Justice@Work Newsletter, April 2021 [1.96mb]
Working together to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace
It has been over a year since the first positive case of COVID-19 was detected in our shores. It think we all remember vividly then - when the general anxiety was soon amplified by President Cyril Ramaphosa declaring a nationwide lockdown in March last year.
At the time, most South Africans were caught off-guard as people were generally in a panic-mode and unprepared to deal with the with the threat posed by the pandemic as the deadly disease continued to wreck economies, livelihoods and people’s lives, thereby compelling to learn news ways of working and survival.
Like all South Africans, Justice officials were also not spared from the threat posed by the deadly disease and to compound the situation, frontline officials had to work and ultimately be in contact with members of the public during the various stages of the nationwide lockdown. This has also not exempted them from exposing themselves and their families to the Coronavirus.
Nonetheless, our officials proved that ‘where there is a will, there is a way’ as they developed various mechanisms and innovations to ensure that service delivery is not compromised under the ‘new normal’.
During this difficult time, technology takes the centre stage and in this special edition, we take you through various courts who have embraced technology to minimise the spread of COVID-19 and maximise the way justice services are rendered to the public during the pandemic.
Regularly washing of hands is one the recommended and prescribed techniques in the fight against the pandemic. Unfortunately, one of the courts in Limpopo was compelled to combat a dual crisis of water shortage and COVID-19 infections in their courts. How the court managed to pull through? We bring you all the answers in this edition.
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