Siya Mkhize



LLB (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Specialisations and Interests:

Siya specialises in environmental, health and safety (EHS) law providing legal advice to both private and public-sector clients.  He has specialist knowledge in environmental, health and safety legal compliance audits and is a lead auditor for EHS legal compliance audits conducted for various multinational companies across South Africa.  He has also conducted EHS and Labour Law Legal compliance audits in other countries such as Namibia, Zambia, Lesotho & Botswana.  Siya has Litigation experience up to the Constitutional Court on planning law related matters.  His experience includes compiling legal registers and providing legal training and seminars for companies operating in various sectors such as mining, maritime, environmental, energy, banking, petrochemical, waste and general manufacturing.  Siya has published various articles on environmental law including an article on the International Journal of Water Law.  He has also chaired a global panel discussion in an international mining event with intercontinental experts on the impacts of health on mining companies and surrounding communities.

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

Knowledge and Insights by Siya Mkhize: