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CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Mandela Prize awarded to Greek and Guinean rights activists
Mandela Prize awarded to Greek and Guinean rights activists

The 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize has been awarded to Marianna Vardinoyannis of Greece, and Dr Morissanda Kouyaté of Guinea...

27 Jul 2020

RETAIL

Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on
Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on

So you finally hit the shops and cafes after weeks of lockdown. After disinfecting your hands, following the arrows around the shop or to your table, taking care to avoid others where possible...

By Jessica Vredenburg and Megan Phillips 24 Jul 2020

HEALTHCARE

Researchers are central to any country’s science preparedness, especially in the face of pandemics.
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Africa's research capacity is growing. That's good news for pandemic response efforts

The Covid-19 pandemic has put global emergency preparedness under sharp scrutiny. It's also placed national health systems' capacity to predict and respond to major emergencies under the microscope...

By Sam Kinyanjui & Sharon Fonn 24 Jul 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Lesotho Highlands Project to deliver water to SA in 2026
Lesotho Highlands Project to deliver water to SA in 2026

According to human settlements, water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu, the Lesotho Highlands Water Project's second phase is expected to deliver water to South Africa by 2026...

24 Jul 2020

ENERGY & MINING

The hydropower potential at the Grand Inga site on the Congo River, the largest remaining untapped hydropower potential in the world.
Why wind and solar would offer the DRC and South Africa better energy deals than Inga 3

Seven years ago the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) proposed the Inga 3 - a 4.8GW hydropower project on the Congo River - with great fanfare...

By Grace C Wu & Ranjit Deshmukh 24 Jul 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Fraym launches localised tool mapping populations vulnerable to food insecurity
Fraym launches localised tool mapping populations vulnerable to food insecurity

Geospatial data company Fraym has launch its Localized Food Insecurity Index, a highly detailed targeting tool that maps populations vulnerable to food insecurity...

23 Jul 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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How digital research is best positioned to understand African consumers

Pamro (Pan African Media Research Organisation) in association with Borderless Access presented a webinar on 21 July, where African research and the digital evolution of the continent's consumers was unpacked...

23 Jul 2020

RETAIL

How Asia's clothing factories switched to making PPE - but sweatshop problems live on
How Asia's clothing factories switched to making PPE - but sweatshop problems live on

High street chains in the UK and elsewhere could have immediately paid their garment suppliers to make PPE rather than clothes, but did not...

By Alessandra Mezzadri and Kanchana N Ruwanpura 23 Jul 2020

RETAIL

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Covid-19 impact on consumption patterns in Africa's key markets

Prior to the pandemic, Africa was identified as one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world, with household consumption growing even faster than GDP...

23 Jul 2020

TOURISM

Image Supplied - Park Inn by Radisson Durban International Airport DUBE, South Africa.
Radisson adds six new hotels to Africa portfolio

Building on the recent announcement of its reinforced African development team structure, the announcement of the six new hotels further demonstrates the Group's commitment to the continent...

23 Jul 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

C40 Cities launches Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery post-Covid-19
C40 Cities launches Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery post-Covid-19

C40 Cities has released its C40 Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery. The plan seeks to create a 'new normal', which will identify, contain and proactively prepare cities for future pandemics, while addressing systemic injustices and keeping global warming below the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement.

23 Jul 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

The Grand Renaissance Dam: what's at stake and what could break the deadlock
The Grand Renaissance Dam: what's at stake and what could break the deadlock

The Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam is inching closer to completion, rekindling the environmental and political controversies that have dogged the project from the start nearly 10 years ago...

By Mahemud Tekuya 23 Jul 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Vizeum Nigeria and Budweiser win big at the prestigious Pitcher Awards
Vizeum Nigeria and Budweiser win big at the prestigious Pitcher Awards

No better way to showcase award-winning talent than walking away with three awards in one night. This is what Vizeum Nigeria and Budweiser, alongside Dentsu Network brand agencies Isobar, iProspect and The Story Lab, did at the recent Pitcher Awards held in Lagos...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 23 Jul 2020

EDUCATION

Ghanaian industrial training project builds skills for future economy - report
Ghanaian industrial training project builds skills for future economy - report

A six-year project to develop industrial skills among Ghana's workforce has improved the engineering and manufacturing skills of young people, promoted economic competitiveness and contributed to an improvement in the quality of life of beneficiaries and a reduction in poverty, according to an African Development Bank report issued on 15 July 2020...

