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Co-operative Governance

There is limited awareness and recognition of HABITAT Agenda and Agenda 21 in housing projects.

The ultimate responsibility for service delivery related to waste and refuse and sanitation rest with local authorities.  Co-operation exists in this regard between Province and Local Authorities.

Compliance to Relevant Environmental Legislative Provisions

R1182, R1183, R1184 (EIA)

There is limited compliance to EIA regulations for housing projects

Non compliance is largely due to lack of awareness or financial resources

Arrangements for Co-operative Governance and Environmental Management

The Department of Developmental Local Government and Housing and DACE are members of the Economic Development and Infrastructure Cluster

Joint project to address the Bucket Sanitation Systems still being used by many Local Authorities

Recommendations for Co-operative Governance and Environmental Management

As outlined above with the IDP process, there is a need for more integrated planning for housing and township development.  In this respect the IDP recommendations apply here.

Enforce compliance to EIA regulations and NEMA principles.

4.2.5. Municipal Waste and Medical Waste


The disposal of municipal waste

The disposal and treatment of medical waste

Governing Laws and Policies

Health Act 63 of 1977

HBO regulations (Regulation Gazette 6651 of 1999)

Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993

Human Tissues Act & Amendments

SABS : 0248 of 1993

World Health Organisation – Guidelines

Basel Convention – Hazardous Waste (Toxic and radio Active waste)

Minimum requirements for handling and disposal of Hazardous Waste

Environment Conservation Act

DWAF minimum standards for general waste sites

Responsible Authority/ies

Department of Health

Local Authorities

Environmental Issues

Recycling and waste reduction

Pollution (litter, leachate from landfill, smell and visual)

Air pollution from waste incineration

Medical waste in landfill

Scavengers at landfill

Compliance to NEMA Principles

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