“The data on economic globalisation paint an interesting picture. They show that, even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world in 2020, a deceleration in the intensity of globalisation is evident.” – UP Professor of Economics Elsabe Loots.
Professor Teresa Pidduck and Sumarie Swanepoel predicted the case’s eventual outcome in a paper titled ‘Sobering up in South Africa: The Sin Tax Consequences of a Pandemic’ and published in December 2021.
Recent research has indicated that, in addition to the anxiety induced by health fears and the uncertainty and disruption caused by the pandemic, the newly adopted hybrid workplaces can also increase the risk of mental health problems due to its complexity and interruption of the new normal.
Various electricity pricing structure reforms, including an increase in the price of electricity, are required if Eskom is to be financially sustainable and for consumers to receive a stable supply of electricity.
The dysfunctional and collapsing state of municipalities prompted Dr Fezile Ngqobe to investigate whether the development of an integrated performance and accountability framework could contribute to improved service delivery.
“It’s imperative for SA organisations to prepare their people for the future, to alleviate the unsustainably high level of unemployment and to bring our talented people, young and older, into the next era of work.” – UP VC Prof Tawana Kupe.