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We find ourselves in an unprecedented and unimaginable situation. A situation in which the growing concern around the coronavirus outbreak can be felt by all of us. As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight Thursday 26 March till midnight 16 April. This lockdown is a decisive measure to save millions of South Africans from infection and contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.


  From SIOPSA Professional Practice Portfolio 24 March 2020   Small, micro and medium enterprises have been provided with a relief-fund to assist in operational, labour and material cost management funding. This mechanism provides support for healthcare...

Views on the emerging role of the Industrial and Organisational Psychologist during the COVID-19 epidemic

On the 11th of March 2020 the World Health Organisation officially declared the spread of Coronavirus a ‘Pandemic’. Apart from the rate of infection reported in South Africa between the 5th and 11th of March 2020, and the preceding health and economic disasters South Africans witnessed within the global community, this may have been the very sentence that enabled our government to activate the Disaster Management Act No 57 of 2002 (

Part One: Organisational Development for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Forward-looking companies are turning to what is known as Zero Based Organisation design or Adaptable Organisational Structures. This approach to organisational development and design focuses on driving profitability through emphasizing agility over bureaucracy and shifting to a future focused mindset. It gives organisations the mandate to design the most efficient and appropriate organisation from scratch.

The 22nd Annual SIOPSA Conference and the way forward

The new year has started with an unrelenting pace, and we are already in March! However, 2020 has also brought about a global outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, which as you are no doubt aware, was declared a global pandemic by the WHO recently. The ensuing measures taken by many countries and South Africa have made the immediate future a very uncertain one indeed. Against this backdrop, SIOPSA recognizes that it has a commitment to the SIOPSA community in the form of the 22nd Annual SIOPSA conference.


    SIOPSA recently tightened its international relationships by becoming a Network Partner of The Alliance for Organisational Psychology.  The Alliance for Organizational Psychology, a global society, strives to increase the visibility and relevance of work...

Radio Interview with Cape Talk, Dr Marissa Brouwers

Health and Wellness: How Corona could shape the workplace. 17 March 2020 Listen here to the interview Dr Marissa Brouwers had with Cape Talk Radio Station addressing aspects relating to the workplace, remote working and Covid-19. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW...


In line with the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Sunday 15 March 2020, with regards to COVID-19 and limiting public interaction, SIOPSA management have decided to postpone all events scheduled for the month of March 2020.