Keep working from home? Finance firms weigh their options - and the future of their offices

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Many financial houses have set up head offices in Sandton over the years. Will the work-from-home movement force them to reconsider?
Photo: Wayne Parsons/Gallo Images
Many financial houses have set up head offices in Sandton over the years. Will the work-from-home movement force them to reconsider? Photo: Wayne Parsons/Gallo Images

As South Africa prepares to move to lockdown Level 1 on 21 September, opening the door for all sectors of the economy to return to production, big financial services companies who have put Sandton on the architectural map with their offices, are not rushing to go back just yet.

Most of these companies currently had between a 10th of their staff working from the office since the lockdown, or less than a quarter, at most.

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