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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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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]