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February 11, 2021

Forced COVID-19 testing

On 15 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa.  And just a week […]
February 11, 2021

Depression and misconduct: A case study

At a disciplinary hearing in November 2013, the employee was charged with: Being absent for 17 days between 30 August and 5 November; Breaching the employer’s […]
January 18, 2021

Stop over analysing and become more productive

When working on projects with a multiplicity of components, making correct and timely decisions is critical to productivity and progress. However, the weight of each individual decision can feel like a large burden […]
January 18, 2021

Think Before You Post!

In this 2019 Edcon Ltd case, an employee was dismissed for her Facebook comment in response to a segment about the reshuffling of Cabinet on Carte Blanche. […]
November 24, 2020

What is a reasonable expectation of renewal?

An employee has been employed on a fixed-term employment contract for a number of years. Each consecutive year, the fixed contract is renewed at the election […]
November 23, 2020

Mastering employment relationships

For a business to grow, it is ideal to remember that your team consists of more than just you and your needs. An employment relationship is […]
July 14, 2020

New Laws for Parental Leave

This Amendment of the Basic Conditions of Employment was signed into law on 28 November 2018, giving parents, particularly secondary parents of new-born children, adoptive parents […]
July 14, 2020

Why First Impressions Last

It takes less than 10 seconds to form a first impression of someone. In fact, behavioural scientists believe that we have a seven-second window period to […]
March 9, 2020

Workplace characteristics and their effects

Workplace characteristics and their effects As a personality characteristic, assertiveness refers to how forthright an individual will communicate their viewpoints. Assertiveness and aggression are not the […]
March 9, 2020

Prejudice in the workplace – where to draw the line

Prejudice in the workplace – where to draw the line Due to our controversial past, South Africa has been faced with a difficult task of eradicating […]
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