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  1. An investigation of graduate competency for managing HIV/AIDS in the workplace

    The purpose of the study summarised in this document was to understand the needs and expectations of employers with respect to graduate competencies, particularly in relation to addressing the demands of HIV/AIDS within the workplace, and the responsiveness of the higher education subsector with regard to meeting these needs and expectations.

  2. Voices of HIV and AIDS-affected educators: How they are psychosocially affected and how REds enabled their resilience

    The aim of this article is to hear the voices of HIV- and AIDS-affected educators regarding their experiences of the psychosocial effect that the HIV and AIDS pandemic has on them as well as to voice their experiences of how Resilient Educators (REds), a support programme to enable educators affected by HIV and AIDS towards resilience, enabled them. A qualitative study was undertaken with 100 affected educators from different provinces in South Africa. Open-ended questionnaires were used to collect data prior to and after exposure to REds. …

  3. Code of good practice on key aspects of HIV/AIDS and employment. Department of Labour, Employment Equity Act, Act No. 55 of 1998

    The Code’s primary objective is to set out guidelines for employers and trade unions to implement so as to ensure individuals with HIV infection are not unfairly discriminated against in the workplace. This includes provisions regarding: creating a non-discriminatory work environment; dealing with HIV testing, confidentiality and disclosure; providing equitable employee benefits; dealing with dismissals; and managing grievance procedures.

  4. HIV/AIDS in the workplace: a case study from higher education

    Purpose – This paper seeks to highlight the nature and possible effect of the South African higher education (HE) sector’s human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) workplace programmes response and progress. Design/methodology/approach – A discourse approach is employed within the contextualization of the role of the South African higher education institution (HEI) in addressing the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Findings – The focus of wellness is rapidly becoming part of any corporate landscape and institutions of HE are an integral part of this landscape. …

  5. Evaluation of an HIV/AIDS peer education programme in a South African workplace

    This paper describes an evaluation of a workplace HIV/AIDS peer-educational program. A cross-sectional study of 900 employees was conducted in 2001 across three areas in South Africa and measured the impact of a peer-education program on knowledge, attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS, perceptions of risk and condom use. Peer-education had no impact on any outcome. Some 59% of subjects had good knowledge, 62% positive attitude towards people living with HIV/AIDS, 34% reported frequently using condoms, 73% perceived themselves at low risk for infection. …

  6. University of Natal: Policy on HIV/AIDS

    The University of Natal hereby affirms its recognition of the responsibility that exists for the provision of access to information, prevention, care and support for all staff and students, in so far as is reasonably possible. Furthermore, the University affirms its commitment to the development of an environment that is free from discrimination, in which people living with HIV/AIDS, can feel assured of their rights being upheld, and protected.

  7. UWC HIV/AIDS policy

    The University of the Western Cape (UWC) acknowledges the seriousness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and recognises that the disease will have a significant impact on the University. The University shares the understanding of AIDS as a chronic, life-threatening disease with social, economic and human rights implications. …

  8. University of Cape Town policy on HIV infection and AIDS: a co-ordinated response to HIV/AIDS

    This document describes the University of Cape Town Policy on HIV infection and AIDS. It includes issues of confidentiality, employment contracts, AIDS education, staff and student interactions, benefits, leadership, and resources.

  9. University of Kwazulu-Natal HIV/AIDS policy

    This policy is designed to engage prevention programmes in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Partnerships needs to be established between student and staff communities. The fundamental principle at UKZN is that of a comprehensive approach to HIV/AIDS with educational and preventive interventions as the foundation activities to safeguard the interests of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, its staff and students.

  10. Rhodes University Institutional HIV and AIDS Policy

    Rhodes University commits itself to the creation of HIV and AIDS support structures directed at enhancing the health and welfare awareness of its whole community. This policy is designed to engage prevention programmes in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Partnerships needs to be established between student and staff communities.

  11. Development and implementation support for HIV and AIDS workplace programmes at twenty three public higher education institutions in South Africa

    This document contains a situational analysis of higher education institutions (HEI) in South Africa to determine the state of HIV and AIDS workplace programmes. It concludes that no HEI currently has a comprehensive workplace HIV and AIDS programme although all have some elements in place. The content and reach of HIV and AIDS services for staff varies greatly across institutions. On the one hand, a few institutions have many elements of workplace HIV and AIDS programmes in place whilst at the other end of the scale, several HEIs have almost no functioning programme for employees. …

  12. Framework for HIV and AIDS workplace programmes for higher education in South Africa

    The HEAIDS Policy Framework on HIV and AIDS for Higher Education in South Africa is a guide against which institutions can review their existing institutional policies and programmes on HIV and AIDS. The associated Guidelines for the Development and Implementation of HIV and AIDS Policies at Higher Education Institutions in South Africa (December 2008) have been developed to enable higher education institutions to undertake this review and coordinate the development, alignment and implementation of institutional policies and programmes. …

  13. International and local good practice in workplace HIV and AIDS programme: a desktop review, 2009

    This report aims to identify and describe what is considered good practice as regards workplace HIV programmes. It is anticipated that the findings will feed into the national-level Higher Education Workplace HIV and AIDS Programme Framework and down into the Higher Education Institution (HEI)-specific workplace programmes.

  14. A guide to implementing a HIV and AIDS workplace programme

    The HIV and AIDS Workplace Programme Implementation Guide provides a support tool to assist institutions in developing/enhancing their HIV and AIDS workplace programmes. The Guide has been aligned to the Framework for HIV and AIDS Workplace Programmes developed for the Higher Education Sector. It provides practical advice on how to implement each of the key performance areas for HIV and AIDS Workplace Programmes. This guide is not meant to be prescriptive but rather should be used as a tool in developing your institution's HIV and AIDS Workplace Programme.

  15. A public sector workforce HIV prevalence survey: a researcher's toolkit

    Over time, it has become apparent that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is adversely affecting the South African population. Public servants are responsible for providing services to all sectors of society. In the same way that educators are critical to the schooling of South Africa's youth, health workers are critical to the implementation of a successful public health response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa, and yet public servants may be as susceptible to this epidemic as the general population. …

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