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

Editor-in-Chief:
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, Sheqafrica.com 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, Sheqafrica.com 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.

Sheqafrica.com 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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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report Pregnancy-Related Deaths Happen Before, During, and Up to a Year After Delivery

What According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, pregnancy-related deaths can occur during pregnancy, at delivery, and even up to a year afterward (post-partum). Every pregnancy-related death is tragic, and 60 percent are preventable. New data take a look at what is happening, the preventability, and point to actions that can help prevent death....

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CDC Joins Sixth Annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

“While small construction firms are particularly hard hit, we encourage all leaders in the construction industry to make fall prevention and the safety of construction workers their highest priority,” said NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D. “Addressing fall prevention saves lives, not only during the National Safety Stand-Down, but every day all year long.” The National...

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8 Zoonotic Diseases Shared Between Animals and People of Most Concern in the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its U.S. government partners have released the first federal collaborative report listing the top zoonotic diseases of national concern for the United States. Zoonotic diseases are illnesses that can spread between animals and people. The CDC, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), and U.S. Department of...

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Sheqafrica to open in Namibia

Sheqafrica.com have entered into discussions with Namibian Safety Professional, Gilmour Daniels to open a sister publication for Namibian employers. This follows on the take-over of 50% shares in Sheqafrica.com owned by Africa Media. If negotiations succeeds, Daniels will own 51% of the Namibian publication, with Sheqafrica Corporate Services retaining 49% in the magazine. Employers can […]

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Namibia to develop own OHS ACT

by Nghinomenwa Erastus NAMIBIA has drafted a national occupational safety and health policy, which will be launched soon. Labour minister Erkki Nghimtina revealed this at a press conference on world safety and health day in Windhoek in April 2019. He said the government has acted to fill in many gaps and address many challenges highlighted by […]

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The Final Investigation of Salmonella Infections Linked to Raw Turkey

The final investigation update regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products is now available: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/reading-07-18/index.html Updates: This is the final public update for this outbreak investigation because the number of newly reported illnesses has decreased. It has been about a month since people reported getting sick. Illnesses in this outbreak...

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CDC Telebriefing: National Update on Measles Transcript

OPERATOR: Welcome and thank you for standing by.  At this time, all participants are in listen-only mode until the question and answer of today’s conference.  At that time, you may press star one on your phone to ask a question.  I’d like to inform all parties that today’s conference is being recorded.  If you have...

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Updates from the Front Lines: CDC’s Disease Detectives Report on Latest Investigations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold its annual gathering of past and present disease detectives April 29–May 2, 2019, in Atlanta. The 68th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference will feature presentations on groundbreaking investigations and often life-saving outbreak responses by current EIS officers and their laboratory counterparts, the Laboratory...

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Workplace Accidents, Occupational Illness and the Long Road to Workers’ Compensation and Safety Policies around the World

Workers’ Memorial Day takes place annually around the world on April 28 as an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work. In South Africa, the 1st of May is annually celebrating the workforce and its challenges and achievements as a public holiday; Worker’s Day This...

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CDC Media Statement from Dr. Redfield on National Infant Immunization Week, Safety and Effectiveness of Vaccines

As CDC Director and as a physician, I have and continue to wholeheartedly advocate for infant immunization.  More importantly, as a father and grandfather I have ensured all of my children and grandchildren are vaccinated on the recommended schedule. Vaccines are safe. Vaccines do not cause autism. Vaccine-preventable diseases are dangerous. More than 94% of...

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