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Update on the South African Covid- 19 vaccine

The search for a COVID-19 vaccine recently hit a hurdle with the suspension of the Oxford trial due to a reported side effect in a patient in the UK. While the trial has since resumed, some experts have raised questions about the current safety protocols in place for vaccine trials. Globally, some 18 000 individuals have received study vaccines as part of this trial. More from Dr Caryn Fenner, Technical director of the South African company, Afrigen.....
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month

September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month, a condition that affects one in ten women. The condition can lead to symptoms like acne, excessive body hair growth, infertility, inability to lose weight and irregular periods among others. To shed some light on this, Zikhona Miso spoke to Karen Lamelle medical trainer at Lamelle Reseach Laboratories….
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Property Show

South African property brand, Private Property has today launched the Virtual Property Show. The platform has been created to allow key players in the property sector to engage with consumers in an interactive and innovative way. The Property Show will host 10 000 visitors in a virtually exclusive environment. The virtual event will bring together diverse thought leaders and brands that are keen to offer property consumers insights, information and tools required to further their property goals. More from Tracy Miller Brand and marketing executive at Private Property, the conveners of the virtual property Show
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Professor Cherly Cohen explains WITS's latest study exploring SARS Cov2

The University of Witwatersrand in South Africa is part of a new study that will explore SARS-CoV-2 transmission by asymptomatic people in rural and urban households in the country. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes coronavirus disease. Cheryl Cohen is the Professor of Epidemiology in the Wits School of Public Health and Head of the Centre for Respiratory Disease and Meningitis at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in the National Health Laboratory Service she talks to Teddy Sibiya about the study..
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Ebola cases in the DRC concerning: World Health Organisation

Cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo's latest Ebola outbreak has surpassed the one-hundred mark, prompting the World Health Organization to describe the situation as concerning. The new Ebola outbreak is DRC's eleventh and was declared on June 1st. The last outbreak of Ebola in the Kivu province only just ended as the current one in Équateur began. More from Dr Mory Keita of the World Health Organisation.....
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JSE will be hosting its third #JSESheInvest

In an effort to increase female representation amongst investors, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange - JSE will be hosting its third #JSESheInvest summit on Saturday the 8th to mark Women's Day. South Africa celebrated Women's Day annually on August the 9th. The JSE's annual event aims to empower, educate and support women who want to achieve financial freedom through investing on the stock market. Due to lockdown regulation, this will be a virtual event, with the digital platform providing an opportunity to expand its footprint and reach even more women from all walks of life. Each year the summit aims to build the movement adding even more empowered women, who are determined to build wealth for themselves and future generations. Zanele Morrison, Director of Marketing and Corporate Affairs at the JSE, and one of the speakers at the event explains...
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Glass container industry in South Africa has been hardest hit by the alcohol ban imposed by the government

The glass container industry in South Africa has been hardest hit by the alcohol ban imposed by the country government last month in order to curb high number of hospitalization as the country combats the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry has warned that if the ban continues, there'll be catastrophic consequences on livelihoods. The ban is the second of its kind, the first one was imposed in late March when the government declared hard lockdown restrictions. The ban was subsequently lifted and reinstated last month. Isanti Glass and Consol are the southern African nations biggest suppliers to the alcohol and non-alcoholic beverage. They produce about five million bottles a year. Managing Director at Isanti Glass, Shakes Matiwaza has more...
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IWFSA welcomes the approval by Cabinet of three vitally important Gender Based Violence Bills

The International Women's Forum of South Africa, IWFSA, has welcomed the statement issued by Cabinet of the Republic of South Africa advising the approval by Cabinet of three vitally important Gender Based Violence - GBV - Bills. The IWFSA recognises the approval by cabinet of the theme of Women's Month as 'Realising women's rights for an equal future' and further applauds cabinet for the approval of three Bills namely the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Bill of 2020; National Register for Sexual Offences) and the Domestic Violence Amendment Bill for submission to Parliament. For more on the subject, Samora Mangesi spoke to Tryphosa Ramano, board member of the International Women's Forum of South Africa.
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Sanitizer safety

There's concern on the levels of alcohol on some sanitizers being sold to the public in South Africa. The latest research carried out by accredited laboratory SciCorp in the country's KwaZulu-Natal province, has shown that out of 11 hand sanitizers, 9 bought from stores and two samples given out at the entrance to a mall or shop, only five were found to be non-compliant. This means they didn't contain the minimum 70 percent alcohol content, required by law. Chief Executive Officer at Biodx which manufactures sanitizers, Burt Rodrigues explains..
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CNBC Africa, in partnership with Forbes Africa to host "future of work virtual conference"

CNBC Africa, in partnership with Forbes Africa and prominent sponsors, will host the "future of work virtual conference" 20th of this month. The event will be hosted on Hopin, an online events platform that allows attendees to engage in interactive virtual networking sessions and expo booths. Businesses on the African continent are at a crossroads, with the Covid-19 pandemic exacerbating existing cracks in the system, creating an urgent need to adopt innovative technologies for future success. Sid Wahi, Managing Director of CMA Investment Holdings has more..
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KwaXolo Caves Adventures

Dating back some one - hundred thuosand years, the KwaXolo Caves, located inland of Margate in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal -KZN- South Coast, were once open-rock shelters for indigenous San communities, with the history of these people echoed in the rock paintings evident today. Set atop the precipice of a deep gorge and boasting some of the region's most magnificent views, these once-inaccessible caves are now a top tourist attraction following the launch of the KwaXolo Caves Adventures earlier this year. Tour Operator at the caves, Shaun Makhanya explains...
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Jack Ma foundation continues with Africa's Business Heroes (ABH) competition

The Jack Ma Foundation continues commitment to addressing barriers to economic development and entrepreneurship across Africa in various ways. Their current and ongoing initiative is the 2020 Africa's Business Heroes (ABH) prize competition which identifies and awards top outstanding business heroes from across Africa who are creating significant impact and driving change in their local communities. This year, 50 - Entrepreneurs from across Africa have been selected where the top ten finalists will enter a grand finale later this year and take the stage to pitch business legends - including Jack Ma - for a chance to win their share of a 1- point - 5 million dollars prize pool. The 2020 finalists represent 21 African countries which include: Algeria, South Africa, Kenya, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon and Zimbabwe among others. These represent 18 sectors such as, agriculture, AI, Big Data, business services, construction and transportation. More from Partnerships and Program Manager for the Jack Ma Foundation's Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative, Zahra Baitie...

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