Tag Archives: South Africa

How is AI changing healthcare in South Africa?

South Africa has long been trying to figure their healthcare system. With many challenges in trying to provide equal healthcare for all, it is no surprise that South Africa is looking to other solutions to resolve this issue. Could artificial intelligence be it though? read more

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New Pricing Agreement will offer Antiretrovirals at $75/person/year

Through a strong collaboration and joint efforts, South African Government together with the Government of Kenya, and other key players including USAID, UNITAID, UK DFID, UNAIDS, PEPFAR, CHAI, among others, have agreed to a new price which offers antiretrovirals at $75/person/year. Announced by South Africa’s Minister of Health, the move is to enable low and middle income nations to provide antiretroviral therapy to patients. The new affordable price is expected to increase the accessibility of the treatment while increasing the global task to provide for the known 36.7million people living with HIV. read more

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International Trade Secretary announces increasing financial support for UK businesses to trade with South Africa and Mozambique

International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox , announced increases in financial trade support for UK businesses to trade with South Africa as he flew out to South Africa and Mozambique to discuss strengthening trade relations (Sunday 17 September). read more

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South Africa’s Discovery sets ambition to make 10 million people healthier by 2018, leveraging a new category of Shared-Value Insurance

Discovery head office in Johannesburg, South Africa

Announcing its annual results out of Johannesburg this morning, financial services group Discovery (Discovery.co.za) (JSE share code: DSY ISIN: ZAE000022331), outlined the growth in scale and impact of its Vitality Shared-Value Insurance model (SharedValueInsurance.com). Since launching Vitality twenty years ago, Discovery has invested considerably in building a platform that serves a global network of insurers, providing access to the Vitality brand, product offerings, technological innovations, actuarial and data insights and program assets. This Global Vitality Network now operates in 16 countries across North America, Europe, pan-Asia, South Africa and the United Kingdom, serving close to 10 million clients through seven insurers. As an integrated incentive-driven insurance model, Vitality is uniquely positioned to “monetise” better health, and is attracting over 150 000 new members a month. read more

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Africa’s economic giants face increasing competition from upcoming Kenya and Ethiopia

New Africa Risk-Reward Index provides investors with a synthesis of risks and opportunities across the African continent read more

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The DTI to lead SA companies to exhibit at the China mining congress and expo

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will lead a group of South African companies to the 17th Annual China Mining Congress and Expo that will be held at the Tianjin Meijiang Convention Centre in China from 23-25 September 2017. read more

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Illicit tobacco trade a direct threat to job security in Gauteng

British American Tobacco SA warns of possible job losses as illicit trade grows read more

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South Africa: Is carpooling the future of urban mobility?

Asks Chris Megan, CEO and co-Founder of mobility app, uGoMyWay read more

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African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit comes to Gauteng in October to focus on continent’s urban opportunities and challenges

Africa’s cities are facing an urban ‘polycrisis’ read more

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Tough times no reason not to start a business

Following a technical recession in Q1, and with slow economic growth forecast, South Africa can expect tough economic times ahead. But this is no reason not to start a new business, says Nedbank. read more

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8th Annual Africa Weeks for the Animals Coming July 29-August 13, 2017!

The special annual celebration highlights the importance that African animals and people play in the world and provide opportunities to protect and conserve the ever-growing endangered species of Africa. read more

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Seed Academy release results of SA’s largest entrepreneurial survey

Youth entrepreneurship, access to funding and markets remain key challenges read more

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Integrated Reporting Can Boost Investor Confidence in South Africa – Global Chief Executive in Johannesburg And Cape Town

South Africa’s leading international role in implementing integrated reporting can be used to attract foreign investment in to the country, according to talks due to take place in Johannesburg and Cape Town next week, (25-28 July). read more

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Seven designers work with American hardwoods for ‘Seed to Seat’ project at 100% Design South Africa 2017

Furniture design and Life Cycle Assessment project aims to throw the spotlight on versatile, yet less well-known American hardwood species and identify the true environmental impact of design read more

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