Cambodian building collapse kills seven, with dozens feared buried

At least seven people died when an under-construction building owned by a Chinese company collapsed at a Cambodian beach resort, officials said, as rescuers scoured the giant rubble heap for survivors. The building went down before sunrise in the casino-resort town of Sihanoukville in south-western Cambodia. Four people have been arrested in connection with the accident, […]

HOT NEWS! Labour Law

ILO adopts treaty against workplace harassment

The International Labour Organization has adopted the first global convention to combat violence and harassment in the workplace. The UN labor body was prompted by the worldwide “MeToo” movement against sexual harassment and began full-scale discussions on the convention last year. Member countries, labor unions and management organizations cast votes at the ILO’s annual conference […]


PRiSMa snubs Saiosh designations as useless.

PRiSMa, the property risk management division of the Cygma Group have changed their employment criteria for risk management practitioners in the property sector. With the Property Practitioner’s Bill awaiting proclamation by the President Cyril Ramaphosa, PRiSMa will no longer be allowed to appoint Saiosh members as property risk consultants. PRiSMa informed its divisional managers in […]


Cygma stops selling franchises in South Africa

The Cygma Group has stopped selling its SHEQ Franchises in South Africa. The current franchise owned by Cygma SHEQ North(Pty)Ltd has been granted the exclusive rights for South Africa as its exclusive territory. According to the Cygma Group, the decision was taken after the South African Institute of Safety & Health(Saiosh) revoked the Corporate membership […]

Construction Law HOT NEWS! Monday Monitor

Network9 launches new magazine for Construction

Network9 in partnership with will be launching a new magazine for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry, called Construction Risk Africa, which will focus predominantly on Risk Management in these sectors to promote compliance in the Built Environment. The magazine will go live on the net in July 2019 and will boast articles […]

Climate Change HOT NEWS!

Investors rebuke Exxon over failure to grapple with climate-related risks

Forty one percent of investors voted to separate ExxonMobil’s board chair from its CEO at the company’s annual general meeting today, sending “a strong signal that investors are dissatisfied with the board’s approach, including its approach to managing climate risk,” said Andrew Logan, senior director of oil and gas at the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres. […]

Friday Flyer HOT NEWS! RSS Ethical Business Practices Program

African Employers and SHEQ Practitioners pursuing Ethical Business Practices are invited to join’s exclusive Membership. is Africa’s largest online resource for Risk & Compliance Professionals and Business Executives and under its Membership Scheme, companies and practitioners supporting Ethical Business Practices have agreed to a Code of Conduct. For more information on Ethical Business […]