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Wellness and working from Home

Working from home: 64 expert tips for staying healthy, happy, and productive Whether you've been working from home for years, or are just getting started, it's not as easy and fun as you one might think. There are mental hurdles to overcome, including the feeling of isolation, especially if the only voice you've heard all day long is yours as you talk to your dog or cat. Sure, the idea of rolling out of bed and going to work in your pajamas sounds like a dream come true. But in reality, it does more harm than good to your mental health. We asked ZDNet's team of remote workers from all over the world for their best advice when it comes to working from home. From setting a daily routine to desk setups and ensuring you take care of yourself, here's what they had to say. Click here for more details. SADAG Offers Tips To Manage Anxiety & Mental Health During COVID-19 SADAG are aware that during this time many people might feel even more anxious or stressed. While we don’t want to add any further to the panic or hysteria, we want to offer help and support to so many South Africans who feel scared, confused, anxious and overwhelmed. SADAG Helplines are a critical service to many, and since the development of the Coronavirus SADAG has received many calls...

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Financial Management and Sustainability Measures

Emerging Challenges in Year End Preparation & Audits Every year around this time, CMDS is very busy assisting organisations to finalise their financial records and prepare their annual financial statements for audit as the financial year end for many organisations falls either on 31 December, 28/9 February or 31 March. The lockdown has made this process more difficult from a practical point of view this year, but many audits are approaching completion with the hard work of finance staff and the cooperation of the auditors and funders. Click here for more details. COVID 19: Revised Budgets & Cash Flow Forecasts COVID 19 and our response to it has brought about massive changes in so many ways. The lockdown has directly affected the way we work, and the activities we are carrying out. Some organisations have had to close down part or all of their operations, while others have ramped up or redirected their efforts. It is a good idea right now to re-look at the financial plans of your organisation. The annual budget for an organisation and/or for a particular project may have been approved by the board and by funders before COVID 19. The following may be reasons for significant variances from the original approved budget, as a direct financial impact of COVID 19: Click here for more details.  New coronavirus relief changes that every South African employee...

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Volunteerism/Community action

Volunteering in the time of #CoronaVirus We’re living through a particularly trying time in our country’s history - and yet also a time where we are likely to see the best of humanity. This is an opportunity to be safe - but also to do what we can to help. NPOs and their beneficiaries need your assistance now more than ever! Many of their revenue streams have dried up entirely. Big donors tend to be nervous during times of turmoil. And they're struggling with even more fundamental challenges - what do you do when your youth group or school programme can no longer gather? Click here for more details Manenberg Stakeholders emergency feeding response MANENBERG UPDATE:  account details can now be shared with our UK and US friends. Please share....and here is and update from Jonathan and others in Manenberg(and Kenilworth:) Click here for more details. These people are raising millions for charity - on Corona Virus lockdown Raising more than $15 million for charity is an incredible feat at any time - but doing so without leaving home is something else. Click here for more details Cape Town videographer raises about R300 000 in a week to feed communities Twenty-six year old Chad Nathan took to the streets of Cape Town, armed with his camera, ready to document the impact of South Africa's nationwide lockdown on the less fortunate. He...

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Higher Education

Public universities are readying themselves for virtual teaching and learning during the national lockdown Since vice-chancellors received a joint briefing on the COVID-19 virus from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) on 19 February, they have sprung into action gearing up their institutions for a concerted response when the epidemic arrives on their campuses. With the number of confirmed cases tallied at 1460 in South Africa (as at 2 April), and with the presence of COVID-19 now confirmed in all provinces of the Republic, the arrival of this pandemic at all university campuses is proving more imminent than ever. Click here for more details Relief fund set up for vulnerable CPUT students Cape Town - The CPUT convocation has established a Covid-19 relief fund for vulnerable students. Convocation president Saziso Matiwane said students are most affected during tough times, as they often come from disadvantaged backgrounds. The focus of the fund will be to assist students with necessary academic resources to help them complete the 2020 academic year, he added. Click here for more details   Ministers to promote zero-rated access to online content African information and communications technology (ICT) ministers have agreed to promote the zero rating of access to educational content to support university students confined at home during COVID-19 lockdowns on the continent. The ministers forged the declaration after meeting via video conferencing on 5 May as...

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Inyathelo Resources

Why go it alone and practise info-social distancing when many knowledge resources are freely available? Inyathelo offers numerous publications that cover everything from concise pocket guides to in-depth research studies. These are compiled by topic experts and based on years of experience. Find out more here, and keep coming back, as this section is regularly...

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Africa

African Union: COVID-19 The COVID pandemic in Africa Click here for more...

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