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SA's first Covid-19 vaccine trial startsArticle

The first Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial on the continent was announced during a virtual press conference hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits)...

23 Jun 2020

R14m defamation case between Australian miners and critics will make legal history
R14m defamation case between Australian miners and critics will make legal historyArticle

South African legal history will be made in the Cape High Court on Tuesday [today] where the first part of novel litigation involving a R14.25m defamation suit by mining interests against activists has been set down for hearing. The defendants argue that it is a 'SLAPP' suit...

John Yeld 9 Jun 2020

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Covid detection trials landing at HeathrowArticle

The aim of the trial is to reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting Covid-19 while travelling...

8 May 2020

Vaccines are some of the most equitable and cost-effective health interventions available. ranplett/GettyImages
Why a campaign to champion all vaccines matters now more than everArticle

World Immunisation Week is celebrated in the last week of April every year. The aim is to recognise efforts to develop new vaccines and increase vaccination coverage worldwide...

Katherine E Gallagher, Anthony Scott, Ifedayo Adetifa, John Ojal, Shirine Voller & Wangeci Kagucia 5 May 2020

Fundi's top 5 educational trends for the year
Fundi's top 5 educational trends for the yearArticle

The past decade has seen a radical shift in education and, often, disruptive evolution of the collective industry. From free tertiary education all the way through to the rise of EdTech, the next 10 years promises to be equally exciting to watch - starting in 2020...

30 Jan 2020

The 6 best South African shows, movies on Showmax this October
The 6 best South African shows, movies on Showmax this OctoberArticle

Trackers, Dominee Tienie, Someone to Blame, Axis Mundi, Zog, Ellen and more...

28 Oct 2019

Dr Paula Fujiwara
National leaders must step in to eradicate TBArticle

Until national leaders step up, tuberculosis (TB) remains the single most lethal infectious disease globally, killing some 1.6-million people annually, surpassing even HIV/Aids...

18 Oct 2019

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Revlon's cautionary tale: the changing nature of influencer marketingArticle

A giant in trouble: Revlon considers a sale...

Brigitte Majewski 5 Sep 2019

A health worker prepares to administer Ebola vaccination in the north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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The Uganda vaccine trial: how African researchers are tackling EbolaArticle

In August 2015 Dr Sakoba Keita, who led the Ebola response in Guinea during the largest Ebola outbreak the world has ever seen, declared...

Yap Boum 8 Aug 2019

2019 Durban Pride set to celebrate legal equality for LGBTQ+ community
2019 Durban Pride set to celebrate legal equality for LGBTQ+ communityArticle

This year's Durban Pride will take place Saturday, 29 June, at the Gugu Dlamini Park, celebrating legal equality for the South African Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer + (LGBTQ+) community...

26 Jun 2019

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Vineyard management: Protecting and preparing vines for 2020Article

South African wine grape producers are already equipping themselves with research findings, technology and best practices to protect and prepare their vines in the run-up to the 2020 harvest...

11 Jun 2019

Court blow for activists being sued by mining company
Court blow for activists being sued by mining companyArticle

Cape High Court Judge Judith Cloete dismissed with costs a discovery application brought by three of six defendants ahead of a defamation case totalling R9.25m...

John Yeld 31 May 2019

Winners announced for 2019 Inma Global Media Awards
Winners announced for 2019 Inma Global Media AwardsArticle

Independent Media has won the Global Media Award for 'Best In Africa' amongst others at the coveted International News Media Association (Inma) Global Media Awards and the "Best in Show" Award was won by Helsingin Sanomat's "The Land of Free Press"...

20 May 2019

Former Sasol Coal miners claim more than R80 million for coal-related illnesses
Former Sasol Coal miners claim more than R80 million for coal-related illnessesArticle

Twenty-two former underground miners are claiming more than R80 million in damages from Sasol Coal after they contracted serious lung and other diseases as a result of years of inhaling coal dust while working in underground coal mines...

Ciaran Ryan 25 Apr 2019

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First 24-hour Kenyan TV business channel launchesArticle

Metropol Corporation launches 24-hour business TV channel, Metropol TV...

2 Apr 2019

Cutting nitrogen fertiliser amounts raise rice yields
Cutting nitrogen fertiliser amounts raise rice yieldsArticle

The amount of nitrogen in fertilisers could be reduced to achieve high rice yields and boost food security in sub-Saharan Africa...

Paul Adepoju 29 Mar 2019

9 days left to register for WC 2020 school year
9 days left to register for WC 2020 school yearArticle

There are only nine days left to register children for school in the Western Cape next year, AfriForum has sought to remind parents...

