Juanita Broom is an Executive at ENS in the Mine and Occupational Health and Safety practice.
Juanita has represented and appeared on behalf of clients in the mining, engineering, construction, cement and manufacturing industries on a variety of matters. Juanita’s skill set and service offering encompasses all facts of Mine and Occupational Health and Safety Law.
Juanita has represented listed gold and platinum mining companies (and their senior management and executives) at Formal Fatal Inquiry Proceedings and Investigations conducted in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act, No. 29 of 1996 ("MHSA"). She has also represented companies (and their senior management and executives) at Investigations conducted in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993 ("OHASA"), she provided legal advice and furnished legal opinions to clients on various legislative requirements in terms of the MHSA and OHASA, and has drafted representations to the Principal Inspector of Mines and the Chief Inspector of Mines following instructions issued in terms of sections 54 and 55 of the MHSA.
She regularly conducts due diligence investigations and drafts statutory letters of appointment in respect of both the MHSA and OHASA.
Juanita has also assisted a gold mining company in defending various civil litigation instituted against them, in particular, 1256 (one thousand two hundred and fifty six) individual claims instituted for allegedly causing silicosis and has also assisted in defending the silicosis class action certification application which consisted of approximately 250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand) potential claimants.
area of expertiseMINE AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
- LLB (University of Pretoria)
- Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa