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Weekly Highlights 20 May 2022

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Weekly Highlights 20 May 2022 - Issue No. 136 In this issue Dear Colleagues Celebrating Business Continuity Awareness “Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Week 2022 with Patrick Molele Control It, Live Longer.” This was the theme for World Hypertension Day, celebrated annually on RAF Hosts Round-table Discussion with North- 17 May. Hypertension, also known as high blood West Stakeholders pressure, is a condition in which the long-term force of the blood pushing against artery walls is too high. Menlyn’s Correspondence Team Celebrates The force is high enough to cause health problems Moses Buthelezi’s 25 Years of Service such as heart disease and stroke. A New Driving Licence to Be Introduced in As the theme suggests, knowing your numbers is South Africa important since sufferers of hypertension do not show any particular symptoms, but its effects can be World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue fatal. Regular blood pressure check-ups ensure that and Development the necessary action is taken timeously, should the blood pressure reading go beyond the normal level MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH: AN INVISIBLE BURDEN (between 120/80 to 140/90). Defensive Driving Workshop High-stress levels, obesity, poor dietary habits, and an inactive lifestyle are some of the major Covid-19 Statistics causes of hypertension in young people. Prolonged hypertension also puts a person at a higher risk the fun page of several medical conditions like chronic kidney disease, stroke, heart failure and others. Letters to the Editor Team RAFzin, you are therefore encouraged to We invite our readers to share their adopt a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and comments, feedback, and suggestions regular exercise. If you have high blood pressure, with us. Readers are encouraged to submit consumption of salt must be reduced as salt raises their letters, of no more than 200 words, to sodium levels in the bloodstream. Regular check-ups [email protected], [email protected] of one’s blood pressure are also encouraged as this and [email protected] We are looking could prevent heart attacks and strokes forward to hearing from you. Enjoy this week’s Highlights Editor: Thabang Mahlatsi ([email protected]) Sub-editor: Tholakele Radebe ([email protected]) Kind regards Senior Reporter: Naziphi Mpokela ([email protected]) Editor-In-Chief: Anton Janse van Rensburg ([email protected]) Internal Communication

Celebrating Business Continuity Awareness Week 2022 with Patrick Molele by Thabang Mahlatsi Celebrating BCAW well as how to run effective exercises to engage staff, employees, and colleagues. At the Road Accident Fund (RAF), Business Continuity Management falls under the Enterprise Risk Manage- ment Unit. To commemorate BCAW 2022, we spoke to Patrick Molele, RAF Business Continuity Manager, to find out more about their work. Patrick Molele: Business Continuity Manager 1. How would you explain Business Continuity Eco Glades Management to a person hearing of it for the first time? The week of 16−20 May 2022 is annual Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW). This initiative Business Continuity Management, or BCM, is is important because it seeks to raise awareness of an activity that is concerned with developing the the importance of organisations having a continu- RAF’s ability to continue providing business-critical ity plan in place should there be serious disruptive services (or business processes) such as process- incidents such as fires, cyber-attacks or natural di- ing and payment of claims, in the event of a disrup- sasters. This year’s theme is: “Building Resilience tive incident or a disaster. in the Hybrid World”. 2. What is the misconception that people have The theme aims to equip organisations and business about Business Continuity Management? continuity professionals with the necessary tools to em- bed and improve awareness of business continuity, as • If you have an IT Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) you do not need a Business Continuity Plan (BCP). CLICK HERE FOR NEXT PAGE Continues to the next page 2

Celebrating Business Continuity Awareness Week 2022 with Patrick Molele (Cont.) Taking long walks in my neighbourhood. 7. What is the one book that you could say has had a major impact on your life and why? Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Per- kins. It talks about how huge and reputable corpora- tions cheat the poorest countries of the world out of trillions of dollars by providing loans for large projects. • We already have Evacuation Plans. This in turn provides political influence for the • A BCP is a simple approach. United States and access to natural resources. • Employees should make all the decisions in the Then all the money made is channelled to the cof- fers of these corporations and the pockets of a few moment of a crisis. wealthy families who control the world’s natural • Lost revenue is covered by insurance. resources. • BCPs are a waste of time. • Testing a BCP is unnecessary. 3. What does a day in the life of a Business Continuity Officer/Manager entail? You are required to focus always because you may receive a call anytime, from any RAF office that there is a disruptive incident or crisis in the RAF, and you need to respond effectively and recover the critical business processes or services. If there is a disruption, a Business Continuity Manager needs to respond quickly and get things back on track to minimise the impact on the business. 5. Outside of work, what are your hobbies or interests? Farming and construction. 6. How do you relax or unwind in your spare time? CLICK HERE FOR NEXT PAGE Thabang Mahlatsi is a Specialist: Internal 3 Communication based in Eco Glades

