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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 […]

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Court lets go of Bopape allegedly accused of defrauding Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund

The Pretoria Magistrate’s Court today dropped charges against Ms Mapitse Tebogo Bopape who was allegedly accused of defrauding the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund. The matter of Bopape has been dragging since last year while the State has been waiting for the finalisation of the docket and the decision of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions […]

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How to manage Excavations

Most of people or contractors don’t take excavation safety seriously and workers are losing their lives due to collapsing excavations. Recently we heard about two people who lost their lives due to excavation safety failures. Just go to your residential area to find an open excavation. That trench dug to provide you with Fibre to […]

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

Network9 has secured a controlling interest in PropertyWeb.co.za and plans to take the property market information highway to the next level focusing on Property Risk Management and Compliance. As the former publisher of Sheqafrica.com, Africa’s largest resource for EHS Risk and Compliance, and co-owner of Africa Media,  Rudy Maritz and his team plans to create […]

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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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Off the cuff – The Strange story of the SS Warimoo

The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on its way from Vancouver to Australia. The navigator had just finished working out a star fix and brought the master, Captain John Phillips, the result. The Warrimoo’s position was latitude 0 degrees x 31 minutes north and longitude […]