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CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Biodiversity in the balance - degradation threatens economic prosperity

It is a mere six months old, but 2020 has already been a bumper year for natural disasters...

By Ashim Paun 18 hours ago

RETAIL

TFG agrees to buy selected Jet stores and related assets for R480m

TFG has entered into an agreement to buy certain "commercially-viable stores and selected assets" of Jet from embattled Edcon for a cash purchase consideration of R480m...

1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

Smaller farmer's fields can reduce biodiversity loss and increase wild plants, birds, beetles and bats

The steep decline in biodiversity is worrying, especially as wild species are important for pollination and pest control...

By Lenore Fahrig 1 day ago

FINANCE

Independence is at the heart of the African Development Bank's ability to be effective

Independence is a cardinal pillar for organisations that are set up to deliver a public good. Their success depends on it...

By Kalu Ojah 1 day ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Testing strategies to help Kenya's urban poor get access to food

In Kenya's urban areas, there's a serious problem of people not having enough food, particularly in the capital city of Nairobi...

By Elizabeth Kimani-Murage 1 day ago

RETAIL

Why is used clothing popular across Africa? We found out in Malawi

The sale of used clothing is a billion-dollar global industry. According to some estimates, almost 70% of garments that are donated globally end up on the African continent...

By Dan Banik 10 Jul 2020

TOURISM

IATA traveller survey reveals Covid-19 concerns

Travellers are taking precautions to protect themselves from Covid-19 with 77% saying that they are washing their hands more frequently, 71% avoiding large meetings and 67% having worn a facemask in public...

10 Jul 2020

AGRICULTURE

Global poultry production to reach 137m tonnes in 2020

The countries with the highest volumes of poultry consumption in 2019 were China, the U.S. and Brazil, with a combined 40% share of global consumption...

10 Jul 2020

HEALTHCARE

Beyond Florence Nightingale: how African nurses have decolonised the profession

This year - 2020 - marks the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. It's therefore understandable that it's being marked as the year of the nurse and midwife...

By Timothy A Carey, Agnes Binagwaho & Judy Khanyola 10 Jul 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Electric vehicles could add to carbon emissions and load shedding: but there's a solution

South Africa's well positioned to adopt electric vehicles but this isn't a solution in itself because the vehicles would still depend on electricity generated from carbon-emitting coal power stations...

By MJ (Thinus) Booysen and Mark Apperley 10 Jul 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

How an African startup grew into a global fintech powerhouse

From humble beginnings in a London flat in 2005, to an African fintech giant in 2020, Mukuru's journey has been one of turning challenges into opportunities for innovation...

By Sandy Rheeder 9 Jul 2020

AGRICULTURE

EU contributes €15m to the fight against desert locust in Africa

The European Commission has allocated these funds to support the UN agency and partner countries in combatting the worst desert locust upsurges seen in the region in decades...

9 Jul 2020

HEALTHCARE

Students play an integral role in healthcare delivery: findings from South Africa

Reports from around the world show that the shortage of health professionals in public healthcare systems will be worsened by the increased demand for health services caused by the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Ian Couper & Jana Müller 9 Jul 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Technical excellence vital for infrastructure PPPs in Africa

Africa needs large-scale infrastructure development to open doors to trade and create opportunities for economic investment...

9 Jul 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Trilateral talks resume on Grand Renaissance hydroelectric project

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia are back at the negotiation table to discuss the future of what will be Africa's largest hydroelectric project, the Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD), but the process threatens to be rocky.

8 Jul 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Showmax launches new live-streaming service

Showmax is launching a new service, Showmax Pro, which bundles the existing Showmax entertainment service with music channels, news, and live sport streaming from SuperSport. Showmax Pro features all Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and PSL games, as well as a wide range of other live sport events. The service will initially roll out in Nigeria and Kenya, with additional countries following shortly after...

Issued by Showmax 8 Jul 2020

RETAIL

Owner of Legit offers to buy part of Edgars

Parts of South African retail chain Edgars may be sold to Edcon competitor Retailability Ltd, business rescue practitioners in charge of Edcon's restructuring said...

8 Jul 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Big 5 Digital Festival aims to connnect Africa's construction professionals

The inaugural Big 5 Digital Festival Africa, set for 21-22 July, aims to bring together Africa's construction professionals for two days of networking, learning, and business...

7 Jul 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD) negotiations resume

Trilateral negotiations between the parties to the Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD) have resumed...

7 Jul 2020

AGRICULTURE

Coconut oil production threatens five times more species than palm oil - new findings

The coconut - an icon of unspoiled tropical idylls - causes more environmental harm than many people realise...

By Erik Meijaard 7 Jul 2020

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