RAF Hosts Round-table Discussion with North- West Stakeholders by Thabang Mahlatsi On Thursday, 12 May 2022, the RAF hosted a round- For the RAF, this engagement is part of reaching out to table discussion with stakeholders from the North- its stakeholders’ network. The main objective is to ad- West Province at Mmabatho Palms Conference dress issues raised by stakeholders, facilitate collabo- Centre, in Mahikeng. ration between the RAF and its stakeholders, improve service delivery, and ultimately achieve the RAF’s The event, led by RAF Chief Executive Officer, Mr Col- strategic objectives. lins Letsoalo, hosted stakeholders from various fraterni- ties, namely Legal, Medical, Transport, Local Govern- ment, and Community/Advocacy-based organisations. StakehtohlederorsunindM-taabhliekednisgcwushsoioanttended RAFMCrhCieoflElinxsecLuettisvoeaOlofficer The Fund’s leadership sat in and participated in discus- sions around a wide range of issues, amongst others, the RAF 2020−2025 Strategic Plan and Operating Model, addressing issues of concern and soliciting feedback. MaFnraogamenrdL(eSJfHttaBtko)e:RhRMoiAgpldFhhetoC:rhSMOieeaflffnliocEyeaMxrseoahcsnauod,ttiAvhMecortOiRCnfegofgilcCliieonhrnsieaLfl eRMtesalorakateilootinnsghip StakeholderorsunindM-taabhliekednisgcwushsoioanttended the CLICK HERE FOR NEXT PAGE ThCaobmanmguMniachaltaiotsni bisaaseSdpiencEiacliostG: Ilnatdeersnal 4

Menlyn’s Correspondence Team Celebrates Moses Buthelezi’s 25 Years of Service by Zama Ledwaba On Friday, 06 May 2022, the Menlyn Region’s Cor- respondence Department celebrated one of their own, Moses Buthelezi, who has been working at the RAF for 25 years. Moses is employed as an Admin- istrative Assistant in the Central Archiving Facilities (CAFS) Unit. During the celebration he was hailed as one of the best assistants to work with within the Correspondence Department. The institutional knowledge that he has acquired over the years enables him to perform his duties exceptionally and be a good role model to other colleagues in the department. His colleagues wished him many more years of being pro- ductive within the organisation and encouraged him to keep up the great work ethic and continue living the RAF Values. Congratulations, Moses! CLICK HERE FOR NEXT PAGE Zama Ledwaba is an Officer: Marketing and 5 Communications, based in Menlyn

A New Driving Licence to Be Introduced in South Africa Researched by Naziphi Mpokela The Driving Licence Card Account (DLCA) says it is Responding to parliamentary questions in March, making steady progress in its plans to introduce a Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said the design for the new driving licence card in South Africa. new driving licence card has now been completed and is undergoing a Cabinet approval process. Mbalula has previously mooted the possibility of incor- porating identification features in South Africa’s licenc- es. In a February media briefing he said the country’s new driving card will feature several security enhance- ments and international recognition – meaning it can be used as a form of identification. The DLCA is the trading entity responsible for the Once the physical licence card has been introduced, production of driving licence cards in South Africa. In its the government will proceed to introduce an electronic latest Annual Performance Plan, the group said the new driving licence which will be available through a motor- card will include a new design and security features. ist’s smartphone. The card also presents the opportunity for the ‘’re- With the introduction of the eDL, motorists will have an engineering of processes to improve service delivery option to apply for a physical card and an electronic and deliver cards efficiently,” the entity said. The DLCA driving licence which will be accessible through a mo- also confirmed that it is considering the adoption of new torist’s mobile phone. technologies in the new card, including the incorpora- tion of blockchain technology. The DLCA said it is also committed to making the driv- ing licence process more seamless and was working The new driving licence card is expected to launch in on a new ‘smart enrolment’ system. This will allow it to the country by October 2023. collect data directly more easily from the driving licence card and multiple other channels, with the government looking to expand online licence renewals in the coming years. CLICK HERE FOR NEXT PAGE Naziphi Mpokela is a Specialist: Internal 6 Communication based in Eco Glades

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development Researched by Naziphi Mpokela Held every year on 21 May, UNESCO leads the celebration of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development highlighting not only the richness of the world’s cultures, but also the essential role of intercultural dialogue for achieving peace and sustainable development. The day provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to advance the four goals of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions adopted on 20 October 2005: • Support sustainable systems of governance for culture. • Achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase mobility of artists and cultural profession- als. • Integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks. • Promote human rights and fundamental freedoms. CLICK HERE FOR NEXT PAGE Naziphi Mpokela is a Specialist: Internal 7 Communication based in Eco Glades

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Defensive Driving Workshop by Stakeholder Relations Management – Road Safety Roodepoort – 11 May 2022 Katlehong – 12 May 2022 CLICK HERE FOR NEXT PAGE Stakeholder Relations Management: 10 Road Safety Unit

RAF Activations – Road safety awareness by RAF Durban Region Road Safety Awareness Campaign Venue: Hammarsdale Taxi Rank Date: 12 May 2022 CLICK HERE FOR NEXT PAGE Continues to the next page 11

RAF Activations – Road safety awareness by RAF Durban Region Road Safety Awareness Campaign Venue: Vryheid Plaza Date: 14 May 2022 CLICK HERE FOR NEXT PAGE Continues to the next page 12

RAF Activations – Road safety awareness by RAF Durban Region Road Safety Awareness Campaign Venue: KwaMaphumulo Taxi Rank Date: 17 May 2022 CLICK HERE FOR NEXT PAGE 13

THE FUN PAGE This week we look at the funny side of Hypertension. Enjoy! NOTE TO READERS: What kind of content would you like to see on this page in future editions? We would love to hear from you! Kindly send your suggestions to: [email protected]

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