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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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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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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 […]

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Strengthening health professions education and training: The power of evidence-based approaches

Health professions are anchored in the education and training that underpin them;such training continues to evolve with support from the growing evidence base. Health professions education (HPE) focuses on the theories, principles, concepts, methods, skills and attitudes specifically required for the education and training of health professionals within the specific learning environment of hospitals or […]