COVID-19

Five Ways To Measure The Effects Of A Crisis Like Covid-19 On Women

Social issues and crises tend to affect women more severely than men. This is why terms like “gender mainstreaming policies”, “gender-responsive interventions” and “gender-based budgeting” have become more popular in public policy discussions in recent years. The case has been made for the need to include gender in every analysis of social policy. But many of the toolkits which have been designed …

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Covid-19 Shines Spotlight On Importance Of Sustainability Practices

Global Sustainability Report Sets McCain on Path to a Greener Future The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it fundamental change across the world and shone a spotlight squarely on the challenges posed by a fragile global food ecosystem and the disruptive impact climate change has upon it. As such, it is vital that food producers, businesses …

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Covid-19 Could Have Been Contained – Epidemics That Didn’t Happen

First-Of-Its-Kind Interactive Report From Resolve To Save Lives Highlights Global Epidemic Response Successes New report highlights how African leadership helped beat infectious disease outbreaks before they became epidemics  Last year, a single outbreak of deadly infectious disease travelled around the world, changing life as we know it. But every year, there are many near misses—outbreaks …

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Covid-19 Opened The Door To A Neglected And Undervalued Occupational Health Sector

By Dr Spo Kgalamono, Executive Director for the National Institute for Occupational Health Prior to the outbreak of Covid-19, occupational health and safety (OHS) in South Africa had been severely underestimated and undervalued – so much so that some corporates did not realize the need for such expertise in their workplaces. There was lack of …

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Disability In Goma. The Power Of Staying Together Against Covid-19, War, And Stigma

Sylvain Kakule Kadjibwami lost the use of his legs during one of those ambushes that bloodlessly bleed North Kivu. “When I was shot, I thought it was the end of my life, but when I shared it with other disabled people, I discovered that life is still possible,” he said. Now it is Covid-19 that …

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Potency, Thy Name Is Covid-19

Professor Shabir Madhi shares his views at PSG’s latest Think Big webinar Most South Africans probably think our death rate from Covid-19 is around 50,000 people.  But it is likely to triple this amount based on South African Medical Research Council modelling. This alarming information was revealed by Professor Shabir Madhi at PSG’s latest Think Big webinar this …

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Horn of Africa

Is the Horn of Africa under threat of losing foreign direct investment?

Thirteen presidential and legislative elections are scheduled to take place in Africa during the course of 2021, despite the presence of COVID-19. While fear of contracting COVID-19 has possibly contributed to lower voter turnout, it is not the only reason people are staying home from the polls. Across the continent, there have been many reports …

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Covid-19 Will End But Workplace Culture Will Never Be The Same

The onset of Covid-19 had organisations across the globe scrambling to find solutions to the sudden and widespread shift to remote work. More than a year later, it is clear that the pandemic has permanently influenced perceptions and the employee experience of workplace culture, says Reynhardt Uys, Chief Experience Officer, Immersion Group, a global team of experience …

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NIOH (A Division Of The NHLS) To Roll-out Covid-19 National Occupational Health Surveillance System (OHSS)

The National Department of Health and Department of Employment and Labour have directed the National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) to roll-out the Covid-19 National Occupational Health Surveillance System (OHSS).  The consolidated directive on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Certain Workplaces NO.R.1031, as amended on 28 September 2020 (Gazette No 43751), requires employers to …

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Africa Travel Do’s & Don’ts Amid COVID-19

By Merilee Kern As COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the globe, tourism-dependent regions are suffering exponentially. The continent of Africa is one glaring example, with South Africa propelled into the global top 10 for coronavirus infections, reportedly now surpassing the United Kingdom in cases. For its part, the tourism and industrial sectors in North Africa will likely be hardest hit …

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