22 Jul 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Dara Treseder, chief marketing officer, Carbon.
Warc Media Awards announces 2020 Effective Use of Tech jury

Warc has announced the jury panel for the Warc Media Awards 2020: Effective Use of Tech category...

22 Jul 2020

AGRICULTURE

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Geospatial data platform launches to help build stronger food, agriculture sectors

"The geospatial platform will allow us to design more targeted agricultural interventions and investment plans through a territorial approach - an approach that fosters equality, inclusion and sustainable food and nutrition security."

22 Jul 2020

HEALTHCARE

A laboratory technician prepares a sample at the government-run Ifakara Health Institute north of Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam. PHOTO Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images
Tanzania study shows critical need to address infection control in health facilities

It has become increasingly apparent that the spread of Covid19 infection within healthcare settings has played a large role in some of the worst affected countries...

By Jessica JC King 22 Jul 2020

RETAIL

Amazon's Paul Misener on the link between innovation and diversity
Amazon's Paul Misener on the link between innovation and diversity

Amazon veteran Paul Misener shared insight into how the e-commerce giant approaches innovation and the profound role a diverse workforce plays in this process...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jul 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

UN Young Champions of the Earth regional shortlist announced
UN Young Champions of the Earth regional shortlist announced

The United Nations Environment Programme has announced the 35 regional finalists competing for the Young Champions of the Earth prize...

21 Jul 2020

FINANCE

Richard Neal, MD, Sovereign Trust
SA businesses look offshore to ease Covid-19 pain

The Covid-19 lockdown left a trail of devastation across entire industries - but it has also forced many South African businesses to look for new approaches and markets...

By Richard Neal 21 Jul 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Spotify creative director Oriel Davis-Lyons. Image supplied.
One Club launches free One School portfolio programme for Black creatives

The One Club has launched the One School, a free 16-week portfolio programme for young Black creatives...

21 Jul 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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D&AD and WPP announce New Blood Academy 2020

D&AD has announced the programme for the 2020 New Blood Academy, a creative bootcamp for New Blood-awarded emerging creatives hosted in partnership with WPP...

21 Jul 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Warc releases the 2020 Effective Social Strategy Report
Warc releases the 2020 Effective Social Strategy Report

Warc has now released the 2020 Effective Social Strategy Report, featuring insights and themes from the global Warc Awards, highlighting key social trends for effective marketing...

21 Jul 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Africa's distributed renewable energy sector still dominated by foreign players
Africa's distributed renewable energy sector still dominated by foreign players

The distributed renewable energy sector in Africa has grown rapidly since 2013, but it has so far failed to include locally-owned companies and initiatives...

21 Jul 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Kenya's internet balloons could help to bridge the digital divide
Kenya's internet balloons could help to bridge the digital divide

Kenya has, in partnership with Google's sister firm Loon, launched a fleet of 35 internet balloons that will provide internet services to remote areas of the country...

By Nixon Muganda 20 Jul 2020

RETAIL

Antibacterial activewear? The claim is just as absurd as it sounds
Antibacterial activewear? The claim is just as absurd as it sounds

Lorna Jane recently launched an "antiviral" line of activewear, called "LJ Shield", generating significant backlash from medical professionals...

By Catherine Burke 20 Jul 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

D&AD announces 2020 Collaborative Pencil winners
D&AD announces 2020 Collaborative Pencil winners

D&AD has announced its 2020 Pencil winners for the Collaborative category, which celebrates long-lasting relationships between clients and their design, advertising and/and production companies that have led to the creation of amazing work over time...

16 Jul 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Warc Media Awards announces 2020 Best Use of Data jury
Warc Media Awards announces 2020 Best Use of Data jury

The jury of 14 client-side and agency-side senior industry executives, will award case studies that best use data in an effective communications strategy...

16 Jul 2020

ENERGY & MINING

De-risking investments to boost Africa's renewable energy transition
De-risking investments to boost Africa's renewable energy transition

Africa has experienced a decade of positive socio-economic growth, supported by a continued progress of electricity access that finally outpaced population growth between 2014 and 2018...

16 Jul 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

New UN report: Tens of millions more going hungry globally
New UN report: Tens of millions more going hungry globally

According to the United Nations' recently published annual State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition.

16 Jul 2020

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