Minister Mokonyane considers not to appeal SCA Judgement

01 February 2019

 

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Nomvula Mokonyane, has announced that the Department of Environemtal Affairs is considering not to appeal the judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), as handed down on 24 January 2019.

The judgment relates to an appeal lodged by Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) following an attempt to place the entity under final liquidation at the instance of the department.

REDISA was responsible for the implementation of a waste tyre recycling scheme for South Africa, known as the REDISA plan, since 2012, The Plan entailed the creation and management of a national network for collecting waste tyres, storing them and delivering them to recyclers for processing.

“Having received and considered advice from the State Attorney and Senior Counsel, we are considering not to appeal the judgement of the SCA and to instead move with urgency to engage all the affected role-players in a process that is aimed at bringing certainty and moving the country closer to a new 5-year plan for waste tyre recycling” said Minister Mokonyane.

The department is confident that an amicable solution may be reached amongst the parties to allow for the above to obtain and for a new dispensation on waste tyre recycling to emerge.

“It is in the interests of the country, our environment and the industry that we find solutions to the above matters speedily” concluded the Minister.

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