SHEQ Management is the largest magazine on the African continent within the fields of occupational health and safety, as well as environmental and quality issues.
Charleen Clarke has worked as a writer, editor, photographer, publisher, MC, public speaker and television presenter since 1984. She cut her teeth in journalism in Port Elizabeth, working on the newspaper in that city. She moved to Johannesburg in 1986, where she joined Caxton as a journalist. She was promoted to editor of the Randburg Sun within two years.
In 1988 she joined National Publishing as a journalist. She was promoted to executive editor of five magazines within two years. Seven years later, she was appointed editor of FOCUS. She went on to buy the magazine from the Road Freight Association and start Charmont Media Global.
Charleen has won numerous awards, including South African Motoring Journalist of the Year and South African Commercial Vehicle Journalist of the Year. She judges the World Car Awards, the South African Car of the Year, the international Truck Innovation Award, the Women’s World Car of the Year and she’s an associate member of the International Truck of the Year jury.
Meet the team
Jaco de Klerk
Jaco’s university days unfolded at the North-West University’s Potchefstroom campus from 2007 till 2011, with the study of law marking the beginning of his wondrous time. He completed his BA Communication degree in two years – leaving Miss Law behind. Journalism is his life and writing his passion.
Barend van Wyk
Barend van Wyk has been a sales professional for over 13 years (he’s been in the sales game since the tender age of 19). While he’s worked in numerous industries, he’s really come into his own within the field of SHEQ management, where he has earned a reputation for always putting his customers first.
Meet the contributors
Neels Nortjé is a founder and the CEO of Saiosh. He has been practising OHS for over 30 years. He was appointed to serve on the Minister for Labour's Advisory Council for OHS and is a Chartered Member of both Saiosh (CMSaiosh) and IOSH (CMIOSH).
Sanjay Munnoo has over 15 years’ experience in the risk and financial services industries. He started his career at Alexander Forbes and now works at FEMA as Regional Manager.
Professor Dr Andrew Sharman is managing partner of RMS – consultants on leadership and cultural excellence to a wide range of blue-chip corporates and non-government organisations globally.
Legally Speaking is a regular column by Professor Robert W Vivian and Dr Albert Mushai, both in the School of Economics and Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand.
Dr Brett Solomon is the CEO of The Kinetic Leadership Institute and is a recognised leader in combining neuroscience, change management and leadership theory to drive cultural transformation processes.
Brian Darlington is the group head of safety and health for the Mondi Group, based in Vienna, Austria. He has filled the role since 2012 and is responsible for safety and health in more than 30 countries.
Dr. Sophia Kisting is an occupational medicine specialist with extensive clinical and preventive occupational health and safety experience at the national, regional and global level.
Hope Mugagga Kiwekete is a managing consultant at the Centre for Enterprise Sustainability. Previously he was a principal consultant risk management at Transnet Freight Rail, a management systems specialist and senior EHS auditor at the South African Bureau of Standards.
Peter Lamb is a director in the Norton Rose Fulbright admiralty and shipping team, based in Durban. A qualified attorney, Lamb has an LLM in shipping law from the University of Cape Town.
Mathew Goncalves BSc (Eng) Chemical, is head of research and development at Health and Safety Dialogue Company Ltd, exclusively licensed to Conceptual Eyes (Pty) Ltd in Africa, a corporate member of Saiosh.
Jerry Ramdunee is the CEO of the Industry Compliance and Certification Authority of South Africa (ICCASA), was a member on the committee that developed ISO 45001 and has recently been appointed the leader of the ISO TC 283 WG3 working group.
Kyle Bloch is a registered industrial-organisational psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). He is the operations manager at StratisQ Africa focusing on safety across multiple sectors and industries.
Marina Sander is an executive business management consultant for The World of Ethics Group. Her last 20 years have been paved by ethical business practices, legal compliance, operations management, innovation, education, corporate governance, and risk with every business partner whom she engages.
Ruaan Breedt is the working at height and fall protection specialist at BBF Safety Group. He has completed the following training and obtained accreditation for: Production efficiencies & ISO 9001:2015 auditor; fall arrest level 1, 2 and 3; confined space entry, exit and rescue; and is a fall arrest equipment testing specialist.
Elfriede Giard is the CEO and a founder member of the World of Ethics Group of Companies, with more than 25 years’ experience in quality and risk management. She has strong skills in business optimisation and has the responsibility for creating, planning, implementing and integrating the strategic direction of the Group.