is Africa's largest online Magazine for the Risk & Compliance profession. It is co-owned by Shane Lishman and the Africa Media Group.
The editorial team:
Shane I. Lishman

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

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What The Gravel

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. is an online publication by:

2025 – The end of the Safety practitioner?

The ever-evolving world of business and the advancement in Artificial Intelligence is probably one of the biggest risks to employees in today’s world of work. Machines are getting smaller, faster and even smarter, and workplaces are evolving at a rapid pace. And for the past 100 years, the safety profession has been stuck on a […]


Franchise Opportunity in the PPE market

Gravity Safety Products offers a unique franchise for interested people wanting to get into the distrubution and sales of personal safety equipment and clothing. The company offers Master Franchises in all SADC countries for R970 000. Retail outlets are available from these Master Franchises from R450 000. Sales Agents can also join from as little […]


Message from the Editorial team

The year has now reached Q3, and a few exciting things have happened. The most popular event was by no doubt, the High Court case against the DOL / SACPMCP by Warren Manning. This case has since been postposed to the opposed roll, as the respondents submitted their opposing affidavits to the court, albeit a […]

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Competition in HSE Consulting calls for a paradigm shift.

Over the years the H&S industry has fallen victim to countless unscrupulous practitioners operating as consultants and advisors, offering questionable advice to employers. Those who fell victim to these practices learnt the expensive truth that real help does not come cheap. When the Department of Labour started its intervention in the Construction Industry in 2010...

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SACPCMP registration for HSE Professionals – on the rocks?

Over the past few months, I have had client health and safety representatives asking me questions on the SACPCMP registration for safety practitioners and the legality thereof. In this article, I attempt to deal with the surface of the issues around this subject and area of interest. What is SACPCMP? SACPCMP is an acronym for...

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Cygma SHEQ North opens door for Black partner

Cygma SHEQ North(Pty)Ltd, a Polokwane based Safety Consultancy and part of the Cygma Group of franchises, have been given the green light to sell 51% of its ownership to a suitable business partner in an effort to support Black economic empowerment and transformation in the SHEQ industry. Speaking to, Cygma’s Managing director, Pieter Lotz, […]


Grayston Drive – Project engineer accepts responsibility for collapse

A Contract manager and engineer at the site of the Grayston Drive Pedestrian and cyclist bridge project testified before the inquiry that he “accept responsibility for the collapse of the temporary works structure”. Hein Pretorius, an engineer during the construction however, told the Commission that he was not in a position to know what caused...

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Grayston Drive Bridge Collapse Enquiry Resumed

The Grayston Drive Pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse inquiry set-up by the Department of Labour is set to resume on Monday, 2 July, with testimony from Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA). The latest sitting of the inquiry will continue until Thursday (July 05). The Section 32 hearing was set up by the Department of Labour […]


SPLITTING CHARGES: Do multiple charges arising from a single act of misconduct make dismissal more likely?

SPLITTING CHARGES: Do multiple charges arising from a single act of misconduct make dismissal more likely? Workplace disciplinary enquiries have morphed into processes which mimic criminal trials. It starts with the choice of language. “Alleged Misconduct” has become “Charges”. And for extra gravity, Charges add “Counts” as sub-charges flowing from the primary Charge with criminal […]