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SAIOSH Members may harm fragile consulting industry.

In a recent article on Sheqafrica.com, it was reported that the Department of Labour invited SAIOSH members to report unsafe conditions and acts to them. Going this route is filled with dangers in itself and it is doubtful that it was initiated by the DOL. The information of the employer is protected under Section 36...

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Bizstrat – Organiser of Construction Risk Africa Conference under fire

[UPDATED] Sheqafrica.com cancelled the marketing of the Construction Risk Africa annual conference organised by Servigraph 30 CC, trading as Bizstrat, just 48 hours after the AISE Payment Risk Register was launched on 14 February 2019 and terminated all relations with its owner, Dhanesh Ramparsad. The Conference has been re-scheduled after the 2018 event did not...

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Wall collapse kills three; one injured

A wall collapse killed three construction workers, believed to be in their 30’s,  and one sustained critical injuries following yet another structural collapse in Isipingo south of Durban on the 18th of February 2019. It’s understood the men were working at a construction site at the time of the collapse on Monday afternoon. Rescue Care’s Garrith...

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Diversification of SHEQ Consultants could face a hurdle

For many SHEQ consultants, adding an extra service offering has become a key to survival. Some have purchased “drones” only to discover it is illegal to operate it for commercial purposes if the operator (pilot) is not registered with the Civil Aviation Authority. A more recent development is the inclusion of property inspections under the...

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Naming and shaming employers for fraudulent activities.

The South African department of Labour has expressed its intention to name and shame employers who practice fraudulent actitivies. This comes after an employee of Fleeceytex Knitting Company based in Alberton, Johannesburg, made an enquiry into the validity of an exemption granted to the company in terms of the Minimum Wage Act. In a media release...

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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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Concourt’s Cannabis ruling and the OHSAct

I have been inundated by calls from clients on the impact of the Constitutional Court ruling on Cannabis and what employers should do next. I will briefly explain the implications of this somewhat controversial topic. The ban on private possession, consumption and private cultivation of the plant at home was ruled unconstitutional by the Constitutional...

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