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Woolworths execs accept pay cuts to financially assist staff

Woolworths board members, group CEO Roy Bagattini and the retailer's senior executive team members have agreed to forego up to 30% of their fees and salaries over the next three months...

20 minutes ago

TOURISM

African Travel and Tourism Awards announce 2020 finalists

The awards recognise the best of national, regional and city tourist boards and recognise outstanding private sector companies and individuals in Africa.

4 hours ago

TOURISM

JHP launches first online food-writing course

A series of eight chapters cover the basics of food writing for a variety of mediums, plus fun chapters like Fifty Shades of Flavour, in which delegates will be encouraged to expand their vocabulary beyond delicious and tasty when describing dishes.

4 hours ago

RETAIL

Marketplace Africa: Massmart's Kuseni Dlamini on retailing during the coronavirus crisis

On the most recent episode of Marketplace Africa, CNN International's Eleni Giokos spoke to Massmart chairman Kuseni Dlamini in a remote interview about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting shopping habits...

6 hours ago

TOURISM

Airline passenger demand declines amid Covid-19 travel restrictions

Global passenger traffic data for February 2020 shows that demand fell 14.1% compared to February 2019...

8 hours ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

MEST Africa Challenge now open

The MEST Africa Challenge returns for its third year, offering up to $50,000 in equity investment for startups...

3 days ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

New AIA task force offers insights for adapting buildings into healthcare facilities

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has launched a new task force to inform public officials, healthcare facility owners and architects on adapting buildings into temporary healthcare facilities...

3 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Covid-19 likely to exact heavy toll in Africa

The young average age of the population in Africa is likely to be a positive factor, given that Covid-19 seems to be exacting a higher toll on older patients around the world. However...

3 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Global food price index drops in March

Weakening demand and falling oil prices due to the global pandemic drive down international prices for major food commodities

2 Apr 2020

TOURISM

Why Nigeria's hotel sector is set for a good year, despite challenges

As one of Africa's largest economies, Nigeria has made significant strides in diversifying its oil-dependent economy, focusing on sectors such as technology, tourism, transport, and electricity, from gas to renewables...

2 Apr 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Shaping Africa's urban areas to withstand future pandemics

For all their virtues, cities have a major downside. They are a fertile ground for contagion, such as the rapid spread of Covid-19...

By Astrid R.N. Haas 2 Apr 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Covid-19 aviation standstill hampers Ghana's development efforts

The coronavirus is stressing the continent's aviation sector...

By Julia Selman Ayetey 2 Apr 2020

RETAIL

Study reveals 'hidden plastic pollution footprint' of Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever are responsible for half a million tonnes of plastic pollution that is burnt or dumped per year in just six developing countries...

1 Apr 2020

AUTOMOTIVE

Ford, GE Healthcare partner to produce ventilators

Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will begin producing third-party ventilators to help coronavirus patients...

1 Apr 2020

HEALTHCARE

Nigeria relies heavily on drug imports. Why this is worrying in the time of COVID-19

The spread of Covid-19 has been slow in Nigeria compared to other countries on the continent. Nevertheless, the federal government has a taken steps in readiness for a more rapid outbreak...

By Wuraola Akande-Sholabi 1 Apr 2020

FINANCE

Europe and African relations post Covid-19: time to add size, scale and speed

Since 2000, European and African leaders have been talking about giving the partnership between the two continents a "new strategic" dimension...

By Carlos Lopes 1 Apr 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?

With the novel coronavirus Covid-19 having reached the African continent, countries are getting ready to manage the spread of the virus and ensure that their fragile health systems can cope...

By Dorothy Tembo 1 Apr 2020

AGRICULTURE

#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food trade

Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods. As countries move to enact measures aiming to halt the accelerating Covid-19 pandemic, care must be taken to minimise potential impacts on the food supply or unintended consequences on global trade and food security...

1 Apr 2020

AGRICULTURE

New report: Insights into Africa's chicken meat market

The market value increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% over the period from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years...

1 Apr 2020

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