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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...

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...

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
Invitation to EAPA-SA Special General Meeting(SGM)

Invitation to EAPA-SA Special General Meeting(SGM)

Good Afternoon Valued EAPA-SA members   In these unprecedented times, it is with mixed emotions that I invite you to join us forthis Special General Meeting in place of what would have been our 22nd AnnualGeneral Meeting. This, our very first virtual General...

More Reasons to Attend the EAPA-SA Eduweek 2020

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...

ARTICLES
Mental Health and Wellness in the Post-Covid Workplace

Mental Health and Wellness in the Post-Covid Workplace

During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, many employees have been thrust into isolation and loneliness and have had to endure grief at the loss of friends and loved ones; they have experienced general anxiety about the future and been overwhelmed by juggling work with...

Panel Presentation around E-counselling and Ethics

Panel Presentation around E-counselling and Ethics

Since face to face counselling is no longer an option during the pandemic, EAPs have turned to providing this service via all different electronic devices. These include telephone calls, various video conferencing softwares, WhatsApp and others. With this new way of...

A workplace forgotten or a workplace redefined?

A workplace forgotten or a workplace redefined?

The EAPA-SA Board has been blown away by the quality of the speakers in our EduWeb series, launched within the second half of 2020.  Last, but by no means least, on Wednesday 9 December we had the pleasure of hearing from Paul Kloppers of PwC Advisory. Paul is a...

Work-life balance or work-life harmony?  A modern perspective

Work-life balance or work-life harmony? A modern perspective

Over the years, a rise in the usage of digital technology has blurred the boundary between work and personal life and the phrase “work-life balance” became a business buzzword to support the concept that employees should avoid letting work overtake their lives. But,...

EAP  – An Industry Plunged Headlong into Disruption

EAP – An Industry Plunged Headlong into Disruption

The pressures brought to bear by the COVID-19 pandemic have meant a wholesale increase in stress, anxiety and mental illness for people across the globe. As more and more employees transition toward a blend of working from home and being at their workplace, their...

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