6 Mar 2019

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Community-wide HIV prevention strategy can reduce new infectionsArticle

Findings from HPTN 071 (PopART) study show that delivering a community-based prevention strategy can substantially reduce new HIV infections...

Kim Cloete 5 Mar 2019

FrontPageAfrica publisher Rodney Sieh, pictured on his release from prison in November 2013. Sieh says journalists in Liberia continue to face threats and harassment for their critical reporting. (CPJ/AP/Mark Darrough).
How Liberia's press is faring under Weah presidencyArticle

Liberian publisher Rodney Sieh is interviewed by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on how Liberia's press is faring under the George Weah presidency...

Angela Quintal 18 Feb 2019

Mali was one of the West African countries affected by the biggest Ebola outbreak ever recorded from 2014 to 2016. Shutterstock
Why Ebola vaccine on trial in the DRC is raising hopesArticle

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has emphasised that an experimental vaccine is playing a major role in controlling the spread of Ebola...

Shirin Ashraf & Arthur Wickenhagen 11 Feb 2019

Two poaching attempts foiled in KZN
Two poaching attempts foiled in KZNArticle

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Sihle Zikalala has commended law authorities for the arrest of suspected poachers in two poaching attempts...

4 Feb 2019

Presidency receives memorandum from student activists
Presidency receives memorandum from student activistsArticle

Presidency Director-General Dr Cassius Lubisi has received a memorandum from #FeesMustFall activists demanding blanket amnesty for activists who have been convicted of crimes arising from the #FeesMustFall protest in 2017...

3 Jan 2019

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Deutsche Bank: How the mighty have fallenArticle

We live in an age where venerable, almost revered, institutions has been exposed to have feet of clay. Deutsche Bank is the latest to reveal a shady underbelly...

Murray Gunn 5 Dec 2018

Two found guilty of defrauding Sars
Two found guilty of defrauding SarsArticle

A bogus tax practitioner was one of two people sentenced to a combined 26 years direct imprisonment for defrauding the South African Revenue Service (Sars)...

29 Aug 2018

Populist rhetoric is destructive, divisive
Populist rhetoric is destructive, divisiveArticle

Are South Africans beginning to lose pride in our heroes and collective accomplishments by vilifying our struggle icons?..

Professor Dhiru Soni, Issued by Regent Business School 24 Aug 2018

The new load securing system.
Serco to help Spar with load securingArticle

Serco, in conjunction with Loadlok has developed a shoring system for Spar in the Western Cape...

6 Aug 2018

Free public transport doesn't add up - unless you get rid of the drivers
Free public transport doesn't add up - unless you get rid of the driversArticle

The idea of free public transport has clear appeal. Cities in France and Germany are already considering such proposals, to reduce traffic and air pollution...

John Disney 1 Jun 2018

Equal Education and MEC Debbie Schäfer reach agreement
Equal Education and MEC Debbie Schäfer reach agreementArticle

The Western Cape Education Department will wait before taking any action following allegations of sexual misconduct against three people in Equal Education, MEC Debbie Schäfer said in a statement...

Tariro Washinyira 29 May 2018

Nick Rockey speaking at Trialogue’s eleventh annual Business in Society Conference
How business can help solve society's sizable challengesArticle

Society's challenges are well known and fundamental...

Nick Rockey, MD, Trialogue 25 May 2018

Professor Ian Sanne, head and principal investigator at the Clinical HIV Research Unit (CHRU)
SA leads the way in Aids research and treatmentArticle

South Africa's contribution to the research and treatment of HIV/Aids is significant...

22 May 2018

Eastern Free State potato industry in focus
Eastern Free State potato industry in focusArticle

The countrywide evaluation of potato cultivars is conducted annually under the auspices of the various potato working groups of Potatoes SA, with the aim to evaluate the potential of cultivars in the various environmental conditions throughout the country...

Izak Hofmeyr 16 May 2018

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Hospitality innovation: An oxymoron?Article

Innovation. It's the lifeblood of many industries. But in our industry, hospitality, innovation tends to be incremental rather than radical...

Dr. Christine Demen-Meier 24 Apr 2018

#BizTrends2018: Cases to watch
#BizTrends2018: Cases to watchArticle

Crime, cartels, corruption, fraud, defaults, divorce... Say what we may about pitiful employment figures, there's no shortage of work for South African courts. Here are a few cases that may pique the public interest this year...

