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Fighting fraud 

Fighting fraud  25th Jan 2023 PwC’s Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey 2022 reveals that 46% of organisations have experienced fraud, corruption, or other economic crimes in the last 24 months. Ryan Mer, CEO of Know Your Payee (KYP) platform provider eftsure Africa, gives a rundown of what to look out for. Fraud protection is no longer optional It’s hard to believe today, but just a few years ago, even large organisations didn’t have payment fraud protection in place. One of […]

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Driving fatalities down 

Driving fatalities down  25th Jan 2023 TORSA has accelerated its expansion to the African continent, with its collision avoidance technology addressing recently gazetted South African health and safety regulations aimed at reducing harm and fatalities in local mining. Leading Spanish technology company TORSA has launched its pan-African business hub in South Africa, with intentions to drastically reduce mining incidents and, most importantly, fatalities. This is in line with a presidential Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed at the end of 2022. […]

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Commercialised sustainability 

Commercialised sustainability  25th Jan 2023 Many low-carbon alternative products, particularly in the industrial sector, still come at a cost premium of 50% or more. As these new technologies scale and government intervention continues, declining cost premiums will create opportunities for companies to pioneer green markets. Winning in Green Markets: Scaling Products for a Net Zero World, a report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), examines how companies can commercialise sustainability by finding, […]

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Lending a SHEQ hand

Lending a SHEQ hand 6th Dec 2022 In the mining and industrial sector, progressive operations in remote locations across Africa rely on key partnerships to help them navigate and overcome numerous logical and practical obstacles. We discover why safety, health, the environment, and quality all play a pivotal role in the remote site industry. For Gift Mutonhere, head of SHEQ at Allterrain Services (ATS), a division of the Tsebo Group*, health and safety is more than a procedural exercise. It […]

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Training towards a greener tomorrow

Training towards a greener tomorrow 25th Nov 2022 While the renewable energy sector already provides thousands of jobs across South Africa, many more positions are available. However, the skills and qualifications required for these jobs are either in short supply or, if they are available, the experience is lacking. On top of this, there is also a general shortage of skills in the country’s science, engineering, maths, and technology (STEM) fields. The renewable energy industry needs electrical engineers, operations and […]

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Wow! What an event

Wow! What an event 13th Dec 2022 The fifth edition of the EHS Congress, which took place in Berlin on September 13 and 14, delivered on its promise to be a stellar event. Now, things are ramping up for the 2023 instalment. ​“We had representatives from more than 30 different countries in the room – from all across Europe and as far away as Australia, Canada, Brazil, the US, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, and Iceland – making this year’s EHS […]

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Green walls for better health 

Green walls for better health  13th Dec 2022 A study by Finnish scientists shows that air-circulating indoor green walls can improve employees’ health in less than a month.  Conducted as part of the ADELE 2 project between Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) and two leading Finnish universities, the study is the first of its kind: linking exposure to living green walls with improved skin integrity and enhanced immunity against pathogens and allergens. The green walls for the study were provided by Naava. “From […]

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Tech to tackle fraud 

Tech to tackle fraud  13th Dec 2022 Every year, an estimated R2.2 billion is lost to cybercrime in South Africa. Reports suggest that there are 577 cyberattacks per hour in South Africa, 80% of which exploit the human element. Ryan Mer, CEO at eftsure Africa – a software as a service platform that protects organisations against fraud and error before payments are made – says payment fraud is an ongoing and evolving reality in every industry across the globe. “Outdated […]

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Green Construction

Green Construction 6th Dec 2022 ROBERT TER MORSHUIZEN, head of energy and construction at Allianz Global Corporate and Speciality (AGCS)* in South Africa, explores how new building methods and materials are shaping construction’s changing risk landscape as we try to decarbonise. In June 2022, a fire outbreak at a hospital construction in Istanbul, Turkey, destroyed most of the newly installed medical and security devices, injuring three people. A few days later, firefighters from West Fargo in North Dakota, USA, attended […]

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Safer machine interventions 

Safer machine interventions  30th Nov 2022 Lockout/Tagout prevents workplace accidents by temporarily but completely isolating machinery from its energy sources. When implemented well, it stops machine movement and energisation while interventions are ongoing. Brady Corporation is one of the largest suppliers of Lockout/Tagout solutions. “We work with both large and nimble companies to advance ‘go for zero’ ambitions and compliance in workplace safety anywhere in the world,” explains Christophe Nelissen, Brady Corporation’s regional manager of Middle East and Southern Africa. […]

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