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Focus on EAPA-SA Eduweek

The annual EAPA-SA Eduweek has just celebrated its 20th anniversary – and this year it incorporated the Pan African Conference.  EAPA-SA and Pan African Eduweek 2018 was a resounding success, drawing the largest number of delegates in the history of the event and...

EAPA-SA Office move and year end closure

Dear EAPA-SA members and partners As communicated during our last AGM, the Association continues to grow from strength to strength. The business outlook is so positive and promising, that we are expanding and will be moving our location in order to...

Approved Professional Bodies

The Directorate Registration and Recognition (DRR) of SAQA is responsible for the evaluation and processing of applications for recognition of professional bodies and registration of professional designations for the purposes of the NQF Act, no 67 of 2008....

SAPS Wellness Indaba

The South African Police Service under Brigadier Nohlonolo presented their first employee wellness Indaba. It was a privilege for the  Employee Assistance Professionals Association  to be able to partner with SAPS in this momentous event. Dr Bhoodram...

EAPA-SA and Pan-African Eduweek Round-up

The theme of the 20th EAPA-SA and Pan African Eduweek, held in Nelson Mandela Bay in September, was Creating the Future - Innovative Solutions to Uniquely South African EA Problems” Featuring one of our most exciting and valuable programmes to date, we...

Back to Basics: The Fundamentals of EAP

What is the purpose of an Employee Assistance Programme? The overall purpose of an Employee Assistance Programme is to ensure that employees are able to remain productive in the workplace and manage their personal lives, even when faced with difficult life...

Mental Health and Wellness In the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Setting the scene:   What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution or 4IR? In his book, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), describes the fourth industrial revolution as...

Incoming EAPA-SA Board Members

Dear Members The incoming board members, announced at the EAPA-SA and Pan African Eduweek.  We will feature one board member per month in the upcoming newsletters. The new board will have their first meeting in mid-November, after which we will provide a...

EVENTS

Stories about our events and what took place

EAPA-SA Conference and Events Management from 2019 to 2023

EAPA-SA is looking to appoint an event management company to organize, manage and coordinate the annual EAPA-SA Eduweek event on behalf of the Association. This tender document outlines the range of services that the Company will need to undertake and...

Message to all the Egoli Members

Good day EAPA Egoli Members and Stakeholders, Thank you to the members and stakeholders who attended the Egoli Chapter’s closing event on the 22nd November at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens. The day turned out to be a brilliant event and we enjoyed the...

Invitation: EAPA Egoli Chapter Save the Date- 22nd November

EAPA-SA EGOLI CHAPTER MEETING SAVE THE DATE INVITATION: CHAPTER EVENT   DATE:      22nd November 2018 TIME:       09:00 – 13:00 VENUE: Johannesburg Botanical Gardens Olifants Road Emmarentia Johannesburg Entrance to Johannesburg Botanical Gardens: the...

Egoli Chapter Meeting September 2018

The Egoli Chapter meeting held on the 27th September was a great success! Our special guests for the meeting were: Prof. Lourie Terblanche – Speaker on the programme Dr. Pravesh Bhoodram – Speaker on the programme Brenda Masinga – Sanlam Sky Solutions,...

Platinum Chapter Launch

The recent launch of the Platinum Chapter on 29 June 2018 demonstrated the existence of EAPA-SA in all provinces of South Africa. The launch of the Platinum Chapter automatically means increased membership and increased influence through its promotion of...

Ikhala Chapter’s Annual Seminar for 2018

Important Details: Date: 26th July 2018 - 27th July 2018 Day 1Times: 09h00 promptly to 15h00 Gala Dinner: 18h30 for 19h00 Day 2 Times: 09h00 promptly to 15h00 Venue: East London Golf Club Registration Fee: R2000.00 For catering and venue hire purposes...

ARTICLES

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Simple Ways to Counteract Smartphone Addiction

Nomophobia is a 21st-century term for the fear of not being able to use your cell phone or other smart device.  Our smartphones take our photos, put us in touch with family and friends, store our music and facilitate work on the go. They manage our diaries, provide...

How EAP Programmes Can Create a Culture of Health

A culture of health is a strategic advantage Employee-orientated organisations understand that engendering a culture of health is a worthwhile investment, which will pay dividends through enhanced employee morale and engagement and lead to a boost in productivity. It...

Focus on EAPA-SA Eduweek

The annual EAPA-SA Eduweek has just celebrated its 20th anniversary – and this year it incorporated the Pan African Conference.  EAPA-SA and Pan African Eduweek 2018 was a resounding success, drawing the largest number of delegates in the history of the event and...

Feedback from the EAPA International Conference 2018

The EAPA 2018 International Conference & Expo took place in Minneapolis from 11th to 13th October this year, hosting approximately 750 delegates, mostly from American states, but with a significant number from North America, United Kingdom, Africa, Asia,...

Are EAPs Prepared for the 2025 Workforce?

The year 2025 might seem a long way off, but the sheer scale of transformation that will take place in the workplace between now and then requires organisations to start preparing today if they want to keep pace with the change. What does the workforce of...

Back to Basics: Managing Conflict and Relationship Issues

Conflict resolution is an almost daily requirement in the workplace and one that can either advance or disrupt the forward momentum of a leader, a team or even the entire organisation. If you want your employees to work well together, it is important to encourage...

Correcting Performance without Dismissal

Performance management is without doubt an important aspect of every manager's job.  A manager’s primary task is to ensure high levels of productivity within a team by maximising each member of the team’s potential, and of the team as a whole.  This is never an easy...