The importance of keeping accurate short-term sick leave (STSL) statistics is becoming increasingly apparent to South African companies. And, for the first time, the South African market is able to assess STSL data that allows it to benchmark these statistics objectively against local norms.
When you are on the seashore in distress and help is needed fast, dialling 082 911 will unleash a well-oiled rescue machine in the form of Netcare 911 paramedics, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) and Surf Lifesaving SA. Should the distress call come over a weekend or the summer holidays, the chances are that help will arrive by air -- a Vodacom Netcare 911 sea rescue helicopter.
One in every 100 children suffers from congenital heart defects - and as many as 95% of these can be treated through surgery, enabling them to go on to live normal lives. But without treatment, these children die within weeks. Less than 30% of indigent South African children and 1% of children in the rest of the continent can afford the treatment they need.
Lack of qualified human resources in the African healthcare arena continues to hinder poverty reduction and development, opening up further potential for computer-based learning models on the continent. A case in point is Kenya, where almost 90% of the country's nurses are trained at the lowest “enrolled” status.
The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year
Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future
A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now