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Health & Safety

    Hearing loss is a neglected hazard for miners

    IN 2020 alone, despite COVID-19, mining contributed R361.6 billion  to South Africa’s gross domestic product, a share of over 8%. The industry employs 451 000 people. But despite its value and the regulations in place to...

    Programme instills safety behaviour for all employees

    EPIROC Southern Africa, which includes South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe, has joined the list of Epiroc entities around the world in collaborating with SafeStart International, a global organisation that...

    New NGS-based pan-cancer panels

    VELA Diagnostics has launched its new OncoKey® SL 60 and 525 Plus Panels. These next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based panels are intended for detection of DNA and RNA cancer biomarkers from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE)...

    Disinfectant use during pregnancy linked to childhood asthma and eczema

    USE of disinfectants by pregnant women may be a risk factor for asthma and eczema in their children, finds a population study, published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Disinfectants are used frequently...

    The pandemic’s disproportionate effect on women in the workforce is impacting academic medicine

    LIKE women in every other sector of the economy, those working in academic medicine have been negatively impacted by the exceptional demands put on them by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to...

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    Western Cape remains an attractive destination for foreign direct investment

    Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows recovered to US$1.58 trillion in 2021, up from US$963 billion recorded in 2020 and higher than pre-pandemic...

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