Pixley Ka Seme conducts a wellness day

The Pixley Ka Seme District Municipality held their annual wellness day this past Friday which according to an official statement by the municipality seeks to equip and empower employees. The municipality further provides that this session was held in consideration of an indication made by The World Health organization, that mental health will be the biggest crisis mankind will face on the planet by 2030. The organization further stated that it is becoming better understood that mental health is as important as physical health, but that there has been limited progress in solving the problem. The organization says evidence shows, however, that the workplace should be an area that fosters good mental health.  Accounting Officer at the municipality Mr. Visser stressed the importance of holistic wellbeing and how as a municipality they seek to contribute to the wellbeing of officials, as employees are the most valuable asset of the institution. Two presentations were also done with the first focusing on HR practices, the importance of mental health and the role of the employer. The final presentation was made by a representative from the Consolidated Retirement Fund (CRF) that focused on retirement planning and financial schemes available to members.

Journalist: Mbali Masiza
Email: mbalimasiza198@gmail.com

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