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RETAIL

Edcon can only pay salaries right now, tearful CEO tells suppliers

In an emotional conference call to suppliers on Thursday, Edcon's CEO Grant Pattison delivered the news that the company is unable to pay its suppliers, as it only has sufficient liquidity to pay salaries...

1 day ago

LIFESTYLE

20 ways to keep busy and sane during the Coronavirus lockdown

South Africa is about to enter a 21-day lockdown in response to the growing number of Covid-19 cases in the country. Everyone will be staying at home during this time - which may be lead to some boredom, frustration and even some cabin fever...

By Chris Cilliers 1 day ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Coronavirus: Recognising illegal wildlife trade as a public health issue

There will be few positives to take from coronavirus. But the global pandemic may yet prove to be an important moment in the attempts to address the illegal wildlife trade...

By Simon Evans 1 day ago

EDUCATION

Kids can keep learning even during a lockdown. Here's how

Be prepared to learn along with your kids, take a break when you need to -- and have fun...

1 day ago

ICT

#BlockchainAfrica: Cryptocurrency adoption and developments in Africa

Gareth Grobler is a digital currency entrepreneur and founded the cryptocurrency exchange iCE3X in 2013. He is a founding member of the UK Digital Currency Association...

2 days ago

RETAIL

Consumer behaviour intensifies as Covid-19 outbreak forces new shopping patterns

Nielsen has found that global consumers are adapting their purchase behaviour to cope with the rapidly evolving situation we find ourselves in during the Covid-19 pandemic...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Why Africa's journalists aren't doing a good job on Covid-19

How can African journalism highlight the continent's challenges and vulnerabilities, which are often ignored by internationalised responses?...

By George Ogola 2 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

[WATCH] Bill Gates on testing and self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic

In a 2015 TED Talk, following the containment of the Ebola virus in West Africa, philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates warned that "failure to prepare could allow the next epidemic to be dramatically more devastating".

2 days ago

HR & MANAGEMENT

Coronavirus: 5 ways to be a better manager when working from home

Anyone in a position of management has, overnight, lost many of the tangible aspects of doing their job...

By Thomas Roulet 2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

Preparing for a post-Covid-19 era in the tourism industry

Our world has been turned upside down by the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. It calls for innovation and smart solutions as we brace ourselves for the economic and social impact of the outbreak and the much needed social isolation...

By Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 3 days ago

HEALTHCARE

#Covid-19: Bizcommunity takes business virtual, as usual

Bizcommunity has always been the place where virtual business gets done and is fully set up to seamlessly enable your business communications through the 21-day national lockdown, starting at midnight on 26 March 2020...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

What people really get up to in self-isolation

We used enhanced visual analytics to take a look at trends from social media, and get a better view of how people are responding to COVID-19...

By Izzy Pugh, Issued by Kantar 3 days ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Registration open for 'De-Urbanized Epidemics' redesign competition

London-based architecture firm De-Urban Design Studio has launched a new ideas competition called 'De-Urbanized Epidemics: Re-Design of the Concept of Health in Relation to the Built Environment'...

3 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Why defeating coronavirus in one country isn't enough - there needs to be a coordinated global strategy

As long as the virus is present in any country, it can reenter those that have managed to slow it down - or even ones that eventually eradicate it...

By Nader Habibi 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Who's who of African arts, media, business and government define new narrative for Africa at Africa No Filter 2020

Graca Machel challenges Africans to define their narrative at Africa No Filter...

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 3 days ago

FINANCE

China's investments in Africa: a fresh lens offers more balanced insights

The rise of China in Africa has triggered an ongoing debate about whether Chinese capital is a barrier that entraps African governments in practices that hinder poverty reduction...

By Simon Manda 3 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

Relief for Equatorial Guinea oil & gas services companies

Equatorial Guinea is waiving oil & gas services fees in the wake of the oil price drop caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Oil prices currently remain at around $20 a barrel, their lowest level since 1991...

24 Mar 2020

LIFESTYLE

5 ways we can utilise millennials' communication style during the Covid-19 lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown in response to the rapid increase in the number of Covid-19 coronavirus cases in the country....

By Chanell Kemp 24 Mar 2020

RETAIL

Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024

E-retail transaction values will reach $4.8tn by 2024, up from $3.3 trillion in 2020, according to a new report from Juniper Research...

24 Mar 2020

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