The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires all employers to “provide and maintain, as far as is reasonably practicable, a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of employees”. Continue reading
To live a healthy lifestyle, you need to make smart choices about the food you eat, how you prepare your food, the time you eat and when you are physically active, how you manage stress and your sexual behavior. It is all about behavioral choices and includes the bad habits we learn such as smoking, using drugs and abusing alcohol. Unhealthy lifestyle choices increase the risk of developing common chronic conditions which negatively affect the quality of your life. This includes conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart problems, gout, cancers and mental health problems. These conditions pose a serious problem to South Africa and affects both adults and children. Healthy Lifestyle Actions are required by all of us!
There are several positive choices you can take immediately towards increasing your health to prevent developing chronic diseases.
Healthy eating: We encourage healthy shopping and healthy cooking methods for healthy eating. WoW! has a range of healthy, delicious and seasonal recipes that is available online . These recipes have been tested and are yummy! Try it for yourself and impress your family and your friends with your healthy catering skills! Have fun and enjoy sharing these healthy recipes.
Spinach and corn bakes:
1 x 410 g tin cream style sweetcorn
4 eggs, beaten
3 spinach leaves, finely shredded
100 ml cake flour
1 tbsp (15 ml) sunflower or canola oil
1 tsp (5 ml) paprika
¼ tsp (1,2 ml) salt
lemon juice and black pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 180 °C and grease a muffin pan.
Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until well combined. Season with lemon juice and pepper.
Divide mixture into muffin pan and sprinkle extra paprika on top, if preferred. Bake for 20 minutes or until set. Remove from the pan and allow to cool.
Serve as part of a light lunch with lemon wedges and a bean or lentil salad. Add avocado when in season.
A little bit of drizzle and cold could not keep people away from giving their 67 minutes for Mandela Day.
Between the Provincial Treasury, Department of Economic Development and Tourism, and Transport and Public Works, more than 80 public servants joined Minister Maynier, Jenny Morris and other volunteers to make soup and bake bread for the needy. Continue reading
The Local Government Accounting unit of Provincial Treasury knows the importance of education. They noted with great concern that schoolchildren are not attending school regularly due to ridicule for not having the basics such as school shoes, stationery, etc.
The unit decided that instead of exchanging gifts and having a year-end party they would prefer to use the money to do something to keep some children in school.
In 2017, they have made the lives of some schoolchildren and parents of Vukani Primary School, in Philippi a little easier, by giving them school shoes, school socks, stationery and some sweets. Continue reading
Your most valuable asset is YOUR health. To assist staff members to live a healthy life, the Provincial Treasury has implemented a Physical Wellness Management Policy.
Something amazing is happening this Mandela’s Day and it’s all taking place at the Cape Quarter with Jenny Morris and guess what? It involves you!
Bring your veggies, chopping board, peeler and knife and join us in preparing soup and bread with all the food going to The Service Dining Rooms to feed those who are hungry, something our once great leader would be proud of.
Magic Radio will be down in full force to make the day even more special. Make sure to join us or tune in for what promises to be a truly giving day.
Volunteers from the Provincial Treasury, Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Local Government as well Transport and Public Works will join forces with citizens and other volunteers to prepare vegetables for soup and to bake bread during 30 minute slots.
Want to get volunteer? Email email@example.com to submit your name as a volunteer by 11 July.
It is not every day that you read a column and recognise the name of the writer. That is exactly what happened a few weeks ago when we paged through Kuier Magazine. Kuier is a bi-weekly magazine aimed at Afrikaans-speaking women and strives to give them practical, realistic advice about everyday things such as finance, careers, relationships, parenting and health. The items on our fashion, beauty, decor and food pages are affordable and relevant to our audience. Continue reading