Sheqafrica.com 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.

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
Health & Wellness

The final update on a multistate outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections linked to fresh crab meat

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 27, 2018Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 The final update on a multistate outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections linked to fresh crab meat imported from Venezuela can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/vibrio/investigations/vibriop-07-18/index.html. Updates: This outbreak investigation is over. As of September 18, 2018, 26 Vibrio parahaemolyticus illnesses were reported from Colorado, […]

Health & Wellness

The CDC final investigation update of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to Honey Smacks

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 26, 2018Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 The CDC final investigation update of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to Honey Smacks has been posted at https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/mbandaka-06-18/index.html. Updates: Although this outbreak investigation is over, recalledexternal icon Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a long shelf life and might still be […]

Health & Wellness

U.S. Challenges World to Intensify Global Fight against Antibiotic Resistance

‘AMR Challenge’ calls for more action to save lives from one of the greatest threats to public health Press Release For Immediate ReleaseTuesday, September 25, 2018 Contact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 The United States announced today, during the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York, The AMR Challenge—the most ambitious global initiative to date to […]

Health & Wellness

Newborn syphilis cases more than double in four years, reaching 20-year high

U.S. data show need to improve syphilis testing, treatment for pregnant women Press Release Embargoed Until: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 12:00 p.m. ETContact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 Reported cases of congenital syphilis – syphilis passed from a mother to her baby during pregnancy or delivery – have more than doubled since 2013, according to the annual […]

Health & Wellness

Recalled Ground Beef from Cargill Meat Solutions

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 20, 2018Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 CDC advises retailers not to serve or sell recalled ground beef from Cargill Meat Solutions because it may be contaminated with E. coli O26. A food safety alert has been posted at https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/O26-09-18/index.html. Key Points: CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several […]

Health & Wellness

Death Rates Up for 5 of the 12 Leading Causes of Death

41st Annual Report on the Health of the Nation includes data through 2016 Press Release For Immediate ReleaseThursday, September 20, 2018 Contact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics today released Health, United States, 2017  – the 41st annual health of the nation report from the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to […]

Health & Wellness

U.S. burden of Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias to double by 2060

CDC study first to forecast Alzheimer’s estimates by race/ethnicity Press Release For Immediate ReleaseThursday, September 20, 2018 Contact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 Percentage of Adults Aged 65 and Older with Alzheimer’s Disease by Race and Ethnicity Close Percentage of Adults Aged 65 and Older with Alzheimer’s Disease by Race and Ethnicity The U.S. burden of Alzheimer’s […]

Health & Wellness

CDC provides new funds to battle the opioid overdose epidemic

Enhancing state, territorial, tribal, and non-governmental capacity to prevent opioid overdoses Press Release For Immediate ReleaseWednesday, September 19, 2018 Contact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 To address the opioid overdose epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is increasing support to states, territories, tribes, and non-governmental organizations working to prevent opioid-related overdoses, deaths, and other […]

Technology Law

Addressing your data breach risk

In the wake of recent data breach incidents, it is imperative that businesses give the provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act, No 4 of 2013 (Act) their full attention, even though the substantive provisions of the Act are not yet in force. This is borne out by the reality that these incidents are affecting South […]