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The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 1]
The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 1]Article

Looking around our country and at the lives of our people during this crisis, no one can deny the overwhelming importance of internet access...

Alan Knott-Craig 11 hours ago

Airline success is not just about profitability - it's about delivering on shareholder objectives
Airline success is not just about profitability - it's about delivering on shareholder objectivesArticle

While it's understandable that the long-suffering South African taxpayers have had enough of watching their tax money being thrown at what they consider a lost cause, selling off any state-owned airline to the highest bidder is not really a viable solution...

James Geldenhuys 3 days ago

Ghana is still finding ways of maximising its oil wealth. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA
Ghana has tried to be responsible with its oil wealth. This is howArticle

After Ghana discovered oil and gas in 2007, the government and civil society aspired to avoid the "resource curse". This is when countries have an abundance of non-renewable natural resources but no economic growth...

Emmanuel Graham, Ismael Ackah, Nathan Andrews & Ransford Edward 3 days ago

SA's Use-It wins in inaugural HSBC Future Skills Innovation Challenge
SA's Use-It wins in inaugural HSBC Future Skills Innovation ChallengeArticle

The 12 winners of the inaugural HSBC Future Skills Innovation Challenge include South Africa's Use-It, an organisation that teaches young people how to manufacture innovative products out of waste...

3 days ago

After Covid-19, Africa can build back better
After Covid-19, Africa can build back betterArticle

These are challenging times for Africa and the rest of our global village...

Amina J. Mohammed 28 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 crisis has shown resilience of property industry
#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 crisis has shown resilience of property industryArticle

The team at PayProp share their experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how their organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 27 May 2020

Accelerating South Africa's capacity towards sustainable investment
Accelerating South Africa's capacity towards sustainable investmentArticle

The Trade, Investment Promotion and Economic Development Programme (TIPED) is designed to provide a seamless pipeline to build South Africa's capacity to lead and manage strategic and sustainable investment, both inwards to the country and in building the country's export capacity to global markets, in line with the strategic goals and objectives of key stakeholders...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 26 May 2020

#Level3Lockdown: Uncertainty, risks remain for retailers and retail property owners
#Level3Lockdown: Uncertainty, risks remain for retailers and retail property ownersArticle

As South Africa gradually heads towards Level 3 lockdown as from 1 June, the opening of most retail means that retailers and retail property owners will begin to look forward to a more normal business life...

John Loos 26 May 2020

The future of urbanisation in a millennial, post-Covid-19 world
The future of urbanisation in a millennial, post-Covid-19 worldArticle

With 55% of the world's population already living in urban areas and numbers expected to increase to almost 70% by 2050, urbanisation continues to be a major watchword in the 21st century...

25 May 2020

Small businesses are critical to SA's economy post Covid-19
Small businesses are critical to SA's economy post Covid-19Article

Over the last four decades, the world has evolved into a multi-facet and revolutionary change. The challenges and complexities facing organisations cannot be separated from broader international developments.

Deon Mbaile 25 May 2020

A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisis
A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisisArticle

Let's not allow the very real challenges of the virus overshadow the progress Africa has made...

Pieter Bensch 25 May 2020

SAIW championing work-based apprenticeship learning for welding industry
SAIW championing work-based apprenticeship learning for welding industryArticle

After achieving suitable qualifications at TVET colleges, artisan learners in SA subsequently discover that they cannot obtain the necessary work experience...

22 May 2020

Global solidarity with Africa is an imperative
Global solidarity with Africa is an imperativeArticle

As Covid-19 spreads across the continent, Africa has responded swiftly to the pandemic and, as of now, reported cases are lower than feared...

António Guterres 21 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Navigating the new frontier of trade
#LockdownLessons: Navigating the new frontier of tradeArticle

Dr Greg Cline, head of corporate accounts at Investec for your Business, shares how Covid-19 has impacted the trade industry during these unusual times...

Robin Fredericks 20 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: As we look for and leverage opportunities, we must remember our shared humanity
#LockdownLessons: As we look for and leverage opportunities, we must remember our shared humanityArticle

Paul Stevens, CEO of Just Property, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 20 May 2020

Kagiso Mothibi
Creating an environment for fintech innovationArticle

The ability to create value out of new products and services lies at the heart of the burgeoning fintech sector. In South Africa, we face significant challenges and barriers to introduce these solutions...

Kagiso Mothibi 19 May 2020

'State of the African Data Centres' report released
'State of the African Data Centres' report releasedArticle

With the world on lockdown, the importance of digitisation to the economic growth and prosperity of nations and regions is becoming increasingly clear, also on the African continent.

