Why should organizations implement skills development, now more than ever?

While the full impact of COVID-19 on South Africa is still unclear, we can all agree that this pandemic has brought both negative and positive change for businesses. Looking at the socio-economic consequences caused by this pandemic, businesses have been faced with difficult decisions as the pandemic forced an increased unemployment rate and loss of […]

5 things to ignore at your own risk as employees return to work


With South Africa preparing for COVID-19 Level 3 lockdown commencing 1 June 2020, millions of workers are returning to work. Employers have been preparing for their return to the workplace for quite some time now, and many of the workplace preparedness measures are already in place. Despite the focus on technical and operational preparations, the […]

DoL: Returning to Workplace Guidelines

The Department of Labour (DoL) has published the regulations for workplaces returning to work during Level 4 lockdown across South Africa. These guidelines, aimed at preventing the spreading of COVID-19 as economic activity slowly resumes, must be followed across workplaces in all industries. The Department of Labour, via the South African Government News Agency, has […]

The Basics of OHS in South Africa right now

In South Africa now, Google searches for “workplace safety” and “regulation” (as a related search term) have increased to the highest number of searches in the past year – amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic and South Africa’s lockdown regulations allowing more people to return to the workplace premises, it is essential for employers and employees […]

SDL Payment Holiday starting 1 May 2020

We know that the COVID-19 Lockdown is taking its toll on every business, but it’s not all bleak – the National Treasury has announced a 4-month payment holiday on Skills Development Levies starting 1 May 2020. While businesses are suffering much larger losses, this relief measure would definitely provide businesses with an additional portion of expendable […]


SDF Corp has drafted and distributed an open letter to stakeholders of BEE and Skills Development in South Africa, containing a call for intervention from the private sector. This one letter requests answers and clarification on specific measures that have been imposed during this National Lockdown, and urgent intervening measures that have to be taken […]


The City of Cape Town has noted the key containment and mitigation measures that are being implemented across the world and in South Africa in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19. We have taken note of best practice from other affected countries and the success they have found in social distancing and […]