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  • From which planet our lockdown tobacco law?
    May 25, 2020 Covid-19

    From which planet our lockdown tobacco law?

    Police Minister Bheki Cele's latest law is that smokers must face East. No one can argue with his science-based logic. If smokers face the same way, they do not blow smoke at each other and non-smokers will know on which side to pass. The problem is… more...
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  • Covid-19: TERS-funding: payments for May
    May 25, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding: payments for May

    Dear employer The Minister of Employment and Labour has stated in a media statement that TERS UIF claims for May will be accepted as of 22 May 2020. However, at the time of writing, the online portal was still not open for the submission of May… more...
    Editor 95
  • Covid-19: Global P(l)andemic?
    May 25, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Global P(l)andemic?

    by Gerhard Papenfus Is it not glaringly sinister that, on the issue Covid-19, the whole world is singing from the same hymnbook; almost literally reading from the same script. How is it possible that the global political elite have pondered over… more...
    Editor 69
  • Gabriel South Africa Launches ‘Shocks for Life’ for Essential Service Workers
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Gabriel South Africa Launches ‘Shocks for Life’…

    Gabriel, the longest established shock absorber brand in South Africa, has launched an initiative for essential service workers who purchase Gabriel shocks between 25th May to 30th September 2020 and receive free replacement shocks for life. Graeme… more...
    Editor 101
  • Update on Toyota’s locally-produced face shields
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Update on Toyota’s locally-produced face shields

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has to date produced 23 000 face shields and donated thousands of these face shields to the KwaZulu-Natal health sector, Toyota dealers, suppliers as well Toyota staff across the country in its bid to mitigate the… more...
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  • Economic Impact on COVID-19 on the Automotive Industry in South Africa!
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Automotive…

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa [NAAMSA] would like to share some thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 on the automotive sector in South Africa. The document covers a number of key issues NAAMSA has been managing… more...
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  • The lockdown is not prima facie lawful
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    The lockdown is not prima facie lawful

    Is the lockdown lawful? This increasingly important question, in both South Africa and abroad, can be addressed by the work of Lord Bingham who was Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. Shortly before his death, realising the phrase Rule of Law… more...
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  • Covid-19: claims for workplace acquired corona virus
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: claims for workplace acquired corona…

    Dear employer The progressive relaxation of the Covid-19 lockdown will enable the return of many employees to the workplace. This will, inevitably, result in a spike in the number of Covid-19 infections and a number of these infections may well… more...
    Editor 97
  • COVID-19 adds to M&A rationale in autos, says GlobalData
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    COVID-19 adds to M&A rationale in autos, says…

    Following the news that Exor NV - Fiat-Chrysler's (FCA's) largest investor - has confirmed the timing for the proposed FCA-PSA merger for completion by early 2021 as initially announced; David Leggett, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data… more...
    Editor 106
  • Get everything fixed over the Lock Down with the Magical Bondic the First Liquid Plastic Welder, that Bonds, Builds, Fixes and Fills Almost Anything in Seconds!
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Get everything fixed over the Lock Down with the…

    For wood, glass, plastic, Ceramic and metal, now available from all leading retailers Bondic® is the only product that works where glue fails. It’s liquid plastic that only hardens when you need it to. It stays liquid and won’t dry out like those… more...
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  • Ford Employees Join in Solidarity to Produce COVID-19 Face Shields for Medical and Essential Services Personnel
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Ford Employees Join in Solidarity to Produce…

    85 employees from Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant and its supplier companies have produced almost 190 000 COVID-19 protective face shields to date for donation The initiative supports the South African government's drive to provide all frontline… more...
    Editor 148
  • Covid-19: TERS-Funding/UIF: survey 21 MAY 2020
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-Funding/UIF: survey 21 MAY 2020

    42% of employers still haven’t received their April UIF/TERS monies Of the 58% of employers who received payment, only 37% received the correct amount. Please click here to participate in the SURVEY In order for the survey to be complete, both… more...
    Editor 103
  •  Lockdown travel savings for South Africans
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Lockdown travel savings for South Africans

