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Sunday 30 April 2017

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STAFF WELNESS-WORLD AIDS DAY COMMEMORATION

On the 1st of December SWACAA staff members joined other organisations and the world in commemorating World Aids Day. The 2016 World AIDS Day country slogan was Hands up for #HIVprevention. For SWACAA this event was also the re launching of a wellness program. The event was held at KMIII International Airport where staff members started with a walk from the traffic circle (close to the KMIII main gate) to the Terminal building. The Director General had the opportunity to address staff members and encouraged them to test for general wellbeing and know their status, in particular HIV. He further emphasised the significance of a wellness program in an organisation. He said that the program is about SWACAA staff member’s well-being which includes physical and mental wellbeing.

Prior to the commemoration of World Aids Day, staff members were given the opportunity to do voluntary HIV testing. On the 28th November a mobile clinic operated by the Swaziland Business Coalition on Health and Aids (SWABCHA) came to Matsapha Airport to do free testing to staff members. Members of staff were tested for diabetes, HIV & STIs. The same mobile clinic was available at KMIII on the 29th November to provide the services. Members of staff flocked there to utilise the services of the mobile clinic.

SWACAA SUPERVISORY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN AVIATION-GRADUATION

The Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA) recently sent twenty one supervisors and managers to be trained on Leadership through the SWACAA Supervisory Development Program in Aviation. SWACAA recently partnered with the University of Swaziland and the Leadership program was a result of the partnership. The program had thirteen modules with assignments and an examination.

On completion, participants of the program had a graduation ceremony which was held on the 2nd of December 2016. The event was held at the University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni campus.

In his remarks the Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Mgidi Dlamini thanked SWACAA for such a partnership. He pointed out that the partnership focus was endorsed with the sole purpose of rolling out skills development initiatives directed at entrenching professional management style and quality approach for SWACAA supervisors and managers. Professor Dlamini highlighted that the combination of theory, practice and application will yield the desired output to equip SWACAA future managers with appropriate skills to execute business imperatives for branding the leadership. Attending the graduation ceremony was the SWACAA Director General, Acting Vice Chancellor, Senior UNISWA Academic staff, SWACAA Executive Committee members, and the graduands.

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