November 2018

Depression, burnout & anxiety: SA employees are suffering

One in four employees have been diagnosed with depression, and the country’s economic contributors aged 25 to 44 are the most affected, costing South Africa billions of Rands and a declining Gross Domestic Product (GDP). A recent study conducted by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) revealed that more than 40 percent of all work-related Read More

Reflections of GWII’s Chairperson… Nicky Eveleigh

2017 heralded a change in the Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) committee with Nicky Eveleigh stepping in as the new Chairperson. Her abundance of energy and dedication to the organisation is never ending and having served as a Chairperson for the past two years, in which she steps down at the end of 2018, she Read More

Could taking a daily photo be good for you?

Thanks to mobile phone cameras and social media, taking and sharing photos has never been easier. But what’s the point? Does it improve our wellbeing? After studying what photos people took and posted online every day for two months, researchers Dr Liz Brewster of Lancaster University and Dr Andrew Cox of the University of Sheffield Read More

Goals for financial fitness

If you are serious about the financial and lifestyle goals you have set, and are committed to achieving them, the important thing is to get into the habit of meeting them. Of course, the goals you set depend on your own set of circumstances. Four recommendations There’s no one-size-fits-all solution but Hollard has four recommendations Read More

The Action Habit: put everything into the first step

Leo Babauta, an author, vegan and minimalist says, the things that stop us from taking action are all-too-familiar: Feeling overwhelmed Fear Not knowing where to start A habit of procrastinating and doing easier things A mode of action “It is easy to get into a mode of inaction but building the Action Habit can be Read More

Legal Talk: Leave provisions in relation to parents

On 28 November 2017, the National Assembly passed the first-ever private member’s bill to amend the Basic Conditions Employment Act 75 of 1997 (BCEA). The amendment bill, further adopted by the National Council of Provinces on 21 August 2018, among other things, provides for parental leave (applicable to parents not entitled to maternity leave), adoption Read More