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
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.
Hailay Gesesew 1 day ago
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.
Louis van Ravesteyn 2 days ago
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.
CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING
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.
Siyabonga Mbanjwa 3 days ago
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
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.
Maria Helena Semedo 3 days ago
MARKETING & MEDIA
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
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
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.
Evan-Lee Courie 29 Jun 2020
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.