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#OnTheBigScreen: Let Him Go and Jiu Jitsu
#OnTheBigScreen: Let Him Go and Jiu JitsuArticle

Film releases this week include Let Him Go and Jiu Jitsu...

Daniel Dercksen 2 days ago

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Overcoming water challenges in agricultureArticle

FAO's The State of Food and Agriculture 2020 takes a new look at water shortages and scarcity in the world...

3 days ago

Meet the Telkom Netball League superstars
Meet the Telkom Netball League superstarsArticle

Telkom is a proud sponsor of the Telkom Netball League (TNL), in partnership with Netball South Africa. Meet some of the players with aspirations to one day put our country on the map...

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 3 days ago

Biggest marathon ever of The Walking Dead coming to Fox this festive season
Biggest marathon ever of The Walking Dead coming to Fox this festive seasonArticle

This festive season, Fox will be celebrating a decade of one of its most popular shows with a marathon of every single episode of The Walking Dead - from 2 December 2020 at 9.30pm...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 25 Nov 2020

Continental report ranks how friendly African governments are towards girls
Continental report ranks how friendly African governments are towards girlsArticle

While the African Union's legal and policy framework does refer - patchily - to the rights, interests and plight of girls; continental bodies and national governments can and should do more...

Rongedzayi Fambasayi 25 Nov 2020

Why 'sleep mode' isn't an option this December/January period
Why 'sleep mode' isn't an option this December/January periodArticle

In previous years we've become accustomed to most businesses going into "sleep mode" over the December-January period in South Africa. If you're thinking of closing your doors over the festive period, you might want to reconsider...

Nick Grubb 20 Nov 2020

Strengthening healthcare supply chain systems in Africa
Strengthening healthcare supply chain systems in AfricaArticle

The distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine from drugmakers to billions of people around the world is likely to be the supply chain management profession's greatest endeavour ever...

20 Nov 2020

Covid-19 is just a wake-up call
Covid-19 is just a wake-up callArticle

Premiering in November 2020, Virus Hunters to serve as companion special to National Geographic magazine's single-topic November issue on Covid-19...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 18 Nov 2020

Tharina Gombault, private health lead, Accenture in Africa
Revenue management and analytics can drive better healthcareArticle

Hospitals in Africa face several constraints. From a lack of infrastructure and resources to low access, a complex value chain, disconnected technologies and systems, unintegrated processes resulting in revenue leakage, late payment, stranded claims, uncollectible write-offs, as well as dissatisfied customers...

Tharina Gombault 17 Nov 2020

The late Kimi Makwetu was mortified by the extent of corruption.
South Africa's auditor-general Kimi Makwetu: an exceptional and true civil servantArticle

The Auditor-General.Kimi Makwetu, who passed away on 11 November 2020 after a battle with lung cancer, was the quintessential civil servant who took his job as South Africa's auditor-general seriously and threw every sinew of his being into it...

Mills Soko 17 Nov 2020

PlatAfrica jewellery design competition winners revealed for 2020
PlatAfrica jewellery design competition winners revealed for 2020Article

PlatAfrica aims to promote innovation and technical expertise in platinum jewellery design and manufacturing in South Africa and provide international exposure to jewellers, apprentices and students...

17 Nov 2020

ZA Space-Tech Innovation Challenge finalists announced
ZA Space-Tech Innovation Challenge finalists announcedArticle

Sixteen finalists have been shortlisted to progress to the next stage of the open innovation challenge, which involves the finalists undergoing an intensive two-week business development support programme...

16 Nov 2020

NWU research group contributes to international bird study
NWU research group contributes to international bird studyArticle

The North-West University's (NWU's) research on the genetic data of the nine lovebird species (genus Agapronis) that are native to Africa and Madagascar has been included in a comprehensive international bird study...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 13 Nov 2020

How can brands smash stereotypes?
How can brands smash stereotypes?Article

Brands have experienced several marketing blunders over the years, even midst a global pandemic...

Cheryl Reddy 13 Nov 2020

Top 200 most influential African women on Twitter
Top 200 most influential African women on TwitterArticle

Following the announcement of Smart Data Power and The Women in Africa Initiative's list of the Top 200 most influential African women on Twitter, there's no doubt that women in Africa are a force to be reckoned with...

12 Nov 2020

Feather Awards announces 2020 winners
Feather Awards announces 2020 winnersArticle

The winners of the LGBTIQ+ supportive 2020 Feather Awards were recently announced at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg...

