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Covid-19 swings the spotlight back onto emerging countries' debt
Covid-19 swings the spotlight back onto emerging countries' debtArticle

While the focus so far has been mainly on China, Europe and the United States, the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic are likely to be even more severe for emerging economies...

6 hours ago

12 ways to support your local community during Covid-19
12 ways to support your local community during Covid-19Article

In just a few short weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down and as the crisis deepens, so do the challenges with a growing number of people facing unemployment, mounting debt and numerous other issues precipitated by the disruption of the virus...

Yael Geffen 10 hours ago

Renewables are here to stay and grow
Renewables are here to stay and growArticle

According to the International Energy Agency, 72% of all installed power capacity globally in 2019 originated from renewable energy, and it expects it to grow in 2020, despite the pandemic...

Nicci Botha 11 hours ago

#YouthMonth2020: Data prices and education during Covid-19
#YouthMonth2020: Data prices and education during Covid-19Article

The novel coronavirus has plunged the world into a host of social and economic difficulties since it was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020...

Tasia Matlala 3 days ago

#LockdownLessons: Every challenge presents parallel opportunities
#LockdownLessons: Every challenge presents parallel opportunitiesArticle

Professor Mandla Makhanya, Vice Chancellor of Unisa, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the higher education institution is navigating these unusual times...

Shan Radcliffe 28 May 2020

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

Healthcare workers testing people in Nairobi, Kenya during a mass testing exercise for Covid-19. Photo by SIMON MAINA/AFP via Getty Images
Sub-Saharan Africa needs to plug local knowledge gap to up its anti-Covid-19 gameArticle

Africa remains one of the regions least affected by Covid-19, although evidence suggests it is an evolving and growing pandemic. It is now present in all African countries and territories...

Alex Ezeh & Sharon Fonn 28 May 2020

Brian Wieser, global president, Business Intelligence, WPP.
The impact of Covid-19 on global advertising investment [report]Article

Brands cut $50bn from global adspend in wake of Covid-19, according to Warc's new report; Global Advertising Trends: The impact of Covid-19 on ad investment...

28 May 2020

Winners of 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards announced
Winners of 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards announcedArticle

Winners of the 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards were announced at a virtual awards ceremony following travel restrictions occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic...

28 May 2020

Going underground in Camarines Norte province, Philippines. EPA
Meet the struggling gold miners who are missing out on boom in the precious metalArticle

In Mukungwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, thousands of young men and women live in makeshift huts. They have no access to sanitation or health facilities. They work as manual drillers, carriers or timber specialists in narrow underground tunnels, which exposes them to everything from toxic metals to cave-ins and even suffocation...

Sara Geenen & Boris Verbrugge 27 May 2020

Africa’s dependency on commodity exports, including oil, makes it more vulnerable to the impact of Covid-19. Getty Images
How a post-Covid-19 revival could kickstart Africa's free trade areaArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area was launched two years ago at an African Union (AU) summit in Kigali. It was scheduled to be implemented from 1 July 2020...

Faizel Ismail 27 May 2020

Strategic sourcing value beyond cost-savings in times of crisis
Strategic sourcing value beyond cost-savings in times of crisisArticle

With reducing spending as one of its key strategic goals, strategic sourcing is now more pressured to deliver value, particularly in times of crisis...

Issued by Barloworld Logistics 26 May 2020

Donors and NGOs unite to create Muslims for Humanity
Donors and NGOs unite to create Muslims for HumanityArticle

KZN-based Muslim businessmen, professionals, donors and other humanitarians have joined together to create Muslims For Humanity, an initiative that will support and assist NGOs to reach as many needy people as possible...

Issued by Willowton Group 26 May 2020

Influences of Covid-19 lockdowns in the property and the furniture removal industry
Influences of Covid-19 lockdowns in the property and the furniture removal industryArticle

A fair percentage of property owners and even the rental market will need to accommodate a degenerating cashflow as Covid-19's destructive influence starts impacting everyone's pockets over the short and long term...

