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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.


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.


Whether the dismissal of an employee who attended work whilst awaiting a Covid-19 test result, who continued to report to work after the Covid-19 test result came back positive and who failed to follow health and safety protocols in the workplace, was fair.


A Johnson & Johnson vaccine booster shot is being offered to the health workers. There are health professionals that feel that they should choose for themselves whether to take J&J or Pfizer as their booster shot.


Covid has very severely weakened business, eroded job security and spurred unemployment. While strikes have been fewer and shorter during Covid, their effect is greater because of the very weak financial circumstances of businesses and workers resulting from the pandemic.


There is no doubt it – these are challenging times for employers and employees alike. The ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be felt for some years to come and in the meantime, businesses have to do everything they can to keep operating and help keep the struggling economy going. This is why a development like the Compensation Fund for those who suffer COVID-19-related side effects makes all the difference.


 As of Wednesday, October 20, 2021, minors around South Africa descended on Covid-19 vaccine sites around the country in order to receive a potentially life-saving Covid-19 jab.


Today a new group of South Africans are eligible to receive their Covid-19 vaccines. Minors between the ages of 12 and 17 can now get registered and receive the Covid-19 vaccines.


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.


The Minister of Health, Dr Joseph Phala said that he hopes that country can reach herd immunity by the end of 2021. Phala hopes that between 60% and70% of South Africa’s adult population will be vaccinated by the end of the year as this would help open the economy and other social activities.


South Africa has been rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine for 6 months and millions have been vaccinated to date. 


The Acting Health Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi has confirmed that South Africa has successfully passed the peak of the third wave.


Eskom has announced that loadshedding stage 2 will be taking place this week, heading into the weekend.    


After months of breaking stories in the frontline, journalists will soon be next in line for the Covid-19 vaccine. 


Gauteng is currently leading with the most Covid-19 cases in the country. To make matters worse, hospitals in the province are facing shortages. 


The latest address to the country from the President brought the expected tightening of restrictions as the third wave of Covid-19 spreading across the country has seen hospitals fill up in certain provinces - but it wasn't all bad news.


The Black Business Council (BBC)held its annual summit recently, demanding for government to speed up economic transformation for businesses.


Elearning has changed, thanks to COVID-19, and there’s no going back to the way we were, however much organisations may want to do so.A


President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Sunday evening to announce further lockdown restrictions. 

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