    Due to movement restrictions, most South African vehicles have had little use during lockdown and this has resulted in time and money savings for their owners. Tracker’s anonymised vehicle tracking data aggregated from the company’s installed… more...
    Editor 104
  • 21st Century surveys long and short-term incentives
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    21st Century surveys long and short-term…

    Will incentive schemes be reinvented following COVID-19? 21st Century’s weekly snap survey series continues to deliver valuable insight into the responses from South African businesses to the COVID-19 crisis. The fifth and sixth surveys in the… more...
    Editor 89
  • COVID-19: work from home - indemnity agreement
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    COVID-19: work from home - indemnity agreement

    Dear employer The return to work regulations, as published by the Department of Employment and Labour, encourage employers, who are permitted to operate, to allow employees to work from home, where practically possible. However, there is a risk, in… more...
    Editor 128
  • How Does the COVID-19 Pandemic Relate to the concept of Force Majeure (Act of God)
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    How Does the COVID-19 Pandemic Relate to the…

    Hanno Bekker, Founding Director of The Legal & Research Group - is passionate about protecting and educating both consumers and businesses on what their legal contractual rights and obligations are. Having spent over a decade as an attorney, Hanno… more...
    Editor 108
  • Doctor who predicted Covid-19 answers all
    May 22, 2020 Covid-19

    Doctor who predicted Covid-19 answers all

    Triple board-certified M.D., Dr. Zach, joins Del in an evolutionary discussion on why Coronavirus is here, what it’s trying to tell us, and how we emerge from the darkness. more...
    Editor 113
  • Toyota outlines ‘new normal’ for its business operations
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    Toyota outlines ‘new normal’ for its business…

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has announced that it has cautiously resumed operations at its Prospecton Plant, in Durban, while adopting a similarly guarded approach to its Parts’ Warehouse facilities and dealerships across the country. This… more...
    Editor 156
  • Gauteng Premier David Makhura in Covid-19 compliance visit at BMW Group Plant Rosslyn
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    Gauteng Premier David Makhura in Covid-19…

    Production of BMW X3s restarted at Plant Rosslyn this week after Covid-19 closure. Premier Makhura was joined by two MECs to inspect Covid-19 screening procedures. The Premier visited BMW X3 assembly line to assess conditions Gauteng Premier David… more...
    Editor 146
  • Running in a Face Mask? With a Stroller? With Music? 10 Tips for Joggers in Times of Coronavirus
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    Running in a Face Mask? With a Stroller? With…

    Running is the top trend sport during the coronavirus crisis 10 tips from Continental for healthy jogging, issued in cooperation with sports physicians Good running shoes are essential - like models with the high-grip "Continental sole" Amateur… more...
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  • Covid-19: TERS-funding: final payment letter
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding: final payment letter

    Dear employer The Department of Employment and Labour has been circulating a letter to employers who have received TERS benefits on behalf of its employees as a declaration of what the total payments made to employees consisted of. The purpose of… more...
    Editor 140
  • Healthy homes and facilities to reduce infection risk
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    Healthy homes and facilities to reduce infection…

    With the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions moving to Level 4, many South Africans are inevitably going to be exposed to more risk of exposure and transfer. This is already apparent when looking at the increase in cases since 5 May 2020. It is… more...
    Editor 95
  • HEALTH SQUARED helps COVID-19 Small Business Relief Centre
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    HEALTH SQUARED helps COVID-19 Small Business…

    “During this national crisis our sole purpose is to support small businesses throughout the nation. The main thing to remember is small businesses are not alone, we're here to help guide them. If there is one thing we know about business owners and… more...
    Editor 96
  • Groupe Renault to produce masks at flins to guarantee its needs
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    Groupe Renault to produce masks at Flins to…

    Groupe Renault today announced the acquisition of a mask production line to meet its needs and guarantee the health and safety of its employees on its sites and in its commercial network in Europe (industrial and tertiary sites, and the Renault and… more...
    Editor 111
  • New advanced Flip Up Full Face ProtectionSafety Shield from Tork Craft Essentials (B7700)
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    New advanced Flip Up Full Face ProtectionSafety…

