It’s no longer illegal for South African adults to use cannabis in their private time, but arriving at work under the influence is still a transgression. Drug testing in the workplace remains a contentious issue and companies need comprehensive drug policies based on sound legal and ethical principles to navigate this new landscape, writes Jamaine Krige.
Many South Africans are returning to work this week but the December break hasn’t resulted in improvements in stress levels and overall mental health. The number of calls for help received by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group is just as high this January as the last months of 2019.
Researchers from the Wits Reproductive and HIV Research Unit, Aurum Institute and others call for an urgent response to high levels of tuberculosis (TB) infection in South African Health workers.