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Shahied Fischer and Ivan Cummings were treated with HFNO at Groote Schuur Hospital. Image: Western Cape Health
High-flow nasal oxygen proves successful in severe Covid-19 cases

High-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) treatment has proven to be successful in treating critical care Covid-19 patients, as an alternative to ventilators, which was the standard in the initial phases of the global pandemic...

9 hours ago

The Thusong Multipurpose Center in Khayelitsha which will serve as a Covid-19 site in Cape Town, South Africa. Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images
Students play an integral role in healthcare delivery: findings from South Africa

Reports from around the world show that the shortage of health professionals in public healthcare systems will be worsened by the increased demand for health services caused by the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Ian Couper & Jana Müller 1 day ago

Agreements reached on Covid-19 excessive pricing

The Competition Tribunal has confirmed three consent agreements relating to Covid-19 excessive pricing complaints...

5 hours ago

Research to understand Covid-19's effect on the mining industry

Fundamental research is critical to support the mining industry and others in dealing with the impact of Covid-19...

6 hours ago

Lockdown brought property market to standstill in Q2 2020 - RE/MAX report

Results from the RE/MAX National Housing Report Q2 2020 show that the national Covid-19 lockdown brought the local housing market to a virtual standstill during the second quarter of this year...

8 hours ago

WC construction industry preps for Covid peak

With the economy opening up significantly, and more people going to work, including the construction sector, it is now more important than ever that the industry follows strict health and safety guidelines to prevent infections...

8 hours ago

Hardware retailer notes surge in sales of building supplies during lockdown

"People are not only undertaking seasonal home maintenance tasks and minor improvements to make their homes more comfortable, they are also tackling bigger, fresh build projects."

1 day ago

Shimza to livestream his 'One Man Show' from Robben Island on Mandela Day

On Mandela Day, 18 July 2020 Shimza, or Ashley Raphala, is set to make history when he becomes the first artist to perform a livestream show from Robben Island...

1 day ago

Gauteng surges ahead as new Covid-19 epicentre

Gauteng has officially overtaken the Western Cape as the country's Covid-19 epicentre with the highest number of cases cumulatively, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced late on Wednesday.

1 day ago

It would be a grave mistake to order your coffin too late

Because 2020 wasn't weird enough, South Africans are apparently now able to purchase coffins on popular retail site Takealot...

By Howard Feldman 1 day ago

Covid-19's positive legacy to mining

The mining sector relies on stability and predictability to remain operational and productive. The current global predicament is something that no-one would've been able to predict until it was too late...

By Nombasa Tsengwa 1 day ago

Interconnectiveness sets the tone of post-Covid responsible investment

What started off as a public health crisis in the form of Covid-19 is really started to bear down as a significant economic crisis...

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

Brand South Africa and Brand Finance announce top 50 South African brands

As the Covid-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on the global and national economy, South Africa's top 50 most valuable brands could lose up to 15% of brand value cumulatively, a drop of over R65bn compared to the original valuation date of 1 January 2020, according to the latest Brand Finance South Africa 50 2020 report...

Issued by Brand South Africa 1 day ago

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