Liza Janse van Vuuren joined Canyon Coal in 2012 as an Environmental Officer, where she has been responsible for environmental compliance and auditing, and actively involved in due diligences, mine development, applications and various other projects. She is currently completing an MSc degree with the University of the Witwatersrand in Environmental Sciences and holds a BSc in Botany and Geography and a BSc Honours in Ecological Remediation and Sustainable Development, both from the North West University. Her current research focus for her Masters is on the South African mining and environmental legislation and the recent developments therein.