Always on? Switch off
Always on? Switch off Integrated medicine practitioner Dr Ela Manga says burnout can be avoided with holistic approaches to health The fourth industrial revolution has exciting implications for the future of work. Artificial intelligence, and machines that can learn to do many of our jobs better than we can, will inevitably take […]
A Revolutionary Thinker
A revolutionary thinker Professor Tshilidzi Marwala is at the forefront of thinking about how artificial intelligence will change the world of work in the fourth industrial revolution. When you hear Professor Tshilidzi Marwala’s pedigree, you can’t help but be impressed. Educated as a mechanical engineer in the US, where he graduated magna cum […]
How Do You Study Something You Cannot See?
How Do You Study Something You Cannot See? How do you study something you cannot see? – Prof Roger Deane Or why big data might just be the game-changer astrophysics has been waiting for Profmed’s podcast series The Professional has been looking into how the workplace is changing in new and surprising ways. The […]
Representation matters Who better than Thando Hopa, model, lawyer and activist, to explain why? Whether it’s adapting to disruptive technology, or meeting the expectations of a changing workforce, the workplace must keep evolving. Successful employers adapt, others flounder. Over the past few years, global conversations around injustices (such as the #MeToo movement) have been […]
Are robots coming for our jobs?
Are robots coming for our jobs? In a word, yes. But it’s up to us to determine whether this is a utopian or doomsday scenario. Even if you don’t work in IT, by now you will have heard of the fourth industrial revolution. Where the first one moved labour from farms to factories […]
The Terrible Two’s
The Terrible Two’s For many parents the “toddler years” are filled with a mix of emotions ranging from loved-up feelings of adoration to frustration and irritation. And these are all totally normal feelings to experience when you are dealing with a growing little human. During their first three years children learn so much about […]
Why Mothers Shouldn’t Fear Premature Birth
Why mothers shouldn’t fear premature birth: Advice from a doctor and mom, who had two preemies of her own “It was like déjà vu. I was in disbelief and wondered how this could be happening again – my second baby, born premature, just like his brother was.” The second time around, however, Jana […]
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, is there really a question?
Vaccination – whether you should, or shouldn’t – remains a contentious and controversial debate among parents. Pro-vaxxers (those in favour of vaccination) will tell you that vaccines are safe, necessary and essential in protecting your children from potentially fatal diseases. Anti-vaxxers (those against the practice), on the other hand, argue that vaccines – […]
Join a Medical Scheme While You’re Still Young
Your Future Self Will Thank You Joining a medical scheme when you’re young is probably the last thing on your to-do list. You’re young and healthy, so why do you need medical cover, right? Well, the answer is simple. Your future self will thank you in the years to come. Your health’s rainy day […]
Looking After Your Health
Healthy You, Happy You Prevention is better than cure. Regular check-ups and screening could help you live a healthier life. By: Craig Comrie, CE and Principal Officer at Profmed Balancing work, life and play is hard work. Keeping up with your career, looking after your family and making social plans can be draining. […]