Having an opinion or an idea doesn’t make you a thinker — thinking is a journey of discovery

Daily Maverick, 16th November 2021 JON FOSTER-PEDLEY WE ARE AWASH in ideas but sadly, very little thought. Just as living in an era of the greatest access to information has rendered us incredibly uninformed, it would appear – anecdotally at least – that our cognitive abilities have suffered exponentially too. Just as everyone has an…

The human chain: Dealing with employees who are anti-vaxxers or vaccine hesitant — you can keep them out of your workplace

Dean Jon Foster Pedley, The Daily Maverick, 9th September 2021. No one in South Africa can be forced to have a vaccine. They have the right to refuse based on religious, constitutional or medical reasons. But businesses also have the right to only allow vaccinated people in the workplace.   Most ethical leaders are guided…

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Daily Maverick, 26th August 2021, Here be dragons: The post-covid world is full of unchartered waters -we have to throw away our old maps

Jon Foster-Pedley WE HAVE spent more than 500 days in lockdown of one level or another. Our lives have been disrupted like none of us has ever imagined. Many of us have been vaccinated, some of us have even contracted COVID 19. But the truth is we will never be free of it.   COVID…

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Covid-19 third wave: Ignore the science and you will crash and burn

17th March 2021 – Daily Maverick The government is rightfully concerned about an imminent third wave of infection hitting us after the Easter weekend – precisely because a growing number of South Africans aren’t. Managing this pandemic has been incredibly onerous for politicians, scientists and business leaders because of the attitude of some of the…