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 VeriSHEQ and focuses on Occupational Safety services in the SADC region.
Originally formed as SHEQafrica.com in 2007, the SHEQafrica brand name became well-known in safety circles, but after the founders sold it in 2016, it changed hands a few times in an attempt to turn it into an income generating entity. While it may have been better to turn it into a non-profit, the decision was made to shut it down completely.
Swarts is however hopeful that she would be able to bring the SHEQafrica brandname back into the fold, a vision that can only be achieved by the support of the Safety fraternity through active participation and advertising support.
SHEQafrica.com is no longer part of the business’ portfolio and is operated by the African Society for Health and Environmental Quality, a voluntary association focused on Sustainable Business Management.