Consultation company sends out invitations late to the community to avoid participation

Community Alerts/ Sandile Nombeni/ Ekurhuleni/31 May 2017

Since mid 2015 Ekurhuleni Environmental Organisation had last opposed the decommissioning and construction of a Waste Incinerator license that was proposed by Western Platinum Refineries (Lonmin PTY,LTD) in Kwa-Thema Reedville, on Monday 29th May  Ekurhuleni Environmental Organisation has received an invitation  from Jones & Wagener  an Engineering and Environmental consultation company for Lonmin to send submissions relating to the recent amendment of the waste management activities in terms of the National Environmental Management Waste  Act 59 of 2008. The submissions date were from 07 May 2017- 15 May 2017 and the letter arrived 14 days after the closing date of submissions, which is not a required time frame for consultation notices, and the company will claim that the community was ignorant to this invitation. By Sandile Nombeni

Letter from Jones & Wagener an Engineering and Environmental consultation company