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AGRICULTURE

Global forest sector: Providing solutions for pandemic recovery
Global forest sector: Providing solutions for pandemic recovery

In its statement released in Rome, Italy today, the Advisory Committee of Sustainable Forest-based Industries referenced the essential role that forestry and forest products have played during the pandemic - and how they can help drive much-needed economic recovery...

9 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Getting real about virtual events
Getting real about virtual events

2020 sure has been event-ful. Online platforms have proven increasingly valuable, especially in the business-to-business space, enabling more knowledge sharing, wider audience reach and networking opportunities than ever before!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 9 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Alex Okosi, MD, Emerging Markets, YouTube EMEA. Image source: .
SA artists and creators can apply for grants from YouTube's Black Voices Fund

YouTube has announced that South African artists and creators can apply for grants from its Black Voices Fund...

8 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Winners announced!
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Winners announced!

The winners of the 2020 Africa Brand Summit Awards were recently announced at a gala event held in Cape Town...

8 Oct 2020

AGRICULTURE

Global food prices up 21% in September
Global food prices up 21% in September

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' Food Price Index averaged 97.9 points during the month, up 2.1% from August and 5.0% higher than its value in September 2019...

8 Oct 2020

AGRICULTURE

Explainer: What's behind the locust swarms damaging crops in southern Africa
Explainer: What's behind the locust swarms damaging crops in southern Africa

Locust outbreaks are driven by unusual climatic conditions...

By Frances Duncan 8 Oct 2020

HEALTHCARE

Covid-19: Examining theories for Africa's low death rates
Covid-19: Examining theories for Africa's low death rates

As the threat of a Covid-19 pandemic emerged earlier this year, many felt a sense of apprehension about what would happen when it reached Africa.

By Kevin Mars & Moses Alobo 8 Oct 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Looming cash crisis threatens global airline industry
Looming cash crisis threatens global airline industry

The slow recovery in air travel will see the airline industry continuing to burn through cash at an average rate of $5 to $6bn per month in 2021.

7 Oct 2020

AUTOMOTIVE

Plentywaka partners with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing
Plentywaka partners with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing

Plentywaka, a bus-hailing app in Nigeria, has announced the latest move of its ambitious plan to revolutionise Nigerian travel with the new, home-grown partnership with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM)...

6 Oct 2020

LIFESTYLE

2020 Africa in Motion Film Fest to be held online
2020 Africa in Motion Film Fest to be held online

The 2020 edition of the Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival will be held online from today, 6 October, given the Covid-19 pandemic. Africa in Motion is Scotland's major annual celebration of African cinema, bringing a wide variety of creative stories from across the African continent...

6 Oct 2020

PROPERTY

Charting a course beyond the pandemic for the East African property industry
Charting a course beyond the pandemic for the East African property industry

East Africa has long been a challenging region for property developers to operate in, and not as buoyant as other markets...

By Matthew Renshaw 6 Oct 2020

HEALTHCARE

Child mortality rates in the country are high. John Fredricks/NurPhoto via Getty Images
How smartphones could help improve child health in Malawi

Many low- and middle-income countries, such as Malawi, continue to experience high child mortality rates. Most of these deaths are caused by preventable and treatable diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia...

By Griphin Baxter Chirambo et al 6 Oct 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Find an on-demand handyman with Fundi App
Find an on-demand handyman with Fundi App

WATCH: Paulo Mpokwa, co-founder of Fundi App, shares the journey of the small business that helps you find affordable, well-trained and vetted handymen for both domestic and commercial needs...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 Oct 2020

AGRICULTURE

Key insights into land degradation from seven African countries
Key insights into land degradation from seven African countries

Regreening Africa works directly with 500,000 households to restore one million hectares of agricultural land...

By Karl Hughes 5 Oct 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Your guide for travel to SA amid Covid-19
Your guide for travel to SA amid Covid-19

A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test certificate not older than 72 hours and travel insurance are just some of the requirements for travellers to South Africa upon arrival on the country's shores.

5 Oct 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Digital democracy is still a long way off in Africa: it takes more than technology
Digital democracy is still a long way off in Africa: it takes more than technology

From the mid-2000s onwards, the digital revolution raised hopes of democratic transformation and strengthening in Africa. But it hasn't quite turned out like that...

