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Coega driving healthcare infrastructure development in SA worth R3.527 billion

Health infrastructure in the Eastern Cape is currently undergoing a radical transformation thanks to the Coega Development Corporation's management of several development projects valued at about R3.527-billion.

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Mental checks for pilot

With regards to a proposal that originated in the SA Aerospace Medical Association, a database accessible through the internet that would allow examiners to check on the mental health of pilots might one day red-flag individuals with psychological problems.

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How to deal with grief in the workplace

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Dealing with the emotional impact of loss can be overwhelming at the best of times. Loss is often linked to death or dying but it is also important to remember that loss is often more than facing the death of a loved one. The experience of loss could also be linked to, e.g. divorce or relationship break-ups. Grief is a normal, natural response to loss. The grieving process takes time – healing happens gradually. This being said, there may be people in your organisation who are suffering from grief. How can you sensitively and effectively treat these employees?

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Executive burnout: The biggest excuses we make to ourselves

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"I'm too busy", "I don't have time", "I want to but..." Does this sound familiar? When it comes to taking care of ourselves as a priority in our lives, over work and family obligations, we come up with every excuse in the book as to why we can't. We seem to be conditioned to believe that all other obligations are more important than our own well-being, which should come last. Time management for a busy leader consists of driving oneself even harder and cutting further into personal recovery time. So we are always on time for the ever increasing work deadlines, sacrificing our personal recharge space to look good and be reliable. Unfortunately, this situation can't go on forever.

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The danger of burnout

Have you ever (or overhead one of your employees complaining about) felt that every day is a bad day or caring about your work or home life is a waste of energy? Are you exhausted all the time? Do you feel nothing you do makes a difference or is appreciated? If you, or one of your employees, answered 'yes' to one or more of these questions, you might be on the brink of a burnout. The good news is that this can situation can be avoided if you incorporate the principles below into your employee wellness programme.

Have you ever (or overhead one of your employees complaining about) felt that every day is a bad day or caring about your work or home life is a waste of energy? Are you exhausted all the time? Do you feel nothing you do makes a difference or is appreciated? If you, or one of your employees, answered 'yes' to one or more of these questions, you might be on the brink of a burnout. The good news is that this can situation can be avoided if you incorporate the principles below into your employee wellness programme.

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