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Department of Environmental Affairs to update on Eskom’s applications for postponement on compliance timeframes for new Air Quality Standards

20 February 2015

 

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa and the National Air Quality Officer, Dr Thuli Mdluli, will on Tuesday, 24 February, jointly brief the media on Eskom's applications for postponement of compliance timeframes for the Minimum Emission Standards of National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act No. 39 of 2004, for its sixteen power stations. The briefing will include an update on other applications received from industry.

Media are invited to a press briefing to be hosted by the Minister in Cape Town, as follows:

Cape Town:

Date: 24 February 2015

Venue: Imbizo,GCIS media room, Parliament, Cape Town

Time: 08:30 for 08:45 (briefing to end sharply at 09:45) 

Pretoria video link:

Date: 24 February 2015

Venue: GCIS Media Room, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Frances Baard Street (corner Festival Street), Hatfield, Pretoria

Time: 08:30 for 08:45 (briefing to end sharply at 09:45)

To RSVP contact:

Cape Town

Sivuyile Ngaba
Tel: 021 441 2788
Cell: 071 403 5294
E-mail:sngaba@environment.gov.za

OR

Pretoria

Thembile Ngcobo
Tel: 012 399 9986
Cell:  071 273 6102
Email: tngcobo@environment.gov.za

Janine Hambury
Tel: 012 399 9975
Cell: 082 643 1609
Email: jhambury@environment.gov.za

For media queries contact:
Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871