Labour Law and Leadership in the time of Covid-19
April 8, 2020
South Africa Lockdown Webinar Series #2.
This week's webinar will once again be hosted by Seraj Toefy, Head of Africa for Centuro Global, and will start with Schalk Greef recapping any new developments around funding and subsidies, followed by labour lawyer, Melanie Ferreira who will breakdown the dos, don'ts and best practises of labour law related to the lockdown, and we will finish with Professor Mias De Klerk of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, who will talk about Leadership in the time of Corona.
Melanie studied B.Com Law at the University of Johannesburg and followed this with the post graduate LLB degree which she received in 2000.
Subsequent to this she joined SVH Attorneys, a firm specializing in Labour Litigation where she articled and remained employed until she branched out on her own and commenced her own practise in 2007 as Ferreira Attorneys, specializing in Employment Law.Melanie identified a spin off opportunity and started a Consulting business called Labour Solve in 2007 as well, acting as Managing Director of to date.
Labour Solve consists of a team of Consultants, specializing in Industrial Relations Practises, Human Resourses, Employment Equity, Skills Development and BEE Consulting.With experience in the labour law arena of more than 19 years, we pride ourselves on having assisting our clients i.e. various Employers (from large corporates to EME’s) to mitigate the risk of managing staff on a daily basis and surving the Employment Law maze.
Professor Mias de Klerk
Mias de Klerk is Professor in Leadership Development and Organisational Behaviour and at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, where he is also the Head of Research. He has 30 years industry experience as an organizational development consultant, specializing in leadership, personal and organizational transformation, workplace spirituality and motivation and business ethics.
Internationally, he facilitated workshops on all continents. He also has many years academic experience, which includes University of Stellenbosch, University or Pretoria (UP), University of the Free State and University of South Africa (UNISA).
His research interests include business ethics, system psychodynamics, meaning and workplace spirituality, work motivation and commitment, and personal and organizational transformation. He has a PhD in organisational behaviour (UP), Masters Degree in Business Leadership (UNISA), and B Eng (UP).
Seraj is a serial entrepreneur based in Cape Town with a rich background in marketing, communication and entrepreneurship. He started his career in the oil industry working for a multinational across Sub-Saharan Africa before switching to the internet, publishing and communication industry heading up several consumer magazines before starting his own content marketing business.
Seraj lectures Entrepreneurial strategy and management at a few leading universities throughout Africa and is a regular guest speaker on the topic in Europe.
He heads up the Centuro Global Africa operation and will provide on the ground analysis and perspective to any global client wanting to scale into Africa while assisting African companies wanting to scale globally.
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Dates April 8, 2020