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politallycorrect

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The same experts who were predicting 350 000 deaths for SA in March? Those experts?
well of the 1,241 (Stats SA only has 2013 deaths) normal deaths per day in SA, 5 were due to Covid. Sounds like a level 8 lockdown is needed (obviously just for those employed and formal businesses. Govt officials needing to meet for lunch or other social engagements like Stella, unemployed, and informal businesses may carry on as usual like in April).
 

Geoff.D

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well of the 1,241 (Stats SA only has 2013 deaths) normal deaths per day in SA, 5 were due to Covid. Sounds like a level 8 lockdown is needed (obviously just for those employed and formal businesses. Govt officials needing to meet for lunch or other social engagements like Stella, unemployed, and informal businesses may carry on as usual like in April).
Typical careless reporting so prevalent these days. Reflects the drop in standards and quality of editing of major publications.
 

Chris_the_Brit

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Typical careless reporting so prevalent these days. Reflects the drop in standards and quality of editing of major publications.
Used to be an avid fan of EWN but something has gone wrong there and has been for a while. I first noticed it during the #FeesMustFall protests in 2016.
Their reporters also seem to take a pro-EFF line on everything. Just the other the other day they reported on 158 new deaths from covid-19 even though NICD's report clearly stated 8 or so were from previous 24-48 hours.
 

Geoff.D

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Used to be an avid fan of EWN but something has gone wrong there and has been for a while. I first noticed it during the #FeesMustFall protests in 2016.
Their reporters also seem to take a pro-EFF line on everything. Just the other the other day they reported on 158 new deaths from covid-19 even though NICD's report clearly stated 8 or so were from previous 24-48 hours.
And another example is the inflammatory and blatantly pro EFF bias in their coverage of the Senekal incidents on Friday.
 

Paulsie

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And another example is the inflammatory and blatantly pro EFF bias in their coverage of the Senekal incidents on Friday.
Eff gets far too much coverage for what they are. They make for good headlines,, but little sense. Without the media, their inflammatory comments would amount to nothing.
 

neoprema

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Does anyone here know, or that is in HR, know the answer to the following question?

- If an employer has put in place all required sanitization, social distancing and other COVID-19 protection as required by law, and an employee who is not in the high risk category refuses to come back to the office to work when asked citing concerns over COVID-19. Does the employee have that right?

I can't find any info on it on the docs i've been reading online. Something tells me during the a Pandemic the employee does have the right to say they will only work from home even if the company orders them to return to normal office work?
 

Paulsie

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Does anyone here know, or that is in HR, know the answer to the following question?
The new regulations outline in more detail what happens if a worker refuses to perform any work “if circumstances arise which, with reasonable justification” appear to pose an “imminent and serious” risk of their exposure to Covid-19.

The employee who has refused to perform work must notify the employer of the reason for the refusal. The employer - after consultation with the compliance officer and the health and safety committee or, if there is no committee, a health and safety representative – must then endeavour to resolve “any issue that may arise” from the refusal.

If the employer disagrees with the refusal, a local government health and safety inspector must be alerted within 24 hours. The inspector must then advise the employee and the employer in resolving the issue.
 
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