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CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

AfDB launches $3bn 'Fight Covid-19' Social Bond

The African Development Bank's new $3bn Fight Covid-19 Social Bond is the largest dollar-denominated social bond ever launched in international capital markets to date...

4 hours ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

For public transport to keep running, operators must find ways to outlast coronavirus

Many operators have lost almost all their fare revenue. Even those who operate on contract terms that reduce the impact of falling patronage must bear the costs of disinfection and other precautions...

By Yale Z Wong 4 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

FMCG brands better placed to weather Covid-19 storm - Global Advertising Trends report

According to the latest Global Advertising Trends report which focuses on FMCG and Covid-19, FMCG brands are better placed to weather the storm than other sectors...

5 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

Rescuing Kenya's flower sector amid Covid-19

Devastating scenes of flower workers disposing tens of thousands of blooms on a daily basis, empty grading halls and packhouses have come to symbolize the extent of the damage the coronavirus has visited on the Kenya floriculture sector as global supply chains haemorrhage under the crisis.

By Nelson Maina 5 hours ago

EDUCATION

IT training: Skills transfer, an essential part to play for companies

In the context of Africa's digital transformation, the next generations must be trained in the future professional requirements induced by the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Laurent Sarr 5 hours ago

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...

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

How brands should respond to declining sales

It is now a sad reality that the disruption which the coronavirus is creating is on the increase in Nigeria and, as should be expected, this is certainly creating some ripples and racking of nerves across the advertising industry...

By Austin Efienamokwu 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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...

3 days 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...

3 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...

26 Mar 2020

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 26 Mar 2020

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".

26 Mar 2020

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 26 Mar 2020

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 25 Mar 2020

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 25 Mar 2020

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 25 Mar 2020

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'...

25 Mar 2020

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