How The Air Quality Control Act Impacts The Printing Industry


Printing SA’s advocacy involves lobbying government directly on topics such as the Air Quality Act. The federation will host a webinar, explaining how printing will be regulated by the act, which is currently open for public comment.

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) is engaging with Printing SA regarding the recently published notice for comment on 7 August 2020. The notice intends to regulate Printing Industry to be declared as Controlled Emitters in terms of Section 23 of Air Quality Act 2004. The deadline for comment was 7 September and Printing SA requested an extension to be able to solicit a comprehensive response. The department gave Printing SA an extension until 22 September 2020.

The proposed declaration of the printing industry in Section 23 places a requirement on the company to control emissions to atmosphere through capital investment in abatement technologies.

Learn about what this means for your business by attending the webinar – there will be an opportunity to answer questions.

The session will be moderated by: Abisha Katerere, Printing SA Marketing Manager and B-BBEE specialist.

Panellists include:

Dr Ian James, Director at WKC Group

James is a director with an extensive track record within the international environmental consulting sector. He has strong professional skills in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, best available techniques, and air quality studies in oil/gas, petrochemical, power and the mining sectors, particularly within the developing economies of Africa and the Middle East.

Olebogeng Sydney Matshediso, Control Environmental Officer at the Department of Environmental Affairs

Matchediso is responsible for the development and maintenance of the ambient air quality standards and emission standards for industrial and non-industrial processes. In this portfolio, he has led programmes for the development of the national ambient air quality standards for criteria pollutants, the minimum emission standards for listed activities and controlled emitters as well as the dust control regulations.

Tina Costas, Director of Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.

Costas is the head of the environmental department at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa and an authoritative environmental lawyer with significant expertise in environmental compliance and regulatory matters, project development, disputes and due diligence investigations.

She is skilled in environmental, planning, occupational health and safety law, energy (renewable, gas, coal) and climate change, project development and environmental coastal management and marine pollution. She has a wide ranging regulatory and transactional practice focusing on energy, mining related issues, liability and water rights.

Date: Thursday, 17 September 2020.
Time: 11am-12pm (SAST).

Register here for your free seat. Seats are limited.

If you require additional information regarding the proposed Section 23 notice or you want to add your comments/concerns or suggestions, please contact Khanyi Ntanzi at

Tel: +27 11 287 1160
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