About the Workplace Dignity Institute


Workplace Dignity Institute

The Workplace Dignity Institute is committed to reduce or minimise physical and/or emotional workplace violence and interrelated people problems in the workplace resulting in work trauma, by establishing a culture of dignity and respect in the workplace in South Africa and internationally.

It is Workplace Dignity Institute's vision to have the right to dignity and respect in the workplace entrenched in the labour laws of South Africa specifically all countries in general and to see such protection applied with vigour, diligence and commitment.



         (a) The Institute's main objectives are:

1.      To promote and facilitate the Management of Dignity in the Workplace with all role-players

2.      To promote the responsibilities of the Right to Dignity at Work with all role-players.

3.      To ensure that supportive services and structures are available for the Victims to exercise their Right to Dignity at Work or to receive treatment to recover from an incident of infringement of (1) and (2) above.

(b) The Institute's secondary objectives are:

1.                  It is expected that the development of a culture of dignity and respect in the workplace would spill over to the community with the following benefits:

1.1              Reduce violence in the community;

1.2              Greater awareness and protection of the rights of society's more vulnerable members namely women and children;

1.3              Sensitivity about work-life integration and awareness for the dignity of the family;

1.4              The improvement of interpersonal relationships within the family and broader society;

1.5              Less stress when people go home and therefore more balanced and happy families.

2.                  Healthy and safe work environment

3.                  To promote good corporate governance and more transparency.

4.        To promote the principles of human rights and democracy in the workplace.


Board Members: 
Dr Susan Steinman (Founder/Chair),
Prof Andy Beke, Prof Anton Senekal, Ms Mathapelo Foster, Ms Premie Govender

The Workplace Dignity Institute is affiliated to
 Civicus Alliance
Global Health Council
 Dr Susan Steinman is affiliated to
 EAPA - Employee Assistance Professionals Association South Africa
Institute of People Management(IPM)

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