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Can precision health transform primary care? Look to Stanford's Humanwide pilot.
Can precision health transform primary care? Look to Stanford's Humanwide pilot.Article

I talk to a lot of different audiences about the idea of precision health-creating healthcare that's technology- and data-driven, highly personalised, and focused on predicting and preventing disease before it strikes....

Lloyd Minor 12 hours ago

2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealed
2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealedArticle

Distell Group was named Overall Winner at the 2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards, which recognise supplier development best practice in South Africa.

16 hours ago

Increasing focus on environmental taxes in South Africa
Increasing focus on environmental taxes in South AfricaArticle

Climate change and global warming are issues that have long been debated. Predictions as far back as 1982 regarding increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide are proving true...

Jerome Brink 1 day ago

Double green rating achieved for GE Africa Innovation Centre
Double green rating achieved for GE Africa Innovation CentreArticle

The GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC) in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg has received top sustainability accreditation from both South Africa and the US...

1 day ago

Mike Abbott, wealth director, Sable International
Prescribed assets could trigger more investment outflowsArticle

South Africa has one of the largest private pension asset investments globally, and the ANC's manifesto statement that they want to "investigate the introduction of prescribed assets on financial institutions' funds to unlock resources for investments in social and economic development," has rattled investors...

1 day ago

Backyard farming key to food security in cities
Backyard farming key to food security in citiesArticle

Revising regulations to increase backyard gardening in cities could be key to sustainable food production in sub-Saharan Africa...

2 days ago

#PAMRO2019: Book now or miss out
#PAMRO2019: Book now or miss outArticle

This year's PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference takes this annual opportunity to learn and network with experts in the industry to the tropical paradise of Flic-en-Flac, Mauritus from 25-28 August 2019...

Issued by PAMRO 2 days ago

Attainment of Africa Agenda 2063 and SDG:2030 goals through nature-based solutions
Attainment of Africa Agenda 2063 and SDG:2030 goals through nature-based solutionsArticle

Going back to basics, when African citizens managed the landscapes through rotational grazing, for example, are the key foundations if the continent is to achieve the long-term aspirational goals set by the UN and AU...

Bonani Madikizela 2 days ago

Pictured are Paul Holmes of The Holmes Report and Regine le Roux, managing director of South Africa’s Reputation Matters. Reputation Matters scooped up two SABRE Africa awards, one for superior achievement in measurement and evaluation and the other for the industry sector category.
All the 2019 SABRE Awards Africa winnersArticle

The 2019 SABRE Awards Africa winners were handed out following on the annual African Public Relations Association (AFPRA) conference in Kigali, Rwanda, last week...

3 days ago

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Cape Winemakers ushers in the next generation of SA winemakersArticle

The Cape Winemakers Guild has selected five oenology protégés and one viticultural protégé to be a part of its 2019 Protégé Intern Programme...

3 days ago

UCT GSB is first African business school to win prestigious global award
UCT GSB is first African business school to win prestigious global awardArticle

An exceptional learning and development programme run by the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) and Standard Bank has won a Gold award in the Professional Development category in the EFMD Excellence in Practice (EiP) Awards...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 17 May 2019

Cipla Medpro acquires a stake in connected health company Brandmed
Cipla Medpro acquires a stake in connected health company BrandmedArticle

Cipla Medpro will acquire a 30% stake upon closure in the connected healthcare company, Brandmed...

Issued by Cipla 17 May 2019

Lease agreements in a volatile economic climate
Lease agreements in a volatile economic climateArticle

As many retailers are looking to go digital and shrink their physical presence, lease agreements need to be fair and reasonable to protect both tenant and landlord in a volatile economic climate...

Nabeela Edris 15 May 2019

Knowledge and emotion are central to the service industry
Knowledge and emotion are central to the service industryArticle

The services industry forms an important part of South Africa's economy and it provides many jobs. Service excellence is a core element of brand reputation and is rooted in customer satisfaction, which can only be achieved if a company truly understands its customers and their expectations.

Issued by Ask Afrika 15 May 2019

Ask Afrika to deliver best practice in customer experience management
Ask Afrika to deliver best practice in customer experience managementArticle

In an increasingly competitive and fast-moving environment, customer service is becoming a business-critical tool to survival. With customer needs changing faster than what business can comprehend, implementing service measurements is not only relevant, but it is a business-enabler. Technology has changed the game, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution is creating an 'everything on my terms' consumer and, resultantly, an ever more demanding customer experience (CX) landscape - forcing elevated levels of service.

