16. Contingent environmental liabilities
  Reconciliation of balance
 
  2018
R’million
2017
R’million
Balance at the beginning of the year 82 90
Currency translation movements 6 (8)
Balance at the end of the year 88 82

The environmental liabilities relates to the estimated cost of remediating soil contamination at the Boxtel site in the Netherlands. The remediation at Boxtel will be managed and funded by the Group and the amount of EUR5,5 million is based on an estimate by an independent expert.