1 September 2014

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Cabinet decision on Ebola


Cabinet noted that the Department of Health has taken measures in South Africa to enhance surveillance, distribute guidelines to all hospitals in public and private sectors, designate health facilities for the treatment of patients, deployed personal protective equipment (PPE) to designated facilities, conducted training, activated outbreak response teams and is operating a hotline for clinicians through the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).
 

Travel disruption due to Ebola



Entry and exit health screening is now in place in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Namibia, South Sudan and Sierra Leone. This list is not exhaustive and other countries in the region may implement similar measures, which can include the partial closure of land borders, ports and river crossings in an effort to restrict cross-border travel. For more information about flight restrictions and countries that have implemented Ebola-related travel restrictions click here
 

Richards Bay still alive and thriving


The Richards Bay branch has been the latest region to have been visited by SAICE’s top structure. The presidential delegation led by President Stanford Mkhacane and CEO Manglin Pillay visited Zululand between 19 and 20 August 2014. 

 

Inauguration of Coasts & Harbours Chapter of Railways & Harbours Division of SAICE


The SAICE Railways & Harbours divisional meeting took place on 28 July at 10h00 at the TNPA House in the Western Cape. Mr Keith Mackie opened the meeting by welcoming all attendees and honoured Professor Emeritus (Tony) Kilner, a doyen of South Africa’s coastal and harbour engineering, as patron for the day. 

UJ hosting the opening of Africa Engineering Week


The Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Naledi Pandor, will address engineering experts from South Africa and abroad at the opening of Africa Engineering Week at the Doornfontein campus of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) today, 01 September 2014. Minister Pandor will deliver a 20-minute address in UJ’s newly refurbished Perskor Building at 09:30.

What’s happening in KZN and PMB


The Durban and Pietermaritzburg branch have recently launched their September newsletter.  To stay abreast of all developments, events and meetings click here.

 

You’ve been PINKED! Show your support…


Secure your SPOT for the Durban Branch Golf Day which will be held on 24 October at the Durban Country Club to raise money for the Breast Cancer Awareness Association. CANT MAKE THE GOLF DAY?  You can still show your support for women suffering from breast cancer, by wearing a pink shirt on the day.

Occupational hygiene in construction work


Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world, incurring more occupational fatalities than any other sector.  For this reason the construction sector has been identified as one of the high-risk sectors in the country by the Department of Labour and in order to reduce injury and disease in the construction sector a Health and Safety accord has been signed between Government, organised business and organised Labour organisations.
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