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React-adapt-rebuild: Tiered corporate social investment responses to Covid-19
React-adapt-rebuild: Tiered corporate social investment responses to Covid-19Article

Responsible business consultancy, Trialogue, advocates for companies to respond to the crisis by applying their core business competencies as well as their social investments to emergency and long-term social support...

Issued by Trialogue 1 hour ago

Warc Awards announces 2020 Effective Innovation winners
Warc Awards announces 2020 Effective Innovation winnersArticle

Ten campaigns for global brands across different markets have won in the Effective Innovation category of the Warc Awards, a global case-study competition in search for next-generation marketing effectiveness...

1 hour ago

Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever
Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes foreverArticle

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools, gyms and pubs...

Tara Hipwood 4 hours ago

6DOT50 launches Digital Rands to pay for essential goods
6DOT50 launches Digital Rands to pay for essential goodsArticle

6DOT50 is stepping in with a new way to pay for essential goods, as Covid-19 takes its toll on the South African economy...

Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to
Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them toArticle

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 1 day ago

Is it time to reboot your cloud strategy?
Is it time to reboot your cloud strategy?Article

With proven business benefits for adopting cloud computing, the prediction that 90% of businesses will use multiple cloud services and platforms by 2020...

Pradeep Roy 1 day ago

A researcher performs a CRISPR/Cas9 process at the Max-Delbrueck-Centre for Molecular Medicine in Germany . Gregor Fischer/picture alliance via Getty Images
Covid-19 and gene editing: ethical and legal considerationsArticle

Researchers are racing against time to find ways to treat and prevent Covid-19. There is currently no treatment for the disease, and the World Health Organisation has created Solidarity, a global clinical trial which is testing four drugs as possible treatment...

Sheetal Soni 2 days ago

A health worker drags an electrocardiograph at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg.
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How South Africa's health system could take a hit from pandemic lawsuitsArticle

As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads around the world, there's been an outpouring of gratitude and support for healthcare professionals...

Keymanthri Moodley & Anita Kleinsmidt 22 May 2020

NYF AME Awards announces 2020 winners
NYF AME Awards announces 2020 winnersArticle

New York Festivals AME Awards has announced the 2020 award winners, with AMVBBDO UK earning AME Best of Show and Regional Platinum - Europe...

22 May 2020

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Emirates implements new safety measures as it resumes operationsArticle

The new measures took effect with the resumption of regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations...

21 May 2020

Once upon a time... then suddenly...
Once upon a time... then suddenly...Article

It's been a wild ride for the experiential industry so far, but we're still here. And we've learnt a few lessons as we navigate this new virtual world that events and experiences have migrated to...

Issued by VWV 21 May 2020

The 4 stages of a small business's digital journey
The 4 stages of a small business's digital journeyArticle

Many South African business owners, side-hustlers and freelancers know that it's more urgent than ever to accelerate their digital journey, to help stay active during the Covid-19 pandemic...

Selina Bieber 21 May 2020

Media coverage points to Level 3 lockdown preparations
Media coverage points to Level 3 lockdown preparationsArticle

This week's media coverage analysis suggests that ministers, business and various parts of society are preparing for relaxed Level 3 lockdown restrictions, which all hinges on readiness at provincial and community level...

21 May 2020

Overview of global lemon market
Overview of global lemon marketArticle

Argentina and South Africa, the two countries responsible for most of the exports to the European market, have already started. The favourable prices in Europe and an early start to the season provide an excellent opportunity for these countries...

20 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Paxful launches #BuiltWithBitcoin Africa Fund in lockdown
#LockdownLessons: Paxful launches #BuiltWithBitcoin Africa Fund in lockdownArticle

Artur Schaback, one of the co-founders and COO of Paxful, shares how the company has adjusted to life under lockdown...

Evan-Lee Courie 19 May 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Jineil Kandasamy, creative director and partner at Grid Worldwide
#BehindtheSelfie with... Jineil Kandasamy, creative director and partner at Grid WorldwideArticle

This week, we go behind the selfie with Jineil Kandasamy, creative director and partner at Grid Worldwide...

Jessica Tennant 18 May 2020

Why closing SA's adult education gap has never been more important
Why closing SA's adult education gap has never been more importantArticle

In a pre-Covid-19 South Africa, the tough economic climate already made the job-hunting process more competitive and challenging than ever before...

18 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: We are only as strong as our most vulnerable
#LockdownLessons: We are only as strong as our most vulnerableArticle

Amina Rai, regional communication officer for the UNHCR Private Sector Partnerships Africa, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 18 May 2020

A healthcare worker collecting a swab for a Covid-19 test from a community member. AFP via Getty Images
Coronavirus pandemic holds lessons for South Africa's universal healthcare plansArticle

The National Health Insurance (NHI) has become an idealistic concept known as "imaginary". It's become the idea onto which all South Africa's aspirations for healthcare have been projected...

