Author:sheq-management

90 Noscars and counting

90 Noscars and counting 11th Dec 2020 SGB-Cape is unwavering when it comes to health and safety. This is evident from the number of Noscars it has received from Nosa over the years. We chat to the company’s national HSE manager, Thabo Modumaela, about these accolades. WHICH NOSCAR AWARDS DID SGB-CAPE WIN THIS YEAR? We won a total of 18 awards at the 2019–2020 Noscar awards. This includes seven platinum Noscars, seven green Noscars and four international awards. One of […]

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Making the grade?

Making the grade? 11th Dec 2020 The construction industry is paramount in all economies across the globe, yet skills shortages are preventing this sector from reaching its full potential. Does it have to be this way? Memory Takawira, senior quantity surveyor at the Department of Public Works, says that the construction industry plays an important role in the national and global economies. In her research paper, “Addressing Skill Shortages in the South African Residential Construction Industry Through Automation – a […]

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Not just blowing it all up!

Not just blowing it all up! 11th Dec 2020 When you think of demolition, you might think of a massive building tumbling down in roaring flames … But there is a lot more to this niche sector within the construction industry. Kate Bester, contracts manager at Jet Demolition, which specialises in challenging demolition projects within industrial and large commercial spaces, says that it is not uncommon for a building contractor to also undertake demolition work. “It is up to clients […]

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The steps to getting certified

The steps to getting certified 11th Dec 2020 ISO certification may appear complicated at first, but it is basically a set of eight steps. OLIVER NAIDOO, managing director and founder of JC Auditors, explains what companies can expect during the certification process. JC Auditors is an accredited certification body globally recognised in terms of the International Accreditation Forum multilateral agreement. Our core service is accredited certification for ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management, ISO 45001 Occupational Health & […]

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Resetting the sights

Resetting the sights 10th Dec 2020 Covid-19 has taken the world, and 2020, by storm. But there are many other crucial health conditions that the mining industry shouldn’t lose sight of … In an online seminar held by the Masoyise Health Programme in October 2020, local and international experts heard that the critical battles against HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in mining should no longer be sidelined by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Masoyise Health Programme was originally launched […]

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Human rights taking centre stage

Human rights taking centre stage 10th Dec 2020 Over 60% of the world’s cobalt extraction comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It is here, in particular between the mines and smelters, that there is a heightened risk to human rights – such as the risk of child labour. All hope isn’t lost, however. Mercedes-Benz AG is taking a leading role with its approach to promoting the socially acceptable and environmentally sound extraction of cobalt and lithium. Cobalt […]

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10 years of H & S excellence

10 years of H & S excellence 10th Dec 2020 The South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) was established on February 11, 2010, the historic day when South Africa celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison. Saiosh is recognised as the professional body to register occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals, in South Africa, by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and in terms of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Act, Act […]

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LNG: Mining fuel of the future?

LNG: Mining fuel of the future? 10th Dec 2020 TheWorldCounts, which sources its data from various organisations, research institutions and news services, notes that the global mining industry accounts for 10% of the world’s total energy consumption – Or the total energy consumption of Australia, Mexico, South Korea, Italy and Canada combined. According to Matthew Fannin, senior consultant of core business operations at Deloitte (the British multinational professional services network), natural gas – when transformed into liquefied natural gas (LNG) […]

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Entrepreneur fills medical supply gap

Entrepreneur fills medical supply gap 17th Dec 2020 After identifying a need to supply medical consumables and disposables to difficult-to-deliver regions and rural communities across Africa, 20-year-old Capetonian Tony McPherson launched McPherson Trading – a tender-based procurement consultancy – to help fill this gap. Since opening doors in January 2019, the company has serviced countries such as Mali, Malawi, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, and consigned roughly R30 million worth of stock to date. […]

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Hit the road, risk!

Hit the road, risk! 17th Dec 2020 The transport industry is paramount in any economy … and risk management can be described as the foundation for a healthy transport sector. Jason Mellow, head of MiWay business insurance, says that the role transport can, and must, play has never been more crucial to the South African economy. “More so as we work towards rebuilding it after the effects of the Covid-19 lockdown.” He adds that the road transport sector merits special […]

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