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The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chains

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now...

By Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 23 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

Global food prices continue to rise in July

According to a United Nations report, global food prices continue their upward trajectory for the second consecutive month in July, led by vegetable oils and dairy products...

1 day ago

RETAIL

Shoprite to discontinue operations in Nigeria

The Shoprite Group is exiting Nigeria after 15 years. The Cape Town-based company announced the decision in a trading update this week...

2 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Namibia harvests first commercial blueberries thanks to smart irrigation

According to Willem Mostert, Namibian manager of Cherry Irrigation, whose team designed and implemented the fully automated drip irrigation and fertigation management system for the landmark project, the quality of the fruit harvested has so far been exceptional...

2 days ago

PROPERTY

Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing

The challenges of informal settlements have once again been thrown into the spotlight in the midst of the current pandemic...

By Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 3 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Technology gives hope to Africa's endangered Northern white rhinos

Kenyan wildlife caretaker and guide Jemu Mwenda bittersweetly recounts one of his favorite memories of 'Sudan', the male Northern white rhino who died two years ago, making headlines across the world...

By Pavithra Rao 3 Aug 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive Covid-19

In June, the International Trade Centre launched a report titled Covid-19: The Great Lockdown and its Impact on Small Business...

By Kingsley Ighobor 3 Aug 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

How the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperation

Ethiopia's on-going construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River has attracted speculation that it could lead to a 'water war'...

By Ashok Swain 3 Aug 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

2020 Rhino Conservation Awards winners revealed

On Friday, 31 July - also celebrated as World Ranger Day, the winners of the Rhino Conservation Awards were announced during an online event...

3 Aug 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Ad Stars 2020 finalists announced

Ad Stars has announced its 2020 shortlist...

3 Aug 2020

FINANCE

Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent's economies

Most economists see structural transformation as one of the main routes to Africa's sustainable development...

By Muazu Ibrahim 3 Aug 2020

RETAIL

Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo

Game's vice president shares how the retailer has navigated business challenges and opportunities over the last 50 years, and how it aims to remain relevant beyond 2020...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2020

AGRICULTURE

Are young trees or old forests more important for slowing climate change?

The age of a forest can influence how effectively it offsets our emissions...

By Tom Pugh 31 Jul 2020

RETAIL

Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

FAO launches platform to help global community reduce food loss, waste

Gearing up for the inaugural International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on 29 September, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has unveiled a new platform...

30 Jul 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Warc Media Awards announces 2020 Effective Use of Partnerships & Sponsorships jury

The 13 strong client- and agency-side senior industry executives, will award the best case studies showcasing how collaborations with third parties that have helped meet business goals...

30 Jul 2020

FINANCE

Why African countries are reluctant to take up Covid-19 debt relief

A debt service relief package has been approved by some of the world's biggest lenders for more than 25 African countries...

By Misheck Mutize 30 Jul 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

New Bowery Awards for independent creatives announces its executive jury

New York Festivals' Bowery Awards, a new competition celebrating independent creatives in the commercial landscape, has announced its 2020 executive jury...

29 Jul 2020

RETAIL

Network International to acquire DPO in landmark pan-African payments deal

DPO Group will support the expansion of Network International's presence across Africa, one of the most under-penetrated and fast-growing payments markets in the world...

29 Jul 2020

LIFESTYLE

Durban FilmMart announces 2020 Talents Durban participants

The Durban FilmMart Institute has announced the 2020 Talents Durban participants, which will form part of the official 11th Durban FilmMart virtual edition set to take place from 4 to 13 September...

28 Jul 2020

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