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Breaking gender roles to achieve real inclusivity in the energy sector
Breaking gender roles to achieve real inclusivity in the energy sector
21st February 2024

By Desiree Hlubi, Brand Manager of Sisi Safety Wear Women are often underrepresented in technical industries, particularly within South Africa’s power and energy sectors. In the coal sector, they... 

A strategic aim of the MHSC is the resolution to achieve zero harm within the mining sector
MHSC aims to empower women, ensure health and safety in mining industry
15th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

National public entity the Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) has outlined ambitious goals to transform the mining industry by fostering gender diversity and prioritising the health and safety... 

Responsible Mining and Sustainable Development Goals: A Shared Value Perspective
13th November 2023

By Sizwe Phakathi and Sietse van der Woude Mining companies worldwide are increasingly required to account and disclose their impacts on society, environment and corporate governance through... 

Local Nikki hard hats exceed international standard for lateral deformation
13th November 2023

The Nikki brand of hard hats from BBF Safety Group is one of the most popular and trusted brands in the personal protective equipment (PPE) industry, with over 15 years of continued service across... 

New guideline fosters inclusivity
27th October 2023

An updated guideline for a Mandatory Code of Practice (CoP) for the selection and provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) for women in the South African mining industry was introduced on... 

The above image depicts Jan Biljoen (right) and Mike Glitrow (left)
Supplier gives insights on ensuring success
27th October 2023

Commemorating 40 years of trading in November 2023, fasteners and personal protective equipment (PPE) supplier Bolt and Engineering Distributors (B.E.D.) MD Jan Viljoen says the company continues... 

Max Price
Statues and Storms: Leading through change – Max Price
20th October 2023

Statues and Storms offers a gripping insider’s account of Max Price’s tenure as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town during a transformative period in South African higher education.... 

A passion for refuse is growing small business, saving the planet
A passion for refuse is growing small business, saving the planet
17th October 2023

The critical service of dealing with the country’s waste is big business: the local sector is valued at over R5bn and is deemed one the of most efficient on the continent. Dealing with around 122... 

Industri Tools & Equipment – specialists in the supply and support of tools and equipment – is set to open a retail outlet at70 Watt Street, Meadowdale, Johannesburg on 19 October 2023.
Easy access to just the right tool
29th September 2023

Industri Tools & Equipment – specialists in the supply and support of tools and equipment to industrial sectors throughout Southern Africa – is soon to open a retail outlet in Johannesburg. 

Back row (l to r): Rianti Gouws; Evah Malatse; Merlie Oschmann; Rose Maile; Heidi Strydom; Juliana Ndisengei; Sphile Mokoena; Michelle Prinsloo; and Louise Kriel. Front row (l to r): Lindiwe Mthembu; Corné Jordaan; Shoki Moetlo; Zandile Mthunzi; Liz Agrela; and Linn Boyd.
TAKRAF South Africa’s Women in Mining: Anything is Possible
25th August 2023

When asked what advice to give to young women looking to enter mining, TAKRAF South Africa’s Rena Odhav urged, “If you want to attain long lasting success, what matters is not a title but your... 

A group of men and women in the Bolt and Engineering factory in Welkom staring up at the camera
Principles help supplier maintain foothold
18th August 2023

Owing to its 100/0 principle, fastener specialist Bolt and Engineering Distributors (BED) Group’s Welkom branch, in the Free State, maintains a firm position as supplier of choice to the mining,... 

SARACCA champions safety as one of their standards in maintaining quality Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
8th August 2023

The South African Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association, commonly known as SARACCA champions safety as one of their pillars which are paramount in upholding their standards.... 

The B.E.D. Group received the Comtest Best Industrial Wholesaler 2022 Award, while its Middelburg branch won the Comtest Extra Mile Award
Fastener supplier wins two awards
14th July 2023

Fastener supplier The Bolt and Engineering Distributors (B.E.D.) Group has been recognised for its performance with two awards by test and measurement specialist Comtest. Comtest provides test and... 

