Editor’s Letter


Editor's Letter

Our regular columns and sections are all contributions from leading industry figures.

8th Oct 2020

Should the Compensation Fund be privatised?

Should the Compensation Fund be privatised? 8th Oct 2020 If I had R10 for every complaint I’ve received pertaining to the Compensation Fund, I...

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17th Aug 2020

Take a bow, mining industry!

Take a bow, mining industry! 17th Aug 2020 The mining industry in South Africa should take a bow. Between 1993 and 2019, the industry...

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2nd Jul 2020

More good news!

In our last issue, I wrote about the good news associated with Covid-19 (yes, I am an optimist). Now, I bring you more good...

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24th Apr 2020

Covid-19: not just bad news

Covid-19 has been utterly horrific for humankind and the economy (both here in South Africa and globally too). But it’s not ALL bad …...

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13th Jan 2020

Becoming a jack of all trades

Creeping into discussions at many health and safety conferences is the concept of lifelong learning. Although not new, this idea is centred around continuously...

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19th Jun 2019

If we fail, people die

I recently attended the 14th annual HSE Excellence Europe in Amsterdam and it reminded me – yet again – of the vital importance of...

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17th Apr 2019

A question we shouldn’t have to ask

Which would you rather be without – electricity or water? You may notice a theme running through this issue: power, or, more specifically, the...

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26th Feb 2019

Male-specific cancers and the workplace

Our readers need no introduction to issues of occupational health, but what about a very real health concern that is affecting countless men around...

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24th Oct 2018

Keeping your head

I suffered a bit of a health and safety blunder at home a few weeks ago… My better half and I recently bought and...

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17th Aug 2018

Why safety?

Why do safety professionals do what they do? Why do their companies or clients listen to them? Why, why, why? At the 2018 Saiosh...

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22nd Jun 2018

Telling stories and changing cultures

“Catch a man a fish and feed him for a day. Show him how to fish and feed him for a lifetime.” That proverb...

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20th Apr 2018

Traveling, safely…

Business travellers worldwide are becoming more astute to possible health and safety risks when abroad, and, happily, this is happening at a rapidly increasing...

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