Issued by Ask Afrika 15 May 2019

Ask Afrika's Da Vinci Awards reveal how effective market research marries art and science
Ask Afrika's Da Vinci Awards reveal how effective market research marries art and scienceArticle

The art of market research lies in the ability to tell a story that can change the world. It starts with observation, investigation and interviews to gather data that is collated and analysed to find significant statistics - this is science. Interrogating the data to find meaning and discover trends, ultimately making it useful for the greater good, is an art.

Issued by Ask Afrika 15 May 2019

Have your say on draft B-BBEE sector code
Have your say on draft B-BBEE sector codeArticle

The public can have their say on the draft Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Chartered Accountancy Sector Code...

15 May 2019

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Corporations are funding health and nutrition research -- here's why you should be worriedArticle

For the health-conscious consumer, it's hard to keep up with the dizzying array of products on offer...

Sarah Steele & Lejla Sarcevic 15 May 2019

DBE distances itself from Sunday Times article
DBE distances itself from Sunday Times articleArticle

The Basic Education Department (DBE) has distanced itself from an article published in the Sunday Times on 12 May, titled: "Sex lessons for modern grade 4s"...

14 May 2019

Funding gaps in infrastructure and energy projects in Africa
Funding gaps in infrastructure and energy projects in AfricaArticle

One of the key challenges in getting energy and infrastructure projects off the ground in Africa is the lack of available funding...

Mike Webb 14 May 2019

Lidia Montero
Simple errors cause major lab risksArticle

Neglecting basic protocols are among the most common mistakes made in laboratories around the world, presenting significant risk to health and safety...

14 May 2019

Why automation is a key to hiring diversity
Why automation is a key to hiring diversityArticle

It is universally acknowledged that the status quo in hiring and talent acquisition just isn't cutting it...

Adrian Cernat 14 May 2019

Géraldine Baché.
'Another Africa is possible - a creative Africa'Article

Animation du Monde 2020 in Francophone Africa and head judge and mentor announced...

14 May 2019

Are agreements in restraint of trade enforceable?
Are agreements in restraint of trade enforceable?Article

There is a common misconception amongst many members of the public, and indeed the legal profession, that agreements in restraint of trade are invalid and unenforceable. As a matter of fact, and law, nothing could be further from the truth...

John Saner, Issued by LexisNexis 14 May 2019

Pedro Guerreiro, Managing Director: Central Africa at SAP Africa.
#AfricaMonth: From aid-dependent to becoming an investment-dependent continentArticle

Beyond boundaries: the impact of free trade and technology on Africa's accelerating economic development...

Pedro Guerreiro 13 May 2019

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How marketing with CSR at its heart can change the worldArticle

Fitting in perfectly with the rise of purpose-led marketing across the globe is Jeanne du Plessis, corporate affairs and citizenship leader at Procter and Gamble (P&G) South Africa. Du Plessis is a passionate believer that business can and should be a force for good in the world...

Leigh Andrews 13 May 2019

6 Tips for creating secure passwords
6 Tips for creating secure passwordsArticle

Passwords are like toothbrushes - you want to choose a good one, never share it, and replace it quarterly...

Doros Hadjizenonos 13 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Q&A with photographer Mário Macilau
#AfricaMonth: Q&A with photographer Mário MacilauArticle

Award-winning Mozambican artist Mário Macilau will be exhibiting his solo show, titled Faith: Rituals, Spirit & Sea in collaboration with Ed Cross Fine Art in London, at Guns & Rain in Johannesburg...

Ruth Cooper 13 May 2019

Neighbouring building plans ruining your scenery? What the ConCourt has to say
Neighbouring building plans ruining your scenery? What the ConCourt has to sayArticle

On 19 February 2019, the Constitutional Court handed down its judgment in the consolidated matters of Trustees of the Simcha Trust v Da Cruz and Others and City of Cape Town v Da Cruz and Others (Simcha Trust) in which it had to decide whether there was an obligation on local authorities considering a building application, to apply the legitimate expectations test...

Joe Whittle and Reece May 13 May 2019

Legislation can guard against political interference and maladministration. Bakhtiar Zein/Shutterstock
Stronger laws can keep politicians from meddling in financial decisionsArticle

For governments to function optimally, there must be a good relationship between politicians and administrators. This "political-administrative interface" is a key theme of public administration, both in theory and in practice...

