A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

With less than 18 months before Regulation 14.1.3 of Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) comes into effect, there are still numerous challenges surrounding compliance and enforcement, which have cast uncertainty over the effect that the regulation will have on the international maritime industry and on individual shipping companies. This three-part series…

Without drone-ing on… a legal overview of drones in South Africa

Without drone-ing on… a legal overview of drones in South Africa

Without drone-ing on… a legal overview of drones in South Africa

The remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) industry in South Africa is slowly gaining traction and is expected to take off swiftly into the horizon in the foreseeable future. In the South African market, the most common uses of RPAS are for personal or commercial use, the latter encompassing filmmaking, aerial surveys, search-and-rescue operations, agricultural observations such as crop counting, climate…

Embrace the challenge

Embrace the challenge

Embrace the challenge

Pravin Gordhan nailed it when he asked risk managers from across South Africa: “Where were you when it came to state capture [corruption]?” He wanted to know why risk managers had not been more vocal in complaining internally and then in speaking externally about what was happening. As the pundits have been quick to point out, it was not necessarily…

The conference merry-go-round

The conference merry-go-round

The conference merry-go-round

The conference season has been in full swing across Africa for the past couple of months. Here, Liz Booth takes a view on the emerging trends Jaw, jaw, jaw, talk, talk, talk. Too often conferences are seen as little more than talking shops where people come to party at their company’s expense. This accusation has been levelled at the many…

Egypt approves new data protection law

Egypt approves new data protection law

Egypt approves new data protection law

It has recently been reported that Egypt has become the latest jurisdiction in the Middle East and north Africa region to approve a data protection law. Here is what you should know about the proposed law and what this will mean for businesses in Egypt. News outlets reported that the Egyptian Cabinet approved a law in August 2018 to protect…

Emerging risks: does electromagnetic hypersensitivity present a current or future claims risk?

Emerging risks: does electromagnetic hypersensitivity present a current or future claims risk?

Emerging risks: does electromagnetic hypersensitivity present a current or future claims risk?

As technology has increased, there has been an inevitable proliferation in the number of electromagnetic and radiofrequency field sources that people are exposed to on a daily basis.  These include Wi-Fi, power lines, mobile phones and masts, IT equipment and other electronic devices. There are increasing numbers of people who report experiencing unpleasant symptoms due to exposure to these electromagnetic…

We need risk management now like never before

We need risk management now like never before

We need risk management now like never before

The news that some African risk managers face death threats just for doing their jobs has come as something of a shock. While those risk managers across South Africa that I have spoken to seemed not to worry and to almost consider it part of the job, I am sure their counterparts elsewhere in the world will be thanking their…

Recent developments in the renewable energy sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : where to?

Recent developments in the renewable energy sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : where to?

Recent developments in the renewable energy sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : where to?

It is well documented that the vast majority of people in Sub-Saharan Africa are without reliable access to electricity, and that it is the least electrified region of the world.  Just as this lack of access to electricity is a determinant of poverty in the region, so too it may be argued that it is the high cost of electrification…

Glyphosate: Science on trial

Glyphosate: Science on trial

Glyphosate: Science on trial

The world’s most popular weed killer, Glyphosate, is being placed under the microscope by scientists, regulators and plaintiff lawyers. Despite four decades of widespread commercial and domestic use on the assumption it was safe, there has been recent increased worldwide concern about myriad potential health effects from exposure to the substance. A test case in California has hit the headlines…

Time to walk the walk

Time to walk the walk

Time to walk the walk

In Zimbabwe, everyone is eagerly anticipating the elections, hopeful it will bring legitimacy to the government and pave the way for a flood of foreign investment. Elsewhere in Africa, much is being said about the need to boost intra-Africa trade and the need for Africans to do business for themselves. However, too often there is plenty of talk and little…

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