Latest epidemiological models have revealed that the COVID-19 infection peak in the Western Cape will take place from late July through early August. This is both longer and flatter than anticipated, said Premier Alan Winde. Although this will assist with the capacity of the healthcare system, it means that the worst of the pandemic is still to come. “You have the power to change this curve again,” he said, explaining that by wearing a mask, keeping a distance, and good hygiene, we could flatten the curve further.

With corporate attention turning to resuming operations in a new normal following the easing of lockdown restrictions, it is important not to neglect employees’ well-being. Nicol Myburgh, Head of the HCM Business Unit at CRS Technologies, believes this transition is a critical time to reinforce the company’s commitment to addressing the physical, psychological, and financial concerns of staff.

With the relaxation of lockdown restrictions, it’s back to work for the construction industry, one of our major economic contributors due to the labour-intensive nature of construction activities. In fact, it has been touted as one of the key sectors the government should prioritise to ramp up job opportunities in an effort to revive the South African economy.

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