#890 Saiccor Mill
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07 May 2021
Sappi Saiccor’s internal newsletter
Clinic Sister Thobekile
shares her vaccination story
Saiccor Mill’s Health and Wellness Sister, Thobekile
Sibisi, got her COVID-19 vaccine shot recently.
We caught up with her to find out more about the
What was it like deciding to take the vaccine?
I was a little bit scared and nervous at first, because I
did not know how my body would react after taking it.
But I reminded myself that I needed to do this for my
benefit, and I have nothing to lose. After a few minutes,
I was done, as if nothing happened.
What are some of the myths you have come across
about the vaccine?
I have not personally come across any myths, but the
fact is, there are common side effects eg headache,
fatigue, muscle pains, fever and chills, nausea, or an
arm that is sore and red at the area of injection. The
side effects show your body is mounting an immune
response. Side effects can start around six hours after
the vaccine, peak at 24 hours, and resolve in two to
three days. If you need to, you can treat pain and fever
with paracetamol. I only experienced a slight headache
and fatigue a day after I took the vaccine, and this l
asted for only one day. The next day I was perfectly fine.
Were you forced to take the vaccine? COVID-19, you are very unlikely to get severely ill or
No, absolutely not! I was not forced at all. I decided to die from COVID. Employees may contact OHC if they
be vaccinated. People need to understand that opting have any questions; including assistance with online
to take the vaccine is voluntary. However, to reach registration.
herd/population immunity, South Africa is aiming to
vaccinate 67% of the total population. Hence, we urge
as many employees as possible to consider taking the
Would you encourage others to take the vaccine? Employees can contact Sister Thobekile or the
Yes, definitely. If you have been vaccinated and still get OHC for more information on taking the vaccine.
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Be well inf rmed
Are you 60 years or older?
Now is the time to register for vaccination
Registration on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) for people 60 years
and older is currently underway. Although it is voluntary, we urge all our employees
in this age group to register. Phase two of the national vaccination rollout plan will
run from 17 May until July 2021.
Steps to register for vaccination:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Make sure you have You’ll need a Connect to the internet
internet access. smartphone, tablet or and go to:
Step 4 Step 5 Step 6
Follow the instructions Once registered, you If you don’t receive an
and fill in all the details should receive an SMS SMS within 12 hours,
the system asks for. within 12 hours. please re-register.
Registration should take approximately two to three minutes. If you need assistance,
please contact the clinic sister or an EWB practitioner at your Sappi site, who will gladly help
you to register.
What you’ll need to register: Those who are struggling
to register can contact
• Your ID number or passport (if non-RSA) Sanele (x8176) or Lisha
• General contact information (your cellphone number will be used as the (x8562) for assistance.
primary mode of communication)
• Information about your employment (primary employer and location of work)
2 • Where relevant, your professional registration and medical aid details.
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Let’s be well prepared for
the upcoming IMS-audit
Saiccor Mill’s Inter-mill Audit on our Integrated Taking
Management System (IMS) takes place from place from
17 to 21 May 2021. As Saiccor employees 17 - 21 May
and contractors, we have to comply with the
requirements of the IMS to ensure that we have 2021
a successful audit.
Let’s focus our attention on:
Housekeeping and correct waste, water and
SHEQ awareness (SHEQ rules, policies, risks,
objectives and targets)
Correct completion of work permits
(identification of risks before work starts).
Legal compliance items (appointments, lifting
equipment, scaffolding, pre-use check lists, etc).
Correct handling and storage of chemicals.
PPE compliance appropriate to task.
Following documented safe work instructions.
Compliance to all COVID-19 protocols.
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Sappi Safety Awards 2021
• Safest business unit section or department
• Safest contractor affiliated with a business unit.
This will be based on the section/department with the
lowest LTIFR over a five-year period.
In the contractor category, this will
also be awarded to the contractor
with the lowest LTIFR rate over a
Make sure you attend your local
GSAW activities to find out who
these winners will be.
The what and why of Root Cause
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) training took place recently, facilitated by Learning
Administrator Nonhlanhla Nene. The online training seeks to assist employees
in not only identifying problems but also finding solutions. We caught up with
Nonhlanhla to find out more.
What is Root Cause Analysis training? Who will benefit most
It’s a powerful technique of problem-solving, that not from RCA training?
only identify the root cause of a problem but enables This course applies to
individuals to evaluate a process or system and delegates from all industries but will be especially
implement solutions to address chronic problems and beneficial for the following groups: HSE practitioners,
prevent a recurrence. middle/senior management, supervisors, contractor
foremen, and all individuals working with safety-
How will RCA training benefit employees? related issues daily.
