In most cases projects are identified by client department and further development of projects and contract supervision is by Department of Transport, Roads and Public Works
The Department of Health and the Department of Education have capital budgets for provisioning of health and school infrastructure respectively. No formal agreements relating to these property developments are in place between these departments and the Department of Transport, Roads and Public Works.
Governing Laws and Policies
Department of Transport, Roads and Public Works
Department of Health
Department of Education
Department of Social Services, Sports, Arts and Culture
Loss of habitat and Biodiversity
Energy and water consumption
Sewage and waste management
Compliance to NEMA Principles
No policies and guidelines are in place to ensure that water and energy efficiency and integrated waste management are addressed in property planning development and maintenance.
Integration of Environmental Considerations into Decision Making
Limited environmental considerations in project planning, design and construction.
Participation, Empowerment and Transparency
Community Based Public Works Programme (CBPWP) for low capital projects ensures involvement by communities in service and public infrastructure. Community based steering committees exist for all these projects.
Environmental issues are not specifically addressed.
Environmental Justice and Equity
The use of emerging contractors in CBPPW and requirements in this regard for capital intensive projects ensure some degree of equitable access to environmental resources.
Projects are tabled before the Economic Development and Infrastructure Cluster
Compliance to Relevant Environmental Legislative Provisions
R1182, R1183, R1184 (EIA)
Department of Transport, Roads and Public Works do not comply uniformly with EIA regulations for the construction of new buildings where required.
The Departments of Health and the Department of Education operate on their own capital budgets and do not comply uniformly to EIA regulations
Non compliance is largely due to lack of awareness or financial resources.
Existing Arrangements for Co-operative Governance and Environmental Management
None for EIA’s
Projects are tabled before the Economic Development and Infrastructure Cluster.
Recommendations for Co-operative Governance and Environmental Management
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