Editor’s Letter


Editor's Letter

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

18th October 2021

Better the devil you know?

Better the devil you know? 18th Oct 2021 Trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) are no better for the climate than conventional diesel...

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22nd September 2021

Breaking the silence

Breaking the silence 20th Aug 2021 Mental health issues have been placed firmly in the spotlight as the Covid-19 pandemic sweeps through the world....

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15th June 2021

Long working hours could kill!

Long working hours could kill! 15th Jun 2021 Long working hours led to 745 000 deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease in 2016,...

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15th April 2021

One year on

One year on 15th Apr 2021 It’s been a year since the initial lockdown got underway and I truly thought that Covid-19 would be...

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24th February 2021

Horses for courses

Horses for courses 24th Feb 2021 So, we all want to save the planet by lowering emissions. But which renewable fuels are best? In...

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11th January 2021

2020: Many lessons learnt

2020: Many lessons learnt 10th Dec 2020 As we come to the end of the most traumatic year – ever – for most of...

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8th October 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 August 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 July 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 April 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 January 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 June 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 April 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 February 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 October 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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