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Slow uptake of Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme
Slow uptake of Covid-19 Loan Guarantee SchemeArticle

Following the economic downturn and immense pressure placed on businesses as a result of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing global lockdown, National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank and the Banking Association of South Africa announced the launch of the Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme...

Chantel van Zyl and Penjani Mseteka 16 Sep 2020

Relief for taxpayers during the Lockdown period
Relief for taxpayers during the Lockdown periodArticle

The Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill 2020 seeks to alleviate cash flow burdens on taxpayers, which may arise as a result of Covid-19 restrictions implemented under the Disaster Management Act...

Virusha Subban and Prenisha Govender 9 Sep 2020

SA cuts increases and freezes hiring plans to survive Covid-19
SA cuts increases and freezes hiring plans to survive Covid-19Article

South African businesses have cut pay rises by 20% and introduced widespread hiring freezes in response to the global pandemic, according to research by Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company...

25 Aug 2020

Disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on women in the workplace
Disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on women in the workplaceArticle

Women are unable to escape disparate treatment in the workplace, with even the current global pandemic causing greater upheaval for them compared to their male counterparts...

Johan Botes 25 Aug 2020

Preparing for a post-Covid workplace
Preparing for a post-Covid workplaceArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a number of disruptions that have consequently led to increased levels of anxiety across several industries. Entrepreneurs have had to make extremely difficult decisions that affect the functionality of their businesses...

Bruno Mundela 17 Jul 2020

Feeling emotional about going back to work? You're not alone...
Feeling emotional about going back to work? You're not alone...Article

Going back to work amidst the Covid-19 pandemic is not a simple matter for most people, regardless of how keen they are to get back to routine. Almost four months have passed since the hard lockdown began. Many have not stepped into their workplace or seen their co-workers for over three months. Along with the seasons, a lot has changed...

15 Jul 2020

How many employees will return to the office?
How many employees will return to the office?Article

Regardless of the easing of lockdown, most employees still won't be returning to their offices, an international survey by Citrix has revealed. This is largely due to the rapid shift to remote working that has accelerated digital transformation at most companies. The survey shows IT leaders are preparing for new work order...

10 Jul 2020

Fortune (500) telling - how America's top CEOs see the future after Covid-19
Fortune (500) telling - how America's top CEOs see the future after Covid-19Article

Even though we are starting to see light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, we still have a long way to go before life can return to a pre-Covid-19 type of normality, with many questioning if it will ever fully return. From a business point of view, we can draw insight from the CEOs of 2020's Fortune 500 list of companies...

Johan Botes, Tiisetso Rabolao and Kirsty Gibson 6 Jul 2020

#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 presents a golden opportunity for change
#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 presents a golden opportunity for changeArticle

The weeks wear on under lockdown and Covid-19 cases are ramping up in South Africa. As we cling to semblances of life before the pandemic, I'm convinced that if we're going to come out victorious, it's going to be hope for the future that sees us through this especially difficult time in global history...

Greg Nott 3 Jul 2020

Lockdown sees the rise of Generation 'R'
Lockdown sees the rise of Generation 'R'Article

As the world anxiously waits for the lockdown to end, a new generation of workers is evolving and getting ready take on the new world of work...

Rob Bothma 2 Jul 2020

Back to business for restaurants, cinemas, theatres, casinos and others
Back to business for restaurants, cinemas, theatres, casinos and othersArticle

Following new amendments, employers who operate restaurants, cinemas, theatres, casinos, museums, galleries, libraries, archives and conference centres as well as personal care services (e.g. hairdressers and tattoo parlours) may open again. Certain sporting (contact and non-contact) activities are also permitted to resume.

Dhevarsha Ramjettan, Kirsten Eiser, Partner and Shane Johnson 29 Jun 2020

How Covid-19 accelerated one of the greatest workplace transformations of our time
How Covid-19 accelerated one of the greatest workplace transformations of our timeArticle

There's never been a more interesting time to be in human resources. This was true a few months ago, before Covid-19, when Sage released the Changing Face of HR research report...

Marvin Opperman 29 Jun 2020

Labour and employment: rebuilding and restructuring post lockdown
Labour and employment: rebuilding and restructuring post lockdownArticle

With the easing of the nationwide lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic through the Government's "Risk Adjusted Strategy" (comprising of five lockdown levels), more and more business can lawfully operate again. The unfortunate reality, however, is that environment within which businesses will now operate is vastly different to that which existed prior to the lockdown...

