Firstly I have to made a disclaimer: I do not belong to any faith-based organisation. When a tragedy strikes, the normal human reaction is to apportion blame to someone or to some organisation. The words of Raymond Parsons are worth recalling: “Tragedies and disasters usually teach valuable lessons, though they may not always have good...
He is active in a number of professional bodies, primarily the Association of Researchers in Construction Safety, Health, and Well-Being , and he was a member of the Transport Research Board (TRB) with its Head Office based in Washington DC, USA. In 2005 he was trained by BST; a USA based safety consulting firm as a Behavioral Based Safety Consultant.
Mabila’s qualifications includes a BA (Vista University), BA (Hon) (UNISA), MBA (Milpark Business School), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Project Management (Cranefield College of Project Management). He is currently completing his PhD in Construction Management (NMMU).
His professional career path includes working as Accounting Teacher at Pace College in Soweto, News Producer at SABC in Polokwane, HR Manager and Safety Manager at Transnet Freight Rail in Johannesburg. In 2002 he ventured into the world of consulting as a SHE (Safety, Health and Environment) consultant; exchanging security for freedom. He now works as a Senior Researcher at the Railway Safety Regulator in Gauteng (South Africa).
Mabila has spoken at numerous international conferences on four continents, and is a regular contributor to various professional journals, newspapers and magazines and has been instrumental towards the establishment of the Railway Safety Regulator in South Africa and has written a lot on railway safety. He is also a co-author of a Life Orientation Grade 11 text book.
His preferred quote is: “We are unequal in what we know, but equal in our infinite ignorance”.
Universities are traditionally synonymous with the production of knowledge for the collective good of society, but when university campuses become raping grounds or a haven for vandals, they cease to be repositories of knowledge and automatically become purgatorial institutions that are emotionally stunted. It is notable that when sin began, retribution set in; but when […]
The South African Police Services should shift from an investigative paradigm to a preventative paradigm and the failure to shift from the current paradigm could result in ‘paradigm paralysis.’ The South African policing system is highly reactive in that a crime has to occur first before security agencies could galvanise into action; detectives only start […]