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Rebuilding the humanitarian ecosystem in South Africa
Rebuilding the humanitarian ecosystem in South AfricaArticle

When the dust settles, the humanitarian sector will need to take strategic steps to restore and strengthen its capacity to contribute effectively to a post-Covid world...

Reana Rossouw, Issued by Next Generation 1 day ago

Do you know where your coffee comes from? The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of knowing about our supply chains. Here, a woman carries harvested coffee beans in a coffee plantation in Mount Gorongosa, Mozambique, in August 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chainsArticle

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now...

Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 1 day ago

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Minerals Council elaborates on support for B4SA initiativeArticle

The Minerals Council South Africa today hosted an online media briefing to share its position in support of the accelerated economic strategy developed under the Business for South Africa...

1 day ago

Diabetes telemedicine gets booster shot from joint investment
Diabetes telemedicine gets booster shot from joint investmentArticle

AlphaCode, the fintech investment arm of Rand Merchant Investment Holdings (RMI), and the local investment fund of Endeavor, a global entrepreneur network, have recently concluded a joint investment in Guidepost, a South African healthcare technology business specialising in telemedicine for diabetics...

2 days ago

Closing the gender gap: Transformation in the construction sector
Closing the gender gap: Transformation in the construction sectorArticle

At the end of the third quarter of 2019, prior to the Covid-19 crisis, only 11% of the roughly 1.3 million people employed by in South African construction industry were female...

3 days ago

Collaboration addresses the challenges of Covid-19
Collaboration addresses the challenges of Covid-19Article

"Collaboration between all the stakeholders is the cornerstone of tackling the coronavirus pandemic," this according to Lee Callakoppen, principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund...

Issued by Bonitas 3 Aug 2020

Tanya van Lill, CEO, Savca
Private equity likely to weather Covid-19 stormArticle

The private equity industry's resilience in the face of weak macroeconomic circumstances during the 2019 bodes well for the industry's ability to navigate the Covid-19 crisis...

31 Jul 2020

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Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based productsArticle

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

Last call for Seedstars World Competition 2020/21
Last call for Seedstars World Competition 2020/21Article

Seedstars is issuing the last call to startups to enter the Seedstars World Competition 2020/21...

29 Jul 2020

Fortune favours the brave - especially in a crisis
Fortune favours the brave - especially in a crisisArticle

The current lockdown has shown that the smart use of digital marketing can set a company up for future sales success. What's more, savvy digital campaigns can help brands win big, even when trade is restricted...

Niamh NicLiam, Issued by Incubeta 28 Jul 2020

Kantar’s Covid Barometer research.
Made in... purposeArticle

Arisha Saroop, managing director of The MediaShop Durban shares a few examples of global and South African brands that have reinvented to be more purpose led...

Arisha Saroop 28 Jul 2020

African airlines report 13.8% decline in air cargo demand
African airlines report 13.8% decline in air cargo demandArticle

The data shows an improvement in global and regional air cargo demand, however, at a slower pace than some of the traditional leading indicators would suggest...

28 Jul 2020

African self-reliance in meeting Covid-19 challenges
African self-reliance in meeting Covid-19 challengesArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the extent of Africa's reliance on imports...

28 Jul 2020

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SA agriculture sector 1Q20 recovery - where to from here?Article

Despite four consecutive quarters of contraction and ongoing challenges due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa's agriculture sector rebounded by 27.8% quarter-on-quarter...

Casey Delport 28 Jul 2020

Geoffrey Okamoto, first deputy managing director and acting chair, IMF
IMF approves South Africa's R70bn Covid-19 loanArticle

South Africa will be getting R70bn from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under the latter's Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) to help the country mitigate the adverse social and economic impact of Covid-19...

28 Jul 2020

A Covid-19 survival guide for small businesses
A Covid-19 survival guide for small businessesArticle

In addition to Covid-19 being a global health crisis, the pandemic has unleashed extensive socio-economic impacts, putting many companies at risk of being forced out of business...

27 Jul 2020

How real-time data can be used for building an emergency business plan during a crisis situation
How real-time data can be used for building an emergency business plan during a crisis situationArticle

An activity as simple as adding an item to their wishlist or paying for something new. Consumer behavior is constantly changing...

