Category:Editor’s Letter

Meeting Manuel!
October 5, 2014

Meeting Manuel!

I have terrific news for fans of Fawlty Towers! Manuel is alive and well … and working in the Mercedes-Benz Vito plant in Spain!

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Tales of the unexpected
August 5, 2014

Tales of the unexpected

I’ve been hearing about such idiotic behaviour on the health and safety front recently that I am wondering if we shouldn’t start our very...

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June 5, 2014

Safety award or safety joke?

A recent factory visit has made me question the proliferation of health and safety accolades in South Africa. Are they worth the paper on...

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Power to the people
April 16, 2014

Power to the people

“The only power cut in South Africa should be on May 7. Vote DA.” I receive this very clever electioneering message as I’m boarding...

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The shameful disease
February 16, 2014

The shameful disease

Is it just me – or are eating disorders becoming more prevalent? I think so. And I have never heard an occupational health and...

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Dancing with death
November 16, 2013

Dancing with death

Health and safety regulations in this country are sometimes a real giggle. Not that I am in any way demeaning the importance of health...

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Puttin’ on the Ritz
October 16, 2013

Puttin’ on the Ritz

What do a carmaker and a hotel chain have in common? An obsession with quality …

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August 16, 2013

The year of “zero harm”

So the year of “zero harm” is upon us and the miners are rejoicing. Or are they?.

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Electric is not the answer
June 16, 2013

Electric is not the answer

The world isn’t ready for electric cars. Well, that’s what Korean automaker Hyundai believes …

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Future fantastic
April 16, 2013

Future fantastic

I have seen the future of mobility. And it looks just fantastic!

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