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#AssegaiAwards2020: All the winners!

The 2020 Assegai Awards was held at The Venue in Melrose Arch in Johannesburg on Thursday, 26 November...

1 day ago

RETAIL

Mr Price buys Durban-based value retailer Power Fashion

Mr Price Group has concluded an agreement to acquire family-owned value retailer Power Fashion, which currently has 170 stores located across southern Africa...

1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

Overcoming water challenges in agriculture

FAO's The State of Food and Agriculture 2020 takes a new look at water shortages and scarcity in the world...

1 day ago

HEALTHCARE

Top hospital in Rwanda accredited for 4 years

King Faisal Hospital Kigali has become the first hospital in Rwanda to receive a four-year accreditation award from The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (Cohsasa). The occasion was celebrated at a ceremony on 29 October 2020 held at the Marriott Hotel in Kigali...

Issued by COHSASA 1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

Global agtech market value to reach $22bn by 2025

The agtech market is comprised of services such as agricultural sensors for crop management, GPS field mapping, and supply chain management...

2 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

As cobalt demand booms, companies must do more to protect Congolese miners

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the major source of some of the minerals used to manufacture components in household appliances, mobile phones, electric vehicles and jewellery...

By Dorothee Baumann-Pauly & Serra Cremer Iyi 2 days ago

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Radisson to debut 10th hotel in Nigeria

The new addition further strengthens the group's presence in one of its key African markets, bringing its Nigerian portfolio to 10 hotels in operation and under development...

2 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Continental report ranks how friendly African governments are towards girls

While the African Union's legal and policy framework does refer - patchily - to the rights, interests and plight of girls; continental bodies and national governments can and should do more...

By Rongedzayi Fambasayi 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Rachel Irvine shares the highs and lows as Irvine Partners celebrates its 10th birthday

At a time when many PR agencies have retrenched, or worse, closed, Cape Town-based Irvine Partners is celebrating its 10th birthday...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up

Airline health advice has so far mostly focused on staying hydrated and avoiding deep vein thrombosis. What passengers really want, however, is free hand masks, hand sanitiser and more space between passengers...

By Ramon Zenel Shaban and Cristina Sotomayor-Castill 3 days ago

RETAIL

The PepsiCo Foundation to invest R6m in water and sanitation projects in SA

For its inaugural investment in Sub-Saharan Africa, The PepsiCo Foundation will introduce programmes to improve access to water and sanitation for thousands of people in South Africa...

24 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Campari, HaveYouHeard successfully engage Nigerian audiences during lockdown

At the close of 2019, marketing agency HaveYouHeard won the integrated account for the Campari Africa business in a four-way creative pitch...

Issued by HaveYouHeard 24 Nov 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations

In 2020, countries were to come forward with plans for stronger emissions cuts to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement...

23 Nov 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Strengthening healthcare supply chain systems in Africa

The distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine from drugmakers to billions of people around the world is likely to be the supply chain management profession's greatest endeavour ever...

20 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Zambia to host World Communication Forum

Under the theme "Communication in a Changing World; Challenges and Opportunities", Zambia will make history as the first African nation to host the World Communication Forum, from 24-25 November 2020...

20 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Glo named most popular Nigerian brand for 2020

Africa's foremost branding agency, HKLM, is celebrating two branding wins this month: Glo, Nigeria's second largest telecommunications operator has been acknowledged as Nigeria's most popular brand in 2020 by Top 50 Brands Nigeria, and the 28th most admired African brand for 2020 in Brand Africa's annual survey...

Issued by HKLM 20 Nov 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Namibian fishery is second in Africa to be certified as sustainable

The Namibia Hake Trawl and Longline Fishery has become the first fishery in Namibia, and the second in Africa, to meet the globally recognised standard for sustainable fishing set by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)...

Issued by MSC 19 Nov 2020

HEALTHCARE

East African countries should prioritise their essential medicines for drug registration

The World Health Organisation (WHO) introduced an essential medicine list in 1977. The aim was to help countries prioritise which medicines to make available for public use...

By Allyson M Pollock, Moses Ocan & Petra Sevcikova 19 Nov 2020

ENERGY & MINING

The role of blockchain in Africa's energy transition

Blockchain is expected to play an essential role as African countries transition towards a distributed, digitised, and decentralised power system...

19 Nov 2020

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