Craig Lebrau, Issued by Lebrau Press 24 Jul 2020

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Why the customer should be at the centre of your digital transformation effortsArticle

Digital transformation, at its core, has always been about future-proofing businesses for survival in increasingly digital economies. Unlike most of life, which has been turned on its head during the COVID-19 crisis, digital transformation remains the same, only with the future businesses were preparing for, much closer...

Heidi Custers 24 Jul 2020

Training the accountants of tomorrow, today
Training the accountants of tomorrow, todayArticle

South Africa's small businesses face an unprecedented range of challenges, and unfortunately due to the Covid-19 crisis, three out of four SMMEs are not expected to survive, according to new Heavy Chef research...

Colin Timmis 24 Jul 2020

3M, United Way collaborate on SA Covid-19 relief programme
3M, United Way collaborate on SA Covid-19 relief programmeArticle

3M South Africa has partnered with United Way South Africa in implementing a $220,080 Covid-19 relief programme to provide nutritional food, fresh water, hygiene, and sanitisation products to vulnerable families...

24 Jul 2020

What does 5G mean for South African businesses?
What does 5G mean for South African businesses?Article

5G will provide 100 times more bandwidth than 4G, which means more availability and far greater speeds. It has the potential to revolutionise the world for both consumers and business...

Vishal Barapatre 22 Jul 2020

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Covid-19 crisis highlights the need for renewable energy systems and a bigger role for renewablesArticle

Covid-19 has led to a global decline in electricity demand as commercial and industrial activity slows and people work from home...

22 Jul 2020

Distressed M&A: You do not have to sell cheaply, but you must move quickly - Part 2
Distressed M&A: You do not have to sell cheaply, but you must move quickly - Part 2Article

In Part 1 of this article, we looked at the difference between traditional and distressed mergers and acquisitions, and how to overcome some of the challenges involved in the buying and selling of a distressed asset...

Tony Lee and Justin Balkin 20 Jul 2020

Virus proof your small business
Virus proof your small businessArticle

Business coach and author Douglas Kruger provides practical ways your business can survive - and even thrive - during this time of uncertainty...

Issued by SAICA 20 Jul 2020

Innovation is key to unlocking possibilities
Innovation is key to unlocking possibilitiesArticle

A key observation that has emerged since the introduction of the Accenture Innovation Index back in 2016, is that innovation is the key source of disruption across the world...

Vukani Mngxati 20 Jul 2020

Franchises work to weather fallout of Covid-19
Franchises work to weather fallout of Covid-19Article

Fasa reports that many of its members are re-strategising and reshaping their businesses to incorporate smaller stores, 'dark kitchens' and online trading...

20 Jul 2020

Ebrahim Patel, trade, industry and competition minister. Image: Wikipedia
Locally made ventilators go into productionArticle

In what is a first for the African continent, South African made ventilators have gone into production and will be ready in a few weeks time...

17 Jul 2020

Report examines food price drivers and discrepancies during pandemic
Report examines food price drivers and discrepancies during pandemicArticle

The Competition Commission said that of the 1,600 complaints received under the excessive pricing and consumer protection regulations by the end of June, 19% related to basic food products...

17 Jul 2020

Why offices will continue to be essential for doing business in future
Why offices will continue to be essential for doing business in futureArticle

A critical component to employee productivity and corporate culture, as well as an effective talent retention and attraction strategy, Naeem Tilly, head of research at Sesfikile Capital, believes offices will continue...

16 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: How UCook's paying it forward as partners feel the pinch
#BizUnity: How UCook's paying it forward as partners feel the pinchArticle

'Together apart' has been the global rallying call as humanity unites in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, and UCook, through a number of its initiatives, has stepped up in answer...

Sindy Peters 10 Jul 2020

Telling stories of hope through news and brand partnerships
Telling stories of hope through news and brand partnershipsArticle

As South Africans ride the coronacoaster, they need news, information and advice they can trust. There is a unique opportunity for commercial brands and corporates to partner with these news brands to communicate meaningfully with their sizable audiences...

Britta Reid 10 Jul 2020

Re-connecting in a crisis: Global study reveals that Covid-19 has led to more positive relationship with technology
Re-connecting in a crisis: Global study reveals that Covid-19 has led to more positive relationship with technologyArticle

The latest edition of the Digital Society Index (DSI) survey by global marketing agency Dentsu Aegis Network has launched today. The study highlights how, during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have entered a new period of 'tech-love'...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 10 Jul 2020

African Energy Chamber launches portal to boost job market
African Energy Chamber launches portal to boost job marketArticle

In order to maximize the saving of local jobs and assist in the recovery of African energy markets after the Covid-19 crisis, the African Energy Chamber and its partners have launched a free-access jobs portal for trained and qualified African workforce...