    Unique Durable, lightweight, flip up,anti-fog visor, designed with an all-round side protection Just introduced is the new advanced Tork Craft Essential B7700 Flip Up Face Shield a full and side face safety shield offering the ultimate protection,… more...
    Editor 104
  • Covid-19: SA lockdown survey: steady decrease in support
    May 21, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: SA lockdown survey: steady decrease in…

    According to a recent survey done by NEASA, 87% of participants do NOT support the lockdown. Please CLICK HERE to participate in the survey. NEASA 24/7 NATIONAL HOTLINE: 086 016 3272 legalhotline@neasa.co.za more...
    Editor 105
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: feedback on survey
    May 20, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: feedback on survey

    41% of employers still haven’t received their April UIF/TERS monies. Of the 59% of employers who received payment, only 23% received the correct amount. more...
    Editor 108
  • The Future of Work
    May 20, 2020 Covid-19

    The Future of Work

    As part of SAICA’s Leadership in a Time of Crisis webinar series, Willem van der Post, CA(SA) and CEO of xTech.Capital shared some thoughts on what the workplace of the future will look like, especially in a post-Coronavirus world. The new normal.… more...
    Editor 103
  • VIP invite: business masterclass: evolve your business perspective during and beyond Covid-19
    May 20, 2020 Covid-19

    VIP invite: business masterclass: evolve your…

    Masterclass Overview: Brought to you by the PBF & Life Retreat Space is limited: Click Here To Book For Free Now As part of the measures put in place to support businesses during COVID-19 lockdown, this Business Masterclass is an intervention to… more...
    Editor 91
  • Covid-19: Open up this economy without any delay
    May 19, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Open up this economy without any delay

    ... navigating through the COVID-19 LOCKDOWN scandal ... by Gerhard Papenfus Indications are that government, in the days and weeks ahead, will relax the lockdown to Alert Level 3. However, the slow ‘release’ of the economy will be executed by… more...
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  • Optimum asset utilization crucial for shared mobility companies’ recovery in Southeast Asia, says GlobalData
    May 19, 2020 Covid-19

    Optimum asset utilization crucial for shared…

    Following the news that the overall revenues of Singapore-based tech giant Grab have been pulled down by its core ride-hailing segment as people continue to stay at home due to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak; Animesh Kumar, Director of Automotive… more...
    Editor 116
  • Covid-19: CCMA is open
    May 19, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: CCMA is open

    Dear employer The CCMA has issued a directive confirming that all CCMA offices will be open to the public as of 18 May 2020. Although strict OHS measures will be imposed, face-to-face meetings will be conducted at the CCMA offices. Should a party… more...
    Editor 115
  • To tackle COVID-19 we need trade collaboration and innovation
    May 19, 2020 Covid-19

    To tackle COVID-19 we need trade collaboration…

    As member states of the World Health Organization prepare to gather in Geneva on May 18th for the World Health Assembly, a global coalition of 31 think tanks calls on governments to commit to open trade, collaboration and innovation in the fight… more...
    Editor 149
  • Covid-19: business support: easing of the lockdown
    May 18, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: business support: easing of the lockdown

    "It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong." Thomas Sowell ... navigating through the COVID-19 LOCKDOWN scandal ... Dear… more...
    Editor 135
  • A must read: once the pandemic is over, we must fight for the freedoms we have lost in the crisis
    May 18, 2020 Covid-19

    A must read: once the pandemic is over, we must…

    by Stephen Grootes - Published by Daily Maverick earlier Parts of the article have been highlighted by NEASA's Media Department. This too shall pass, and when it does we need a thoughtful, rational national debate about drafting emergency powers for… more...
    Editor 146
  • Covid-19 unpacked: invitation to free webinar
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 unpacked: invitation to free webinar

    ... navigating through the COVID-19 LOCKDOWN scandal ... WEBINAR - Business sustainability, innovation and tough decisions 20 MAY 2020 at 14:00 You are invited to join a FREE webinar by organised by NEASA in partnership with a leading national… more...
    Editor 179
  • The increasing absurdity of Patel's red pen
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    The increasing absurdity of Patel's red pen

