Topical Issues

August 20, 2018

Women in mining

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.” Clare Boothe Luce NIOH hosted a Women’s Month edition of their monthly Research Forum. Research Forum is a platform where members of staff at the institute debate the research they are planning or have been working on. The August Forum entitled “Women in Mining” and the […]
August 15, 2018

Hamba Kahle – remembering those that are no longer with us NIOH Remembrance Day

On 24 July 2018 the NIOH held a Remembrance Day Commemoration honouring and remembering those that are no longer with us. The primary objective of hosting such an event was to find new ways to PREVENT workplace injuries, diseases and fatalities. The event also intended to pay tribute to all those colleagues and comrades in Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) – warriors for social justice – have passed on and also to acknowledge those workers that have lost […]
June 14, 2018

Remembering a warrior for social justice

Professor Jock McCulloch, who died from asbestos cancer (mesothelioma) on 18 January this year, not only distinguished himself with his research on the impact and machinations of the asbestos industry, but was also “a great friend of the people and especially the workers of South Africa”. As such, it is incumbent on those who learned from him and know the suffering of workers to continue his work, said Dr Sophia Kisting, executive director of the National Institute for Occupational Health and […]
June 5, 2018

Statement from ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder – World Environment Day

The NIOH joins the ILO and the international community in marking World Environment Day, placing the spotlight this year on how we can beat plastic pollution. Read the statement from ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder below: Keep our planet safe, clean and fit for work Plastic has become the workhorse of the modern economy and is found in all aspects of modern life. While providing significant benefits, the current use of plastics has many drawbacks. More than 32 per cent of […]
June 5, 2018

World Environment Day – Beat Plastic Pollution

MESSAGE FROM THE SAFETY HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY- 05 JUNE 2018 Today the United Nations together with over 100 countries celebrates World Environment Day. World Environment Day was established by the United Nations 44 years ago on 05 June 1974 to encourage awareness and action for the protection of the environment. World Environment Day provides an opportunity for individuals, organisations and governments to focus and take action on an environmental matter of concern. The focus this year […]