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Full Disclosure

The Truth about Corporate Environmental Compliance in South Africa

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Media Release: Questions Lonmin’s shareholders should ask at the upcoming AGM on 28 January 2016

January 25, 2016 at 9:27 am

The Centre for Environmental Rights’ September 2015 report, Full Disclosure: The Truth about Corporate Environmental Compliance in South Africa, revealed that over the period assessed (2008-2014), many of South Africa’s biggest listed companies, including Lonmin plc, committed serious breaches of environmental laws. The report also revealed that the level of disclosure of these breaches to… continued


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Section 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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