By Nic Cheeseman and Lisa Garbe 2 Oct 2020

RETAIL

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Wendy Lucas-Bull to replace Christo Wiese as Shoprite chairperson

Shoprite Holdings has appointed Absa Group chairwoman Wendy Lucas-Bull as its chair designate, replacing Christo Wiese, who has been the retailer's chairperson since 1991...

2 Oct 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Sir David Adjaye wins 2021 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture
Sir David Adjaye wins 2021 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture

Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye has been awarded the 2021 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture. The award is the UK's highest honour for architecture...

2 Oct 2020

LIFESTYLE

#PeoplesChoiceAwards: E! Entertainment announces nominees for African Social Star of 2020
#PeoplesChoiceAwards: E! Entertainment announces nominees for African Social Star of 2020

E! Entertainment Television has announced the nominees for the African Social Star of 2020, one of the E! People's Choice Awards. Eight contenders are in the running for the African Social Star of 2020...

2 Oct 2020

RETAIL

How the decline in Chinese tourists around the world has hit the luxury sector
How the decline in Chinese tourists around the world has hit the luxury sector

A significant number of Chinese tourists spend large sums on luxury items, such as designer clothes and accessories, when they travel overseas...

By Xiaoqing Chen and Carol Zhang 1 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Global finalists for Young Guns 18 announced
Global finalists for Young Guns 18 announced

The One Club has announced the 83 global finalists hailing from 19 countries for the Young Guns 18 competition, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger...

1 Oct 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

#SAIS2020: Dr Sumarie Roodt talks tech innovation and a Startup Act in South Africa
#SAIS2020: Dr Sumarie Roodt talks tech innovation and a Startup Act in South Africa

WATCH: The SA Innovation Summit, Africa's largest startup event, provides various platforms for developing and showcasing African innovation, as well as facilitating thought-leadership...

By Evan-Lee Courie 30 Sep 2020

EDUCATION

Orange Campus Africa - new African e-learning platform launches
Orange Campus Africa - new African e-learning platform launches

Orange has announced the launch of its online training platform "Orange Campus Africa" in partnership with the Virtual University of Senegal (UVS) during GSMA Thrive Africa...

30 Sep 2020

HEALTHCARE

Many factors influence how consistently women take their HIV medicine. GettyImages
Zambian study points to why some mothers don't carry on taking HIV drugs

There are more than living with HIV in Zambia. The primary source of infection is from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding...

By Jerry John Nutor 30 Sep 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Nairobi's Runda-based SABIS International School sets green building precedent
Nairobi's Runda-based SABIS International School sets green building precedent

The new SABIS International School in Runda, Nairobi was awarded a four-star Green Star Africa-Kenya PEB v1 Design Rating earlier this year. Construction on the SABIS International School - Runda campus started in June 2016 and was completed in June 2018...

30 Sep 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Nomalungelo Gina, deputy minister, trade, industry and competition
Government pledges support for Mozambique gas projects

South Africa has reiterated its commitment to support the Mozambique government in developing its emerging gas market...

30 Sep 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Cheap plastic is flooding developing countries - we're making new biodegradable materials to help
Cheap plastic is flooding developing countries - we're making new biodegradable materials to help

Squeezed by lower fuel demand during the pandemic and the rise of renewable energy, the oil industry is staking out a new future for itself in plastics...

By Deirdre McKay 29 Sep 2020

HEALTHCARE

Shanon Jensen/AFP via Getty Images
How changing vaccine schedules can save costs and lives: findings from South Africa

In 2005, before most low- and middle-income countries started vaccinating children routinely for pneumococcal disease, it caused approximately 1.5 million deaths worldwide annually...

By Jeffrey Dorfman 29 Sep 2020

RETAIL

Majority of tobacco giants failing to advance harm reduction
Majority of tobacco giants failing to advance harm reduction

The first Tobacco Transformation Index finds that the majority of the 15 largest tobacco companies are not making substantive progress in phasing out cigarettes...

28 Sep 2020

FINANCE

Professor Njuguna Ndung’u
Business as usual in post-pandemic recovery will only reinforce economic hardship

Africa's low level of economic diversification is a leading factor in the continent's economic fragility. Further, the Covid-19 pandemic has magnified the risks of countries' over-dependence on a single natural resource such as oil...

By Njuguna Ndung'u 28 Sep 2020

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