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26
MAR

COVID-19 - Bridget du Toit suggests several measures businesses can adopt during a nation lockdown

Most businesses experience peaks and troughs, be it peak buying periods in the retail sector or greater demands on accounting firms during the tax season. This is according to Bridget du Toit, Head of Sales and Services EasyBiz Technologies, an online Accounting Software company, who explains that while seasonal fluctuations are commonplace, it is businesses' ability to adapt to the ever-changing landscape that ultimately determines their success. In light of this, Bridget du Toit suggests several measures businesses can adopt during a nation lockdown to ensure greater business longevity and sustainability...
24
MAR

COVID-19 - Increased cybersecurity risks associated with remote working.

If you're allowing your staff to work from home as a preventative measure against the Coronavirus pandemic, make sure you're prepared for the increased cybersecurity risks associated with the move. This is according to Wynand van Vuuren, head of customer experience at King Price, an insurance company in South Africa, who states that this includes taking steps to not only ensure the physical security of company devices that may contain sensitive data, but also to secure all access to company networks. Wynand van Vuuren speaks to Channel Africa's Lebogang Mabange...
24
MAR

COVID-19 - The importance of standing together as a nation in this difficult time

It is no secret that the South African economy is struggling; earlier this month, the country officially entered a recession, after two quarters of negative growth. And now, the Coronavirus pandemic has added to the complexity, sending the stock market and currency plunging. Businesses are closing their doors and sending their workers home. This is according to Keri-Leigh Paschal, executive trustee of Nation Builder, which inspires and equips businesses to lead in social change, who says that this is not good news for South Africa's non-profit organisations (NPOs), who provide critical services to millions of people in areas like health, education and poverty alleviation. Channel Africa's Lebogang Mabange speaks to Keri-Leigh Paschal...
23
MAR

World Meteorological Day - 23 March 2020

Today we are celebrating World Meteorological Day, which commemorates the coming into force of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization on twenty-third of March 1950. It showcases the essential contribution of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to the safety and wellbeing of society and is celebrated with activities around the world. For more on this, Pieter Kotze, Senior Research Fellow at South African National Space Agency, joined us on the line..
23
MAR

COVID-19 - Local businesses affected

Upon declaring a national state of disaster, President Cyril Ramaphosa noted that the measures aimed at containing the COVID-19 outbreak would have a lasting impact on the economy. Considering that many local businesses are already experiencing some level of distress, business owners should take proactive measures to cut overheads, take control of financial management, and keep cash flow in check. This is according to Justine Hoppe, Director at Mazars Recovery and Restructuring, an internationally integrated partnership, specialising in audit, accounting, tax and advisory services, who notes there has already been an increase in queries around business rescue. Justine Hoppe joined us on the line...
20
MAR

COVID-19 - Transport Sector in South Africa

The Covid-19 outbreak has left the entire world on edge with the ease of contraction changing the way people work, live and interact. According to Joe Moyo the managing director of Afri Ride, a ridesharing platform in South Africa, "people are being forced to minimize human contact as much as possible but this is not always feasible especially for sectors like transportation. The scary part about daily commune is that often, you are forced to travel with random strangers." Channel Africa's Lebogang Mabange speaks to Joe Moyo.
20
MAR

COVID-19 - No to hunger for school children

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa's address on the 15th of this month sent shockwaves throughout the country. Every industry sector without fail has been affected by the government's measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. And for a host of learners throughout South Africa, school closures mean far more than just skipping classes as some of them rely heavily on the one meal they receive at school. Brad Stern, Chief Marketing Officer at Superiate, a boutique marketing consultancy and project management agency, decided that the only course of action to stop thousands of children from going hungry was to make a plan of his own. He tells us more about his initiative on the line talking to Lebogang Mabange...
19
MAR

COVID-19 - Institutions in South Africa

All post school institutions have closed for early recess in line with the South African government's plans to prevent further spread of the coronavirus in South Africa. Several universities had already suspended contact lectures following the declaration of the coronavirus pandemic as a state of disaster in South Africa. Ari Katz, Chief Executive Officer of Boston City Campus, one of South Africa's private tertiary institutions, has more on how COVID-19 is impacting academic institutions in South Africa...
19
MAR

COVID-19 - Facebook commits to keeping people safe and informed.

With several new Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases reported in South Africa, Facebook has reinforced its commitment in helping to keep people safe and informed locally through local partnerships, and updates to its platform. Channel Africa's Lebogang Mabange speaks to Nunu Ntshingila, Regional Director of Facebook Africa...
18
MAR

COVID-19 has unintentionally encouraged cashless spending

While financial inclusion has resulted in an unprecedented shift in global banking and redefined relationships people have with money, COVID-19 has unintentionally encouraged cashless spending. As a result of the World Health Organisation (WHO) announcement, people are being advised to use contactless technology instead of cash, as banknotes may be spreading coronavirus. Channel Africa's Lebogang Mabange chats with Clayton Hayward, co-founder and managing director of Ukheshe, a micro transaction platform in South Africa...
18
MAR

COVID-19 - Kruger National Park update

Following the announcement of the closure of certain port of entries between South African and neighbouring countries by South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa to mitigate the impact of COVID 19 spread, South African National Parks (SANParks) has released a statement to assure the public that their national parks will remain open due this time, and will be taking necessary precaution to ensure visitor and staff safety. Channel Africa's Lebogang Mabange speaks to Isaac Phaahla, General Manager for Marketing and Communications at Kruger National Park...
17
MAR

Human Rights Day - 21st March

March is human rights month. However, the awareness on the month has been shadowed by the coronavirus which has been dominating the news front. Regardless of the pandemic, we should take time to acknowledge this extremely important day on the South African calendar. This is according to Devan Moonsamy, Chief Executive Officer of the "I Can Help Africa Foundation" Training Institute in South Africa. Human Rights Day is observed annually on the 21st of March. Channel Africa's Lebogang Mabange chats with Devan Moonsamy...

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