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As COVID-19 continues to gain momentum as a global pandemic, and the need for protective gear for first-line responders increases, Netcare has asked for assistance from the local 3D printer community. Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group employees have responded. Netcare recently urged members of the 3D printing community across Gauteng…
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which is used for protection from exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19), is in short supply globally, but companies that import PPE are saying that they face challenges in getting the equipment to the countries that need it. Leon Stoltz, CEO of Stoltz One, an international trading company…
As the Covid 19 Virus continues to spread across South Africa, the people most at risk in defending all South Africans are our healthcare fraternity. With over 1400 cases (*as of 02/04/2020) of coronavirus recorded in South Africa, there is no denying that the statistics surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic can feel overwhelming.  In the…
Dear Mr O’Day,  We write to request that Gilead take immediate actions to ensure rapid availability, affordability, and accessibility of its experimental therapy remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19, pending the results of the clinical trials demonstrating its efficacy.  The COVID-19 pandemic has spread across all continents and, to date,…
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic that the nation is currently faced with, CWDi is determined to continue solving the challenges that businesses encounter, with creative solutions that inspire connections. CWDi is proud to announce its partnership with FUEL, to help companies support their staff by educating them and raising the awareness…
With healthcare costs growing at around 10% - levels well-beyond inflation - and with most medical schemes announcing annual plan increases of between 8-9% for 2020, South African medical scheme consumers are left with little choice but to buy down on their medical scheme benefit options in a bid to…
Sham Moodley is a community pharmacist based in the Durban South Basin area, and he also serves as a Director in the Care Group of Pharmacists. Sham is deeply rooted in his community, and his passion and determination to give back shows. From helping and supporting a student to fulfill her study…
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 10:33

Risk, Resilience and COVID-19

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Opinion by Vanessa Thurlwell of Mondial Risk and Business Consultants and Craig Kent, Head of Risk Management at Aon South Africa.   South Africa made it to 5 March 2020 before our first official confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced by Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize.   The case load is now rapidly…
Stoltz One, a Cape Town-based company, has announced that it has been granted a permit to operate during South Africa’s 21-day national lockdown in a bid to supply the essential services sector with personal protective equipment (PPE), which is in high demand around the world. South Africa’s latest coronavirus figures…
Preparing now to flatten the curve Whilst many individuals, companies and manufacturers initially stocked up on disinfectants and sanitisers at the start of this worldwide pandemic, did they foresee just how long these stocks would last? We’re already seeing many countries stopping exports of raw materials and ingredients needed to…
Dudu Ndlovu is a registered nurse at Port Shepstone Regional Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal. She works predominantly in the Thuthuzela Care Centre unit of the hospital which deals with cases of rape victims. Dudu is known for her kindness, passion and dedication to spreading awareness around reporting rapes, particularly to the youth and…
Pharmacist Ilse Morkel From arranging fun runs for charity to driving clients to hospital, meet the pharmacist who is changing lives in the Athlone community. Ilse Morkel is a pharmacist at Braude's Pharmacy in Athlone. She is known for her kindness, compassion and for always going the extra mile for her clients.…

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