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LIFESTYLE

4 sub-Saharan African countries to visit this spring
4 sub-Saharan African countries to visit this spring

With the borders officially opening to the rest of Africa and the world on 1 October 2020, South Africa's neighbouring countries in sub-Saharan Africa offer the perfect vacation spots for SA travellers who want to follow their wanderlust...

14 hours ago

RETAIL

African Pioneer Marine acquires canned pilchards brand Glenryck
African Pioneer Marine acquires canned pilchards brand Glenryck

The Glenryck brand joins the 100% black-owned Pioneer Fishing, under the umbrella of African Pioneer Marine...

15 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Africa Brand Summit convenor, Solly Moeng.
#AfricaBrandSummit: Solly Moeng shares his passion and vision for Africa

WATCH: In this exclusive interview with Africa Brand Summit convenor, Solly Moeng, Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media editor Juanita Pienaar finds out more about the summit, Moeng's passion for Africa and his vision for the event going forward...

By Juanita Pienaar 15 hours ago

ENERGY & MINING

Image: Impact
Illicit gold thrives in DRC

Ilicit gold trade continues to thrive in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) despite efforts to clean up the sector, according to Impact's latest report.

16 hours ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Recycling isn't enough - the world's plastic pollution crisis is only getting worse
Recycling isn't enough - the world's plastic pollution crisis is only getting worse

Plastic production and consumption has snowballed since large-scale production began in the 1950s...

By Stephanie B. Borrelle 18 hours ago

TOURISM

Five ways to make your holidays more sustainable
Five ways to make your holidays more sustainable

Here's how to travel with purpose and be a more responsible tourist...

By Brendan Paddison and Karla Boluk 18 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Cape Times editor Siyavuya Mzantsi.
SA's Siyavuya Mzantsi, Africa grand prize winner at Inma's "30 Under 30" awards

Cape Times editor Siyavuya Mzantsi has been announced as the Africa grand prize winner and one of the winners in the Leadership category at the International News Media Association's 30 Under 30 Awards...

19 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

New report shows brand leaders face big challenges aligning marketing and comms teams
New report shows brand leaders face big challenges aligning marketing and comms teams

The CMO Council report also addressed how Covid-19 increased the importance to deliver cohesive messaging...

1 day ago

RETAIL

5,200 jobs saved as Edcon concludes sale of parts of Edgars
5,200 jobs saved as Edcon concludes sale of parts of Edgars

Approximately 5,200 retail industry jobs will be saved, as Edcon announced this week that the sale of parts of the Edgars business in South Africa to Retailability Ltd has been implemented...

1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth Map
Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth Map

Google and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has developed a new tool anyone, anywhere can access to obtain multidimensional maps and statistics showing key climate and environmental trends wherever they are...

1 day ago

LIFESTYLE

SA's tourism sector promises to keep travellers safe as borders set to open
SA's tourism sector promises to keep travellers safe as borders set to open

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the country's borders would open to international travellers under the strictest conditions, the South African tourism sector has promised to keep these incoming travellers safe...

1 day ago

ENERGY & MINING

Zuneid Yousuf, chairman, African Green Resources.
Why the mining sector is vital to green industry

Back in May 2019, the World Bank launched its Climate-Smart Mining initiative. It was the first fund dedicated to making mining for minerals climate-smart and sustainable...

By Zuneid Yousuf 1 day ago

TOURISM

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Cape Town nominated for 5 Africa World Travel Awards

Votes are cast by both travel professionals and consumers, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner...

2 days ago

AGRICULTURE

The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?
The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?

AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming - for worse as well as for better...

By David Rose and Charlotte-Anne Chivers 2 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Urban planning needs to look back first: three cities in Ghana show why
Urban planning needs to look back first: three cities in Ghana show why

Months into the global Covid-19 pandemic, policymakers have begun discussing what the "new normal" might look like in metropolitan environments...

