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Understanding Covid-19 vaccinations and Long-covid
August 19, 2021
The Consolidated Directions on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Certain Workplaces published on 11 June 2021 state employers should create awareness regarding aspects of the Covid-19 vaccines, used in the country, it’s contra-indications and side effects, for example severe allergic reactions.
Understanding the use of an Ultimatum and Reservation of a right to dismiss employees
August 18, 2021
It is generally accepted that an ultimatum serves as a final peremptory demand or statement of terms, the rejection of which may result in stringent measures being taken or the breakdown of a relationship.
Understanding fatigue in the workplace due to the pandemic
August 02, 2021
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines “pandemic fatigue” as demotivation to follow recommended protective behaviours, emerging gradually over time and affected by several emotions, experiences and perceptions.
Workplace Safety Guidelines During Civil Unrest
July 28, 2021
During times of political or civil unrest, peaceful protests have the potential to turn into violent riots and looting. In response to the current civil unrest taking place in South Africa, many businesses have had to close operations out of fear of attacks and to ensure the safety of their employees.
Practical guidance in respect of the mandatory appointment of Information Officers
July 26, 2021
Access to information and the protection of certain types of personal information rights in South Africa are entrenched in the Constitution and are mainly regulated by the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) and the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA).
Challenges regarding Covid-19 that SMEs face when returning to Construction Sites
July 21, 2021
Challenges that building contractors face in South Africa’s construction industry – now further complicated by the novel coronavirus. 
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