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Pretoria court finds BP guilty of environmental crime in South Africa

4 April 2019 8:34 PM
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The multinational oil giant could now face massive fines and jail time for some, says Phillip de Wet of Business Insider SA.

The Pretoria High Court has found BP guilty on eight counts of building service stations in South Africa without environmental clearance, reported Phillip de Wet of Business Insider South Africa on Thursday.

That could mean jail time or massive fines.

It could also open the door for countless similar cases never before prosecuted by the state.

Uzani Environmental Advocacy, led by Kallie Erasmus, charged BP; not the South African Government.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed De Wet.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for quotes from it).

BP is now the first company ever in South Africa to be found criminally liable.

Phillip de Wet, Associate Editor - Business Insider South Africa

It was proven entirely based on Government records…. The Government knew that the right paperwork was not in place… They presumably knew it was a crime…

Phillip de Wet, Associate Editor - Business Insider South Africa

We have truly world-class environmental legislation in South Africa…

Phillip de Wet, Associate Editor - Business Insider South Africa

Many companies have fallen foul of these rules. All of them could face prosecution…

Phillip de Wet, Associate Editor - Business Insider South Africa

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This article first appeared on 702 : Pretoria court finds BP guilty of environmental crime in South Africa


4 April 2019 8:34 PM
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Phillip de Wet
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