18 May 2020

John Manyike, head, financial education, Old Mutual
Cooperation is the key to reclaiming our futureArticle

It's near impossible to forecast with any certainty what awaits South Africans beyond the national lockdown. The only certainty at this stage is that things will not be as they were before...

John Manyike 11 May 2020

Property sectors likely to experience most severe pressure from economic recession
Property sectors likely to experience most severe pressure from economic recessionArticle

While there are risks to major property sectors over and above direct economic growth pressures, we examine which major property sectors are most at risk...

John Loos 8 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Slow return anticipated to a new-normal - Andrea Tucker, MortgageMe
#LockdownLessons: Slow return anticipated to a new-normal - Andrea Tucker, MortgageMeArticle

Andrea Tucker, director at MortgageMe, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 8 May 2020

Global food commodity prices drop in April
Global food commodity prices drop in AprilArticle

FAO expects subdued usage to push up cereal stocks in 2019/20 and FAO's first forecast for wheat markets in 2020/21 points to continued growth in inventories...

7 May 2020

Digital transformation vital to improve service delivery
Digital transformation vital to improve service deliveryArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic lays bare the urgent need for a government-driven strategy to propel digital transformation in the public sector and greater South African society...

Andy Dikobo 7 May 2020

Developing data centres for Africa
Developing data centres for AfricaArticle

The global digital evolution has just been put into overdrive by Covid-19 as locked-down nations are forced to accelerate the shift online, driving a massive spike in data needs...

6 May 2020

JLL Q1 2020 report outlines implications of Covid-19 for real estate
JLL Q1 2020 report outlines implications of Covid-19 for real estateArticle

According to JLL's recently released South Africa Real Estate Market Performance Q1 2020 report, most real estate sectors across the market have softened...

6 May 2020

Professor Renata Schoeman
What is our right to health?Article

The public health crisis resulting from Covid-19 has not only turned the spotlight on the basic human right of access to healthcare, but also on the need for people to take personal responsibility for their health...

5 May 2020

Keeping up with the current changes
Keeping up with the current changesArticle

A critical analysis of 4IR techniques in the South African context is necessary. Our education system for instance has been severely disrupted thus leaving our vulnerable groups exposed with the challenges that come with it...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 5 May 2020

How SMMEs can weather the Covid-19 storm
How SMMEs can weather the Covid-19 stormArticle

Economists forecast that the nationwide lockdown implemented to contain the spread of the coronavirus will have far-reaching economic implications...

Thami Moatshe 4 May 2020

Corona crisis exerts additional pressure on already-correcting property market
Corona crisis exerts additional pressure on already-correcting property marketArticle

A slowing capital growth trend, into negative territory by 2019, has been in play in recent years. The coronavirus crisis is likely to add momentum to this correcting trend in 2020...

John Loos 4 May 2020

Getting through and beyond the Covid-19 crisis
Getting through and beyond the Covid-19 crisisArticle

Employees and their leaders are overwhelmed. And then... Covid-19 struck. The coronavirus and the fallout couldn't have come at a worse time...

Wilhelm Crous, Issued by SAICA 4 May 2020

What will the hospitality industry face post-Covid?
What will the hospitality industry face post-Covid?Article

As South Africa begins the journey along the government's phased approach to fully lifting lockdown, many businesses are gearing up for resuming operations, at least partially...

4 May 2020

The street market at Mont-Bouët in Libreville, Gabon. The country was one of 10 on the continent downgraded this year. Getty Images
Why downgrading countries in a time of crisis is an exceptionally bad ideaArticle

A number of rating agencies have downgraded emerging market economies during the Covid-19 pandemic. Their actions have raised the question: why do so during a crisis?

Misheck Mutize 4 May 2020

The economic impact of Covid-19
The economic impact of Covid-19Article

Saica hosted a webinar where Investec chief economist Annabel Bishop spoke about the effects of sub-investment grade status and the coronavirus on our country's already struggling economy...

Issued by SAICA 4 May 2020

The answer to business growth is innovation
The answer to business growth is innovationArticle

In the midst of a major technology revolution, South Africa continues to face multiple challenges such as high unemployment, slow economic growth and declining productivity to mention a few...

Vukani Mngxati 3 May 2020

Report looks at SA's economic recovery
Report looks at SA's economic recoveryArticle

No-one knows what the long-term economic effects of the Covid-19 epidemic will be...