12 Nov 2020

Why it's important to celebrate the power of African women in media
Why it's important to celebrate the power of African women in mediaArticle

I am the CEO of an influencer marketing agency. Sure, we have offices in Cape Town and London. Why would I be invited to judge the APO Group African Women in Media Awards 2020...

Issued by R-Squared SA 12 Nov 2020

Dr Adrian Saville, chief executive officer, Cannon Asset Managers
What a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year has taught usArticle

After a year in which the world has been hammered by a deadly pandemic, communities ripped by police brutality, plunging global growth, the loss of hundreds of millions of jobs, protests and corporate collapses...

Adrian Saville 11 Nov 2020

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Legal recreational cannabis sales to grow 376% globally by 2025Article

Recreational cannabis sales will drive global legal market growth by 376% over the next five years, outpacing medical and CBD, according to Euromonitor International...

11 Nov 2020

We found a way to turn urine into solid fertiliser - it could make farming more sustainable
We found a way to turn urine into solid fertiliser - it could make farming more sustainableArticle

If rolled out worldwide, our method could replace a quarter of all the synthetic nitrogen fertiliser used in agriculture...

Prithvi Simha, Björn Vinnerås and Jenna Senecal 10 Nov 2020

It's time to position your business for 2021
It's time to position your business for 2021Article

As we near the end of what has been a challenging year, now is an ideal time to plan and position your business for 2021...

Jason Mellow 10 Nov 2020

Google's Nitin Gajria joins African Women in Media Award judging panel
Google's Nitin Gajria joins African Women in Media Award judging panelArticle

APO Group has announced that Google's Sub-Saharan Africa director, Nitin Gajria is joining the African Women in Media Award judging panel...

9 Nov 2020

Rethinking travel through regenerative tourism, tech advancement
Rethinking travel through regenerative tourism, tech advancementArticle

With world arrivals forecast to be down 50% by the end of 2020, the global travel supply chain is under immense pressure...

9 Nov 2020

New tissue culture facility opens in the Western Cape
New tissue culture facility opens in the Western CapeArticle

A state-of-the-art Tissue Culture Facility has been opened by Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, at Bernheim Farm, outside Paarl. The initiative is an effort to keep up with international trends and to make sure local producers have access to world-class plant material...

9 Nov 2020

Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basin
Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basinArticle

Flowing through 11 African countries, the Nile River plays an important role in the lives of more than 24% of Africa's population...

Emad Hasan and Aondover Tarhule 9 Nov 2020

Mara Phones begins SA retail rollout with Soweto store opening
Mara Phones begins SA retail rollout with Soweto store openingArticle

The store launch comes a year after Mara Phones opened South Africa's first smartphone manufacturing facility at the Dube TradePort in KwaZulu-Natal...

6 Nov 2020

Bulldog Gin partners with SA creatives on once-off collaborative pieces
Bulldog Gin partners with SA creatives on once-off collaborative piecesArticle

Contemporary London dry gin brand, Bulldog Gin, has partnered with four South African artists, designers and creatives to produce unique collaborative pieces that celebrate each creator's individual craft...

6 Nov 2020

Water as an instrument of economic, jobs recovery post Covid-19
Water as an instrument of economic, jobs recovery post Covid-19Article

South Africa, like most of the world, is in a deep depressive state. The economic contraction has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Dhesigen Naidoo 5 Nov 2020

APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announced
APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announcedArticle

PR and marketing executives from Microsoft, Facebook, Uber, YouTube, Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, MasterCard, LEGO and many more are among the panel of judges for the APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020...

5 Nov 2020

Henk Pretorius chats new horror film 'The Unfamiliar' and filmaking during Covid-19
Henk Pretorius chats new horror film 'The Unfamiliar' and filmaking during Covid-19Article

2020 horror film, The Unfamiliar is now available for streaming in South Africa. Daniel Dercksen chats to director Henk Pretorius for the behind the scenes scoop as well as his thoughts on the affect of Covid-19 on the film industry...

Daniel Dercksen 5 Nov 2020

Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growth
Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growthArticle

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, not all of the economic news in Africa has been negative. We continue to see promising developments...

NJ Ayuk 4 Nov 2020

Vans donates $1m to charities focused on mental health
Vans donates $1m to charities focused on mental healthArticle

For its second annual Checkerboard Day, Vans will focus on the vital role creativity plays in helping individuals and communities address mental health and well-being, in light of the period of global isolation experienced as a result of Covid-19.

