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August 17, 2017

5 health benefits of working flexi-hours

How much energy do you burn at work?

Flexitime is the latest buzz word in the workplace. Like with sick leave, flexitime involves a considerable level of trust. Transparency and trust need to be core functions in the workplace in order for employers and employees to collaborate optimally.

But what is all the hype surrounding flexible working hours? Here are five potential health benefits of flexible working hours:

Better health habits

No one knows you better than yourself. You know when you work best, whether it is early in the morning or later in the afternoon. Flexitime can help you synchronise your working hours with your personal [...]

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August 15, 2017

North-West progresses in water and sanitation projects

The North West government has noted progress made in that province’s much-needed water and sanitation projects.

The EXCO Lekgotla of the North West recently sat in Wolmaranstad to get a progress report on the implementation of different projects from various sectors.   The lekgotla was informed that some water infrastructure projects have been completed and work is underway in various parts of the province to complete others.

The lekgotla acknowledged projects that aim to bring lasting water solutions to communities and the job opportunities they create for locals.

The projects include, among others, the construction of additional boreholes, which are seen as one [...]

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August 10, 2017

5 Famous classic desserts that were inspired by women

In honour of Women’s Month, we celebrate the women behind these famous desserts. There are so many wonderful culinary creations that purely exist because of a so-called “accident” in the kitchen. Think of chocolate chip cookies! The idea was that once the chocolate bits were added, the biscuits would go a deep chocolatey brown colour, but they stayed intact… giving us one the most popular tea time treats that is loved the world over!

1. Pavlova This meringue-based dessert was named after the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, when she visited New Zealand during 1926 on her world tour. Since then, the Pavlova became world-famous and is now one of New Zealand’s [...]

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August 7, 2017

TB testing has a new friend

Government has lauded the successful testing of a tool which uses urine to find out if an HIV-positive patient also carries tuberculosis (TB) bacteria. It yields results much faster than the traditional method of sending sputum to a laboratory. Hence, treatment can be initiated without delay.

The testing method is being rolled out nationally following pilot programmes conducted at various hospitals, namely Umlamli and Cofimvaba hospitals in the Eastern Cape; and Murchison and Church of Scotland hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal.

Dr Vuyo Yokwe, a general practitioner and clinical manager at Umlamli Hospital in Sterkspruit, said the national and provincial health departments [...]

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