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. Jessica is currently working at the Sydney Office of Sheqafrica.com
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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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SmartSafe Africa launches Transport Safety Grading

In celebrating October as Transport Month, SmartSafe Africa has developed a safety grading system for Transport Operators falling under the National Road Traffic Act. The program, originally developed by a well-known corporate insurer back in the 90’s, have been revamped and changed into a grading system. Fleet operators and companies with a larger pool of...

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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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Aligning Safety to School – do you match up?

Many employers opt for the lower qualified employee to take their business further, even when it comes to EHS compliance. But most employers will agree that anything less than a Grade 12 qualification will not suffice when it comes to supervisory level appointments. Yet when it comes to the protection of the business and the […]