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Nicci Botha

Group editor: Bizcommunity
Location:South Africa

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Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle... and that elixir of life - chocolate. Nicci has worked for local and international media houses including Primedia, Caxton, Lloyd's and Reuters. Her new passion is digital media.
#GIL2017: How global volatility can benefit Africa

Not so long ago, people would have scoffed at the notion that the UK would be pulling out of the EU or that Donald Trump would be sitting in the Oval Office.

By Nicci Botha 7 hours ago

Long live the King

It seems ironic that with South Africa's well-established King code how many companies are having their ethics questioned as the Gupta email saga unfolds

By Nicci Botha 16 Aug 2017

How will private healthcare evolve under UHC?

With NHI, the Competition Commission inquiry and sky-rocketing costs it's no wonder that the private healthcare sector is wary about what the future holds

By Nicci Botha 27 Jul 2017

UHC lessons from Obamacare

The NHI might have progressed to white paper stage, but South Africa is still stuck in the midst of a healthcare crisis

By Nicci Botha 24 Jul 2017

Effects of dominance in price

There's been Increased focus on pharmaceutical pricing, both domestically and internationally

By Nicci Botha 21 Jul 2017

Lessons not learnt: Public mental health still in a dismal state

It appears that the Esidimeni tragedy has not had impact on improving the care of public sector mental health patients

By Nicci Botha 28 Jun 2017

Trastuzumab and the high cost of cancer treatment

It seems cruel that drugs that can save the lives of thousands of cancer sufferers are so prohibitively expensive

By Nicci Botha 21 Jun 2017

Stakeholders blast Mining Charter as underhanded

The worst fears of a cross-section of mining industry stakeholders were realised when the latest iteration of the Mining Charter was released last week

By Nicci Botha 19 Jun 2017

Has SA finally hit the reset button?

This country is never boring. Where else in the real world does the skinniving, intrigue and corruption offer more plot twists than Game of Thrones?

By Nicci Botha 14 Jun 2017

It's official: We're in recession

Figures show the economy contracted by 0.7% during the first quarter of 2017, officially pushing the country into a recession

By Nicci Botha 7 Jun 2017

A word or two with Thuli Madonsela

When Rudyard Kipling penned the words, “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs” he could have had Thuli Madonsela in mind

By Nicci Botha 31 May 2017

Keeping fintech and investment simple

You need to understand that when I was growing up, email didn't even exist

By Nicci Botha 29 May 2017

SA signs innovation agreement with Novartis

A high-level MoU on medical research and development has been signed between the SAMRC, the DST and Novartis

By Nicci Botha 25 May 2017

SU's second successful penis transplant

Stellenbosch University's faculty of medicine and health sciences announced today that it has performed a second successful penile transplant

By Nicci Botha 22 May 2017

Eskom head: "No secret nuke deal"

Despite persistent conspiracy theories and media speculation, Eskom's nuclear boss is adamant there is no secret plan or corruption linked to the nuclear plan

By Nicci Botha 19 May 2017

Regional power pools hold the key to sustainability

Regional collaboration is key to securing energy supply and minimising costs, but regional integration in a mutually beneficial manner remains a challenge, said Ben Martins, deputy minister of state enterprises.

By Nicci Botha 17 May 2017

No-show Molefe sidesteps difficult questions at #AUW2017

Brian Molefe was a no-show at African Utility Week. Not surprising, given his track record of not pitching at this event when there's a bullet to be dodged

By Nicci Botha 17 May 2017

Desperately seeking: A viable healthcare payment system

South Africa's private healthcare sector is under severe pressure, particularly with rampant inflation tracking at rates higher than CPI

By Nicci Botha 24 Apr 2017

Is nuke deal behind Eskom's filibusting on renewable PPAs?

The oh-so-delayed signing of PPAs between Eskom and renewable power producers has been postponed again

By Nicci Botha 11 Apr 2017

Cabinet reshuffle triggers junk status

With the dash of a pen, President Jacob Zuma has undone all the hard work of government and business last year to avoid junk status

By Nicci Botha 4 Apr 2017

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