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 The ongoing Covid-19 outbreaks suggest that a hybrid way of working could become the norm. This is especially likely in service industries where in-person presence is not as critical to operations. 


Cabinet has revealed plans that could see the National State Of Disaster end by as early as next week. This would bring it to an end after more than two years. 


The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns left many people without a way of generating income as hard lockdowns were introduced to stop the spread of the virus.


Despite the move to lockdown level 1 and the further easing of restrictions, South Africa will remain in a National State of Disaster.


New years often mean new beginnings with new years’ resolutions. However, the Covid-19 pandemic is here to stay and challenges it brings will remain for many.


As 2021 comes to an end, many South African citizens are preparing for festive season celebrations. However, curfew may pose a challenge to this. 


Despite some of its provinces officially entering a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections, South Africa will remain on lockdown alert level 1.


Hearings are a critical part of the business machinery. They provide parties with an opportunity to resolve conflict, and they can mitigate risk for employee and organisation alike. However, the past 18 months have not been ideal for organisations undertaking hearings.


In my experience, the corporate environment today is a much more enabling one for women than in the past. Even though the gender breakdown still favours men, the general attitude towards women has certainly changed for the better. Of course, there are still some men who find it difficult to take orders from women, but I do not think that is ever going to completely go away.


Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to end the national state of disaster. He believes there are better ways of handling the pandemic that is more conducive to creating jobs and boosting the economy.


The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been felt in every sector of the South African economy. The tourism sector was especially hard hit during the Covid-19 lockdowns.


The Department of Transport has warned motorists that the grace period for the renewal of driver's licenses will end on 31 August 2021. The grace period was initially instituted to combat the large backlog that was created by the Covid-19 lockdown and problems with the department's online system.
 


The Department of Basic Education is considering scrapping the October school holidays to make up for lost teaching days due to disruptions to the school calendar. The proposal by the Department of Basic Education comes after consultations with various role players in the education sector. 


Following recent looting incidents, Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni has revealed the cost of the damage. The Minister was speaking during a media address held on Wednesday afternoon.


The unrest in parts of the country over the past few weeks has led to several deaths. Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal are the leading provinces with the highest death toll. 


The continued ban on the trade of alcohol has left liquor traders pleading with government once again. 


The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) is not satisfied with the updated level 4 lockdown restrictions. 


As many South African workers continue to work from home, many feel increasingly tired, stressed and uncertain about the future which is leading to rise in mental health concerns. 

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