On the 24th of May 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the entire country will be going into level 3 restrictions. Starting from 1st June 2020, all economic activities may resume with some exceptions. Restaurants will still be required to only do deliveries and not sit-downs, gyms are still closed but citizens can exercise outside at any time, hotels and accommodation for leisure are still prohibited, personal care services where social distancing is not possible are still prohibited, and conferences and events are still not allowed. The biggest announcement affected the tobacco industry, the selling of tobacco products is still off the table – leaving many smokers dissatisfied with the news.
The president noted that certain areas in Gauteng, Western Cape, Kwa Zulu-Natal, and the Eastern Cape have been marked as hot spots, with Cape Town producing half of the country’s COVID-19 cases. “We have known all along that the lockdown would only delay the spread of the virus, but that it would not be able to stop it”, were the chilling words from the president who has acknowledged the concerns of many individuals such as media personality Gareth Cliff who have been calling for the lifting of the lockdown for fear that the already declining economy would affect more people than the pandemic itself. The lifting of alcoholic beverages has left medical professionals, Minister of Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and Minister of Police Bheki Cele in a state of dissatisfaction at the number of emergency cases that will arise in the hospitals and the increase in crimes. Nonetheless, the opening of economic activities means good news for the lower- and middle-class citizens – food on the table.
While many employees continue to work remotely to alleviate the spread of the virus, many employers have taken it upon themselves to improve the skills of their employees by introducing Skills Development Plans. These are short courses put in place by managers that workers can complete online to upskill them and for the organisation to earn B-BBEE points on their scorecards. Tusanang has a calibre of online courses such as the Workplace Readiness Programme which is tailor-made to provide employees with resources that will better enable them to navigate the complexities of the changing business environment brought by the pandemic.
The President urged businesses and places of work to formulate workplace strategies that are in line with the pandemic. As leaders in our industry, we have attained a remarkable position in the market by offering supreme quality products and services to our clients. In association with OSHE Pro Services, we have developed our COVID 19 Workplace Policy. These Standard policies that can be easily adapted to align with your business and customised with your own logo, making it easier for you to stay one step ahead in your industry. For only R15 000, the package includes:
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