever virtual MBA exchange is underway. It's the latest innovation by the business school which was the first on the continent to transition to fully virtual learning and teaching before South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020...

Issued by Henley Business School 1 day ago

Business unusual for small enterprises on the road to recovery
Business unusual for small enterprises on the road to recovery

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit South Africa's small business sector hard. Here are some good, solid tips on how to build back better after any business setbacks...

Ameen Hassen 1 day ago

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Exploring the important lessons about global cooperation in public health

The Covid-19 pandemic was a stark reminder of the role that global public health has for all aspects of our lives and livelihood...

Wafaie Fawzi, Tang Kun & Alex Taylor 1 day ago

Balancing food safety with packaging sustainability
Balancing food safety with packaging sustainability

The tension between food safety in packaging on the one hand, and environmental protection on the other, is a longstanding dilemma that has been brought into sharper focus by Covid-19...

1 day ago

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TB prevention has relied on the same vaccine for 100 years. It's time for innovation

TB is one of the oldest infectious diseases in recorded history. Most of the people who are ill with TB live in low- and middle-income countries where this disease is one of the leading causes of death...

Bavesh Kana 2 days ago

#BizTrends2021: 3 major trends in the commercial property space in Africa
#BizTrends2021: 3 major trends in the commercial property space in Africa

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has seen three major trends emerge as drivers of investment in Africa's commercial property space...

Peter Hodgkinson 2 days ago

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Biovac to manufacture Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for Africa

Biovac, a Cape Town-based biopharmaceutical company, has signed a letter of intent with Pfizer and BioNTech to manufacture the latter two companies' Covid-19 vaccine for distribution within the African Union...

2 days ago

Kenya plan to help Covid-hit poor plagued by irregularities - rights group
Kenya plan to help Covid-hit poor plagued by irregularities - rights group

A Kenyan government programme intended to help the capital's poorest citizens weather the pandemic was crippled by irregularities, says Human Rights Watch report...

George Obulutsa 2 days ago

Wunderman Thompson launches Fund Femme
Wunderman Thompson launches Fund Femme

Wunderman Thompson has detailed the launch of its new database, Fund Femme...

2 days ago

Retailer and wholesaler Feelgood Health secures R4m in funding
Retailer and wholesaler Feelgood Health secures R4m in funding

Enygma Ventures has invested R4m into South African natural health retailer and wholesaler Feelgood Health...

2 days ago

Hotel occupancy levels remain embattled despite year-on-year growth
Hotel occupancy levels remain embattled despite year-on-year growth

Data from Stats SA shows that hotel sector occupancy rates have remained depressed compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019, however, still spiking significantly year-on-year...

2 days ago

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Social media in times of chaos

Businesses and individuals can control how they communicate both internally and externally in a time of crisis...

Wayne Fleming and Zubeida Goolam 2 days ago

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The growth and decline of adspend during the pandemic

Advertisers had to adjust their marketing strategies constantly to adapt to the new norm introduced by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Muhle Hlabano 2 days ago

Oobarometer statistics reveal buyers purchasing pandemic-influenced homes
Oobarometer statistics reveal buyers purchasing pandemic-influenced homes

The Covid-19 pandemic has influenced home buyers to purchase real estate that suits their new-found needs, at a higher average price...

2 days ago

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Hundreds of Shoprite Group stores damaged during riots

Last week's civil unrest resulted in damage to more than 200 stores within the Shoprite Group...

2 days ago

Construction industry can emerge stronger after Covid-19
Construction industry can emerge stronger after Covid-19

The global pandemic has led many of the industry's top performers to re-strategise their future paths and realign them with the new normal that is slowly emerging...

Nico Pienaar 2 days ago

Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming
Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming

As thousands of devout Muslims flock to Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage this week, scientists warn the sacred rite is under threat...

Maya Gebeily 2 days ago

Treasury considering return of Covid-19 R350 grant
Treasury considering return of Covid-19 R350 grant

The National Treasury is considering a request from the Department of Social Development to reintroduce the Social Relief of Distress grant...

Liezl Human 3 days ago

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Take a moment to REST - a toolkit to manage perspective

We cannot control our environment; we can only control our perspective. The responsibility and opportunity lies in learning how to manage this...

Julia Kerr Henkel 3 days ago

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NSFAS processes over 800,000 applications

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received and processed 839,130 online and manual applications for funding...

3 days ago

Free textbooks and cost-effective learning to help South Africa recover from crippling Covid-19 pandemic
Free textbooks and cost-effective learning to help South Africa recover from crippling Covid-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented changes to the way things run both in South Africa and at a global scale. Richfield has been able to keep our communities safe without risking the education of our students through our seamless and accessible switch to distance learning...

Issued by Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology 3 days ago

#BizTrends2021: The commercial property sector: Where to from here?
#BizTrends2021: The commercial property sector: Where to from here?

The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the commercial real estate sector's traditional value proposition - virtually overnight. The industry has answered the call for flexibility...

John Jack 3 days ago

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Six suspected instigators of violent unrest arrested

Six individuals, who have been identified as alleged instigators of the violent riots that flared up in parts of the country, have been arrested...

3 days ago

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Getting back to business travel: South African employers' role in the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out

Although South Africa remains in the grip of the third wave of Covid-19 infections, the current acceleration of the vaccine roll-out is a positive sign that the tide will turn soon...

Oz Desai 3 days ago

Tang encourages restaurants to take the lead on Covid-19 vaccinations to help bring the economy back
Tang encourages restaurants to take the lead on Covid-19 vaccinations to help bring the economy back

Although lockdown restrictions on sit-down restaurants were recently lifted, Tang has made the decision to remain closed during this time, owing to the strict protocols limiting patrons to no more than 50 at a time...

Issued by OnPoint PR 3 days ago

Identifying the path forward for franchising
Identifying the path forward for franchising

As an industry sector, franchising often does not get enough credit for its contribution of close to 14% to the country's GDP, says Franchise Association of South Africa...

3 days ago

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