PETCO assists waste reclaimers during lockdown with food voucher donation
PETCO and the South African Waste Pickers Association donated food vouchers to 240 families in Sasolburg Vaalpark to ease the plight of reclaimers during the COVID-19 lockdown. The recipients of the vouchers belong to the Ikageng Ditamating Co-operative who prior to the lockdown worked at the Vaalpark landfill site, collecting recyclables from Vaalpark households. They...
MPC decision 'sends negative signal to economy'
The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to raise interest rates by 25 basis sends a negative signal to the economy at this stage, says NWU Business School Economist Professor Raymond Parsons. “Recent economic data convincingly indicates that the SA economy is still struggling to emerge from the H1 2018 ‘technical recession’ and in...
2018 SASKO Soweto Kota Festival exceeds expectations
On 8 to 9 September, over 6000 people flocked to the Walter Sisulu Square in Soweto to celebrate the second SASKO Soweto Kota Festival. With russians, viennas, a fried egg, a beef patty, or even a battered fish on the menu, no matter your taste preference, the 45 kota vendors participating in the festival put...
Four kitchen design trends for 2019
Since the kitchen is the heart of every home, Cemcrete decides to look at the top design trends for 2019 to give you some kitchen renovation inspiration. Dusky Ambiance Opting for a dark kitchen is a daring choice but when you take the risk it can really pay off. Combining a matt black floor with...
Nielsen to bring insights to African Food & Beverage Conference
Ailsa Wingfield will be a speaker at the African Food & Beverage Conference, to be held on 4 May 2016 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. The event forms part of Food & Hospitality Africa, running from 3 to 5 May, and is being hosted by VDS Media.
Cannabis compound acts as an antibiotic
Public health agencies worldwide have identified antibiotic resistance of disease-causing bacteria as one of humanity’s most critical challenges. However, scientists haven’t discovered a new class of antibiotics in more than 30 years. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Infectious Diseases have uncovered the hidden antibiotic potential of a non-psychoactive cannabis compound called cannabigerol (CBG), which helped control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus...
Plant-based tech used to develop viable COVID-19 vaccine
Medicago, a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Quebec City, has successfully produced virus-like particles (VLP) of the coronavirus in just 20 days using proprietary plant-based technology. The company did so successfully after obtaining the SARS-CoV-2 gene, which is the virus causing the COVID-19 disease. Production of the VLP is the first step in developing a vaccine...
Repo rate remains unchanged at 6.75% per annum: SARB
The SA Reserve Bank has announced that the repurchase rate remains unchanged at 6.75% per annum, following its latest Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting.
Constantia Insurance gets personal with nationwide roadshow
The Constantia Insurance Company completed its nationwide roadshow in April and May, visiting four of the major cities in unique venues across South Africa to share company values with brokers, but also to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the insurance industry.
'Africa is not a country' - business experts
Understanding Africa in all its diversity is fundamental to business excellence on the continent. This was the key takeout of a special media roundtable event hosted by the Hollard Insurance Group, on the subject of “Business excellence and risk mitigation in Africa: the vital link”.
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