Issued by SAFR 26 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Companies putting the grit in integrity
#LockdownLessons: Companies putting the grit in integrityArticle

Terry Levin, creative director at Bizcommunity, shares her views of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the company is navigating these unusual times...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 May 2020

Mark Havercroft
Hospitality industry bears the brunt of the black swan event that is Covid-19Article

The hospitality industry will arguably be economically the sector hardest hit by Covid-19 across the globe. Recovery is achievable and will be quicker than most expect, says Mark Havercroft, regional director for Africa for the International hotel group Minor Hotels...

Mark Havercroft 26 May 2020

Continental virtual summit to discuss support for small business in wake of Covid-19
Continental virtual summit to discuss support for small business in wake of Covid-19Article

Business leaders to debate challenges, opportunities and requirements of further relief efforts...

Issued by Shift Impact Africa 26 May 2020

Old Mutual creates impact in Ghana with huge building wrap in Accra
Old Mutual creates impact in Ghana with huge building wrap in AccraArticle

Financial services giant Old Mutual is driving awareness of its brand in Ghana with a massive building wrap on a strategic Global Out of Home Media site in the heart of the capital city of Accra...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 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

Technology is Africa's biggest undiscovered gold mine
Technology is Africa's biggest undiscovered gold mineArticle

Technology has the potential to fundamentally transform societies. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and broadband are becoming central to the societal developments around the world...

Donald Waigumbulizi 22 May 2020

Another cut in the repo rate
Another cut in the repo rateArticle

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) once again voted in favour of lowering the repo rate this month by 50bp to 3.75%...

22 May 2020

3 factors impacting online shopping in SA, and how to address them during lockdown
3 factors impacting online shopping in SA, and how to address them during lockdownArticle

SA might never be able to 'go back to normal', especially in terms of retail which currently contributes 15% of South Africa's GDP...

Semona Pillay 22 May 2020

Emerging from lockdown: Why we need to rethink the future of schools
Emerging from lockdown: Why we need to rethink the future of schoolsArticle

How we step up to the challenges and opportunities presented by the Covid-19 pandemic will be our legacy, says Carole Podetti-Ngono, founder and managing director at Valued Citizens Initiative...

21 May 2020

Africa's CFOs focus on workplace safety - PwC Covid-19 CFO Pulse Survey
Africa's CFOs focus on workplace safety - PwC Covid-19 CFO Pulse SurveyArticle

As governments in Africa start to ease lockdown restrictions and reopen local economies, CFOs are focusing on plans to provide a safe working environment for their employees...

21 May 2020

Clement Chinaka
Slow Covid-19 economic recovery compels African companies to adaptArticle

The World Economic Forum (WEF) reported this week that the pandemic has hit global trade and investment at an "unprecedented speed and scale" and revealed the fragility of the modern supply chain...

Clement Chinaka 21 May 2020

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A moment of reckoning for businessArticle

As the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts lives and damages economies, society is looking to big business for leadership and solutions. So far, however, the private sector has not lived up to expectations, Edelman's most recent Trust Barometer data shows...

Jordan Rittenberry 21 May 2020

Mid-Sized Independent Retailers Group formed to save the 'missing middle'
Mid-Sized Independent Retailers Group formed to save the 'missing middle'Article

More than 50 South African retailers have banded together to form the Mid-Sized Independent Retailers (MIR) Group...

21 May 2020

A cost-effective IT strategy is vital
A cost-effective IT strategy is vitalArticle

Midsize enterprises are at a crossroads. To innovate and thrive in the current economy, they need to be able to rely on sound data management. But data storage solutions can be costly...

Theo Odendaal 20 May 2020

R5m advertising support fund for SME's launched by Tractor Outdoor
R5m advertising support fund for SME's launched by Tractor OutdoorArticle

Tractor has launched an advertising fund to offer support to South Africa's SME's most severely affected by the Covid-19 crisis...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 20 May 2020

EOH develops Sikhona - a crisis management app
EOH develops Sikhona - a crisis management appArticle

EOH supports corporate South Africa with the release of Sikhona, a corporate crisis-management app...