    "... despite our President's address I am still unsure what colour t-shirt I can buy to wear under a jumper ..." Latest clothing and motor dealer regulations are so illogical they’re laughable … by Hilton Tarrant - Published in Moneyweb Parts of the… more...
    Editor 192
  • GLTC’s contingency plan keeps customers running optimally
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    GLTC’s contingency plan keeps customers running…

    Following the implementation of the lockdown in South Africa, GLTC has put in place a workable national aftermarket support contingency plan which has yielded greater success in the face of tough COVID-19 influenced operating conditions. Since the… more...
    Editor 142
  • Payment holidays aren’t the only options in an economic crisis
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    Payment holidays aren’t the only options in an…

    COVID-19 has hurt the global economy, and a key concern on South Africans’ minds relates to finances, their debt, and how to manage these in a time of uncertainty. Whether it’s an entire country or a business or an individual, “payment holidays” are… more...
    Editor 128
  • Covid-19: Do you support the lockdown?
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Do you support the lockdown?

    Dear employer After being completely inundated by, not only our member constituency, but by the business community as a whole, NEASA launched a survey to establish what the support levels are of the lockdown. The results are overwhelmingly… more...
    Editor 135
  • BMW South Africa Joins Red Cross in fight against Covid-19
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    BMW South Africa Joins Red Cross in fight against…

    Loan of 17 BMWs will help South African Red Cross Society access marginalised communities in urgent need of help Majority of loan cars are Rosslyn-built BMW X3s Underlines BMW SA’s commitment to South Africa and its people BMW Group South Africa’s… more...
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  • Strong financial controls needed to maximise benefit of COVID-19 relief efforts
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    Strong financial controls needed to maximise…

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a global impact. The South African government has been applauded by the World Health Organisation for its quick response to curb the spread of the COVID-19 in its early stages, and prepare its health care system to… more...
    Editor 120
  • Covid-19: loan guarantee scheme: open
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: loan guarantee scheme: open

    Dear employer The Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme announced by the President is officially open for applications as of 12 May 2020. This scheme is available to all businesses who are in distress as a result of Covid-19 and with an annual turnover of… more...
    Editor 117
  • Lack of supplier development leads to critical pharmaceutical shortages in Covid-19 crisis
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    Lack of supplier development leads to critical…

    The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted a lack of supplier development in South African supply chains. This has contributed to shortages of critical pharmaceutical components like the active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in medicines, according to… more...
    Editor 103
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding: updated guidelines provided
    May 15, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding: updated guidelines…

    Dear employer There has been a host of difficulties experienced by employers with the submission and processing of TERS claims, not in a small measure attributable to ever changing requirements and processes. The Department of Employment and Labour… more...
    Editor 151
  • Covid-19: TERS claims: payments to be made in May
    May 14, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS claims: payments to be made in May

    Dear employer The COVID-19 TERS benefit has allowed employers to claim benefits on behalf of their employees until the end of April. Although it has not been confirmed formally, it is likely that these benefits will also be available for the month… more...
    Editor 190
  • Covid-19: Thank You, Nurses
    May 14, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Thank You, Nurses

    International Nurses’ Day - NEASA would like to extend a deep appreciation towards nurses across South Africa, those who continuously dedicate themselves to caring for the sick, especially during these trying and confusing times. It is your selfless… more...
    Editor 107
  • Covid-19: monetary aid: governmental financial assistance
    May 14, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: monetary aid: governmental financial…

    Dear employer A survey conducted among NEASA members and the NEASA network pertaining to Governmental assistance and aid, has indicated that 49% of participating employers have not applied for Covid-19 related governmental financial aid. The same… more...
    Editor 129
  • 'Flattening the curve' was intended for the virus, not the economy
    May 14, 2020 Covid-19

    'Flattening the curve' was intended for the…

    Business for SA (B4SA) has called for South Africa to proceed quickly to lockdown level 2, lest deeper, and longer-lasting harm be caused to an already crippled economy. According to Hilary Joffe, the group indicated that, "if level 4 continued for… more...
    Editor 182
  • Covid-19: return to work screening
    May 14, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: return to work screening

    Dear employer We previously provided employers with a return to work TOOLKIT in order to assist employers, who are permitted to operate under Alert Level 4, in complying with the OHS health and safety regulations as set out by Government. One of the… more...
    Editor 134
  • Angie Frederic, an Executive Committee member of the Tyre, Equipment, Parts Association (TEPA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) and owner of Supaquick Hillcrest, shares her views on what the future holds for the tyre industry in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
    May 14, 2020 Covid-19

    Where to for the tyre industry?

