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HEALTHCARE

Scan Display built the largest Covid-19 hospital in Africa
Scan Display built the largest Covid-19 hospital in Africa

Scan Display designed and built Africa's largest dedicated Covid-19 temporary hospital at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa...

Issued by Scan Display 30 Jul 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

FAO launches platform to help global community reduce food loss, waste
FAO launches platform to help global community reduce food loss, waste

Gearing up for the inaugural International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on 29 September, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has unveiled a new platform...

30 Jul 2020

AGRICULTURE

Africa's coffee farmers are losing $1.47bn a year to exploitative pricing
Africa's coffee farmers are losing $1.47bn a year to exploitative pricing

Millions of Africa's coffee farmers have slipped into abject poverty caused by poor prices which are currently barely enough to cover production costs while the rest of the coffee supply chain players enjoy rising profits.

30 Jul 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Tesco's Nick Ashley, head of media and campaign planning.
Warc Media Awards announces 2020 Effective Use of Partnerships & Sponsorships jury

The 13 strong client- and agency-side senior industry executives, will award the best case studies showcasing how collaborations with third parties that have helped meet business goals...

30 Jul 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Tripadvisor awards FlySafair 'Best Airline in Africa and the Indian Ocean'
Tripadvisor awards FlySafair 'Best Airline in Africa and the Indian Ocean'

While the recent lockdowns globally and locally have stifled the travel industry, FlySafair continues to weather the storm and is presently operating 36% of the available seat capacity on the South African domestic market.

30 Jul 2020

FINANCE

IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank group president David Malpass have offered debt relief to developing countries.
Why African countries are reluctant to take up Covid-19 debt relief

A debt service relief package has been approved by some of the world's biggest lenders for more than 25 African countries...

By Misheck Mutize 30 Jul 2020

HEALTHCARE

A nurse participates in the drill to test their system capabilities for the Covid-19 coronavirus mass patients influx at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi.
Covid-19 exposes weaknesses in Kenya's healthcare system. And what can be done

There are reports that Kenya's hospital beds are filling up because of a surge in Covid-19 patients. This highlights concerns since the start of the pandemic, that the health systems of many African countries would quickly become overwhelmed...

By Abdu Mohiddin & Marleen Temmerman 29 Jul 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

David Sable, senior advisor, WPP and former Global CEO of Y&R.
New Bowery Awards for independent creatives announces its executive jury

New York Festivals' Bowery Awards, a new competition celebrating independent creatives in the commercial landscape, has announced its 2020 executive jury...

29 Jul 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Registration open for Africa MICE Forums
Registration open for Africa MICE Forums

"The goal is to propel MICE business across the continent in relatable ways that effectively spark ideas and foster real connections necessary to move minds and businesses forward."

29 Jul 2020

RETAIL

Network International to acquire DPO in landmark pan-African payments deal
Network International to acquire DPO in landmark pan-African payments deal

DPO Group will support the expansion of Network International's presence across Africa, one of the most under-penetrated and fast-growing payments markets in the world...

29 Jul 2020

LIFESTYLE

Durban FilmMart announces 2020 Talents Durban participants
Durban FilmMart announces 2020 Talents Durban participants

The Durban FilmMart Institute has announced the 2020 Talents Durban participants, which will form part of the official 11th Durban FilmMart virtual edition set to take place from 4 to 13 September...

28 Jul 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

African airlines report 13.8% decline in air cargo demand
African airlines report 13.8% decline in air cargo demand

The data shows an improvement in global and regional air cargo demand, however, at a slower pace than some of the traditional leading indicators would suggest...

28 Jul 2020

FINANCE

East Asian countries have looked up to Japan as a model of success.
What drove Asia's economic success stories, and what should Africa emulate?

The remarkable economic transformation of Asia in recent decades has attracted global attention. It has ignited scholarly and policy debates about the region's development models and strategies...

By Mills Soko 27 Jul 2020

AGRICULTURE

Food security: How will we feed 9 billion mouths by 2037?
Food security: How will we feed 9 billion mouths by 2037?

We need to consider all historical factors if we want to provide safe and secure food for future generations...

By Dr Peter Oberem 27 Jul 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Global disruption can have local implications
Global disruption can have local implications

The global impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had not only on public health, but on business, cannot be underestimated...

By Soromfe Uzomah 27 Jul 2020

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.
Menna Hossam/picture alliance via Getty Images
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

Image credit: Retha Ferguson from Pexels
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 & TRAVEL

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

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