Liquidated Irca SA trademarks were sold on auction to Wohbag, a property investor run by Gert De Wet Jordaan, for R2.5-m in December.
The international Programme for the Improvement of Working Conditions and Environment (PIACT) includes the ILO guide on how to prevent major incidents.
Mineral Resources minister M Zwane released the latest mining health and safety statistics at a conference in November 2016. Here is a summary.
The High Court in 2017 will hear the appeal of employers against the right of gold miners or widows to claim silicosis mining compensation in a class action.
After a visit to a large employer in South Africa, David Broadbent takes a festive look at safety system health, climate, and leadership.
This Sheq training update includes occupational course registration; MSc Construction HS; a private bid for safety training quality control; and compliance training.
This health and safety law update of December 2016 includes health standards, rail and road safety; and foreign farm workers.
The SA Labour Court instructed DME mining inspectors to restrict section 54 /55 mine safety closures, to sections or levels where they found unsafe conditions.
The COID Act Amendment will include domestic compensation for injuries and diseases, and more state health facilities, said Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.
The metals union demands safety measures at Arcelor Mittal in Vanderbijl Park, and that three health and safety managers be suspended.
The DEA Green Scorpions reported 1261 criminal cases, 293 prosecutions, and 52 convictions, among its 2016 environmental inspection statistics.
South African chemicals operators reported more chemicals industry diseases among health and safety statistics in the Responsible Care Performance Report 2016.
The OHS Act Amendment Bill will allow less self-regulation, and more inspections. The Bill will be out for public comment early in 2017 (see detail below).
The King IV corporate governance report 2017 by the Institute of Directors (IOD) includes supplements for municipalities, parastatals, NPOs and investment funds.
Some safety harness rules are just tickbox exercises, with fall arrest lanyards that exceed the fall distance, writes Brian Irlam.
The Department of Labour will publish the draft Major Hazard Installation or MHI Regulations Amendment 2017 in January.