Upon completion of the course the learner will be able
to use a step-by-step approach to apply Root Cause “Once you start with the training programme online, you
Analysis, know what methods to use at each step and realise e-learning is easily accessible and is the way
avoid common pitfalls. The learner will also be able to forward, especially with the RCA training that came at just
set the objective for the intended RCA to be the right time, during our annual shut. It will empower me
conducted, gather all required information and to make informed decisions regarding safety, and to apply
determine the depth of investigation required. RCA techniques to minimise incidents in the workplace.”
- Bongani Khoza (Technical)
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Global Safety Awareness Week
31 May - 04 June 2021
care of our
Being Caring for
responsible each other
Making safe I value life Protecting
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Always Always putting
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“As OneSappi, we do business safely with integrity and courage,
making smart decisions that we execute with speed.”
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19 March 2021
Welcome to the Saiccor family!
Saiccor Mill would like to give a warm welcome to the following employees.
We wish them all the best on their Sappi journey.
Ushir Veeraragudu appointed as Ntokozo Ntuli appointed as Ayanda Mbili appointed as Anthony Davy appointed as
Millwright. Project Manager.
Senior Electrical Technician Senior Electrical Technician
Sandile Kunene appointed as Malusi Mavuso appointed as Mandla Mngoma appointed Sandile Msomi appointed
Electrician. Millwright. as Electrician. as Millwright.
Skills Centre: Handy welding course
The Sappi Skills Centre hosted its first handyman welding course.
The ten students taken through the course were exposed to basic arc welding, gas welding, brazing and gas
cutting. As part of their project, they were assigned to make a rocket stove; a functional item that can be used for
cooking and boiling water.
The Sappi Skills Centre hosted its first handyman welding course. The ten students taken
through the course were exposed to basic arc welding, gas welding, brazing and gas cutting.
As part of their project, they were assigned to make a rocket stove; a functional item that can be
6 used for cooking and boiling water. If needed, our Helpdesk team is also on hand to help.
07 May 2021 #890
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07 Thabani Muthwa SHEQ C0o6t/t0a4ge pie served with vegetables and salad R30.50
08 Mnqobi Mchunu Recovery & Services T0r6ip/0e4stew served with phutu and salad R19,50
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09 Mlungisi Dlamini Engineering C0h7i/c0k4en casserole served with rice and salad R30,50
09 Thomas Hlongwa Recovery & Services M08in/0ce4curry served with rice/phutu and salad R30,50
09 Khwezi Mdletshe Recovery & Services C0h8i/c0k4en giblets served with phutu and salad R19.50
09 Minenhle Shozi Mill Finishing Vegetable stir-fry served with spaghetti and salad R2150
09 Sagren Reddy Engineering Beef curry served with phutu or rice and salad R31,50
10 Banele Duma Financial Beef schnitzel served with mash, creamy veg and salad R39.50
10 Jan Reyneke Engineering
10 Dana Rossetto Engineering Wednesday
10 Lisa Jakeni SHEQ
11 Philly Mthethwa Engineering Roast chicken served with savoury rice, chutney and salad R30,50
11 Hlengiwe Luthuli Engineering Brisket stew served with rice/phutu salad R25.00
11 Khosi Xaba Woodyard & Pulping Beef kidneys served with phutu and salad R19,50
11 Bim Gurunand Engineering Soya hot dog roll served with chips and salad R21,50
11 Tony Dlamini Engineering Beef curry served with phutu and salad R31.50
12 Mzamo Sibiya Recovery & Services Pork chops served with roasted potato and julienne carrots served with salad
12 Protus Malunga Recovery & Services R39.50
12 Bradley Diedricks Engineering
13 Caroline Muzawazi Technical Thursday
13 Claudio Da Silva Engineering
13 Buyi Mbele Woodyard & Pulping Italian chicken served with rice and salad R30,50
13 Nomfundo Sutu Engineering Beef stroganoff served with rice and salad R25.00
13 Jonathan James Engineering Chicken livers served with phutu and salad R19,50
Mushroom, potato bake served with salad R21,50
Beef curry served with rice and salad R31,50
Roast beef served with parsley potatoes, butternut and salad R39.50
Happy Mother’s Day Friday
to all moms this Sunday,
09 May 2021! Chicken breyani served with dhall and salad R30,50
Pasta Alfredo served with vegetables and salad R30,50
We would love to Lamb kidneys served with phutu and salad R19,50
hear from you! Butternut lasagna served with salad R21,50
Beef curry served with phutu and salad R31.50
Please share your stories with us by Chicken schnitzel served with mash, vegetables and salad R39,50
simply sending an email to
[email protected] Saturday
and you can be in the next edition of
the PulpFile. Chicken curry served with rice and salad R30,50
7 Wors served with pap and salad R25,00
Beef curry served with rice or phutu and salad R31,50
Roast chicken served with savoury rice and salad R30,50
Beef curry served with rice or phutu and salad R31.50
Note: The menu is subject to change.