Legislation

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TO ALL  READERS
 

We draw to your attention that on 28 March 2008 The Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism announced a prohibition on the use, processing or manufacturing, of any asbestos or asbestos containing products.

In summary the banning legislation:


•         Prohibits the import or export of asbestos or ACMs (excluding material in transit through the country).
•         Prohibits the acquisition, processing or repackaging of asbestos and the manufacture or distribution of asbestos or ACMs.
 
For  a copy of the regulations and other information released by the Department please click here
 
Please click here for Everite Media statement in response to the announcement by the Department . 
 
The South African Government launched an intensive media and public information campaign with respect to the legislation. 

For News Bulletins please click on links below:
 
http://retail.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/307/23209.html
http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article.php?a_id=129971
http://mg.co.za/article/2008-03-27-its-official-asbestos-to-be-banned-in-sa
http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/asbestos-ban-takes-effect-1.394461#.VVuUG_mqqko