9 Jul 2020

Hardware retailer notes surge in sales of building supplies during lockdown
Hardware retailer notes surge in sales of building supplies during lockdownArticle

"People are not only undertaking seasonal home maintenance tasks and minor improvements to make their homes more comfortable, they are also tackling bigger, fresh build projects."

9 Jul 2020

Lower or no rates for 11 new property categories
Lower or no rates for 11 new property categoriesArticle

The City of Cape Town has added 11 new property categories, implemented from 1 July 2020, for rates relief...

8 Jul 2020

How do SMEs recover post lockdown?
How do SMEs recover post lockdown?Article

How do SMEs survive - and even grow - in an environment that cannot predict when the pandemic will loosen its grip and an economy that is expected to contract by 7.2% this year?

Bridget du Toit 7 Jul 2020

The official opening and handover of a Covid-19 quarantine centre in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images
How leadership matters in healthcare - especially in a crisisArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic presents a complex situation, requiring multiple stakeholders in the healthcare sector to work well together...

Cecile Gerwel Proches 6 Jul 2020

Covid-19 drives digital transformation in the insurance industry
Covid-19 drives digital transformation in the insurance industryArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic is emerging as a powerful driver for digital transformation in the insurance industry...

Robin Wagner 3 Jul 2020

Growthpoint, Serra achieve first Green Star EBP Industrial rating in Gauteng
Growthpoint, Serra achieve first Green Star EBP Industrial rating in GautengArticle

Growthpoint and Serra Services recently achieved a five-star Green Star Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating for an industrial building in Gauteng - a first for the province...

2 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Crossmoor Transport adopts community-based response to Covid-19 crisis
#BizUnity: Crossmoor Transport adopts community-based response to Covid-19 crisisArticle

As part of its community-based response to the crisis, Crossmoor Transport has supported over 2,000 families with food hampers of essential goods and groceries...

Sindy Peters 2 Jul 2020

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?Article

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)...

Hailay Gesesew 2 Jul 2020

Covid-19 database includes a greater focus on public's right to privacy
Covid-19 database includes a greater focus on public's right to privacyArticle

Although the law permits the National Department of Health (DOH) to develop and maintain a national database to assist in combatting the spread of Covid-19, which includes contact tracing and geospatial hotspot mapping, there have been some new amendments to the laws...

Nozipho Mngomezulu, Wendy Tembedza, Peter Grealy, Karl Blom, Avuyile Gasela and Cindy Leibowitz 1 Jul 2020

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist and advisory partner, Citadel
GDP numbers "better-than-expected", but a depression may be loomingArticle

The market expected the economy to shrink by 3.8% over the first quarter so the -2.0% print for Q1 2020 GDP might be slightly better than anticipated, but it almost means nothing...

Maarten Ackerman 1 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Can your business help make the Tekkie Tax circle bigger?
#BizUnity: Can your business help make the Tekkie Tax circle bigger?Article

Now, more than ever, business SA is needed to lend a heroic hand...

Sindy Peters 1 Jul 2020

Level 3 lockdown: Eviction process protects tenants, but landlords still have rights
Level 3 lockdown: Eviction process protects tenants, but landlords still have rightsArticle

The Covid-19 crisis and the resulting lockdowns has impacted many financially. Some have been placed on unpaid leave, while others have been informed of a reduction in salary or completely lost all income...

1 Jul 2020

Commercial success and empathy can work together
Commercial success and empathy can work togetherArticle

Design that incorporates empathy and compassion has been gaining momentum for a number of years, with the focus of design increasingly shifting towards solving social issues...

30 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: How an unexpected passion for property altered Chelsea Brown's career path
#YouthMonth: How an unexpected passion for property altered Chelsea Brown's career pathArticle

A UJ alumna, Chelsea Brown has found her passion in property, especially after recognising the many opportunities the field holds for SA's youth...

Sindy Peters 30 Jun 2020

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

The Covid-19 pandemic has reached Africa at a time when the continent is already grappling with multiple crises...

Maria Helena Semedo 30 Jun 2020

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