    It’s understandable if industry members are feeling anxious about how business will fare once lockdown has been lifted. “After all”, says Frederic, “Six weeks without trade has had an unavoidable impact on turnover, especially when there are still… more...
    Editor 149
  • 21st Century Surveys Post-COVID-19 Readiness
    May 13, 2020 Covid-19

    21st Century Surveys Post-COVID-19 Readiness

    Are we equipped for the coming change? 21st Century’s weekly surveys continue to provide valuable insight into how South African businesses are reacting to the current COVID-19 situation and related issues. The fourth survey in the series examined… more...
    Editor 140
  • Covid-19: business response survey
    May 13, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: business response survey

    Dear employer The Covid-19 Lockdown has had a massive impact on the economy and the viability of business going forward. In order to determine the measures that employers have implemented or may have to implement to ensure survival, employers are… more...
    Editor 134
  • Covid-19: monetary aid: governmental financial assistance
    May 13, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: monetary aid: governmental financial…

    SURVEY - ARE THE MEASURES IN FACT ASSISTING? According to Minister Tito Mboweni, government’s fiscal and monetary interventions amount to R800 billion. The purpose of this survey (consisting of only 2 questions) is to determine to what extent the… more...
    Editor 140
  • Covid-19 lockdown: banks and UIF TERS funds
    May 13, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 lockdown: banks and UIF TERS funds

    Dear employer NEASA recently conducted a survey among its members to determine what the issues are regarding the UIF TERS funds deposited into the accounts of employers/companies and then being utilised for other, non-designated purposes such as… more...
    Editor 128
  • Effective management in IT
    May 12, 2020 Covid-19

    Effective management in IT

    Information technology’s speed ofevolution offers vast opportunities for all. Managers within the IT environment face a particularly unique challenge; staying ahead of rapid advancement brought on by Industry 4.0. This has been further accelerated… more...
    Editor 132
  • Covid-19: CCMA disputes during lockdown
    May 12, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: CCMA disputes during lockdown

    Dear employer The CCMA has issued a directive indicating that the offices of the CCMA will nationally, as a general rule, not be opening for face-to-face meetings. The CCMA will, however, be conducting conciliations telephonically and arbitrations… more...
    Editor 161
  • South African Student Entrepreneurs put COVID-19 Projects into Action with Ford Fund Grant
    May 12, 2020 Covid-19

    South African Student Entrepreneurs put COVID-19…

    Enactus team from the University of KwaZulu-Natal wins Ford Motor Company Fund grant to assist local communities affected by COVID-19 lockdown regulations Students developed SmartGro (www.smartgro.co.za), which uses smart mobility and a web-based… more...
    Editor 194
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: daily survey (11/5)
    May 12, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: daily survey (11/5)

    11 MAY 2020 According to our survey: 11 days after payday, 49.9% of employers still haven’t received their UIF payments; and only 38.6% of those who received payment, agree, in general, with the amounts received. Dear fellow employer We wish to… more...
    Editor 163
  • Ford Joins SA Red Cross Society in Celebrating World Red Cross Day Through Supporting its COVID-19 Relief Efforts
    May 11, 2020 Covid-19

    Ford Joins SA Red Cross Society in Celebrating…

    Two Ford Rangers have been provided to the South AfricanRed Cross Society in Nelson Mandela Bay to assist with relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic Red Cross has assisted over5 000 direct beneficiaries in and around Port Elizabeth, and… more...
    Editor 228
  • Covid-19 Lockdown: TERS-funding: why does it need to be so difficult?
    May 11, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 Lockdown: TERS-funding: why does it need…