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ESAB expands South African presence
23rd June 2023

ESAB South Africa, the leading supplier of high-end welding and cutting products to the Southern African industrial market is based in Elandsfontien, Germiston, on a 5000m2 state of the art... 

Bolt and Engineering ‘a-maize-s’ at NAMPO: latest in tools and equipment as well as a heartwarming Cancer.vive donation
8th June 2023

The Bolt and Engineering (B.E.D.) Group was proud to exhibit once again at Grain SA’s annual NAMPO Harvest Day from 16 to 19 May, marking its 31st year as a NAMPO exhibitor. This year’s stand was... 

Sweet-Orr shows off PPE range at Securex 2023
Sweet-Orr shows off PPE range at Securex 2023
7th June 2023

Protective clothing and workwear supplier Sweet-Orr, an exhibitor at security and fire trade exhibition Securex 2023, services varying needs across different workforce sectors by giving special... 

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Revolutionising the Engineering Industry with Cutting-Edge Welding Gear
5th June 2023

When it comes to the engineering industry, precision, efficiency, and safety are paramount. Professionals in this field understand the importance of having reliable tools and equipment that enable... 

South Africa’s glass recycling industry offers income opportunities amid economic challenges 
30th May 2023

South Africa’s glass recycling industry injects over R300-million into the economy, according to The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) – the sole Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) in South... 

Help when its needed
24th May 2023

BMG has donated over 140 pallets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Gift of the Givers Foundation – a leading welfare organisation in South Africa, that serves those in need with compassion,... 

Louise Woodburn, General Manager of KBC Risk Solutions, a Division of KBC Health & Safety
Safety First, Learning Always: Why Continuous Learning is a Must for Workplace Health and Safety
14th March 2023

By Louise Woodburn, General Manager of KBC Risk Solutions, a Division of KBC Health & Safety Promoting a workplace attitude that prioritises safety requires a commitment to continuous learning, and... 

Tania Govender, Sales Director at Worldwide Staffing
To survive load shedding, businesses need innovative and flexible staffing solutions
6th March 2023

By Tania Govender, Sales Director at Worldwide Staffing This year has seen South Africans suffer with load shedding every day so far, with no end in sight for the foreseeable future. The economic... 

Barend Matthee, National Projects Director at Workforce Staffing
Averting disaster – how a TES partner can empower IPPs to fast-track a stable power supply for essential services
27th February 2023

By Barend Matthee, National Projects Director at Workforce Staffing Extended blackouts and relentless loadshedding is crippling essential infrastructure and service delivery in South Africa. In a... 

It’s no longer just men at work - the construction industry needs now to provide women-specific PPE
15th February 2023

By Desiree Hlubi, Brand Manager at Sisi Safety Wear  Notorious for workplace accidents and injuries on the job, construction is a risky business. Between working at heights, operating heavy... 

It’s no longer just men at work - the construction industry needs now to provide women-specific PPE
20th January 2023

By Desiree Hlubi, Brand Manager at Sisi Safety Wear  Notorious for workplace accidents and injuries on the job, construction is a risky business. Between working at heights, operating heavy... 

Workplace safety - beyond just the physical
2nd December 2022

Going above and beyond on health and safety measures means understanding the physical and mental state of employees. It also means designing equipment and facilities with all staff in mind. By Dr... 

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Safety solutions for PPE and hygiene products
2nd December 2022

Global omni-channel provider of product and service solutions RS Group have introduced RS Safety Solutions as a new brand within the group. The company states that RS Safety Solutions brings... 

Supply chain professionals love their jobs and their earning potential is on the rise – Survey
8th November 2022

People working in supply chain management love their jobs and their earning potential is up. However, employers are placing more emphasis on professional development in the supply chain profession,... 

How to handle construction labour requirements for projects in remote areas
4th November 2022

By Wayne Alcock, Managing Director at Quyn International Outsourcing  It can be challenging to assemble a reliable, skilled workforce to run large-scale construction projects in rural locations.... 