Tania Ajam 13 May 2019

Women in Tech and Digital Conference announced
Women in Tech and Digital Conference announcedArticle

Useful & Beautiful and Women in Tech ZA have announced the inaugural Women in Tech & Digital Conference to be held on 12 June 2019 in Cape Town...

13 May 2019

Practical guidance at your fingertips
Practical guidance at your fingertipsArticle

Whether you're a business owner, an HR manager, an attorney, or a legal advisor, dealing with any legal issue effectively and efficiently often requires in-depth understanding...

Issued by LexisNexis 10 May 2019

Register now for the Senior Leadership Development Programme!
Register now for the Senior Leadership Development Programme!Article

The Senior Leadership Development Programme (SLDP) will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on your leadership style and capacity and to immerse yourself in the latest thinking about best practice in leadership...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 9 May 2019

Magazines ABC Q1 2019: No surprises as decline continues
Magazines ABC Q1 2019: No surprises as decline continuesArticle

The magazine category offered no surprises in the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's (ABC) first quarter (Q1) of 2019, with declining circulations of the past few years continuing...

Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2019

2019 Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year announced
2019 Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year announcedArticle

Nelson Mandela University's Riaan Huiskens has been named the overall winner of the 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards...

9 May 2019

New report: Lack of water in health facilities puts patients at risk
New report: Lack of water in health facilities puts patients at riskArticle

A new report, released in April by the Unicef-WHO Joint Monitoring Programme, reveals 51% of healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa do not have a clean source of water on site...

9 May 2019

To be or not to be: In writing
To be or not to be: In writingArticle

In the recent case of Numsa obo Nomanyane and another v Grupo Antolin (Pty) Ltd, heard before the Metal Engineering Industry Bargaining Council (MEIBC), the Commissioner was tasked with determining whether a fixed-term contract of employment must be in writing or not.

Aadil Patel 7 May 2019

Largest William Kentridge exhibition comes to Cape Town in August
Largest William Kentridge exhibition comes to Cape Town in AugustArticle

The Norval Foundation and the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) will each host an extensive exhibition of the work of internationally acclaimed artist William Kentridge...

7 May 2019

Appreciation is its own reward
Appreciation is its own rewardArticle

Recognition and reward programmes are heading for the divorce courts, having realised they are poorly suited to ensuring employee wellbeing and its intended offspring - high performance...

Issued by icandi CQ 7 May 2019

Judith Middleton
A fresh approach to customer serviceArticle

During 2018 we made some significant changes to our internal team structures that have improved our business, delivering greater value to our clients, and a richer and more fulfilling work experience for our team across PR and digital marketing services...

Judith Middleton, Issued by DUO Marketing + Communications 6 May 2019

Recipes for successful language learning
Recipes for successful language learningArticle

Learning any new language takes a lot of dedication, practice and time, but all of that pays off when you are able to express yourself in a new and exciting way...

Issued by Wits Language School 6 May 2019

Living your best locum life in the gig economy
Living your best locum life in the gig economyArticle

Are South African medical professionals and medical practice owners ready to embrace advances in technology to work smarter, earn better and enjoy more time doing the things they care about the most?...

Issued by LocumBase 3 May 2019

Why Workers' Day is actually about education
Why Workers' Day is actually about educationArticle

At over 25%, South Africa's unemployment rate is one of the highest in the world. Although alarming, this figure is cast in a different light when one takes the qualifications of those looking for work into account, demonstrating that South Africa's employment crisis is actually an education crisis instead...

Tebogo Mochine 3 May 2019

The launch of SA's new brutally honest parenting website
The launch of SA's new brutally honest parenting websiteArticle

The Citizen, South Africa's fourth-biggest website, has just launched a new platform - Parenty. It has been created as a destination and community for modern-day South African parents...

Issued by The Citizen 3 May 2019

A University of Cape Town medical student doing yoga for a project that draws on ideas from medical and health humanities. Third Year Yoga SSM
New ways of thinking on health, arts and humanities are emerging in AfricaArticle

Imagine bringing the best of all academic disciplines, artistic creations, activist experience and healthcare knowledge to bear on understanding and addressing current healthcare concerns...

Carla Tsampiras & Nolwazi Mkhwanazi 3 May 2019

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Measles: should vaccinations be compulsory?Article

Following a measles outbreak in Rockland County in New York State, authorities there have declared a state of emergency, with unvaccinated children barred from public spaces...

Tom Solomon 3 May 2019

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