Steve Reid 18 May 2020

Alarm over proposed changes to Meat Safety Act
Alarm over proposed changes to Meat Safety ActArticle

While there is general scientific consensus that the novel coronavirus is of zoonotic origin and various groupings are advising that wildlife markets must be closed, the South African government has been putting forward legislation that could massively expand the wildlife industry to become mass meat suppliers to the world...

18 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: RISE Academy keeps students active in lockdown
#LockdownLessons: RISE Academy keeps students active in lockdownArticle

Sue Green, co-founder of RISE Academy of Entrepreneurship, shares how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the academy...

Evan-Lee Courie 18 May 2020

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Controls to manage fake news in Africa are affecting freedom of expressionArticle

Governments across the world are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. Alongside the mountain of related challenges, fake news has become a source of frustration. Some are now referring to this fake news phenomenon as a 'disinfodemic'...

Ashwanee Budoo 18 May 2020

Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi is arrested during a protest in Nairobi in 2014. AFP via Getty Images.
New media voices are telling Kenya's Covid-19 stories - from the ground upArticle

In the last two months, a wide range of Covid-19 news stories have provided multiple perspectives on the scale and impact of the pandemic in the Kenyan context...

Wambui Wamunyu 18 May 2020

Offices need to go above and beyond for health and safety
Offices need to go above and beyond for health and safetyArticle

David Seinker, founder and CEO of The Business Exchange (TBE) serviced office spaces, shares his thoughts on how companies can keep their employees safe during these unprecedented times...

Issued by Irvine Partners 15 May 2020

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Upswing in apple demand supports better domestic pricesArticle

After a temporary slowdown in apple demand, there has been an excellent increase in demand for apples during the past two weeks...

15 May 2020

We are because of others
We are because of othersArticle

In the midst of a crisis, our first fears are for ourselves and our loved ones. But now more than ever is the time for us to build communities founded on a sense of interconnectedness. This International Day of Families, we are all one...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 15 May 2020

Think you have what it takes to be a thought leader?
Think you have what it takes to be a thought leader?Article

A thought leader is an individual or company who is a pioneer or specialist in a field and whose authority and comment is sought out and often rewarded. They can be seen on LinkedIn with hundreds of thousands of followers actively engaged, asked to speak publicly at industry conferences and on webinars or asked for comment in the print or broadcast media...

Alleta Liebenberg, Issued by GO Content Lab 15 May 2020

Keep VPNs safe from DDoS and other attacks as remote working continues
Keep VPNs safe from DDoS and other attacks as remote working continuesArticle

If cybercrime were a country, it would have the 13th highest gross domestic product (GDP) in the world, with large multi-national operations earning more than US$1bn annually...

14 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Puma SA's Luke Barrett-Smith on the new retail reality
#LockdownLessons: Puma SA's Luke Barrett-Smith on the new retail realityArticle

Puma SA's MD shares how the company is adapting to do business during the pandemic, and how Covid-19 will impact retail...

Lauren Hartzenberg 14 May 2020

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Reframe your business strategy to weather the Covid-19 storm by embracing ecosystems of value and graceArticle

Covid-19 came to be the reset button for our world. There is massive innovation afoot: everything is becoming digital, interaction, distribution channels, and a myriad of new receiving devices to play in this digital space...

Willem S Eksteen 14 May 2020

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In demand: Bold new strategies for a brave new worldArticle

We all know the danger for many organisations is that, as the lockdown lengthens, consumers' connection with their old faithful and trusted go-to brands will begin to wane, so now is not the time for brands to shy away - it is time for brands to be bold...

Kelly Byrne 14 May 2020

Food For Mzansi sees record levels of online news readership
Food For Mzansi sees record levels of online news readershipArticle

With a record readership approaching a million users, news startup Food For Mzansi has cemented its position as South Africa's leading digital agricultural and lifestyle publication in just 18 months since its inception...

Issued by YehBaby Digital 14 May 2020

TFG produces quality reusable masks
TFG produces quality reusable masksArticle

TFG Design and Manufacturing is producing quality-tested reusable masks. To ensure the masks meet required standards, we've partnered with a leading university and advanced textile manufacturers, Brits Textiles...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 13 May 2020

Shaun Duvet, Anything Goes demonstrate AG Virtual showcase tech with the help of DJ Fresh
Shaun Duvet, Anything Goes demonstrate AG Virtual showcase tech with the help of DJ FreshArticle

Through his company, Anything Goes, South African DJ and entertainment entrepreneur Shaun Duvet recently demonstrated the technology of the AG Virtual showcase with the help of DJ Fresh...

