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COVID-19 South Africa

MTN Launches 5G Network – Everything You Need to Know

MTN South Africa has launched its commercial 5G network, providing access to 100 sites across the country. “Today, from MTN’s birthplace of South Africa, we are stepping up our digital revolution with the next generation of telecommunication technology, demonstrating to...

Sasol to Start Cutting Jobs in August Amid Global Oil Price Slump

Sasol is set to begin employee dismissals from mid-August in efforts to cut costs in a new strategy aimed at boosting its balances. This comes after the company was battered by the general decline in oil prices as a...

Unique Health Platform Could Benefit 800 Million Mobile Subscribers in Africa

“With this platform, we have the possibility of reaching between 600 million and 800 million mobile subscribers in Africa,” says Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), during the virtual launch of the Africa Communication...

South Africa Begins First COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

The University of Witswatersrand has announced that South Africa's first COVID-19 vaccine trial is set to begin, with participants to be enrolled by the end of the week. "This is a landmark moment for South Africa and Africa at this...

Online Marketplace for Medical Supplies Launches to Aid Africa-wide COVID-19 Response

An online marketplace, Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), has been launched to provide the purchase, volume aggregation, quota management, payment facilitation as well as logistics & transportation of COVID-19-related medical equipment across the African continent. According to Tech Cabal, the...

COVID-19 Contact Tracing and its Challenges with Data Privacy

Recent years have seen a marked shift in the way technology interacts with our data privacy. As people live and work in an increasingly digital world, they are also becoming more aware of the information they share and the...

Cheap Steroid Manufactured in South Africa is a Breakthrough COVID-19 Drug

A cheap steroid available from R149 ($8.71) an injection in South Africa is being hailed as a breakthrough treatment used to reduce fatalities amongst critical COVID-19 patients. Known as dexamethasone, the drug has been proven to reduce deaths by one-third...

SA Startup Making Waves with New COVID-19 Tracing Tech

A South African startup has launched a cheap approach to contact tracing in efforts to help with coronavirus measures. Contact tracing is a method of tracking used in countries like the United Kingdom, Singapore and South Korea to aid in...

Startups in SA Can Drive Growth in the Battered Economy

The GEM SA report – titled Igniting startups for economic growth and social change – contains the facts, data and figures that highlight trends in entrepreneurship in South Africa. The results of the study reveal the fundamentals to consider...

How to Fight COVID-19 in Africa’s Informal Settlements

The COVID-19 pandemic has cost hundreds of thousands of lives in the world’s richest cities but poses an even greater threat to cities in the developing world. There are now more than 150,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across Africa,...
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