Siya Mkhize

Partner – Environmental,
Health & Safety Law,
Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys

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Siya is an admitted attorney practicing as a partner at Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys. He specialises in environmental, health and safety (EHS) law compliance providing legal advice to both private and public-sector clients. His experience includes conducting legal assessments and providing legal advice on dealing with contaminated land, remediation orders and compliance directives from environmental authorities. Siya is a lead auditor for environmental legal compliance audits and has conducted EHS legal compliance audits for various multi-national companies across South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Lesotho & Botswana. He has litigated up to the Constitutional Court on environmental matters and has conducted environmental legal training and seminars for companies operating in various sectors. He was recently invited to an international mining event to chair a panel discussion with intercontinental experts on the impacts of health and safety on mining companies and communities.

Service on boards and associations: Siya is a national council member of the National Association for Clean Air (NACA) responsible for policy and legislation, a member of the South African Environmental Law Association (ELA), International Association for Impact Assessments South Africa (IAIAsa), and the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.