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Medshield launch 2024 benefits and confirms its position as its members' healthcare partner for life
Medshield Medical Scheme launched its benefit options and contributions for 2024, building on the Partner for Life offering. Medshield continues to place its members at the centre by offering tailored cover and benefit options for every life stage from childhood to retirement. The Scheme affirms its dedication to ensuring all members and their dependents receive much-needed quality healthcare. 26 Sep 2023 Read more

The Drakensberg Boys Choir are ready for their Mauritius tour
The Drakensberg Boys Choir School is excited to announce that they will showcase their talents to an international audience for their upcoming tour to Mauritius from 17 to 24 September 2023. The Drakensberg Boys Choir is a South African treasure and brings diverse music lovers the most beautiful music across classic choral, contemporary African and entertaining afro-pop genres. 20 Sep 2023 Read more

Medshield: Early warning signs of male cancers
Due to differences in biology and lifestyle, men and women face different cancer risks. You may assume you don't need to visit a doctor for minor health issues, but cancer symptoms are often vague. For example, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men but has some of the least apparent symptoms. 15 Sep 2023 Read more

Brand South Africa collaborates with the Drakensberg Boys Choir for a Mauritius tour
Drakensberg Boys Choir School is delighted to announce that Brand South Africa is committed to supporting the Drakensberg Boys Choir School (DBCS) for their upcoming tour to Mauritius from 17 to 24 September 2023. 5 Sep 2023 Read more

Medshield: Understanding vitamins and minerals as we grow older
As we grow older, our nutritional needs change. An ageing metabolism, age-related health conditions and lifestyle choices affect how our bodies age. Vitamins and minerals are vital in supporting our bodies and could help address health risks associated with ageing. 30 Aug 2023 Read more

Medshield: Chiropractors can play a vital role in overall health and wellness
Chiropractic care is a branch of healthcare that focuses on diagnosing, treating and preventing disorders of the musculoskeletal system, mainly the spine. Chiropractors are crucial in promoting health and wellness by using non-invasive techniques that restore the body's natural balance and optimise its function. 30 Aug 2023 Read more

Medshield highlights strong financial position at the 2023 Annual General Meeting
Medshield Medical Scheme hosted its 54th Annual General Meeting today. Principal officer Kevin Aron announced a healthy solvency ratio and strong credit rating maintained in an economically challenging year. He highlighted growth opportunities for the scheme and expressed gratitude to Medshield members for their loyalty and trust amidst an ailing economy. 14 Aug 2023 Read more

Medshield: Understanding different types of non-cancerous breast lumps
It is common to find a lump in your breast and immediately feel concerned, considering the worst-case scenario. However, take comfort in knowing that most breast lumps are benign (non-cancerous) and will not develop into breast cancer. The safest approach when dealing with any breast lump is to have it examined by a medical professional. Regardless of how often you examine your breasts, it can't be assumed that the breast lump is of no concern. 8 Aug 2023 Read more

Medshield: What is hyperthyroidism and how is it treated?
The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, just before the windpipe. It is crucial in regulating various metabolic processes, heart rate and body temperature. However, when the thyroid gland becomes overactive, it can result in hyperthyroidism. 7 Aug 2023 Read more

From potential to powerhouse: South Africa's opportunity in embracing technology - Accenture
In this rapidly evolving era where technology reigns supreme, our lives have become intertwined with the marvels of innovation. From the seamless connectivity of our digital devices to the awe-inspiring advancements in artificial intelligence, the possibilities seem boundless. 4 Aug 2023 Read more

15 years of leaving no stone unturned to add value
Fifteen years ago, on 1 August 2008, the Stone journey began with one man focusing on adding value. From the outset, the small Stone team used business acumen and strategic engagement to redefine the role of communication's business value and enhance business reputation beyond mere public relations. The firm was formed to deliver exceptional value to its clients while making a deliberate difference beyond Stone's own bottom line. 1 Aug 2023 Read more

Medshield: Feel your best by adopting a holistic approach to healthy eating
In our fast-paced lives, it's easy to prioritise convenience over nutritious meal choices that negatively impact our energy levels, mental well-being, and overall health. Adopting a holistic approach to healthy eating goes beyond strict diets or quick weight-loss methods. It's about finding balance and making lifestyle changes that support overall well-being. 13 Jul 2023 Read more

ICH K+S transaction heralds a new growth focus with new beginnings
Industrial Commodities Holdings (Pty) Ltd (ICH) today finalised the sale of the ICH fertiliser business to Fertiva (Pty) Ltd, an entity which is now majority-owned by the German fertiliser supplier K+S Group. The K+S Group will operate the acquired fertiliser business under the Fertiva name. 4 Jul 2023 Read more

How can we support our youth's mental health struggles? - Medshield
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), approximately one in seven children aged 10 to 19 years are affected by mental disorders. The WHO's research indicates that up to 20% of children and adolescents globally experience mental health issues with depression, anxiety and behavioural disorders cited as the leading causes of illness, disability and even suicide among adolescents. South Africa has a significant shortage of public resources and funding for mental health services, particularly for children. 28 Jun 2023 Read more

Accenture invites youth to sign up for its skills and job opportunities
Almost a quarter of a million young South Africans lost their jobs in the first three months of 2023, taking the youth unemployment rate to 62.1%, the highest in a year. 20 Jun 2023 Read more

Preparing for chemotherapy
Chemotherapy treats cancer, slowing the growth and multiplication of cancer cells to combat the often fatal disease. Cancer cells grow and multiply faster than other cells in the body. While chemotherapy proves to be a viable method for addressing various cancer forms, it also has the potential for side effects. Some chemotherapy side effects are mild and treatable, while others can cause serious complications. The term chemotherapy is often used without people knowing what it involves. According to Mayo Clinic, chemotherapy (or chemo) is usually a drug treatment that uses powerful chemicals to combat and kill fast-growing cells in the body. 12 Jun 2023 Read more

Africa becoming the gender hub for gender mainstreaming success - Accenture
Nominations for the Accenture 11th Africa Gender Mainstreaming Awards, presented by Business Engage, are open. These awards offer a platform dedicated to promoting diversity and excellence with a focus on gender mainstreaming. 9 Jun 2023 Read more

Drakensberg Boys Choir to host Music in the City 2023 extravaganza
The Drakensberg Boys Choir School (DBCS) is pleased to announce Drakensberg Boys Choir Music in the City 2023, a four-day concert series to be held at the Joburg Theatre in Johannesburg, with the main gala performances in The Mandela on 23 and 24 June 2023. 30 May 2023 Read more

Is your crazy lifestyle making you sick? - Medshield
People are always on the go, juggling work, family, and social commitments and it is not uncommon for them to neglect their physical health. Modern lifestyle habits such as poor dietary choices, sedentary lifestyles, stress, and exposure to environmental pollutants have significantly increased chronic diseases and health issues. 26 May 2023 Read more

The urgent need for responsible regulation of generative AI
In a significant move towards shaping the future of artificial intelligence (AI), the United States legislature recently held a groundbreaking presentation on regulating responsible AI. This week's session marked a pivotal moment in the ongoing efforts to strike a delicate balance between harnessing the immense potential of AI and ensuring ethical and responsible use of this powerful technology, with Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, speaking on the growing influence of AI in our society, and the need for comprehensive regulations. 26 May 2023 Read more

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