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LIFESTYLE

2 SA short films selected in African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short Film Competition
2 SA short films selected in African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short Film Competition

A total of 10 short films, including two from South Africa, have been selected for the African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short Film Competition - which is being held by the Ladima Foundation, in partnership with DW Akademie. The 10 selected films will premiere via a live stream on 10 July 2020 and then be available for viewing on various platforms from 11 July.

1 day ago

ENERGY & MINING

Angola more exposed to financial crisis
Angola more exposed to financial crisis

João Lourenço is counting on the First Lady and two ministers to restore Angola's balance sheets after the fall of the oil price and with the country's foreign debt representing more than 100% of the GDP.

By Craig Lebrau, Issued by Lebrau Press 1 day ago

HEALTHCARE

A researcher holds a Covid-19 mRNA vaccine at the National Primate Research Center of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Chaiwat Subprasom/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Africa waited for solutions to past health crises: will it be different for Covid-19?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently noted that "researchers are working at break-neck speed" to understand SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease (Covid-19). They are also working to develop potential vaccines, medicines and other technologies that are affordable and equitable. By June 2020 - six months since it was first identified - thousands of therapeutic trials and dozens of vaccine development studies were under way, including one vaccine study each in South Africa and Nigeria.

By Hailay Gesesew 1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

RemazteredStudio via
Unlocking Africa's agribusiness potential with platform thinking

The African continent is home to what is considered a huge growth opportunity - agriculture. With 65% of the world's available uncultivated arable land, potential exists for African countries to reach their developmental goals and become major players in the global food system.

By Louis van Ravesteyn 2 days ago

LEGAL

The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementation
The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementation

The Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was brokered by the African Union (AU) and adopted by 44 of its 55 member states on 21 March 2018. By February 2019, all AU countries, save for Eritrea, had become signatories to the AfCFTA, which came into force on 30 May 2019.

By Robyn Berger, Theunis Claassen and Catherine Robson 3 days ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Post-Covid-19: Delivering sustainable energy across Africa
Post-Covid-19: Delivering sustainable energy across Africa

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has disrupted the operating environment for both the public and private sectors as a result of the unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions put in place by countries to curb infections. To navigate this wave of disruption and thrive in its aftermath, business as usual needs to become business unusual to enable organisations and nations to adapt to a rapidly changing economic environment. The buzzwords which are presently trumping conversations are flexibility, innovation and adaptability.

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 3 days ago

RETAIL

Credit: KKW Beauty via Instagram
Kim Kardashian West sells stake in beauty brand to Coty for $200m

Global cosmetics company Coty Inc. will acquire a 20% ownership interest in Kim Kardashian West's beauty business KKW Beauty for $200m.

3 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Maria Helena Semedo, deputy director-general, UN FAO
We must act now to avert an imminent food crisis in Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic has reached Africa at a time when the continent is already grappling with multiple crises. Undeniably, Africa's recovery from this pandemic will be a formidable task that requires pragmatic multi-sectoral and synergised actions.

By Maria Helena Semedo 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Three from Africa on Next Creative Leaders 2020 jury (One Club/3% Movement)
Three from Africa on Next Creative Leaders 2020 jury (One Club/3% Movement)

Three creatives from Africa are among the global jury of 88 creatives from 25 countries announced for Next Creative Leaders competition, run jointly by The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement. This year's jury includes Emuron Alemu, Group CD, Africa, Ogilvy Africa, Nairobi; Suhana Gordhan, ECD, FCB Johannesburg; and Molefi Thulo, ECD, Ogilvy Johannesburg.

3 days ago

RETAIL

Mr Price reveals impact of SA lockdown and its plans to exit Nigeria
Mr Price reveals impact of SA lockdown and its plans to exit Nigeria

Mr Price Group has announced plans to shut Nigerian operations due to weak economic growth and other difficulties, and will focus on its local South African business in "a more concentrated way".

29 Jun 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

#StartupStory: Flip Phone is the new marketplace for mobile phones
#StartupStory: Flip Phone is the new marketplace for mobile phones

Ever wondered how you could buy or sell a pre-owned mobile phone in a trusted environment and not have to use unsafe classified sites or social media? Flip Phone just might be the answer you've been looking for.

By Evan-Lee Courie 29 Jun 2020

AGRICULTURE

SA leads Africa's maize trade during Covid-19
SA leads Africa's maize trade during Covid-19

The ongoing Covid-19 crisis has brought significant uncertainty to global trade, largely due to disruptions in supply chains and weakening demand.

By Casey Delport 29 Jun 2020

PROPERTY

In praise of the office: let's learn from Covid-19 and make the traditional workplace better
In praise of the office: let's learn from Covid-19 and make the traditional workplace better

Having had to rapidly adjust to working from home due to Covid-19, many people are now having to readjust to life back in the office. Many will have enjoyed aspects of what is sometimes called "distributed work", but some may be dreading the return.

By Geoff Plimmer, Diep Nguyen, Esme Franken, Stephen Teo 29 Jun 2020

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