    According to NEASA’s latest survey, only 47% of employers that have applied for TERS benefits, have received it - or at least part of it. However, this is just half the story. The enclosed letter perhaps explains why thousands of employers could not… more...
    Editor 145
  • Covid-19: Support for the lockdown dissipating
    May 11, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Support for the lockdown dissipating

    Dear fellow employer A survey conducted by NEASA during the course of the last 24 hours, revealed that only 18% of participants are currently supporting the lockdown. The initial support for the lockdown was overwhelming. Since then, however:… more...
    Editor 157
  • Covid 19 lockdown: the genie is already out of the bottle
    May 11, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid 19 lockdown: the genie is already out of…

    The panicked response to an unknown virus - although there is, as yet, only speculation, and abounding theories in respect of where the Coronavirus originated or who designed it and for what purpose, one thing is becoming very clear: the panicked… more...
    Editor 139
  • Covid-19: South Africa lockdown survey
    May 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: South Africa lockdown survey

    Dear employer There is an increasing pushback against the continued lockdown implemented by Government. The general undercurrent is changing from an initial support of the lockdown to a rejection thereof. In order to determine the level of support… more...
    Editor 201
  • Smile 90.4FM's changes in light of COVID-19
    May 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Smile 90.4FM's changes in light of COVID-19

    COVID-19 has forced all businesses to do things a little bit differently, and that includes Smile 90.4FM. While still providing well-contextualized factual and useful content, they have adapted in more ways than one. Here’s a list of some of their… more...
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  • Covid-19: TERS - proposed course of action
    May 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS - proposed course of action

    Dear employer Despite the TERS online portal being updated continuously, many employers are still experiencing a number of difficulties with submissions of TERS claims. In order to assist, we hereby provide a proposed course of action to address… more...
    Editor 204
  • Serco supplies ‘Sani-Booth’ to Counter COVID-19 in the Workplace
    May 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Serco supplies ‘Sani-Booth’ to Counter COVID-19…

    Leading South African truck and trailer body building company, Serco, has developed a sanitation booth in which a fine mist of people-friendly disinfectant is sprayed onto the user to help prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The initiative… more...
    Editor 217
  • Covid-19: Public transport curfew
    May 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Public transport curfew

    Dear employer We previously communicated that, as per the Alert Level 4 regulations, public transporters may operate between 5:00 and 20:00. This has now, inexplicably and apparently at a whim, been amended by the Minister of Transport to 5:00 and… more...
    Editor 170
  • Aston Martin Lagonda puts safety first as staff begin phased return to work at UK manufacturing site
    May 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Aston Martin Lagonda puts safety first as staff…

    Extensive and wide-reaching new safety measures are designed to reduce COVID-19 risk for Aston Martin Lagonda employees returning to work Staff at St Athan factory lead the way on 5 May; Gaydon to follow in due course The range of actions being… more...
    Editor 182
  • Covid-19 lockdown: UIF: it's not what they say it is
    May 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 lockdown: UIF: it's not what they say it…

    The daily surveys done by NEASA indicates that, 6 days after the end of April, 53% of employers still haven’t received their TERS monies from the UIF. Many employees affected by this do not have food on the table. This is not the impression one gets… more...
    Editor 236
  • Covid-19: If only they tackled the other issues with the same zeal
    May 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: If only they tackled the other issues…

    by Gerhard Papenfus NEASA continuously endeavours to keep you up to date on developments to assist you in navigating your path through this unprecedented moment in, not only South Africa’s, but the world’s history. However, there is more at stake… more...
    Editor 209
  • Covid-19 Lockdown level 4: transportation of shift workers
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 Lockdown level 4: transportation of…

    Dear employer The curfew imposed on movement before 5:00 and after 20:00 has caused some concern for businesses who are running a shift system with regards to transportation of shift workers after the curfew. The major issue was that, in terms of… more...
    Editor 204
  • Covid-19: How to deal with employees if you cannot open up
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: How to deal with employees if you…

    Dear employer According to the regulations pertaining to Alert Level 4, a number of additional businesses could have started their operations as of 1 May. However, due to the remaining lockdown regulations, as well as the economic downturn, it may… more...
    Editor 151
  • Covid-19: Return to work - who has to be screened?
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Return to work - who has to be screened?

