It’s time to put a stop to pesticide use

Our mission at SMARTSENZ® Integrated Pest Management is to reduce the chemical footprint of our industry though innovative and sustainable solutions, so we ask the question: Is it time to stop using pesticides? This question may seem a bit strange coming from a pest management company, since you may think that using pesticides is our […]

Update on German travel restrictions due to COVID-19

Germany has taken measures to restrict travel to Germany temporarily. The restrictive measures were taken against the background of the fourth Corona wave in Germany, which puts a serious strain on German hospitals and ICU’s, and the spread of the new omicron variant in South Africa. The following information should be noted in this context. […]

Survey: Impact of COVID-19 on team dynamics, in the Hospitality Industry

Lourens Venter, a Masters of Arts student at Steinbeis University, Berlin, Germany is conducting a study on the impact of COVID-19 on team dynamics, in the South African Hospitality Industry. FEDHASA members are invited to participate in this study by completing the research questionnaire online through google forms. Anonymity and confidentiality is ensured as you […]

No further extensions to Zimbabwean Exemption Permits

An initial Zimbabwean special dispensation started in 2009 and provided for the documentation of qualifying Zimbabweans for a five-year period. In 2014, the dispensation was extended by three years and named the Zimbabwean Special Permit. The current Zimbabwean Exemption Permit ZEP was initiated in 2017 and comes to an end on 31 December 2021. The […]

South African tourism industry loses over R1bn in travel bookings overnight

Rosemary Anderson

South Africa’s tourism and hospitality sector have lost over R1bn in travel bookings for travel between December and March from 26 to 28 November, as a result of the travel bans instituted globally against the destination since it announced that it had sequenced a new variant, now known as Omicron. A snap survey conducted amongst […]

Recording: Health Department addresses the state of readiness to respond to the Omicron variant

Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla and Deputy Minister of Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, together with a panel of scientists held a media briefing on 29 November to unpack the President’s address on 28 November and to present the state of readiness to respond to the variant of concern (Omicron) by the government. FEDHASA has secured the recording of the briefing, which can be […]

Webinar Invitation: UIF TERS Update

You are invited to again join Hettie Fourie and Geroldine Pretorius of the TERS Info & Support Page for a webinar which will provide the latest updates on the UIF TERS application process. Webinar information and registration: Date: 6 December 2021Time: 15h00Register: Click here to register for the webinar For a recap on our previous webinar and supporting resources, […]