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...

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