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#Level3Lockdown: What business travellers can expectArticle

Oz Desai, General Manager for Corporate Traveller, has welcomed the resumption of business travel, but warns that the travel experience will be very different for now...

13 hours ago

Media coverage shows schools and parts of the economy planning to reopen
Media coverage shows schools and parts of the economy planning to reopenArticle

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's address to the nation on Sunday, 24 May 2020, news points to schools and parts of the South African economy gearing up to open doors on 1 June 2020...

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

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 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

Schools prepare to reopen
Schools prepare to reopenArticle

Schools across the country are in the process of finalising preparations to receive Grade 7 and 12 learners when schools reopen on 1 June...

26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020

E-commerce surge, contactless deliveries throws lifeline to courier industry
E-commerce surge, contactless deliveries throws lifeline to courier industryArticle

In just over a week, the lift of the e-commerce ban by Minister Patel has delivered a potentially life-saving 'U-turn' to the future of several South African industries, most particularly online retail, and the courier, logistics and freight forwarding industry...

25 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

Keep.Out.Covid self-screening app launched
Keep.Out.Covid self-screening app launchedArticle

As South Africa slowly moves out of lockdown, Howler has used its technology platform to develop a self-screening tool to aid in the early detection of Covid-19 symptoms...

21 May 2020

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Why companies need to meet insurance needs despite financial pressuresArticle

The only insurance benefits many South Africans have is their employer's group insurance benefits to meet their household's financial needs in the event of death, disability or critical illness...

Rudi van Rooyen, 20 May 2020

Schools to reopen on 1 June 2020
Schools to reopen on 1 June 2020Article

Schools will reopen on 1 June 2020 with Grade 7 and Grade 12 learners returning to the classroom, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Tuesday...

20 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

#LockdownLessons: Adapting to the 'new normal' will remain a priority for the foreseeable future
#LockdownLessons: Adapting to the 'new normal' will remain a priority for the foreseeable futureArticle

We chat to Tim Cordon, Radisson Hotel Group's senior area vice president for Africa and Middle East to find out more about how Covid-19 has impacted the Group during these unusual times...

Robin Fredericks 18 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Opportunity to press the reset button
#LockdownLessons: Opportunity to press the reset buttonArticle

Morag Evans, CEO at Databuild, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 18 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Manage risk appropriately, stay positive, look for solutions
#LockdownLessons: Manage risk appropriately, stay positive, look for solutionsArticle

Adele Naidoo, head of human resources at JoJo, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 15 May 2020

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Emirates resumes passenger flights to 9 destinationsArticle

Travellers will only be accepted on these flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries...

15 May 2020

South Africa’s hard, extended lockdown has come at a significant economic cost. Shutterstock
South Africa's Covid-19 strategy needs updating: here's why and howArticle

Decision-making at the early stages of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (the coronavirus causing Covid-19) was constrained by a paucity of medical evidence and epidemiological data...

Imraan Valodia, Alex van den Heever, Lucy Allais, Martin Veller, Shabir Madhi & Willem Venter 14 May 2020

Bridge Taxi Finance provides cash relief to taxi industry
Bridge Taxi Finance provides cash relief to taxi industryArticle

Minibus taxi financier Bridge Taxi Finance is providing financial relief to taxi drivers and owners in the form of a R175 million cash injection...

14 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

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Minibus taxi financier provides R175m cash relief to SA taxi industryArticle

With the support of its holding company Mokoro Holdings and shareholders, Bridge Taxi Finance has taken the decision to settle 50% of its clients' monthly finance instalments on their behalf throughout the lockdown period

13 May 2020

Impact of Covid-19 on location choice and future living spaces
Impact of Covid-19 on location choice and future living spacesArticle

Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, considers how the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis will impact on our choice and location of accommodation and living spaces...

12 May 2020

Out of home: We are not out of the woods yet, but I can start to see the clearing
Out of home: We are not out of the woods yet, but I can start to see the clearingArticle

An unpredicted 'benefit' (if there is such a thing) of the impact of Covid-19, is how the changes in people's movements has propelled the OOH industry forward towards the adoption...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 12 May 2020

The shape of recovery - and why it may not be the right question to focus on
The shape of recovery - and why it may not be the right question to focus onArticle

If you weren't sailing smoothly before the crisis and/or don't see hospitality as a core business you should be evaluating your options to exit, or partner with a hotelier that will enable your business model, or a bank that will see you through the trough, so you can sell it at a better valuation during the recovery...

Rishabh Thapar 11 May 2020

Water and energy sector talks this week at Virtual African Utility Week and PowerGen Africa
Water and energy sector talks this week at Virtual African Utility Week and PowerGen AfricaArticle

"A shift in resources allocation towards the health sector to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic is going to starve other sectors like the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector of much-needed financing," says Paul Yillia, award-winning water sector expert...

Issued by Clarion Events 11 May 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

Film and television production houses to resume operations
Film and television production houses to resume operationsArticle

Acting Communications and Digital Technologies Minister, Jackson Mthembu, has signed and gazetted directions on the Risk-Adjusted Strategy for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector...

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 Sponsors of Brave campaign - 7th nominee - Doctor Hugo Tempelman
The Sponsors of Brave campaign - 7th nominee - Doctor Hugo TempelmanArticle

Through his clinic, Ndlovu Care Group, Hugo is known in the area as a generous and compassionate pillar of hope and strength...

Issued by The SpaceStation 29 Apr 2020

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Brave new world: (Once the lockdown's over the shooting begins)Article

As the country and the film and advertising industry gears up to confront the post lockdown new normal, a great deal of attention has rightly been focused on the fresh creative and communication challenges the industry will confront in the days ahead...