    SCREENING DOES NOT REQUIRE TEMPERATURE TEST Dear employer We previously communicated that as part of the screening requirements of workers entering the workplace, a non-invasive temperature check has to be conducted by the employer. However, it has… more...
    Editor 146
  • Pay Day surprises!
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Pay Day surprises!

    Month-end comes with so many emotions attached to it for all workers. The joy of knowing that you will get that much-anticipated notification from your bank that your salary has been paid is sometimes short-lived after you receive your pay-slip… more...
    Editor 172
  • Only 6% of small businesses get relief funding
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Only 6% of small businesses get relief funding

    Findings extracted from the COVID-19 National Small Business Survey (Post Level-5 lockdown) released by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), highlights the continued pain experienced by small businesses coming out of level-5 of the lockdown.… more...
    Editor 242
  • SA Supply chains gear up for level 4 and demand for winter goods
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    SA Supply chains gear up for level 4 and demand…

    As South Africa enters the second phase of the country’s Covid-19 lockdown – Level 4, which includes some easing of the initial restrictions on business and movement – the supply chain industry faces new challenges, according to SAPICS, The… more...
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  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: daily survey (6/5)
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: daily survey (6/5)

    According to our survey: 6 days after payday, 53% of employers still haven’t received their UIF payments (this is, however, a significant improvement from yesterday's 65%); and only 48% of those who received payment, agree, in general, with the… more...
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  • Robots in the time of Covid-19
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Robots in the time of Covid-19

    The contagion of COVID-19 has swept through the lives of people across the globe, disrupted all industries and brought the world’s economy to a grinding halt. Some analysts predict the pandemic’s impact could be as devastating as the Great… more...
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  • Covid-19: Lockdown of economy = Switch-off of oxygen supply
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Lockdown of economy = Switch-off of…

    by Gerhard Papenfus Every flight is preceded by a safety announcement. Among others, this announcement contains an instruction that, in the event of an emergency (indeed in the case of a life-threatening emergency) which results in a drop of cabin… more...
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  • Power of changing drinking habits
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Power of changing drinking habits

    For some, one of the more contentious regulations during lockdown has been the ban on alcohol sales. Following the extension of the lockdown, many South Africans were hoping that this ban would be relaxed but were disappointed on 16 April when this… more...
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  • Covid-19: Return to work - who has to be screened?
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Return to work - who has to be screened?

    The Department of Employment and Labour has issued a large number of regulations that employers, who are permitted to operate during Alert Level 4 should adhere to, in order not to fall foul of its legal obligations. Among these is a requirement… more...
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  • Volkswagen signs partnership with German government to convert its PE Plant into temporary Covid-19 medical facility
    May 07, 2020 Covid-19

    Volkswagen signs partnership with German…

    The facility could accommodate up to 4 000 patients German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development supports setup of the facility and further activities of a strategic alliance in Nelson Mandela Bay with funding of 5.2 million… more...
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  • Car Dealership Lockdown - Level 4 Specific Directions
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Car Dealership Lockdown - Level 4 Specific…

    Car Dealership enquiries rise more than 150% as consumers anticipate their opening. Various industry bodies, including car dealership bodies, made representations for inclusion in “specific directions”. The submissions support a phased approach to… more...
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  • Actuaries warn of acute human toll of lockdown
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Actuaries warn of acute human toll of lockdown

    A continued lockdown is not only damaging the economy, it promises a 'humanitarian disaster to dwarf Covid-19’ by having a severe impact on the health and well-being of millions of South Africans. That is the gist of a detailed report sent to… more...
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  • Covid-19: Impact of covid-19 on smme’s
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Impact of covid-19 on smme’s

    Dear employer We are circulating this survey on behalf of an independent research institute with whom NEASA collaborates. The Covid-19 lockdown has had a significant impact on the sustainability of the SMME sector. Just over a week ago, the… more...
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  • Covid-19: OHS compliance: harsh penalties await
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: OHS compliance: harsh penalties await

