- About R19 144 billion is lost due to sick absenteeism in South Africa every year.
- 14.1% of the total sick absenteeism incidents in corporate South Africa are related to influenza;
- 6.09% of the total sick leave incidents related to gastroenteritis every year;
- That means that an average South African company with 50 employees could be losing up to 105 days per year due to influenza alone, and another 45 days to gastro. That’s 150 days a year lost to infectious diseases which are spread – largely – by poor hand hygiene.