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Mpho Elizabeth Nkeli, new Life Healthcare Group transformation chair

Life Healthcare Group, owners of over 64 hospitals in South Africa, have appointed a new social, ethics and transformation committee chairperson, following the resignation of long-serving director, Louisa Mojela. Louisa has served as a director in numerous companies, which include Sun International, Distell and South African Real Estate Fund, she is chief executive officer of […]

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Work-related stress costs South Africa R40bn annually

Burnout is responsible for a loss of earnings estimated at R40,6bn, equalling 2,2% of the country’s annual GDP, and usually can be attributed to corporate structures and culture that are not conducive to reducing stress or supporting mental wellbeing. More than 40% of all work-related illness is due to stress and major depression, burnout and […]

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Sugar tax could spur economic growth – accountants body

Just when both sides are getting all hot and bothered about the proposed sugar tax, the number crunchers have come to the table with their view.  Although job losses have been indicated as consideration to not go ahead with the implementation of the tax. But what about the flipside of the coin – the growing […]

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Free State researcher scoops prestigious ICT award

The innovative use of information and communication technology (ICT) to accurately predict drought-stricken environments has proved to be a winning formula for a young Free State researcher. Dr Muthoni Masinde walked away with top honours at the annual Women in Science Awards (WISA) of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), which were held on […]

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2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg

Healthcare and technology executives will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain in Sandton, Johannesburg for the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit. The Summit will be held on 24 & 25 August 2016, under the theme – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.” The 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit will bring senior-level healthcare professionals to learn about cutting-edge innovations and foster dynamic conversation […]

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Fortinet Named Platinum Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit

  Fortinet has been announced as Platinum sponsor of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit (#HCIS2016). From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg for the upcoming summit, under the theme – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.” Fortinet secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. […]

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Local scientists share research at global forum

Two South African researchers from historically disadvantaged institutions are among the thousands of scientists attending the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF 2016), which kicked of last night in Manchester, in the United Kingdom. The three-day ESOF is one of the world’s leading platforms for showcasing research and promoting dialogue on the role of science and technology […]

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SA scientist wins AIDS research award

A young South African scientist has walked away with a prestigious HIV/AIDS research award when five scientific awards to recognise exceptional research were presented at the 21st International AIDS Conference, which ends in Durban today. Dr Sinaye Ngcapu has been awarded the AIDS 2016 Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize for his winning abstract entitled […]

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Department of Health launches self-service medicine ‘ATMs’

At the International Aids Conference, which is currently taking place in Durban, the Department of Health, has announced that South Africans will soon obtain their medication from self-service ATM-style machines. In a statement, the Department of Health, says through the Pharmacy Dispensing Unit (PDU), currently being piloted at Thembalethu Clinic in Johannesburg, is a self-service […]

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The importance of healthy eating to corporate wellness

Employees eat nearly half of their daily meals and snacks at the workplace, which means that what is consumed during working hours can have a great impact on overall diet and health. It’s not uncommon to find that many of us, who may well be healthy eaters at home, give way to speed and convenience […]

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