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Panel discussion - Maintaining your Social License to Operate: Regulatory developments addressing environmental rehabilitation

- 14 November 2018

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Panel discussion - Maintaining your Social License to Operate: Regulatory developments addressing environmental rehabilitation

On Tuesday, 27 November 2018, I will be speaking on a panel at an event hosted by EY and Trialogue, 'Maintaining your Social License to Operate: Regulatory developments addressing environmental rehabilitation'. This event will focus on the evolution and growing complexity of the South African environmental, and health and safety regulatory landscape and the need to constantly monitor your company’s EHS governance processes, policies and practices – including for legal/ regulatory compliance.

The panel I am speaking on will include environmental legal and compliance experts that will take a look at what South African corporates are doing and/or should be doing to assist their preparedness for these regulatory changes. Key focus areas will be:

  • The Department of Environmental Affairs’ redrafted revised environmental rehabilitation regulations to be promulgated under the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) - particularly incoming new and revised requirements addressing quantification of and costing for latent and residual impacts, including the remediation of water pollution; the estimation of future costs of rehabilitation for up to three years beyond the date of mine closure; and additional review, audit and reporting responsibilities. Although initially of sole relevance to the mining and oil and gas industries, government has raised the prospect of making these draft regulations apply to all industries in cases where an entity’s operations cause environmental harm; and
  • The National Environmental Management Waste Act (NEM:WA) which has also undergone changes related to the definitions of waste streams, as well as contaminated land provisions - where government now requires notification of contamination, even if it is not significant. This will have implications for a broad range of industries, including consumer products and retail, energy and natural resources and financial services.

It would be wonderful to see you there and I think that this will be an insightful and valuable discussion.

Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Time: 07:15 - 08:00 Breakfast and registration
08:00 - 10:00 Panel presentation, discussion and Q&A
Venue: EY, 102 Rivonia Road, Sandton
RSVP: Please click here to RSVP by Tuesday, 20 November 2018.

There is no cost to attend this event. EY visitor parking facilities are accessible from the service road that runs between Rivonia Road and Katherine Street.



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For further information, please contact:


Garyn Rapson | Partner
garyn.rapson@webberwentzel.com | Tel: +27 11 530 5892