20 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

'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

CFOs are optimistic they can keep their customers and employees safe
CFOs are optimistic they can keep their customers and employees safeArticle

As Covid-19 restrictions continue to slowly lift in some countries while others remain in lockdown, finance leaders are confident about their companies' ability to reopen safely...

18 May 2020

Covid-19: More research needed on possible groundwater contamination from burial grounds
Covid-19: More research needed on possible groundwater contamination from burial groundsArticle

Apart from ensuring there are enough facilities, an equally important consideration is to ensure that death and burial occur safely given the highly infectious nature of the SARS-CoV-2 virus...

Yazeed van Wyk 18 May 2020

Mukuru Groceries enables people in SA to support Zimbabweans in need
Mukuru Groceries enables people in SA to support Zimbabweans in needArticle

African remittance provider Mukuru has launched a grocery service that will give foreign national workers living in South Africa, as well as any South Africa-based customer, the ability to send groceries...

18 May 2020

Compliance: What is key over the next three months?
Compliance: What is key over the next three months?Article

Although Covid-19 is not the first pandemic the world has faced over the last 100 years, its effects are unique due to increased globalisation and interconnectivity...

18 May 2020

A member of the Nigerian Health Task Force fumigates a building in Abuja, Nigeria, as the city struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus. COVID-19 Photo by Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images
Steps to inoculate African economies against the impact of coronavirus
Article

The curve of the coronavirus pandemic started to bend upwards in Africa only recently - just as the curve in the 10 most-affected countries around the world was flattening...

Chuku Chuku 15 May 2020

How to get started with Forex Trading in South Africa
How to get started with Forex Trading in South AfricaArticle

The trading of currencies has a history that can be traced back to the middle ages when currency had been traded through international banks and thus aided Europeans in spreading the trading of currency throughout both Europe and the Middle East...

Issued by SA Shares 15 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Theatre will remain but will need to recalibrate - Q&A with Fahiem Stellenboom of The Baxter
#LockdownLessons: Theatre will remain but will need to recalibrate - Q&A with Fahiem Stellenboom of The BaxterArticle

Marketing manager of the well-loved Baxter Theatre in Cape Town, Fahiem Stellenboom, shares his Lockdown Lessons and how the Baxter and the SA theatre and arts industry, in general, is navigating and responding to the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown...

Ruth Cooper 15 May 2020

African Habitat Conservancy takes on Babanango Game Reserve project in northern KZN
African Habitat Conservancy takes on Babanango Game Reserve project in northern KZNArticle

The protected wilderness area aims to protect a vast African wilderness while uplifting rural people in the process...

15 May 2020

Will copper lead the industry out of lockdown?
Will copper lead the industry out of lockdown?Article

Until now, gold as a safe-harbour asset, has been one of the rare gainers in metals markets - but is it about to be joined by copper?

14 May 2020

The shift to a Digital Platform Economy
The shift to a Digital Platform EconomyArticle

Ever had that experience where you were chatting or texting someone about a topic and the next thing you know, you log onto your social media pages and find either an advertisement or suggestion on the very same topic?

Kirtan Sita 14 May 2020

Charting a course for post-Covid retail regeneration
Charting a course for post-Covid retail regenerationArticle

Nielsen has assessed various future scenarios to establish a clear regeneration path for retailers and manufacturers based on short, medium, and long term exit time horizons...

14 May 2020

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IATA: Governments to reconsider air travel quarantine measuresArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) latest analysis shows that the damage to air travel from Covid-19 extends into the medium-term, with long-haul and international travel being the most severely impacted...

14 May 2020

Could Covid-19 create a new normal for commercial teams?
Could Covid-19 create a new normal for commercial teams?Article

The Covid-19 pandemic has ruthlessly swept away many of the assumptions we once held about how companies, economies and governments should work. Regulations that were once sacrosanct - such as competition laws - are being paused to allow large and small retailers to work together to ensure supply chains are robust in a time of upheaval...

Ed Flower 13 May 2020

A Covid conversation with Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot Constantia
A Covid conversation with Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot ConstantiaArticle

Di Brown chats to Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot Constantia to find out more about the current situation of the estate, challenges faced, and the future during these uncertain times...

Di Brown 13 May 2020

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