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The application of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act to Sectional Title Schemes

I have recently been asked if the PAJA applies to private companies such as a Home Owners Association or Sectional Title Scheme. The question stems from an article in “Die Burger”, 3 November 2018, titled “Die 3P’s – Voldoen julle hieraan”,  Sectional Title Scheme expert Tertius Maree, briefly mentioned three Acts of which the acronym […]

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The Risk of interfering in how your contractor operates

I recently received two calls from HSE consultants who wanted to double-check their own views. The first was about a Professional Engineer (ECSA registered) not accepting a Construction Manager appointed under CR8(1) having a dual appointment under Section 16(2) and eventually pulled rank on the outcome. The second was a question on a Safety File...

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The Safety Officer dilemma – How to overcome it!

In a recent Q&A session on social media, I asked a group of 4000 safety practitioners where the general duties of safety officers can be found in the OHSAct. The responses were scary to say the least, and the best one certainly deserves a mention. “Safety Officer doesn’t have legal duties, safety officer is an […]

The OHS Risk Assessment Landscape is changing

South African Safety Professionals will soon need to brush up on their Risk Management Skills as the landscape of the profession is most likely changing in 2019. As the starting point of any safety intervention, the identification and classification of Hazards, has for many years been inadequately covered in the training modules available under the […]