3 Nov 2020

Volkswagen and Ogilvy 'Drive to Defy' in every way
Volkswagen and Ogilvy 'Drive to Defy' in every wayArticle

'The Drive To Defy' campaign captures the life stories of two South Africans who have defied the odds, expectations and stereotypes to achieve remarkable success; Major Mandisa Mfeka and Kitty Phetla...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 3 Nov 2020

Howard Audio expands into 2021
Howard Audio expands into 2021Article

As the pandemic continues to devastate the entertainment industry, we at Howard Audio are grateful that we can continue to provide a creative space to record music for musicians and content for commercials...

Issued by Howard Audio 3 Nov 2020

indaHash is appointed as a TikTok Global Partner
indaHash is appointed as a TikTok Global PartnerArticle

As a global TikTok partner, indaHash further strengthens its position in the influencer marketing world by partnering with TikTok, the fastest growing social media platform in 2020...

Issued by indaHash 2 Nov 2020

Professor Anneke Hesseling
Trial recommends shorter treatment time for less severe TB in childrenArticle

A trial involving over 1,200 children from four different countries has found that the vast majority of them could be successfully treated for tuberculosis (TB) in four months instead of the usual six months...

30 Oct 2020

Celebrating top women: Yael Geffen, artfully uniting extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives
Celebrating top women: Yael Geffen, artfully uniting extraordinary properties with extraordinary livesArticle

"Never give up, don't be afraid of failure and be yourself - unapologetically." - Yael Geffen, CEO of Lew Geffen, Sotheby's International Realty

Fiona Wakelin 28 Oct 2020

Traxtion commits to R1.5bn rail investment as part of SA's economic recovery plan
Traxtion commits to R1.5bn rail investment as part of SA's economic recovery planArticle

Traxtion plans to invest a further R14-17bn in locomotives and wagons over the next five years as part of a carefully scaled rolling procurement programme...

27 Oct 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!
Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!Article

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

Toya Delazy and Kyle Lewis's latest collaboration brings high art and Afrorave grit to life
Toya Delazy and Kyle Lewis's latest collaboration brings high art and Afrorave grit to lifeArticle

Along with the team from VMLY&R Johannesburg, Egg Films director Kyle Lewis has created a new fashion film that puts fashion and art in a new sphere...

Issued by Egg Films 26 Oct 2020

Finalists announced for PlatAfrica 2020 jewellery design competition
Finalists announced for PlatAfrica 2020 jewellery design competitionArticle

PlatAfrica announces finalists for 2020 jewellery manufacturing and design competition...

26 Oct 2020

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The promise of data and the capability deficitArticle

Paul Geary (director at One Custom) writes about some reasons why data adoption by businesses hasn't been as comprehensive as it should be; and how successful data-driven businesses and marketing efforts should be entirely underpinned by strategic intent and operational follow-through that embeds effective information systems, customer data and predictive analytics at their core...

Paul Geary 26 Oct 2020

NCOP passes Social Assistance Amendment Bill
NCOP passes Social Assistance Amendment BillArticle

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has passed the Social Assistance Amendment Bill during its plenary sitting on Thursday...

23 Oct 2020

Savanna Cider highlights the ironies of influencer marketing and invites consumers to also get 'money for nothing' in new promo
Savanna Cider highlights the ironies of influencer marketing and invites consumers to also get 'money for nothing' in new promoArticle

What if influencing is an artform? A new campaign by Grey Africa and Liquid, WPP's bespoke agency solution for Distell, proposes that it is. Kind of...Sort of...No, really...

Issued by Grey 23 Oct 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: 'Wesens', 'Greenland' and 'Dragon Rider'
#OnTheBigScreen: 'Wesens', 'Greenland' and 'Dragon Rider'Article

Three films enter the South African box office, this week: the Afrikaans found-footage film, Wesens; the American thriller Greenland; and the German animated fantasy film Dragon Rider...

Daniel Dercksen 23 Oct 2020

#SUSASummit: Michael Heyink on gamification strategy in business
#SUSASummit: Michael Heyink on gamification strategy in businessArticle

These are the highlights of Michael Heyink's talk at the SingularityU South Africa 2020 Summit...

21 Oct 2020

Digital Covid-19 health pass launched for travellers
Digital Covid-19 health pass launched for travellersArticle

The Commons Project Foundation and the World Economic Forum have launched international trials for CommonPass, a digital health pass for travellers to securely document their certified Covid-19 test status while keeping their health data private...

21 Oct 2020

AWIEF2020 Conference announces speaker lineup
AWIEF2020 Conference announces speaker lineupArticle

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced plans to hold its sixth Annual Conference and Awards from 2-3 December 2020...

20 Oct 2020

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