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Iron and Steel Indaba – Durban

The Department of Employment and Labour Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Directorate is set to host an Iron and Steel Indaba in Durban on Thursday 24 October 2019. The Indaba will be used as a platform to reflect on the progress and impact made since the department signed the sector accord on Occupational Health and Safety […]


Introducing Author based Subscriptions

As from 1 November 2019, the content management of Sheqafrica.co.za will be taken over by FYI Africa (Fyi.africa) a media company and division of The High Option Ltd. As a result, the Sheqafrica Media Partner program will be terminated and replaced with an Affiliate Publisher program. Under this program, companies and individuals who wish to […]


Safety degree change, and SAQA’s career advice [updated]

2019 was the last year of registration for new NDSMN and BTSMN students. SAQA has not renewed the identifier code for these qualifications due to a ruling by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) that all qualifications that are not aligned with the new NQF framework should be phased out.  The last date […]


Sheqafrica.com is shutting down

Readers of Sheqafrica.com have seen the magazine for the last time on 9 October 2019. After several owners in the past, the company has now decided to permanently shut down the once popular SHEQ Magazine. Diane Swarts, MD of Sheqafrica Corporate Services said the magazine has been sold to a media company who will be […]

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Department of Employment and Labour set to conduct workshops on Major Hazard Installation

The Department of Employment and Labour’s Major Hazard Installation (MHI) sub-directorate within the Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES), will be conducting a series of workshops to institute relations with Local Authorities and collect inputs to develop an MHI technical document. The technical document is meant to assist the Local Authorities and the duty holder or […]


VeriSHEQ set to counter CV Fraud in the SHEQ Industry

With the pending CV fraud requirements in the NQF Amendment Act, VeriSHEQ is the first to focus on prevention and control with the introduction of its services to  be launched in November 2019. With the proliferation of SHEQ qualifications offered, knowing which is which and who is what has become a nearly impossible task. VeriSHEQ […]


October is Transport Month – AARTO – new Arrive Alive coming soon

President Cyril Ramaphosa joined by the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, Gauteng Premier David Makhura, Provincial MECs of Roads, Transport, Police, Community Safety and Public Works and senior government officials, will on Saturday (5 October) officially launch the October Transport Month campaign and the revamped Arrive Alive programme, as approved by Cabinet. “In commemorating the […]


OHS-on-Demand setting high standards for low-cost OHS Services in SA.

Cape Town: South African businesses can look forward to a new on-demand service for Workplace health and safety with the launch of OHS-On-Demand which may also have a  major impact on the OHS Consulting industry. OHS-on-Demand is an innovative program that replaces the need for a full-time Safety officer, using information technology to take care […]

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What is Ergonomics?

By Angela Hendricks (Bsc Physio) Do you find yourself getting more and more uncomfortable towards the end of the day? Are you slouching at your desk? Do you suffer from neck ache or backache? Many workers don’t realise that the way you work at your desk can significantly affect your comfort levels. Ergonomics is the […]


Understanding And The Investigation Of Road Traffic Accidents

In recent years, the specific subject matter and knowledge of Traffic Accident Investigation, Reconstruction & Cause Analysis has become an increasingly specialised and important tool to the Judiciary, the Police Services, the Insurance industry, private companies and many related industry companies and services. The attendance at any scene of an accident can be a very […]

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Is OHS Self-regulation back in the game?

Sheqafrica.co.za’s sister publication, Sheqafrica.com, previously reported on the Council for the Built Environment’s (CBE) application for exemption of the Identification of Work from the requirements of the Competition Act. In September 2018 the CBE invited stakeholders to provide input following the Competition Commission’s decision to reject the application. To recap, the Commission determined that the […]


Meet SHEQO – The Safety Fish

Sheqo the Safety Fish is the second cartoon character of Sheqafrica.co.za who will become a regular contributor to opinion pieces for the magazine. Sheqo – named after Nemo, the well-known clown fish of movie fame, swims around in full scuba gear after being instructed by the Safety department that safety comes first. The irony is […]

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SheqOnCall360 – a new professional body

Most professional bodies are only effective in developing a profession. SheqOnCall360 fills the gaps by offering a promotion service to jobseekers, practitioners and consultants. It is not a professional body in the common sense of the word. SheqOnCall360 is a promotional portal, allowing interested practitioners to list their CV’s / Company profiles for the public […]

“Vision Zero” – a workplace free of accidents and diseases.

SmartSafe Africa – a game changer is coming

Workplace Fatigue May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

Network9 grabs up PropertyWeb.co.za; Shares future plans

Complacency: “Cultural change takes time”

Fatalism: “Injuries are part of the job”

Trade-off: “Safe means less productive”

Disempowerment: “Safety is someone else’s job”

Fear of blame: “If I report an incident, I’ll be punished”

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