A collaborative approach to managing B-BBEE and employee health care10 October 2017
The DCC is hosted a workshop focusing on two critical human resource issues:
- A potential means of providing primary health care to workers &
- A concept for channeling firms’ B-BBEE spend to meaningfully contribute to industry transformation.
Primary health care for the Durban Chemicals Cluster
Currently there is a major drive by the South African Department of Health to provide health care services to workers and their families, much closer to where they work. A recent study conducted with a company in Phoenix Industrial Park proved that absenteeism relating to health contributed 2% to the cost of sales. Brad Mears of Southern Cross presents on a potential initiative for the provision of primary healthcare services to address the basic healthcare needs of employees.
A collaborative approach to managing B-BBEE spend
Individual efforts and associated spend by firms on B-BBEE are significant, however a collaborative approach to B-BBEE by the DCC member firms could more contribute more meaningfully to industry transformation, maximise spend efficacy, delivery more significant results, develop a larger skills pipeline and further enhance members’ competitiveness. Join the Durban Chemicals Cluster in a discussion on how to best manage the cluster’s B-BBEE spend for the benefit of the industry and to reduce risks of B-BBEE spend not being recognised.
The programme included: