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Tuesday | 07 July | 2020 Difficult questions:Covid-19 pandemic & the order of the NHI

The current situation in South Africa and globally is unprecedented. We are fighting a virus that we have never seen before in the world’s history. In addition, we are living in an era of unprecedented state power over our economic, social and everyday activities. No one could predict in 2019  … Read more

Monday | 06 July | 2020 Gauteng: Hard lockdown not on the table

By Reon Janse van Rensburg   The Sunday Times reported on Sunday that the Gauteng government wanted to approach the National Command Council to reintroduce strict regulations and a higher lockdown level in the province as the number of Covid-19 patients has increased dramatically over the past month. However, on  … Read more

Monday | 06 July | 2020 Microsoft to help 25 million people acquire digital skills

By Reon Janse van Rensburg The Microsoft Corporation on Tuesday announced a new global skills initiative aimed at bringing more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year. The announcement comes in response to the global economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The gigantic corporation  … Read more

Friday | 03 July | 2020 Cele: Trading in cigarettes may lead to a criminal record

By Reon Janse van Rensburg According to Bheki Cele, minister of police, those who are caught buying or selling cigarettes will be prosecuted and will get a criminal record due to their actions. According to the government, the ban on cigarette trade is meant to curb the spread of the  … Read more

Thursday | 02 July | 2020 POPI Act officially in effect

By Reon Janse van Rensburg The South African Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) will officially be enforced on 1 July 2020. The purpose of this legislation is to protect the personal information of citizens, which is obtained and processed by both public and private institutions, and also attempts to  … Read more

Tuesday | 30 June | 2020 Government has its sights set on your pension!

By Dr Eugene Brink The post-Covid-19 era will be many things, but one thing we can be sure of is that economically we are in for an unstable and rocky ride in South Africa and worldwide. Although exact figures remain hard to predict, it is a foregone conclusion that many  … Read more

Friday | 26 June | 2020 Solidarity representative has community’s interests at heart

By Reon Janse van Rensburg Solidarity’s staff are widely known for going out of their way for Solidarity members in the workplace. Solidarity represents approximately 140 000 members in all occupational fields, collectively and individually, and our representatives really have a passion to look after every member and to ensure that  … Read more

Friday | 26 June | 2020 The economy and health in a post-lockdown South Africa

A quote attributed to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill goes as follows: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Of course, in its context, it referred to the opportunity Britain, the Soviet Union and the USA had in the Second World War to work more closely together to  … Read more

Friday | 26 June | 2020 Revised lockdown measures for South African schools

By Reon Janse van Rensburg The department of basic education has published a new directive focusing on the reopening of schools under the current lockdown measures of the South African government. The recently published directive is mostly in line with previous changes made by the department, but provide further clarity  … Read more

Thursday | 25 June | 2020 CCMA introduces new online platform

By Reon Janse van Rensburg In June, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) launched a free online user platform for the referral of conciliation and arbitration disputes. Enforcement and or condonation applications can also be submitted on this platform. The platform is available via the CCMA website at  … Read more

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