How The Air Quality Control Act Impacts The Printing Industry

  Posted On:   Sep 14, 2020

Printing SA’s advocacy involves lobbying government directly on topics such as the Air Quality Act. The federation will host a webinar, explaining how printing will be regulated by the act, which is currently open for public comment.

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) is engaging with Printing SA regarding the recently published notice for comment on 7 August 2020. The notice intends to regulate Printing Industry to be declared as Controlled Emitters in terms of Section 23 of Air Quality Act 2004. The deadline for comment was 7 September and Printing SA requested an extension to be able to solicit a comprehensive response. The department gave Printing SA an extension until 22 September 2020.

The proposed declaration of the printing industry in Section 23 places a requirement on the company to control emissions to atmosphere through capital investment in abatement technologies.

If you require additional information regarding the proposed Section 23 notice or you want to add your comments/concerns or suggestions, please contact Khanyi Ntanzi at

Learn about what this means for your business by attending the webinar – there will be an opportunity to answer questions.

View on the link the summary of Section 23 explained here.

MODERATOR: Meggan McCarthy, Editor of Africa Print.

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