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In my previous article I explained that the New Code of Practice: Managing Exposure To Covid In The Workplace, 2022 requires employers to conduct a special health risk assessment (HRA) and to implement a plan to protect its employees from contracting Covid.


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is in good spirits as he continues to recover after contracting Covid-19. The president has remained steadfast in his call for South Africans to get vaccinated.


In October 2021, the Compensation Commissioner in South Africa issued a Notice on Compensation for COVID-19 vaccination side effects. The Notice was published in terms of section 6A(b) of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993 (COIDA) and provides that the Compensation Fund will "cover employees for injuries, illness or death as a result of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine”.


After testing positive for Covid-19, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa took the opportunity to encourage citizens to get vaccinated against the virus.


As South Africa battles with the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections, mandatory vaccination has become a point of contention.


The competition commission has made an agreement with two Covid-19 test providers to reduce their prices.


On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa tested positive for Covid-19. This could see a new man in charge for the coming days.


As South Africa continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, the country’s health regulator has approved a booster dose for citizens over the age of 18 years old. 


As South Africa braces for the impact of the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections, the Department of Health is continuing to encourage people to get vaccinated against the virus.


Many people and communities run food garden projects as a means to provide food security, but eight select candidates from across the Cape Metro had the opportunity to participate in a specially designed graduate programme to take their garden projects to the next level.


The COVID-19 pandemic notwithstanding, this has been a disruptive year for many South Africans. Load shedding has made an unwelcome, albeit sporadic, return. The violent protests in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng added distress to an already burdened society.


On Sunday President Cyril Ramphosa announced that a task team will be set up to determine if Covid-19 vaccinations need to be made mandatory. 


With many companies looking to enforce vaccine mandates for employees from the beginning of next year, Ian McAlister, General Manager at CRS Technologies, examines several of the key issues surrounding this.


Getting angry is human and is healthy but beware that a burst of anger does not destroy your career prospects or a treasured relationship.


 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.


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.


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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