By Nate Plageman, Jennifer Anne Hart, Tony Yeboah 2 days ago

FINANCE

Africa is open for business
Africa is open for business

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, investment opportunities still abound in Africa. Global markets are shifting to South Asia and Africa...

3 days ago

RETAIL

Honey-alcohol fermentation experiment with chopped “moerwortel” plant additive, Glia prolifera. Neil Rusch
Does alcohol have an undisclosed African heritage?

Alcohol is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world. But where was the first alcoholic beverage brewed and consumed?

By Neil Rusch 3 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050
How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050

Species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds over the last 50 years...

By Michael Obersteiner, David Leclère, Piero Visconti 3 days ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Construction starts on Foster + Partners-designed Cairo hospital
Construction starts on Foster + Partners-designed Cairo hospital

Construction has begun on the new Foster + Partners-designed Cairo hospital, featuring soft and warm colours and shell-like roofs, located within a lush, verdant landscape...

3 days ago

ICT

What does a cloud-connected Africa look like?
What does a cloud-connected Africa look like?

With a region as large and as vast as Africa, it is difficult to imagine a fully connected continent where every individual across all demographics, and every business across all sectors can harness the power of cloud computing...

14 Sep 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Cities like Lagos need building designs that don't just copy global styles
Cities like Lagos need building designs that don't just copy global styles

Covered in glass, the former IMB Plaza building in Lagos stood as an example of the influence of international design styles on the Nigerian commercial capital's architecture...

By Dr Anthony Ogbuokiri and Dr Emmanuel Manu 14 Sep 2020

AGRICULTURE

Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continent
Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continent

African farm groups demand answers of Green Revolution Forum...

By Timothy A. Wise 11 Sep 2020

AUTOMOTIVE

Isuzu D-Max wins Zimbabwe Car of the Year Awards
Isuzu D-Max wins Zimbabwe Car of the Year Awards

The Isuzu D-Max remains a firm favourite in Zimbabwe, according to a recent poll in which Zimbabweans voted online for their favourite vehicle...

11 Sep 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

The Africa nexus - intra-trade and investment as drivers of African development
The Africa nexus - intra-trade and investment as drivers of African development

Brand South Africa hosted an Africa nexus research reference group webinar with key objectives to determine insights and perspectives on how the African Continental Free Trade (AcFTA) could enable economic recovery and development in the context of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Brand South Africa 10 Sep 2020

RETAIL

Spanish fashion brand Desigual arrives in South Africa
Spanish fashion brand Desigual arrives in South Africa

Desigual has expanded its presence to South Africa with its first local store opening in Sandton City...

10 Sep 2020

AGRICULTURE

Building back better on food and agriculture
Building back better on food and agriculture

FAO has elaborated a comprehensive Response and Recovery Programme to overcome the impacts of Covid-19 through up-scaled and robust international collaboration...

By QU Dongyu 10 Sep 2020

TOURISM

Applications open for Beyond Tourism in Africa innovation challenge
Applications open for Beyond Tourism in Africa innovation challenge

Beyond Tourism in Africa is a global innovation challenge seeking new revenue models that enable communities in Africa to derive income from wildlife conservation beyond the tourism sector...

10 Sep 2020

HEALTHCARE

Cardiovascular risk factors are high in Sierra Leone. Steven Rubin
Why Sierra Leone needs to focus on cardiovascular health

Cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, are major causes of death and disability globally.

By Maria Odland & Justine Ina Davies 10 Sep 2020

RETAIL

Shoprite CEO Pieter Engelbrecht
Shoprite plans to close stores in Kenya

Shoprite Holdings plans to dispose of its Kenyan operations, and close its remaining two stores in the East African country by year-end...

9 Sep 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Young entrepreneur fills medical supply gap in rural Africa
Young entrepreneur fills medical supply gap in rural Africa

After identifying a need for medical consumables and disposables to difficult-to-deliver regions and rural communities across Africa, Tony McPherson launched McPherson Trading, a tender based procurement consultancy to help fill this gap...

9 Sep 2020

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