Monday Monitor

Empowering local SHEQ entrepreneurs

Africa Media (AM) one of the two owners of along with Chartered Health & Safety Management Services (CHSEMS), have embarked on a mission to empower local entrepreneurs in Namibia and Botswana to set up a joint-venture in each country responsible for the launch of Sheqafrica Local Editions.

Local Partners will own the majority share of the magazine and benefit from the advertising and marketing revenue each magazine will generate.

AM will continue to provide the IT infrastructure and editorial functions while local investors will be given an opportunity to provide funding for the setting up of various SHEQ related business ventures like training and consulting.

The Namibian magazine was launched a year ago but went onto the back-burner shortly after its inception due to a lack of expertise in the local SHEQ market.

Possible new partners have been approached in Namibia and announcements are due in a few weeks. Botswana will follow shortly thereafter, with Egypt, Kenya and Nigeria next in line.’s newly appointed editor, Jessica van Zyl, said that she was appointed to drive transformation and she will do so through entrepreneurship and education as one of the channels to not only transform the SHEQ industry as a whole, but also the level of awareness in EHS laws applicable to each of these countries.

It is not that they don’t wear shoes, it is a matter of they don’t have shoes.” she said in reference to a story told at sales conferences. “People need information, localised, applicable information. It might be nice to know what goes on in other countries, but what is needed in ones own?

AM plans to continue to build on the success of and share their experience with all people of Africa.

Sheqafrica is Africa's largest online Magazine for the Risk & Compliance profession. It is co-owned by Net-IX and the Sheqafrica Corporate Services(Pty)Ltd.

Jessica van Zyl

Independent Contributors and Media Partners:
Patrick Deale - Labour Lawyer
Louis Fourie - Environmental Lawyer
Mabila Mathebula
Rudy D. Maritz

Originally founded by Ben Fouche of Real Babe Media, has been serving the SHEQ industry since 2007 and contains over 1600 articles from various experts in the Safety, Health and Environmental Management fields. Today, is proudly co-owned by the Africa Media Group(50%) and focuses on Human Resources Management, Risk & Compliance on the African Continent.
The role of the HR and IR practitioner remains undisputed in the selection and placement of competent staff, while the education and training of people goes a long way in achieving business objective. covers topics on risk & compliance related to basic human rights:
S = Safety in our workplaces and communities
H = Healthcare
E = The Environment we live in
Q = Quality of Life

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