13 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Phenomenal collaboration happening in the property sector
#LockdownLessons: Phenomenal collaboration happening in the property sectorArticle

Seabelo (Herbert) Theledi, founder and MD of Nthwese Developments, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 13 May 2020

#StartupStory: SmartWage is changing the way people get paid
#StartupStory: SmartWage is changing the way people get paidArticle

SmartWage is a social impact startup focused on financial inclusion in Africa and was started with the vision to eliminate the payday poverty cycle...

Evan-Lee Courie 13 May 2020

Exxaro head office awarded first WELL certification in Africa
Exxaro head office awarded first WELL certification in AfricaArticle

Developed by Growthpoint Properties, the Exxaro head office in Centurion is the first building in South Africa to achieve Silver Level WELL certification for Core and Shell by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)...

12 May 2020

Brian Oxley, entrepreneur, marketer and radio presenter at Magic 828 Radio.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Brian Oxley, radio presenter at Magic 828 RadioArticle

This week, we go behind the selfie with Brian Oxley, entrepreneur, marketer and radio presenter at Magic 828 Radio...

Jessica Tennant 12 May 2020

Tell your brand's story in the wake of Covid-19
Tell your brand's story in the wake of Covid-19Article

From junior marketing managers to C-level executives, response to the pandemic and its disruption of our day-to-day lives will leave a significant mark on our lives...

Issued by GO Content Lab 11 May 2020

South Africa has raised social grants: Why this shouldn't be a stop-gap measure
South Africa has raised social grants: Why this shouldn't be a stop-gap measureArticle

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced a significant package of social and economic measures to address the fallout from the country's COVID-19 lockdown...

Christopher Webb and Natasha Vally 11 May 2020

#MusicExchange: Jaydon Lewis
#MusicExchange: Jaydon LewisArticle

A wunderkind with the Midas touch, Jaydon Lewis has continuously astounded listeners with his powerful and dynamic production...

Martin Myers 8 May 2020

Mzansi 'nillionaires': (brand) love in the time of Covid-19
Mzansi 'nillionaires': (brand) love in the time of Covid-19Article

There's no denying that the global Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world on its head, even more so for those who were already struggling with tight wallets. Here's how their lives have been affected and how marketers and retailers can better connect with 'nillionaires' post-Covid-19 to better meet their needs with streamlined communications, product and purpose...

Issued by Kantar 8 May 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on tech investing
The impact of Covid-19 on tech investingArticle

One of the positive impacts of Covid-19 on the global economy is that it is accelerating the pace of digital transformation within public and private organisations...

Gavin Reardon 7 May 2020

Interpretation and impossibility: What you really mean(t to achieve)
Interpretation and impossibility: What you really mean(t to achieve)Article

In a recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment, the SCA decided on whether the label attached to, and the terminology used in, a contract determined its nature and, if so, what the consequence would be in the context of impossibility of performance...

JJ van der Walt with John Bell 7 May 2020

Tips to keep your workspace clean and safe
Tips to keep your workspace clean and safeArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic is a reminder to maintain a clean and safe workspace environment...

7 May 2020

Workers from Kinross Gold Mine, South Africa. Brooks Kraft LLC/Sygma via Getty Images
Health and safety in the spotlight as South Africa's miners go back to workArticle

South Africa was put under strict social and economic lockdown on 26 March. By the end of April the government announced that it was easing some of the restrictions. This included allowing certain key sectors to begin operations once again. One of them was mining...

Nancy Coulson & Nicola Christofides 7 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Sandras Phiri, founder of StartupCircles
#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Sandras Phiri, founder of StartupCirclesArticle

As a business strategist and startup coach, Sandras Phiri is well-known in the startup community. He shares some insight into how his latest project has had to adjust to lockdown life...

Evan-Lee Courie 6 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: WorkInProgress continues to support the startup community
#LockdownLessons: WorkInProgress continues to support the startup communityArticle

Charmaine Lambert, manager at WorkInProgress, an Absa innovation lab, believes that the next six months will be a challenging time for the majority of the startup community...

Evan-Lee Courie 5 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Investmint wants to help SMEs connect with investors
#LockdownLessons: Investmint wants to help SMEs connect with investorsArticle

Gareth Price and Chris Bruchhausen shares how the coronavirus has had an impact on Investmint, an online platform connecting businesses in need of a loan...

Evan-Lee Courie 5 May 2020

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