Shan Radcliffe 30 Jan 2018

MTN, Ericsson trial 5G technology in Africa
MTN, Ericsson trial 5G technology in AfricaArticle

Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at AfricaCom 2017, MTN and Ericsson have announced the first 5G technology and applications trial in Africa...

9 Jan 2018

Growthpoint launches G-Eco waste-to-soil initiative
Growthpoint launches G-Eco waste-to-soil initiativeArticle

G-Eco (Growthpoint Eco) is the latest green initiative from Growthpoint Properties, a pilot project that turns the large volumes of food waste generated by client businesses at its properties into compost...

3 Nov 2017

Mathe Group recycles 100,000 truck tyres
Mathe Group recycles 100,000 truck tyresArticle

Mathe Group recently celebrated recycling its 100,000th truck tyre at its Hammarsdale facility...

18 Oct 2017

Samsung to sell off refurbished Galaxy Note 7s
Samsung to sell off refurbished Galaxy Note 7sArticle

SEOUL, South Korea: Smartphone maker Samsung will next week start reselling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices after a humiliating recall over exploding batteries last year, news reports said earlier this week...

28 Jun 2017

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Opening of Musina Intermodal Terminal to benefit regionArticle

The opening of the Musina Intermodal Terminal (MIT) earlier this week signalled a new era of promoting regional economic integration...

28 Jun 2017

Monsanto breeding lead for hybrid seed arrives in SA
Monsanto breeding lead for hybrid seed arrives in SAArticle

An expert from the US, Loren Trimble, the new South African breeding lead for hybrid seed production at Monsanto, has arrived in South Africa to enhance breeding and testing activities that develop the local maize product pipeline...

27 Jun 2017

Development programme empowers small-scale farmers with agricultural knowledge
Development programme empowers small-scale farmers with agricultural knowledgeArticle

The Farmer Development Programme aims to provide all farmers in rural SA with agricultural knowledge regarding good planting practices, sustainable farming, business plans, planting techniques and the use biotechnology...

21 Jun 2017

Dan Etete, Nigeria's former minister of petroleum resources
Two oil giants could face trial in Italy over Nigerian dealArticle

A Milan court is to decide whether to go ahead with criminal proceedings against Shell and ENI over rights to a Nigerian oilfield...

Jan-Philipp Scholz 20 Apr 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Fifty Shades of Lego
#OnTheBigScreen: Fifty Shades of LegoArticle

This week's not-to-be-missed movies - Moonlight, Fifty Shades Darker, Denial, The Lego Batman Movie and Roméo et Juliette...

Daniel Dercksen 10 Feb 2017

Samsung heir awaits court ruling on arrest
Samsung heir awaits court ruling on arrestArticle

A South Korean judge began deliberating Wednesday whether to formally arrest the heir to the Samsung empire over his alleged role in a corruption scandal...

19 Jan 2017

Nigeria removes 50,000 'ghost workers' from state payrolls
Nigeria removes 50,000 'ghost workers' from state payrollsArticle

ABUJA: Nigeria has struck off 50,000 "ghost workers" from the state payrolls this year, saving nearly 630 million euros, the presidency said on Tuesday...

30 Dec 2016

MEC Alan Winde - Western Cape agriculture mid-term budget allocation
MEC Alan Winde - Western Cape agriculture mid-term budget allocationArticle

In addition to boosting production, we envisage an agriculture sector on our continent which is owned by its own people, and which drives inclusive growth...

2 Dec 2016

Gambia: three journalists arrested as election campaign begins
Gambia: three journalists arrested as election campaign beginsArticle

Intimidation and threats against the media need to stop for voters to be able to make informed decisions...

17 Nov 2016

This weekend's Big Screen openings
This weekend's Big Screen openingsArticle

Shepherds and Butchers, Indignation, The Accountant, Ouija: Origin of Evil and The Threepenny Opera are the releases opening on the Big Screen this weekend. Daniel Dercksen gives some background to each of these films.

Daniel Dercksen 27 Oct 2016

Facebook accused of censoring iconic Vietnam War photo
Facebook accused of censoring iconic Vietnam War photoArticle

Facebook was confronted on Friday with fierce indignation in Norway as the nation's top newspaper, the prime minister and users voiced outrage over the network's decision to censor a historic Vietnam War photo.

12 Sep 2016

Kenya acquits Chinese, Taiwanese cybercrime suspects
Kenya acquits Chinese, Taiwanese cybercrime suspectsArticle

NAIROBI, KENYA: Forty Chinese and Taiwanese nationals held in custody since December 2014 were acquitted of running a cybercrime cell from an upmarket Nairobi suburb on Friday and will be deported...

8 Aug 2016

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