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EAPA-SA Workplace Guideline COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-19 Virus

OVERVIEW OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC A contagious disease known as Coronavirus or COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV-19 Virus, was first detected in China in December 2019 and has since spread worldwide.  On 30 January 2020, The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared...

STATEMENT FROM EAPA-SA ABOUT COVID-19

STATEMENT FROM EAPA-SA ABOUT COVID-19

Date: 17 March 2020 SUBJECT: STATEMENT FROM EAPA-SA ABOUT COVID-19  Dear Delegates, Members and Stakeholders,  In light of President Ramaphosa’s address on Sunday 15th of March 2020 regarding the Covid-19 outbreak and the state of disaster restrictions that the...

We invite you to become a content contributor

We invite you to become a content contributor

Call for content: The Board would like to showcase members and add to the Association’s valuable body of knowledge by inviting EAPA-SA members to become newsletter content contributors.

We invite you to become a content contributor

We invite you to become a content contributor

In order to continue providing our members with the highest quality, most topical content possible, EAPA-SA is seeking reputable contributions to EAPA-SA newsletter article content, covering leading practices and emerging issues from within the EAP industry. We ask...

Old Mutual Partnership Awards

Old Mutual Partnership Awards

Old Mutual held its inaugural Partnership Awards (OMPA) at the end of 2019, which was designed as a vehicle  to recognise the partnerships and relationships that it established with its most supportive stakeholders. This platform is intended to better enable the...

Christmas Message from EAPA-SA President

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...

EVENTS

Stories about our events and what took place

More Reasons to Attend the EAPA-SA Eduweek 2020

We have had an amazing response since we opened the 2020 Eduweek registrations. Thank you to those that have already registered. If you have not yet registered, don't miss out on the Early Bird Discount, which expires on 20 May. The call for speakers is still open and...

EAPA-SA Symposium: Jacaranda Chapter

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...

EAPA SA Egoli Chapter Event Year End Function

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...

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 :...

ARTICLES

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What is the role of EWP in organisational culture?

In a positive cycle, successful employee wellbeing programmes promote a healthy and productive work environment, and in turn the core value of a healthy and productive work environment ensures the success of employee wellness programmes.

Dr. Fundile Nyati Founder and CEO – PHS

Dr. Fundile Nyati Founder and CEO – PHS

We spoke with Dr Fundile Nyati, Founder and CEO of Proactive Health Solutions to gain his insight into why PHS partners with EAPA-SA as a sponsor and the benefits Eduweek brings to the EAP industry.

EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAMMES FOR SMEs

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THE CONVERGENCE BETWEEN MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

THE CONVERGENCE BETWEEN MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

In its constitution, The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as:  a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. There are strong direct and indirect links between the quality of a person’s...

SPORT HAS A UNIFYING FACTOR AND MANY LESSONS TO TEACH

SPORT HAS A UNIFYING FACTOR AND MANY LESSONS TO TEACH

Nelson Mandela famously said, “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only...

EDUWEEK 2019 TOPIC SPOTLIGHT: NAVLIKA RATANGEE

EDUWEEK 2019 TOPIC SPOTLIGHT: NAVLIKA RATANGEE

We spoke to Navlika Ratangee, Clinical Operations Director at ICAS, in a Q&A session about The Fourth Industrial Revolution’s impact on organisations and their employees, as well as on Employee Wellness Programmes. By way of an introduction Navlika had this to...