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LABOUR LAW & RELATIONS: What to expect in 2019?

In short – a lot!! Politics The upcoming elections will turbo charge the levels of populist rhetoric and activity in both public and private workplaces.  Competition between the pro-poor and left leaning Saftu versus its former comrades, the ANC aligned and more moderate Cosatu will intensify in the media and public demonstrations. New Labour Political...

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Stampede – Should Lack Of Synergy Between Church And Municipality Be Blamed?.

Firstly I have to made a disclaimer: I do not belong to any faith-based organisation. When a tragedy strikes, the normal human reaction is to apportion blame to someone or to some organisation. The words of Raymond Parsons are worth recalling: “Tragedies and disasters usually teach valuable lessons, though they may not always have good...

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Construction Health & Safety Files – Value or Business Waste?

Sheqafrica.com has over the years published many articles on this topic, and many more questions remain hot topics of “ego battles” among the Site safety personnel. So, who’s file is the biggest? We took to the search engines to find out what the “sellers” of these files are telling the construction industry and looked at...

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Franchise Opportunity in the PPE market

Gravity Safety Products offers a unique franchise for interested people wanting to get into the distrubution and sales of personal safety equipment and clothing. The company offers Master Franchises in all SADC countries for R970 000. Retail outlets are available from these Master Franchises from R450 000. Sales Agents can also join from as little...

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SHEQ mergers, acquisitions and the law

Reports by Creamer Media in 2017 on the acquisition of Pinnacle OHS Holdings (July 17) and subsequently the acquisition of Quality Safety (October 17) by the Durban based BBF Safety Group, have raised some concerns amongst smaller role players in the consulting arena. Sheqafrica.com asked Rudy Maritz to unpack the legality and validity of these...

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Africa Media places a moratorium on Health & Safety Advertising

Cape Town: Africa Media owner, Rudy Maritz, announced today that the business have placed a moratorium on advertising that does not comply with the GDPR. This moratorium applies to all three SHEQ Magazines; Sheqafrica.com, (Africa) Sheqafrica.co.za (SA) and SheqForum.com (USA and Europe) “Advertisers doing business in the EU, or have any affiliation with individuals within...

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The A-OSH Expo – 2018

From the latest innovation in Fire protection to the boredom of PPE, there was something for every taste at this year’s A-OSH Expo at Gallagher Estate. Sheqafrica.com popped in to see what the fuss was all about. At first glance it was just another large hall packed with punters of products and services from around...

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Paint it Black, no, Yellow

In South Africa, there is currently a shortage of qualified occupational health, safety and environmental practitioners with specific construction industry knowledge and a proposed 10 day Skills program has been CETA Accredited to alleviate this skill shortage and raise the educational level in the Construction Industry. Experienced SA practitioners with 3 year National Diplomas and...

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