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The Soma Initiative is considered to be a highly credible leader in South Africa’s absentee management, disability assessment and incapacity management sectors. Below you’ll find samples of Soma’s media coverage, as well as articles containing others’ insights into current developments and trends in our industry – locally and globally.


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Addressing Absenteeism: Let business create and save jobs.

published by Marianne Lancefield - Soma Initiative - August 2014

It is an economic paradox, a dichotomy: We have the unemployed crying out for jobs and we have the employed not fulfilling their employment contracts.

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5 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Employee Absences

published by Heather Huhman - Entrepreneur - 21 January 2015

Managing employees - 5 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Employee Absences

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SA employees go to work sick - survey

published by FIN24 - 12 August 2014

Nearly 80% of South Africans would continue going to work despite having a cold or flu ...

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Sick of work? Buy a doctor's note

published by Pharie Sefali - Mail & Guardian - 23 January 2015

Fraudulent medical certificates are on sale on Katlehong’s streets – and business is booming

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Sick notes for sale… Flying off the shelves

published by Dr Kamela L. Mahlakwane - NEWS24 - 7 February 2015

Unfortunately, fraudulent use of sick notes is rife. One of the most common human disease that I almost always come across in my daily duties, which is unfortunately not even listed anywhere in the medical literature, is called “sick note syndrome”, also known in street terms as “sika malanga”.

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