The Department of Employment and Labour has recently provided much needed guidance in respect of questions which employers have been grappling with since President Ramaphosa's declaration of a National State of Disaster on Sunday 15 March 2020.
The President’s address on the evening of 15 March 2020 sets out a range of measures that have been and will have to be taken in respect of COVID-19. Specifically, under the banner of the Disaster Management Act he proclaimed a national state of disaster (Section 27).
The out-break of Covid-19, which originated in China and has since spread to most of the world, is one of the most serious threats to public health in recent times and has now been designated as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.
The COVID-19 emergency has prompted much media coverage, panic in some quarters and severe market falls. At a time like this, it is vital that organisations act rationally.
The Department of Health has confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa. There is a strong likelihood that there will be other cases of COVID-19 across the country. Naturally, employers will need to bear in mind various employment and health and safety considerations to manage the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace.
During tough economic times, it arguably makes sense for businesses to simply look to buckle down and ride out the storm. However, while ‘waiting it out’ may appear to be the best practice in such times, there may be a missed opportunity for business growth in a tough economy.
An interview with Elad Smadja, Head of Financial Operations, Taurus Capital, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing how a steady flow of cash is required in order to continue functioning successfully and that this applies equally to companies both large and small, cutting across all industries including law firms.
In-house agencies are returning to the inner sanctums of companies. In recent years, many major corporate brands have brought content and marketing agency capabilities back into the fold, which resulted in the development of an in-house agency as part of improving the delivery and speed of marketing efforts.
Any business requires a steady flow of cash in order to continue functioning successfully. This applies equally to companies both large and small, cutting across all industries including law firms. While this basic principle may seem self-evident, it was one of the main reasons for the dot com crash in the 1990’s and remains a catalyst for why many small businesses get into trouble.
An interview with Brian Mhlanga, Leadership/Executive Coach & Facilitator, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing that it is a myth that leadership and executive coaching is ‘not a Black thing’; that the concept is Western and therefore has no value in South Africa.