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.
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
07:15 - 08:00 Breakfast and registration 08:00 - 10:00 Panel presentation, discussion and Q&A
EY, 102 Rivonia Road, Sandton
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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