29 Apr 2020

Africa Shared Value Leadership eSummit - Economic survival in a post-pandemic world
Africa Shared Value Leadership eSummit - Economic survival in a post-pandemic worldArticle

Companies across Africa have taken rapid and significant steps to initiate community emergency relief efforts in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Shift Impact Africa 28 Apr 2020

Africa needs to promote domestic tourism. Joana French/Shutterstock
Strategies Africa's tourism requires to manage blow from coronavirusArticle

Tourism has become an important economic sector for most African countries in the last two decades. There has been increased investments in product development and enhancement, aggressive marketing, coupled with appropriate business-friendly socio-political reforms...

Issahaku Adam & Albert N Kimbu 24 Apr 2020

Further tax measures to provide support
Further tax measures to provide supportArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has provided more details on the second set of measures that are aimed at assisting individuals and businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic...

23 Apr 2020

Reza Hendrickse. portfolio manager, PPS Investments
Navigating uncertainty: Lockdowns and downgradesArticle

Investors have recently witnessed a sudden and dramatic shift in the investment landscape, with the unfolding Covid-19 crisis globally, and locally, South Africa's recent credit rating downgrade to junk, weighing on investor's minds...

Reza Hendrickse 22 Apr 2020

Should Africa consider the nuclear energy route?
Should Africa consider the nuclear energy route?Article

While Africa has enjoyed great achievements in oil and gas developments and seen the launch of numerous successful renewable energy programmes, bringing online large scale world-class projects, it still has not managed to close the power gap as it hedges forward with its goal of sustainable energy mixes. So, what's next for Africa?

22 Apr 2020

Why South Africa needs basic income support now
Why South Africa needs basic income support nowArticle

There is no social income support for able-bodied people who have little to no income between the ages of 18 years, after which the Child Support Grant ends, and 59 years, after which the Old Age Pension kicks in...

Lynette Maart 21 Apr 2020

What is shaping culture? From drug to Drug™ in 365 days
What is shaping culture? From drug to Drug™ in 365 daysArticle

Brett Rogers explores the edges of culture and how things are changing, providing valuable insights for brands wanting to understand who and what is shaping culture...

Brett Rogers 21 Apr 2020

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Post Covid-19: Why Africa will be at the forefront of future hospitality investmentArticle

Africa is on an upward trajectory, and while Covid-19 will indisputably have a negative impact on the global economy, it is entirely possible Africa will lead the world on its road to recovery - especially in respect of the hospitality sector, proffers Mark Havercroft of Minor Hotels...

Mark Havercroft 20 Apr 2020

Tribunal slams province and city over River Club developments
Tribunal slams province and city over River Club developmentsArticle

The appeal against Heritage Western Cape's two-year provisional protection of the River Club site in Observatory, where a mega-development is planned, has been dismissed...

Steve Kretzmann 20 Apr 2020

Mauritius’ social welfare system is relatively stronger than most nations’ Getty Images
Mauritius heads into coronavirus storm with strong social welfare buffersArticle

The global economic costs of the Covid-19 pandemic will be massive, with the International Monetary Fund forecasting the worst global recession since the 1929 Great Depression...

Myriam Blin 20 Apr 2020

Africa Food Security 11 via
Mitigating Covid-19's impact on Africa's food systemsArticle

The global spread of COVID-19 and the rising number of coronavirus cases in Africa are fueling anxiety about negative economic growth, failing healthcare and collapsing food systems...

Atsuko Toda and Dr Martin Fregene 17 Apr 2020

Powering South Africa
Powering South AfricaArticle

For years, Africa's most developed economy has struggled with power generation and supply, as load shedding and power cuts have stifled economic growth...

15 Apr 2020

National Treasury and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni support budget cuts, labour market deregulation, and tax cuts. Getty Images
South Africa is bent on austerity: there's a strong case that it should change tackArticle

As government, economists, activists, business leaders and the public debate the size and scope of government support to the Covid-19 hit economy, it is worth asking a simple question: what is the impact of government spending?

Gilad Isaacs 15 Apr 2020

Clive Eggers
Finding investment opportunities among the many Covid-19 risksArticle

With many countries around the world in Covid-19 lock down, the global economy is facing an unprecedented situation of balancing health against financial livelihoods...

14 Apr 2020

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Moody's downgrade a death blow amid coronavirus pandemicArticle

After multiple warnings, Moody's has finally downgraded the South African economy to Ba1 status. This is extremely negative for the country, and prospects moving forward...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Apr 2020

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