Ian Gabriel 29 Apr 2020

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Cuban medics arrive in SA to fight Covid-19Article

A total of 217 Cuban health specialists and workers arrived in South Africa over the weekend to boost the local sector in its efforts to flatten the Covid-19 curve...

28 Apr 2020

It will all come out in the wash
It will all come out in the washArticle

How to make sure your laundry is Covid-free...

Issued by Adverb 22 Apr 2020

Adapting traditional trade strategy for the Covid-19 retail reality
Adapting traditional trade strategy for the Covid-19 retail realityArticle

The unloved, underinvested world of traditional trade retailing just became the next key battleground for sales-depleted businesses, says Richard Wells...

Richard Wells 21 Apr 2020

Sappi donates essential items and products for Covid-19 relief
Sappi donates essential items and products for Covid-19 reliefArticle

In an effort to provide some relief during the Covid-19 coronavirus global pandemic, Sappi Southern Africa has made available several donations of scarce items, such as hand sanitiser, face masks, nutritional porridge and paper products...

Issued by Sappi 20 Apr 2020

Children at window of a building in Hillbrow, Johannesburg. Children will be vulnerable if vaccinations are postponed. Photo by Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images
Coronavirus risks forcing South Africa to make health trade-offs it can ill affordArticle

South Africa's health authorities are testing, quarantining and treating individuals who have been exposed to the new coronavirus. And the country is in lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread...

Karen Hofman & Susan Goldstein 17 Apr 2020

How to validate a Will during lockdown
How to validate a Will during lockdownArticle

The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis means many people are considering updating their Will or drawing one up for the first time, and so fiduciary practitioners are seeing a surge in demand for Wills...

15 Apr 2020

Water use licence applications put on hold during lockdown
Water use licence applications put on hold during lockdownArticle

Until the Covid-19 lockdown comes to an end in South Africa, water use licence (WUL) application timeframes have essentially been put on hold, explains Jacky Burke, principal scientist at SRK Consulting...

9 Apr 2020

Covid-19 public health measures are stalling economic activity. Getty Images
Covid-19 tax relief: a snapshot of what's out thereArticle

Across the globe, many governments have been forced to lockdown their countries in an attempt to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. A number of African countries have adopted similar measures. This has stalled, if not brought to a halt, economic activity...

Lee-Ann Steenkamp 9 Apr 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: Cheeky Chicken Licken
#OrchidsandOnions: Cheeky Chicken LickenArticle

South Africa's advertising restrictions at times make the draconian coronavirus lockdown regulations look like the rules for a children's tea party...

Brendan Seery 7 Apr 2020

Pandemic underscores gross inequalities in South Africa, and the need to fix them
Pandemic underscores gross inequalities in South Africa, and the need to fix themArticle

Now more than ever, South Africans are painfully aware of the inequalities that continue to play out in the country...

Lauren Graham 6 Apr 2020

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Is the world ready for global natural disasters?Article

It is highly critical for organisations to be crisis ready for local, national and sectoral crisis scenarios. But most importantly, organisations should be crisis ready for global events or catastrophes that may just be outside their span of control.

Victor Moreriane, APR 3 Apr 2020

Bernadette Versfeld, partner at Webber Wentzel
Closing copyright offices for Covid-19 could have unintended consequencesArticle

One only has to look back in history to appreciate the extent to which necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Some of the greatest inventions were the product of pandemics, wars and recessions...

Bernadette Versfeld, 31 Mar 2020

Academics raise alarm over by-law restricting water testing
Academics raise alarm over by-law restricting water testingArticle

A proposed by-law drafted by the City of Cape Town contains provisions preventing anyone from independently testing water quality in city-run nature reserves without written authorisation...

Steve Kretzmann 31 Mar 2020

Government identifies 17 parcels of land for Covid-19 resettlement
Government identifies 17 parcels of land for Covid-19 resettlementArticle

Government has identified 17 land parcels for resettlement purposes for people who stay in informal settlements should the need arise, as the country deals with the spread of Covid-19...

30 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Africa urgently needs an ubuntu plan
Covid-19: Africa urgently needs an ubuntu planArticle

Africa urgently needs a globally coordinated ubuntu plan in response to Covid-19, a fiscal stimulus that recognises our shared and connected humanity...

Dr Victor Oladokun 30 Mar 2020

#Covid19: Health and safety should be prioritised in SA agriculture operations
#Covid19: Health and safety should be prioritised in SA agriculture operationsArticle

"We urge members of the agricultural and agribusiness sectors, who have been granted a special dispensation to continue working under the present circumstances, to strictly adhere to the Government Gazette published regulations and to hold each other accountable to comply with the law."

30 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Getting back to health and hygiene basics
Covid-19: Getting back to health and hygiene basicsArticle

Exponents of participatory methodologies Paul Frere and Robert Chambers espoused that an actively involved and empowered local population is essential for successful rural community development...

Virginia Molose 30 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing units
#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing unitsArticle

Godfrey Sono and Sibusiso Vilakazi successfully launched mo-Wash, mobile hand washing units into the market. This stand-alone, fully automatic portable unit requires no plumbing or drainage, providing a cost-effective hygiene solution...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Mar 2020

Paying the rent: Navigating the conflicts caused by coronavirus
Paying the rent: Navigating the conflicts caused by coronavirusArticle

The effects of Covid-19 are being felt by small and larger businesses particularly in the retail and leisure sectors...

Kayla Shadiack 27 Mar 2020

SAPPMA urges government to invest in water infrastructure amid Covid-19 outbreak
SAPPMA urges government to invest in water infrastructure amid Covid-19 outbreakArticle

The outbreak of the Covid-19 virus in South Africa has once again highlighted the dangers that the country's lacking water infrastructure pose...

27 Mar 2020

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