Jacques van Wyk, Andre van Heerden and Michiel Heyns 26 Jun 2020

New platform to assist the recently unemployed
New platform to assist the recently unemployedArticle

Covid-19 lockdown measures have forced many South African companies to make major cutbacks and initiate retrenchment procedures. And as more people enter the job market, 21st Century is partnering with I Got Hired, a global employability and retrenchment platform, to make the job-hunting process easier...

25 Jun 2020

Innovative protocol developed for virtual arbitration hearings in Africa
Innovative protocol developed for virtual arbitration hearings in AfricaArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the way in which disputes are being resolved around the world. In most countries, courts and arbitral bodies have been forced to take measures to prevent or limit the spread of Covid-19. This has included encouraging parties to make use of virtual hearings where possible...

Jackie Lafleur 25 Jun 2020

R100bn set aside to respond to Covid-19 jobs challenge
R100bn set aside to respond to Covid-19 jobs challengeArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says the National Treasury has set aside R100-billion to support government's response to job creation...

25 Jun 2020

Conflicting judgments on 'no work no pay' cases
Conflicting judgments on 'no work no pay' casesArticle

The Johannesburg High Court recently found in the matter of Mhlonipheni v Mezepoli Melrose Arch and Others (2020) that employees (in this case, employed by the Mezepoli and Plaka chain of restaurants) were able to tender their services during Level 4 and 5 of the National Lockdown...

Bradley Workman-Davies 19 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: The value of our shared humanity
#LockdownLessons: The value of our shared humanityArticle

Bruce Schubach, chief operating officer of Baker McKenzie Johannesburg, shares the his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the law firm is navigating these unusual times...

Shan Radcliffe 25 May 2020

Africa's CFOs focus on workplace safety - PwC Covid-19 CFO Pulse Survey
Africa's CFOs focus on workplace safety - PwC Covid-19 CFO Pulse SurveyArticle

As governments in Africa start to ease lockdown restrictions and reopen local economies, CFOs are focusing on plans to provide a safe working environment for their employees...

21 May 2020

Covid-19 severely impacts employment
Covid-19 severely impacts employmentArticle

A Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) survey has revealed that 8.1% of its respondents lost jobs or closed businesses as a consequence of the Covid-19 outbreak...

20 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Keep it flexible, find the balance and remember - you're not alone
#LockdownLessons: Keep it flexible, find the balance and remember - you're not aloneArticle

Michelle Moss, director of assessments at Signium Africa, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Shan Radcliffe 20 May 2020

Deal-making in a virtual world - the working environment post-Covid-19
Deal-making in a virtual world - the working environment post-Covid-19Article

It is difficult to lift one's gaze from the immediate, dramatic impact that Covid-19 has on our working lives and look towards the horizon to see what lies ahead. For those of us not engaged in essential services, however, perhaps now is the time to contemplate our working environment post-Covid-19...

Johan Botes 14 May 2020

JLL Q1 2020 report outlines implications of Covid-19 for real estate
JLL Q1 2020 report outlines implications of Covid-19 for real estateArticle

According to JLL's recently released South Africa Real Estate Market Performance Q1 2020 report, most real estate sectors across the market have softened...

6 May 2020

Leadership in lockdown: strategies for effective management
Leadership in lockdown: strategies for effective managementArticle

Not all business leaders are handling the workplace crises of Covid-19 as well as they should, with those who combine a war-like approach tempered with humanity and compassion proving the most effective, say their executive coaches in a recent study...

29 Apr 2020

Effect of Covid-19 on property sale agreements
Effect of Covid-19 on property sale agreementsArticle

In light of the impact Covid-19 has had on jobs and the economy, many individuals and companies are concerned about whether they will be in a position to fulfil their obligations in terms of contracts of sale they may have entered into or intended concluding...

Shaaheda Hoosein 28 Apr 2020

Phasing out of lockdown - will your staff be safe?
Phasing out of lockdown - will your staff be safe?Article

Whilst this period of lockdown has certainly had an effect on the numbers of reported cases and given us time to put plans in place, are we really ready to go back to work, even in a risk-adjusted, phased approach, knowing this pandemic is far from over...?

Burt Rodrigues 24 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: Q&A with Kate Roper of Aurecon
#LockdownLessons: Q&A with Kate Roper of AureconArticle

Kate Roper, client director, health and education at Aurecon, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 24 Apr 2020

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