Printing SA Announces Further Industry Updates For August

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Printing SA has announced the latest industry developments, including notices on organic solvents, TERS and more.

Submitting an Employment Equity report

In terms of section 41 (1) of the Employment Equity Act No. 55 of 1998 (EEA), the Minister must keep a register of designated employers that have submitted employment equity reports. The Public Register referred to above is a public document in terms of section 41 (2) of the EEA. The register may be accessed at this link.

Important notices for companies that use more than 25 tons of organic solvent annually

The Minister has published a revised notice for a second round of public participation with an intention to regulate certain printing activities under Section 23 of the Air Quality Act as Controlled Emitters. The draft notice was first published in November 2016. Printing SA members are also reminded to comment on the draft Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations which were published for comment on 26 June 2020. Read the full notice.

Proposed regulations regarding Extended Producer Responsibility Government Gazette 43482

Printing SA has compiled comments in regards to the Consultation on the proposed regulations regarding extended producer responsibility Government Gazette 43482, Notice 719, dated 26 June 2020 that you can read here. If you would like to add your own, please email Abisha Katerere at akaterere@printingsa.org.

Declaration of certain printing industry activities as Controlled Emitters and Establishment of Emission Standards

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has released a declaration of certain printing industry activities as controlled emitters and establishment of emission standards, which you can read in full here.

Publication’s offices relocation has been temporarily suspended

Please be advised that the Government Printing Work’s (GPW’s) Publications office will no longer move to 88 Visagie Street as indicated in the previous notices. The move has been suspended due to the fact that the new building is not ready for occupation yet. They will later on issue another notice informing you of the new date of relocation. They are doing everything possible to ensure that their service is not disrupted. As things stand, they will continue providing you with their normal service from the current location at 196 Paul Kruger Street, Masada building.

Customers who seek further information and or have any questions or concerns are free to contact them at: (+27 12) 748 6066/+27 (0) 82 859 4910 or email Maureen Toka at Maureen.Toka@gpw.gov.za. You will still be able to download gazettes free of charge from their website. To read the full release, click here.

Proposed new regulations to the National Environmental Management Waste Act

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has proposed new regulations to the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (59/2008). To review the proposed changes, follow this link as well as this link.

Members of the public are invited to submit to the Minister, within 30 days of publication of this Notice in the Gazette, written representations on or objections to the Director General, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Anben Pillay.

National Status And Trends On Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment

The B-BBEE Commission’s mandate as stipulated in Section 13F of the B-BBEE Act No.53 of 2003 (‘Act’) as amended, highlights that the B-BBEE Commission has a duty to monitor compliance and adherence with the Act. In fulfilment of this mandate, the researchers were commissioned to research and compile the 3rd National Status and Trends on B-BBEE Report for the 2019 calendar year. Findings are detailed in the report whilst we present a visual summary here.

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