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 Businesses have had to adapt to the ‘new normal’. The Department of Labour could fine you for not adapting fast enough when it comes to the health and safety of your staff.

Earlier this year I wrote an article warning of the dangers of enforcing compulsory Covid vaccinations at the workplace. Despite this, a trend towards compulsory vaccination has begun.

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We can no longer talk about literacy and numeracy without also talking about digital literacy. 

On Sunday President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that more than 7 million adults have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This represents a quarter of South Africa’s adult population.

Technology has enabled remote working, learning and social connections during the Covid-19 pandemic, but increases of up to 80%[i] in time spent in front of screens has seen a rise in ADHD symptoms such as lack of focus, poor concentration, and restlessness among both adults and children.

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In an effort to shine a bright light amidst the uncertainty and gloom brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the tough economic times, MANCOSA, a private higher education institution, will host a motivational virtual webinar on World Positivity Day, 13 September at 12 noon.

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Minister of Health, Dr Joseph Phaala has expressed his concern over the Western Cape and the Northern Cape recording Covid-19 positivity rates above the national average.

It is estimated that more than 82 000 South African children have been orphaned due to the Covid-19 pandemic and a further 94 000 children lost their primary caregiver, a recent report found. Save the Childrens SA’s Divya Naidoo explained that this could be either a parent or grandparent. She believes that this will have a long lasting impact on these children. 

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