Quality components used in local PPE manufacture
28th October 2022

Filter materials supplier Fibertex’s filter materials are locally produced at the Fibertex KwaZulu-Natal plant, in line with stringent international quality and health specifications. Fibertex... 

Safety comes first
28th October 2022

Specialist industrial products and services provider INDUSTRI Tools & Equipment offers a comprehensive range of personal protective equipment (PPE), to assist industry in creating a healthy and... 

EGP RSA country manager Manuele Battisti.
Enel Green Power empowers people and businesses in SA
7th October 2022

Since 2011, Enel Green Power South Africa (EGP RSA) has become one of the leading providers of renewable energy in the country, intent on changing lives through the production of 1.2 GW of... 

What homeowners should know before investing in solar panels
6th October 2022

By Otto Botha, Managing Director at WACO As the South African government looks for solutions to the country’s electricity crisis, significant emphasis has been placed on households and businesses... 

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Adoption of PPE slow for women in industry
30th September 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Safety equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) are often not designed to accommodate female bodies, often resulting in women feeling uncomfortable when working at heights, owing to... 

Foot care in the workplace is more than just appropriate footwear
12th September 2022

By Dr Anette Thompson, Specialist podiatrist at SISI Safety Wear The culture of ‘zero harm’ is about so much more than preventing workplace accidents. Holistically speaking, it’s about nurturing a... 

RS Components continues to support customers at biggest Africa trade show
RS Components continues to support customers at biggest Africa trade show
8th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Leading omni-channel industrial product and service solutions provider RS Components, a trading brand of the RS Group, stocks more than 700 000 industrial and electronic equipment products. Sourced... 

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Company stresses need for women’s PPE
26th August 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Women’s safety wear manufacturer Sisi Safety Wear is continuously educating the local market on the need to procure personal protective equipment (PPE) designed for the growing female workforce,... 

Honouring women in industry during Women’s Month starts with addressing the PPE gender gap
23rd August 2022

By Desiree Hlubi, Brand Manager at Sisi Safety Wear The limited availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for women is a critical workplace health and safety issue. In addition to... 

The workplace is back to normal - it should be business as usual for drug and alcohol testing too
16th August 2022

By Rhys Evans, MD at ALCO-Safe If parking lot capacities and rush hour traffic jams are any indication, the majority of South Africa’s workforce is back to the grind full time. It’s business as... 

The benefits of temporary employment services for project-based and short-term workloads
11th August 2022

By Tania Govender, Sales Director at Worldwide Staffing While a permanent workforce remains the mainstay for businesses despite the challenges of the last few years, there are many instances where... 

A Jasic branded welding machine with a Jasic welding mask being used by a BMG welder with sparks flying
Pipe welding work completed
24th June 2022

A successful example of technical solutions provider BMG Fluid Power team’s ability to carry out on-site welding during the installation and replacement of piping, plate work, stainless steel and... 

Servest assists community school with masks and sanitisers
20th June 2022

The Servest management company has provided critical support and COVID-19 provisions to learners and teachers at the Grace Christian Private School in Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga.  “Many neighbourhoods... 

Image of attendees at a previous expo
OHS Expo back after two years
27th May 2022

The excitement is mounting behind the scenes as the confirmed exhibitors for the continent’s leading occupational health and safety (OHS) show continue with their preparations after a two-year gap.... 

Pic of Milestone Systems Africa channel business manager Markus Bodenstein
Milestone ‘brings together all the pieces’ for video surveillance
10th May 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Bringing together all the puzzle pieces for video surveillance, together with a “perfect combination” to create a solution that keeps people and property safe, software company Milestone Systems’... 

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Hanna Instruments (Pty) Ltd

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Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...

Yale Lifting Solutions
Yale Lifting Solutions

Yale Lifting Solutions is a leading supplier of lifting and material handling equipment in Southern Africa. Yale offers a wide range of quality...


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