Diane Swarts heads up Sheqafrica from October 2020

Durban – South Africa –  The High Option Ltd. as majority shareholder of SHEQafrica Corporate Services(Pty)Ltd, announced yesterday that Pietermaritzburg based SHEQ Consultant, Diane Swarts have been appointed as the General Manager for the business from October 2020. SHEQafrica Corporate Services owns a number of brand names like The Safety Guys, The Safety Lady, and […]

Child Protection Week Gets Underway

Government, led by Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, will today launch Child Protection Week in Langa, Cape Town. As the custodians of the Children’s Act, the Department of Social Development said the annual campaign will this year be launched under the theme, ‘Let us all Protect Children to Move South Africa Forward’. The launch, which […]

Law enforcement?

A guy runs a pedestrian over and the police stops him. “Sir, you just hit a pedestrian back there!” the cop said. “Yeah, but it was only a safety officer.” defended the motorist. “What do you mean only?” the cop exclaimed. “Well, I didn’t do it on purpose, officer, I just thought, seeing that he […]

NSSA Opens Bulawayo Rehab Centre to Public

The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) has opened its Bulawayo Rehabilitation Centre to the public with immediate effect after operating for over 40 years as a facility for only contributors to the Workers Compensation Insurance Fund. The centre, which accommodates up to 70 in-patients and about 150 out-patients at any given time, provides physiotherapy, occupational […]

Labour Department Can’t Protect Workers

Employers violating health and safety and other labour regulations stand a good chance of getting away with it because the Department of Labour has a serious shortage of inspectors and low inspection targets. Presenting the department’s Annual Performance Plan for 2017-18 to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Labour on Wednesday, Director-General Thobile Lamati said the Inspections […]

Samsung Heavy plagued by safety lapses

Samsung Heavy Industries has been grappling with a series of safety lapses in recent weeks, dealing a blow to its desperate campaign to win new orders to prop up its faltering bottom line. The incidents are feared to have tarnished the image of Korea’s third-largest shipbuilder and made it more difficult for the firm to […]

African and Global Business Leaders Convened for Spring IGD Frontier 100 Forum to Mobilize Action on Job Creation and Inclusive Growth in Africa

Frontier Leaders called for greater advocacy with governments in creating an enabling business environmentt, boosting energy access, strengthening markets in growth sectors like agriculture, and encouraging youth participation. Accelerating private sector action to create jobs in key sectors to promote business growth and absorb the millions of African young people entering the workforce in Africa […]

Director Negligence and the Law

Australia The Queensland Government will introduce the new offence of “negligence causing death”, following the deaths of two construction workers at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm Racecourse. Humberto Leite, 55, and Ashley Morris, 34, were killed when sandwiched between two slabs of concrete in a construction pit inside the renovated racecourse last year. The new law follows […]

Sheqafrica turns 10!

SHEQafrica.com will be 10 years old in June 2017. For this special occasion, we have drafted a list of birthday gifts you can send us: 100 000 hours without accidents, Proper education of your workforce on their responsibility and rights in terms of SHEQ, Proper and effective H&S committee meetings Good environmental sustainability policies An […]