Jessica is the Editor in Chief of Sheqafrica Corporate Services (Pty)Ltd's Media Office and has 17 years experience in Technical Publishing. She worked for a number of small online magazines until 2018 when she became a Legal Researcher at Le Roux Maritz & Partners. Shortly afterwards, she was seconded to SACS as editor of Sheqafrica.co.za as part of her portfolio.
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OHS-on-Demand Licenses now available

The new On-Demand OHS document service, which allows Employers to download all OHS documents, forms and templates needed to put a compliance program together, has gone live at midnight 1 November 2019. OHS practitioners can now secure Contributor Publishing Rights from Network 9 which will give them access to the OHS-on-Demand platform and allow them […]

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AISE calling for nominations – SA Chapter

The Africa Institute of Safety and Environmental Engineering has called on its  members to submit nominations for the various Chapters and of particular note to Sheqafrica readers is the nominations for the South African chapter. Interestingly enough are two names that came up in the nominations. Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO of ArkKonsult,  the consultancy spearheading […]

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New competency requirements for ISO 45000 Auditors – SABS

The Department of Trade and Industry as custodian of the SABS has published SATS 17021-10 Ed 1  for public comment. Comments are invited and should be submitted on or before 2 December 2019. The standard deals with Conformity assessment and the requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems. Part 10 deals with...

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VeriSHEQ demerits its first OHS practitioners

The new controversial SHEQ verification agency, VeriSHEQ, has received its first official complaints and have added two safety officers onto their demerit system. VeriSHEQ offers employers a verification service for SHEQ related service and training providers before engaging their services, and also provide a credential verification service. Sheqafrica previously reported on this new “rising star”...

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Another buy-out for Sheqafrica on the table

The battle for ownership of Sheqafrica.co.za has reached new heights following the recent resignation of the managing director, Diane Swarts.  Sheqafrica Africa Corporate Services(Pty)Ltd was registered in June 2019 and was the new owners of Sheqafrica.com, but after a four month period of no growth the company opted to shut down the magazine and use […]

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Anyone can now make a H&S File and cash in

The cost of Health & Safety files is going to drop dramatically with the new concept advertised on OnlineIdeas. According to this website, anyone with a pc and printer can now sell Site Files to construction contractors and the sale is backed by a 100% refund if it not “site specific”. OnlineIdeas are offering its...

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IOSH/Saiosh members in uproar about AISE evaluations

South African OHS practitioners are in uproar as their AISE evaluations did not suit their own perceptions of their skills. Roughly 50% of the applications for AISE membership came from IOSH members and some are of the opinion that they are more competent than the evaluation indicated. AISE however said, they are trying to compare...

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Africa Institute of Safety & Environment launches in 2020

A new voluntary association for Safety & Environmental Engineering is making inroads in South Africa ahead of its launch in 2020 and is offering a 3 month free membership as an early-bird registration process. Sheqafrica contacted M.P. Greyling, Membership Support Manager to find out more. According to Greyling, the Institute is serving the interest of...

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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 […]