Africa Media places a moratorium on Health & Safety Advertising

Cape Town: Africa Media owner, Rudy Maritz, announced today that the business have placed a moratorium on advertising that does not comply with the GDPR. This moratorium applies to all three SHEQ Magazines;, (Africa) (SA) and (USA and Europe)

“Advertisers doing business in the EU, or have any affiliation with individuals within the EU, will have to provide evidence that their website to which we link from advertisements are in compliance with the GDPR. This would also apply to any affiliations with other entities that are non-compliant.”

“We completed a legal risk assessment and found a number of articles which referenced non-compliant entities via hyperlinks. We also no longer link advertisements to facebook pages. We removed all references to these entities. A total of 125 links were removed between 25 and 29 May 2018.” Maritz said.

“Our editorial staff are going through a total of 1757 articles written between 2007 and now, to look for links that could jeopardise our legal compliance rating.”

A number of advertisers who previously had advertorials written for them, have also been affected due to their connection to non-compliant software platforms collecting membership information on servers in the USA.

Africa Media did not publicly announce the affected parties, but all the affected advertisers will be invited to resubmit their content at no charge if they can provide reasonable validation of GDPR compliance.

Sheqafrica is Africa's largest online Magazine for the Risk & Compliance profession. It is co-owned by Net-IX and the Sheqafrica Corporate Services(Pty)Ltd.

Jessica van Zyl

Independent Contributors and Media Partners:
Patrick Deale - Labour Lawyer
Louis Fourie - Environmental Lawyer
Mabila Mathebula
Rudy D. Maritz

Originally founded by Ben Fouche of Real Babe Media, has been serving the SHEQ industry since 2007 and contains over 1600 articles from various experts in the Safety, Health and Environmental Management fields. Today, is proudly co-owned by the Africa Media Group(50%) and focuses on Human Resources Management, Risk & Compliance on the African Continent.
The role of the HR and IR practitioner remains undisputed in the selection and placement of competent staff, while the education and training of people goes a long way in achieving business objective. covers topics on risk & compliance related to basic human rights:
S = Safety in our workplaces and communities
H = Healthcare
E = The Environment we live in
Q = Quality of Life

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