The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down
The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 hours ago

Covid-19 likely to exact heavy toll in Africa
Covid-19 likely to exact heavy toll in Africa

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa will probably look different from what has been observed in other parts of the world, according to a new publication by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), titled Fighting Covid-19 in Africa will be different.

3 days ago

Shaping Africa's urban areas to withstand future pandemics
Shaping Africa's urban areas to withstand future pandemics

The power of cities comes from the number of interactions they enable, between people, firms and markets - they are centres of social interaction. For all their virtues, however, cities have a major downside. They are a fertile ground for contagion, such as the rapid spread of Covid-19.

By Astrid R.N. Haas 2 Apr 2020

Drugs security is a serious issue in Nigeria as Covid-19 rages Pius Utomi Ekpe/AFP via Getty Images
Nigeria relies heavily on drug imports. Why this is worrying in the time of COVID-19

The spread of Covid-19 has been slow in Nigeria compared to other countries on the continent. Nevertheless, the federal government has taken steps in readiness for a more rapid outbreak. Schools have been closed, public gatherings banned by some state governments and most public workers are required to work from home.

By Wuraola Akande-Sholabi 1 Apr 2020

An aerial view of a new isolation and treatment centre established by the Lagos State government at the main bowl of the state-owned Stadium.
Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images
Covid-19: To test or not to test

"You can't fight a virus if you don't know where it is." These were the words of Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at his briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March.

31 Mar 2020