    Dear fellow employer The Covid-19 pandemic regulations have placed extensive and cumbersome obligations on employers who are permitted to resume operations under lockdown Alert Level 4. These regulations are accompanied by some draconian penalties… more...
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  • Ford Dealers Contribute R1-million to Face Shields Project, Business Partners Donate R900 000
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Ford Dealers Contribute R1-million to Face…

    Ford National Dealer Council contributes R1-million to face shields project, which matches Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa's investment Absa, which has a joint venture with Ford Credit, contributes R600 000 R300 000 donated by other Ford… more...
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  • Covid-19: TERS deadline
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS deadline

    Dear employer The Department of Employment and Labour has confirmed that there is currently no deadline for the submission of TERS claims for the period up to 30 April 2020. Although it is expected that claims will also be allowed for the period as… more...
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  • Covid-19: TERS: Electrical industry agreement extended
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS: Electrical industry agreement…

    Dear Electrical Industry employer The Minister of Employment and Labour, on 4 April 2020, extended a TERS collective agreement to non-parties in the Industry. The agreement does not contain any special provisions apart from stating that TERS claims… more...
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  • Covid-19: Pension/provident funds: best practice guideline
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Pension/provident funds: best practice…

    The Covid-19 lockdown has placed severe pressure on the cash flow of many businesses. Consequently, many businesses have opted to, or will do so in future, implement a provident fund payment holiday or restructure the rules of retirement funds in a… more...
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  • Lockdown impacted motorists desperate for dealership openings
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Lockdown impacted motorists desperate for…

    The financial well-being of a whopping 65% of vehicle-buying consumers in South Africa has been negatively impacted by the nationwide lockdown. Many (30% to be precise) are under pressure to replace their vehicle within the next four weeks. This is… more...
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  • Covid-19: NBCRFLI TERS benefits update
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: NBCRFLI TERS benefits update

    Dear Road Freight employer As previously communicated, the NBCRFLI issued a circular informing the Industry that employers who wish to submit their TERS applications through the Bargaining Council may do so for the period 17 April 2020 to 30 April… more...
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  • Covid-19: Phased-in return to work
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Phased-in return to work

    Dear employer The regulations issued by the Department of Employment and Labour requires employers that may operate under Alert Level 4 to have a phased-in approach to the return of employees. The regulations, however, do not prescribe the criteria… more...
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  • Covid-19: How to deal with vulnerable employees
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: How to deal with vulnerable employees

    Dear employer There has been some confusion surrounding the return to work of employees who are considered to be high risk. These are employees with a history of comorbidities and/or employees over the age of 60. On careful reading of the… more...
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  • Covid-19: BIZPORTAL registration
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: BIZPORTAL registration

    Dear employer The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition has confirmed that employers who are allowed to operate under Alert Level 4 must acquire a certificate from the CIPC. This certificate can be obtained online via the BIZPORTAL site.… more...
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  • Covid-19: Return to work plan and assessments are necessities
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: Return to work plan and assessments are…

    The Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) issued regulations last week, which all employers who are permitted to start operations as of 1 May 2020, must adhere to. NEASA has already provided members with a TOOLKIT to assist in this regard. We… more...
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  • The digital journey to operational excellence
    May 06, 2020 Covid-19

    The digital journey to operational excellence

    In a two-speed world, businesses across the globe are often faced with one crippling dilemma: outgrowing legacy technology systems. Facing an outdated, ill-fitting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, local ship repair and marine engineering… more...
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  • Covid-19: SA lockdown: a costly blunder
    May 05, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: SA lockdown: a costly blunder

    by a NEASA member We find ourselves in a boiling pot, bubbling with conspiracies and Ministers running around and shouting orders as if on a military parade. To worsen the already existing distrust, many of these conspiracies will turn out to be… more...
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  • Superiate: where brands and compassion meet
    May 05, 2020 Covid-19

    Superiate: where brands and compassion meet

    Brad Stern talks about Superiate’s history of meaningful marketing and how this should be the new normal post COVID-19 Brad Stern, founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Superiate, found himself riding the wave of a successful 20-year marketing… more...
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