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The Global Research Agenda: Health, Well-Being and the Built Environment is available!

Prof Ina Rothmann from Afriforte is part of the IWBI Research Advisory and a contributor to the IWBI Global Research Agenda regarding Health, Well-being and the Built Environment.
The Global Research Agenda represents over a year of analysis and evaluation from the International WELL Building Institute’s Research Advisory. Focused on research that links buildings and the spaces between them with health and the human experience, download and explore the full report.
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We want to congratulate two of our clients that received top-notch awards during 2020!



Top Employer Certification from the International Top Employer Institute, the global HR authority on certifying excellence in employee conditions.

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Bestmed Medical Aid

Scored the highest in SA on two customer satisfaction Indexes: SA Customer Satisfaction Index (SA-csi) and
2020 Ask Afrika Orange Index® 
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SADAG Mental Health Matters Journal

COVID-19 and Mental Health in the South African Workplace (Page 15)

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World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020 – Mental Health for All: Greater Investment – Greater Access COVID-19 and Employee Mental Health: The reality behind the rhetoric (Section C p.134)

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The World Health Organisation recognises Burnout as a medical condition

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has for the first time recognised “burnout” in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which is widely used as a benchmark for diagnosis and health insurers…

For additional information see the IDC-11 description of burnout.

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Ina Rothmann

(PhD, Extraordinary Associate Professor, WorkWell Research Unit, NWU)
Talking about burnout in the workplace.

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Sheqafrica - How to manage psychological fitness for safety

“A new case study demonstrates how psychological fitness assessment identifies risks, and enables corporate health and safety management.”

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Times Live - Burnt out before the age of 30

“Afriforte, the commercial arm of North West University’s Work Well unit, discovered that 17% of people under 30 faced a serious risk of burnout.”

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Netwerk24 - Jongmense ‘loop die grootste risiko om uit te brand’

“’n Ontleding van data van meer as 33 000 werknemers in Suid-Afrika het gevind 17% van mense tussen 20 en 29 jaar oud toon ’n ernstige risiko van uitbranding.”

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Vrouekeur - Uitgebrand voor 30


“Daar is ‘n wesenlike gevaar dat jy op ‘n jong ouderdom reeds uitgebrand is of op pad soontoe…”


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Ina Rothmann talks to Stephen Grootes on Cape Talk and Radio 702 about burnout in the workplace

Ina Rothmann praat met Su-An Muller op Groot FM oor uitbranding in die werksplek.