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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.

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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.

person using needle in Covid-19 vaccine vial

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.

Mask, needle and Covid-19 vaccine

 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Covid-19 vaccine rollout injection

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

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Eskom-loadshedding

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

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