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Sheqafrica Consulting opens in South Africa

Sheqafrica.com has officially opened its consulting services in South Africa on 8 April 2019, offering its clients a portfolio of services in Safety management, Occupational Health and Environmental management. The company, Sheqafrica Consulting (Pty)Ltd is an independent business founded after one of Sheqafrica.com’s shareholders, Africa Media, sold its South African edition to a group of...

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Labour Law in a Nutshell March 2019

  ENQUIRY DELAYS: When does a delay in prosecuting a disciplinary enquiry become unreasonable and unfair? The general rule is that a disciplinary inquiry must be held within a reasonable time from the date on which the alleged misconduct occurred – or from the date from which the employer first became aware of it. The...

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HSSE Africa conference (23 July – 25 July 2019) in Lagos, Nigeria.

Mining, energy and construction sectors operations have the potential to cause irreparable damage to the environment and compromise the health, safety and security of the people, thus affecting the sustainable development of the country. Over 59,000 work-related fatalities and 4 million non-fatal accidents occur across the African continent each year. learn how to better your...

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One size fits all safety auditing is ending!

The number of companies and consultants using generic auditing systems and software could face some challenges in the next 12 to 18 months as OHS practice will be forced to implement a risk-based approach to OHS management. The current “system required” compliance measurement will no longer be relevant as the practice will move away from...

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Employers using all tricks to circumvent labour laws – CCMA

The Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has called on the Department of Labour inspectorate to join forces to clamp down on the growing practice of deliberate circumventing of the labour laws. CCMA Legal Researcher: Office of the Director, Wilbur van Niekerk said there was a growing trend used by employers of using every...

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Scaffolding – Steel or Aluminum?

I recently received a call from a rather confused OHS practitioner who asked if Aluminum climbing equipment is a scaffold or not and if the legal appointments is necessary. According to an article published by a manufacturer, these “climbing equipment” is not a scaffold. The answer is however the opposite. The Construction Regulations defines a […]

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Labour Law in a Nutshell February 2019

  STRIKE FOR STRESS: Why are workers still willing to go on strike when the odds of scoring real financial gains are stacked against them?   The annual wage negotiations and “strike season” will unfold again in the next few weeks. It’s generally understood that the main reasons workers go on strike are to secure...

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