Everyone’s attitude to this year has been “please let’s end this year, let’s start a new!”

I would like to challenge you to use the lessons learnt and make the most of what is left of this year! There is so much we have learnt this year because of the pandemic. It has bought out the best and the worst in people. Everyone one of us have had to face ourselves and dig deep. We have had to ask questions such as What is my purpose? Am I doing what I want? Have I taken my job for granted?

Mental health issues are one of the most crippling experiences to have especially in a stressful working environment.

 

The people struggling with their mental health may be right in your sphere of influence without you even knowing about it. Your friends, colleagues, neighbours or even your family members. We spend the majority of the hours in our day with our colleagues – how would you know who is struggling with their mental health?

A recent study conducted by Forbes highlights that "the best way to ensure the development of new ideas is through a diverse and inclusive workforce". A diverse workplace (in terms of age, race, religion, nationality, and sexual orientation) and inclusivity in the form of leveraging on these differences is therefore integral to the success of any organization.

With the shock and fear that has come with this invisible enemy (Covid-19), many individuals and businesses have had to adapt to survive the many challenges faced during this time.

The Sowetan Uprising in 1976, a sad but important reminder of the day thousands of students were ambushed by the apartheid regime. Let us remember this day to affect a positive change with the influence of the Youth in South Africa