SAB suspends 550 temporary workers as production stagnates

SAB)has had to suspend 550 temporary contract workers across its South African operations, as it navigates the unintended consequences of the third alcohol ban...

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Report warns govts against using alcohol prohibition laws as emergency response

Research conducted by Tracit analysed the economic and social impacts of strict restrictions on the production and/or consumption of alcohol during the early stages of the Covid-19 outbreak...

8 hours ago

Willowton and Gift of The Givers unite to fight Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa

Willowton Group presented international charity organisation, Gift of the Givers, with a R1.5m donation to assist in the fight against the second wave of Covid-19 in South Africa...

Issued by Willowton Group 21 Jan 2021

Vaccine production in South Africa: how an industry in its infancy can be developed

The issue of vaccine production has become a topic of hot debate following the approval of treatments for Covid-19. In South Africa angry exchanges have been spurred by the country's lagging access to Covid-19 vaccines...

By Jeffrey Dorfman & Frank Kirstein 21 Jan 2021

Covid-19 policy briefs must be realistic: a review by young southern African scientists

Just over a year after the coronavirus was first reported in China countries are still reeling from its effects. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes Covid-19 disease...

By Puleng Segalo, Adeyemi Oladapo Arem, Pradeep Kumar 20 Jan 2021

Some key questions answered on Covid-19 vaccines for African countries

Vaccines for Covid-19 are generating a lot of talk. To shed some light on which vaccines are available for countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and how the process will work...

By Ina Skosana & Ozayr Patel 19 Jan 2021

Are SA employers allowed to implement a compulsory Covid-19 vaccine policy? (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this article, we looked at the legalities of mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policies. Here, we consider whether compulsory testing of employees for the coronavirus is allowed...

By Jason Whyte 19 Jan 2021

How Covid-19 will affect sponsorships in the entertainment industry

One of the industries that continues to be severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic is the entertainment industry. Bandile Mngoma, sponsorships manager at Old Mutual, discusses the repercussions for local talent and the music industry...

By Bandile Mngoma 19 Jan 2021

Will vaccines eradicate SARS-CoV-2?

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, many doctors, researchers, journalists and public health officials spent considerable energy describing how the SARS-CoV-2 virus was not "just another flu"...

By James Stent 18 Jan 2021

Liquor Traders Formation requests urgent meeting with Ramaphosa

The Liquor Traders Formation has requested an urgent meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa to discuss ending the third alcohol sales ban currently in place...

18 Jan 2021

How to build a travel bucket list in the age of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live in every aspect including travel - which will certainly last in the years to come...

18 Jan 2021

South Africa failed to get its act together on vaccines: here's how

South Africa has an estimated population approaching 60 million. To achieve herd immunity against Covid19, the government recently set the ambitious goal of vaccinating 67% of the population...

By Shabir A Madhi 18 Jan 2021

Are SA employers allowed to implement a compulsory Covid-19 vaccine policy? (Part 1)

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, global efforts have successfully developed both expedited means of testing for the virus and, more recently, vaccines...

By Jason Whyte 15 Jan 2021



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