Workers On Wednesday  15 August
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207

Over the years when discussing occupational health and safety, we normally focus on overt physical impacts of work on workers such as accidents that cause death or injury or other factors such as hazardous chemicals or repetitive work strain. It seems that a neglected side of occupational health is workplace stress that often has far-reaching and long-term negative consequences for individual workers, workplaces, the economy and society. In today’s show we take a close look at workplace stress – its causes and consequences.

GUESTS

  • Julian de la Hunt – Corporate Governance Framework Institute
  • Mphutlane Bofelo – Public Service Association trainer

 

Workers On Wednesday 8 August
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207

Over six years ago Pinky Mosiane was raped and murdered underground in a platinum mine. The perpetrator was eventually arrested, put on trial and jailed for life in 2014. The case highlighted the problem that violence against women is not confined to the home but victimises women in South African workplaces where women regularly face sexual harassment and abuse. It is estimated that more than half of all working women internationally experience sexual harassment and abuse by their male counterparts at work. The day before South Africa celebrates Women's Day on Workers on Wednesday, we discuss the problem and more importantly – what is being done about it.

GUESTS

  • Dr Asanda Benya – Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town
  • Lydia Kopane – NUM National Gender Committee Chairperson

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