Nov 28, 2021

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COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | ‘Workcations’ and ‘bleisure’ boost tourism amid pandemic fatigue

21. November 2021 – 07:51

“Workcations” and “Bleisure” are boosting tourism amid pandemic fatigue

A white sandy beach, sparkling sea and bluer Skies have become an “office” for entrepreneur Sandhya Singh from Johannesburg.

In the idyllic Mozambique beach resort Macaneta, Singh is on “workcation” – a popular trend that promotes business and vacation for everyone who wants it. connects to work while escaping Covid fatigue.

Singh has made four trips in the past year to overcome the monotony of working from home.

South African hospitality and travel experts see one Boom demand for jobs from both locals and foreigners who want to work and play in destinations in South Africa.

An EY survey of more than 16,000 workers from 16 countries found that more than half were considering would prefer to leave their jobs after a pandemic sen, if you have no flexibility where and when you work.

21. November 2021 – 07:00

How to “deconstruct more fairly” from the Covid-19 pandemic

Before the Covid-19 pandemic was South Africa characterized by low growth, structural unemployment and high inequality. Weaknesses in electricity and transport infrastructure, a shortage of skilled workers, limited fiscal space, poor institutional governance and, as a result, low levels of trust reduced the country’s growth potential and the ability to meet its development goals.

The pandemic has already worsened subdued economic outlook. Bans and other restrictions were necessary, but blunt health responses to limit the spread of the virus as no other pharmaceutical measures were in place at this point.

21. November 2021 – 06:00

Hopes of a milder course as early warning signs of the fourth wave of Covid-19 for Gauteng recognized

Gauteng is showing the first signs of one fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is approaching. With the upcoming Christmas season, unvaccinated South Africans could put their hospitals under pressure again, as they did last December.

Geneticist Professor Tulio de Oliveira from the University of KwaZulu-Natal said on Friday: “There are currently early warning signs from the Laboratory data that a fourth wave could begin in Gauteng.

“The epidemic may be showing the first signs of growth” since the third wave declined, he said, suggesting an increase in the positivity rate and the number of reproductions .