SA Inc stays home
But younger employees are keen to get back to the office sooner rather than later
While many corporates across the US, UK and Europe have set September or October as the D-day for ystaff to return to the office — albeit only two to three days a week for some — it seems South Africans are still largely working from home.
Growthpoint Properties, which is SA’s largest landlord and thus regarded as a reliable barometer of the broader real estate market, reports that only about 30% of its office tenants’ staff are back at their desks full time. This slow return to the workplace is a sign of the length and strength of SA’s Covid third wave, says company CEO Estienne de Klerk...