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NEWS

News from the EAPA-SA Board

Christmas Message from EAPA-SA President

On behalf of the Executive Board of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association of South Africa (EAPA-SA), I am delighted to extend Season’s Greetings to all our members, stakeholders, associates, sponsors and partners. We wish you a Holy Christmas and a Blessed...

Back to Basics: Financial Wellness Programmes

Employers have a unique opportunity to provide education, tools and programmes to improve their employees’ financial literacy and well-being. It is important for an organisation to take care of its employees through providing the wherewithal to become financially...

Eduweek Sponsor Spotlight: Sanlam

Eduweek Sponsor Spotlight: Sanlam

Yanush Singh – National Business Development Manager Institutional Segment at SanlamWe spoke with Yanush Singh, National Business Development Manager: Institutional Segment at Sanlam to gain insight into the purpose of Sanlam’s sponsorship of Eduweek and the benefit...

Cannabis in the workplace

Cannabis in the workplace

As per the 2018 Constitutional Court judgment, adult South Africans are now permitted to cultivate, possess and use cannabis in a private place (this does not necessarily have to be a dwelling) for personal consumption.  This case, however, does not cover the...

EAPA SA Egoli Chapter Event Year End Function

Dear All Members and Stakeholders, EAPA-SA EGOLI CHAPTER EVENT: YEAR END FUNCTION (Annual General Meeting) SAVE THE DATE INVITATION: DATE: Friday 15 November 2019REGISTRATION/ARRIVAL: 09:00amVENUE: Bryanston Country Club – Pool Lapa AreaCOURSE: YEAR END FUNCTION...

Mpumalanga Chapter Launch

Mpumalanga Chapter Launch

We launched a new chapter in Mpumalanga called " The Place of the Rising Sun", it took place on the 28th of June at the Kruger National Park. The guests from the board were EAPA-AS President Ms Thiloshni Govender and Membership Portfolio Holder Ms. Andiswa...

Eduweek 2019 Registrations are Open!

Eduweek 2019 Registrations are Open!

We are so excited to announce our DELEGATE PACKAGES and our THEME ARTWORK. The Organising Committee is cognisant that the cost of living has increased, and to assist you with acquiring approvals, we have kept the 3 Day Eduweek Package PRICE THE SAME AS 2018. Please...

EAPA-SA STRATEGIC SESSION FOR 2019 -2023

EAPA-SA STRATEGIC SESSION FOR 2019 -2023

Progressive organisations embrace the value of a strategic planning exercise as a mechanism to give direction and propel the organisation forward.   A successful outcome of any strategic planning outcome is expressed in clear measurable goals, SMART...

EVENTS

Stories about our events and what took place

EAPA-SA Symposium: Jacaranda Chapter

The EAPA-SA Jacaranda Chapter in partnership with Old Mutual Pretoria hosted its very first and successful EAPA-SA Symposium, to have a debrief of the conference for its members and prospective members who could not make to attend the EAPA-SA 21st Annual Eduweek which...

Eduweek Sponsor Spotlight: Old Mutual

Eduweek Sponsor Spotlight: Old Mutual

Q:  When was Old Mutual established and what the company’s purpose, vision and mission? A: Established in 1845, Old Mutual is the largest financial services provider in Southern Africa, with operations in 14 countries in Africa. The company has R1.2 billion under...

Eduweek Speaker Profile: Safia Joseph – Careways Wellness

Eduweek Speaker Profile: Safia Joseph – Careways Wellness

We spoke to Safia Joseph, Project Manager of Careways Wellness to get her insights on the value of the event and input on the benefits she derived from attending EAPA-SA Eduweek. Safia is a registered psychologist with approaching 20 years’ experience - and extensive...

The Benefits of Peer Engagement – Insights from Eduweek 2019

The Benefits of Peer Engagement – Insights from Eduweek 2019

The primary role of a events like Eduweek is to gather like-minded individuals from across a country, region, or even the world, to learn, discuss thoughts, network, share ideas and to inspire innovation. It is people, with their wealth of experiences and knowledge,...

Eduweek Sponsor Spotlight: ASI

Eduweek Sponsor Spotlight: ASI

In a question and answer session with Anthony Govender, CEO of ASI, we learned more about ASI and why the organisation chose to partner with EAPA-SA to be an Eduweek 2019 sponsor. Q:  When was ASI founded and what is the company’s purpose, vision and mission? ASI was...

Eduweek 2019 Report: Thiloshni Govender, EAPA-SA President

Eduweek 2019 Report: Thiloshni Govender, EAPA-SA President

I am so proud in my role as the EAPA-SA President to report that the 21st annual EAPA-SA Eduweek, which took place at The Wild Coast Sun from 17th to 21st September, was considered to be our best Eduweek ever - far surpassing even our own expectations.  With its focus...

EAPA-Ikhala Chapter cordially invites you to the CPD Session

EAPA SA and the EAPA-Ikhala Chapter cordially invites you to the CPD Session Venue: Chiselhurst, East London, Department of Human Settlements Date: 15 AUGUST 2019: 08H00 – 14H30 Arrival and Registrations : 08h30 -09h00 Occupational Health: Dr Mnyanda :...

EAPA-SA Service Provider Breakfast Programme

EAPA SA is always looking at building valuable relationships with stakeholders within our industry. As a service provider we consider you as a key stakeholder. We therefore invite you to join us in a consultation session on the criteria of becoming a...

ARTICLES

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The Role of Counselling in EAP in the Light of 4IR

The Role of Counselling in EAP in the Light of 4IR

Stress is on the rise Stress is on the rise in the South African workplace, with a significant catalyst being the escalating rate of change brought about by The Fourth Industrial Revolution.  For several reasons stressed employees may not be eager to openly reach out...

Back to Basics: Elevating Ethical Awareness

Back to Basics: Elevating Ethical Awareness

The unique "dual client" nature of employee assistance work can complicate ethical decision-making as the EAP industry and personnel always have simultaneous client responsibilities to both the work organisation and individual employees or family members....

Steps to Take When an Employee Reports Sexual Harassment

Steps to Take When an Employee Reports Sexual Harassment

OverviewIn 2018 market research agency, Columinate, engaged 1000 urban South Africans to investigate the statistics behind sexual harassment in the workplace. According to the data recorded from participants in the study:51% of workplaces do not have a...

EAPs for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

EAPs for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Most businesses, whether large or small, care about the health and wellbeing of their employees, but for SMEs, it can be more difficult to rationalise their investment in an EAP when so many other areas of the business compete for a slice of the budget....

Employee Assistance Programmes for a Global Workforce

Employee Assistance Programmes for a Global Workforce

Today, organisations have a greater than ever facility to expand business beyond their own borders.  However, as organisations grow to become multi-national, so does the potential for complex workforce challenges.  As organisations become increasingly...

Will Ageism in the Workplace Interrupt Retirement Success?

Will Ageism in the Workplace Interrupt Retirement Success?

Employers in South Africa are legally not allowed to hire an employee based on their age. Provided a person is physically able to carry out the required tasks, age should have no bearing on an employee's ability to perform their job; and a job seeker’s...