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SmartSafe Africa – a game changer is coming

Cape Town: Sheqafrica Corporate Services(Pty)Ltd have set the dates for the launch of four new compliance auditing programs and set its sights on new markets. The decision comes after the company acquired the intellectual property rights of the SmartSafe program from Cygma SHEQ South Africa. The acquisition paves the way for the expansion of the […]

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Labour Law in a Nutshell June 2019

REFUSAL TO CHANGED CONDITIONS: Can an employer dismiss employees for refusing to accept changes in working conditions?  Yes – said the labour court in Numsa vs Trident Steel[1]. The company needed to restructure its operations to survive. It redefined job descriptions and its workforce by about 500 mainly through VSP’s in consultation with Numsa. However, […]

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Sheqafrica.com bars Saiosh endorsed CPD events

Sheqafrica.com will no longer be publishing conferences and events such as the A-OHS Expo if accredited for CPD points by the SA Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh). This decision has been taken after a developmental value evaluation was done on attending these expos and conferences it is was found to have failed adding […]

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PretoriaOnline.Net cancels Advertising of Saiosh Corporate members

The Community magazine PretoriaOnline.net informed all their advertising agencies to stop advertising of companies affiliated with the South Africa Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) with immediate effect. Pretoriaonline.net reserves the right of association and will no longer associate with Saiosh or any of it members. Pretoriaonline.net said it stands in solidarity with its […]

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Why changing the Q in “SHEQ” Matters

It may seem mundane, but changing the meaning of a single letter in an acronym, creates a complete new thought process; a paradigm shift. And when it comes to SHEQ, a paradigm shift is desperately needed to ensure the protection of a nation’s workforce. Since the adoption of SHEQ, predominantly in Southern Africa, employers have […]

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Sheqafrica.com Ethical Business Practices Program

African Employers and SHEQ Practitioners pursuing Ethical Business Practices are invited to join Sheqafrica.com’s exclusive Membership. Sheqafrica.com 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 […]

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Labour Law in a Nutshell April 2019

  RESIGNATION & DISCIPLINE: Can an employer proceed with a disciplinary enquiry after an employee resigns with immediate effect on receipt of a notice of suspension or notice of enquiry? No & Yes “No” – said the Labour Court in Kalipa Mtati v KPMG Services[1]in October 2016 . “Yes” – said the court later in Coetzee […]

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Workplace Accidents, Occupational Illness and the Long Road to Workers’ Compensation and Safety Policies around the World

Workers’ Memorial Day takes place annually around the world on April 28 as an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work. In South Africa, the 1st of May is annually celebrating the workforce and its challenges and achievements as a public holiday; Worker’s Day This […]

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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 […]