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Locking down legal proceedings during Covid-19
Locking down legal proceedings during Covid-19Article

There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has created widespread uncertainty for businesses around the world. During this time, many businesses have been faced with a mounting risk of potential legal disputes and drastically changed circumstances, to which they have had to adapt in order to survive...

Darryl Bernstein, Rui Lopes and Nothando Mthimkhulu 57 minutes ago

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 2 hours ago

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Is Covid-19 SA's economic wakeup call?Article

The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic came at a time when the South African economy was already under severe strain, posing not just a health risk to the people, but threatening livelihoods as well...

21 hours ago

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The case for turning South Africa's coal fields into a renewable energy hubArticle

South Africa is currently one of the world's largest carbon emitters. And it's increasingly being viewed as a pariah that isn't contributing as much as it could to the international fight against global warming and climate change...

Hartmut Winkler 22 hours ago

Exciting campaign to equip classrooms in schools across the country
Exciting campaign to equip classrooms in schools across the countryArticle

The Adopt-a-School Foundation continues to work hard at improving education in South Africa. In May 2020, the foundation entered into an exciting partnership with ChairClub to provide school chairs in a 'Buy One, Get One' campaign...

Issued by Adopt-a-School 22 hours ago

More positive cases at Mponeng Mine
More positive cases at Mponeng MineArticle

After processing the 651 tests done at its Mponeng Mine, AngloGold Ashanti says the number of positive cases has risen to 196.

23 hours ago

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 23 hours ago

#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 1 day ago

#LockdownLessons: The value of our shared humanity
#LockdownLessons: The value of our shared humanityArticle

Bruce Schubach, chief operating officer of Baker McKenzie Johannesburg, shares the his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the law firm is navigating these unusual times...

Shan Radcliffe 1 day ago

CIOs embrace opportunities in post-lockdown market
CIOs embrace opportunities in post-lockdown marketArticle

As South Africa enters another week of the nationwide lockdown, the business focus has shifted from enabling employees to work remotely to now planning for what the new normal is likely to look like...

Tim Wood 1 day ago

Why South African enterprises will benefit the most from 5G technology
Why South African enterprises will benefit the most from 5G technologyArticle

Over the past 40 years, the mobile industry has introduced a new generation of technology every decade...

Grant Chivandire 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

#StartupStory: Media agency Nybble launches during lockdown
#StartupStory: Media agency Nybble launches during lockdownArticle

Independent, full service, integrated media agency, Nybble launched last week...

Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Covid-19 will intensify the battle of the banks
Covid-19 will intensify the battle of the banksArticle

The battle of the banks will intensify in the wake of Covid-19, as both legacy and challenger financial institutions race to use tech innovation to gain a competitive advantage in 2020/2021...

Victor Mupunga 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

3 energy trends for data centres
3 energy trends for data centresArticle

In 2017, a group of researchers estimated global data centres could use 25% of the world's electricity by 2025. This is more electricity than any country in the world...

22 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

Next-generation cloud and today's business paradigm
Next-generation cloud and today's business paradigmArticle

The term "futureproofing" has been well used since the advent of cloud and recently the buzzword has proven to have real-world resonance...

Niral Patel 22 May 2020

Governance is the most powerful tool for optimising IT costs
Governance is the most powerful tool for optimising IT costsArticle

South African companies are increasingly looking to reduce costs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, with Information Technology (IT) amongst the areas being targeted in their cost-cutting drives...

22 May 2020

Lockdown forcing construction sector to think more strategically about tech adoption
Lockdown forcing construction sector to think more strategically about tech adoptionArticle

According to the results of a survey conducted by Construction Computer Software, the lockdown has compelled the construction industry to think more strategically about the adoption of technology...

21 May 2020

Is it time for a new capital markets system?
Is it time for a new capital markets system?Article

Never before has the need for a new capital markets system been more visible than now...

21 May 2020

Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform
Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platformArticle

Mmusi Maimane, the chief activist of 'One South Africa' Movement (OSA), recently launched its digital platform to connect and engage with South Africans through these unprecedented times...

Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2020

How wildlife conservation could survive the devastating effects of Covid-19
How wildlife conservation could survive the devastating effects of Covid-19Article

Regarding wildlife conservation, we have experienced revenue streams and resources, worth years of ongoing research, development and contribution, dry up in a matter of weeks...

Dr Duncan MacFadyen 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

Aim for the stars with satellite technology
Aim for the stars with satellite technologyArticle

With most of the world shut down to varying degrees in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, the importance of connectivity has been magnified...

Victor Stephanopoli 20 May 2020

Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO, Sawea
Renewable energy a key component of SA's economic recoveryArticle

It is expected that the energy demand will start ramping up as the country eases the lockdown and additional energy capacity will be required...

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

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

A resilient, cloud-based digital future
A resilient, cloud-based digital futureArticle

Digital transformation defines resilience, cost-savings, and sustainability in a world of uncertainty and instability...

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

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

Carla Collett
Big data and the South African financial services sectorArticle

Changes in the way customers expect to engage with the financial services sector and increasing pressure from regulators is compelling financial services companies to come up with innovative ways to manage their data...

Carla Collett 15 May 2020

How to digitalise for long-term success
How to digitalise for long-term successArticle

Many people realise they need to digitalise as a way to keep their businesses alive during the effects of lockdown...

Gregg Sanders 15 May 2020

How should policy support energy transition in a post-Covid Africa?
How should policy support energy transition in a post-Covid Africa?Article

Regulatory support is one of the key enabling factors for energy transition because it is what stimulates the appetite of the investors coming into the country...

Nicci Botha 15 May 2020

Take care of tech talent when it matters
Take care of tech talent when it mattersArticle

In what feels like a minute, the world has gone massively digital. People are doing everything online because of Covid-19, and the strain is showing...

15 May 2020

Are we heading back towards single-use plastic because of coronavirus?
Are we heading back towards single-use plastic because of coronavirus?Article

The battle against plastic pollution has rapidly gained momentum in recent years.

Holly Turner and Louise Wihlborn 15 May 2020

Dis-Chem to acquire Baby City for R430m
Dis-Chem to acquire Baby City for R430mArticle

Dis-Chem Pharmacies is set to acquire Baby City and its network of 33 stores from founder shareholders, the Aronoff family, for R430m...

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

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: Agile businesses will come out of this smarter, stronger
#LockdownLessons: Agile businesses will come out of this smarter, strongerArticle

Andrew Skudder, CEO of CCS SA, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 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

E-commerce up the Covid creek without a paddle
E-commerce up the Covid creek without a paddleArticle

Covid-19 and the national lockdown has left SA's online retailers up the proverbial creek with only a miniature essential services paddle, says OneDayOnly's Laurian Venter...

Laurian Venter 13 May 2020

BT-Industrial signs up as SAPPMA member
BT-Industrial signs up as SAPPMA memberArticle

BT-Industrial (BTI) recently signed up as a member of the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association...

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

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Event marketing and Covid 19: Navigating the digital divide is the new reality (albeit virtual)Article

The digital age has caught up to us in so many ways, and for companies that have not embraced its potential, there is just a short window within which to re-strategise with a greater opportunity to connect with an audience that was previously out of reach...

Melissa Bender 12 May 2020

Pressure on office property market growing for many years, Covid-19 just boosted it
Pressure on office property market growing for many years, Covid-19 just boosted itArticle

It is fashionable to have an opinion on how the Covid-19 crisis is "changing the world"...

John Loos 12 May 2020

Surviving as a virtual SME in the time of Covid-19
Surviving as a virtual SME in the time of Covid-19Article

Gavin Weale, CEO and founder of Digify Africa, shares ten things the virtual SME has learned in the time of Covid-19...

Gavin Weale 11 May 2020

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Digital transformation was happening but then Covid-19 came alongArticle

They said, "there is time", "the investment in technology could be made next year" and that "things were not going to change overnight", "consumer habits will remain the same", "don't change something that not broken" and then came Covid-19...

Andrew Dabbs 11 May 2020

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