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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1

1. Introduction………………………………………………………………………….……………….5

1.1 Background to the North West Province……...………………………………………….……. 5

1.2 Governmental Challenges……………………………………………………………..…..….….5

1.3 Requirements for an Environmental Implementation Plan…………………………….……...7

1.4 Purpose of the Environmental Implementation Plan…………………………………….…….8

1.5 Structure of the Report……………………………………………………………………………8

Chapter 2

2. North West 2010 – Provincial Sustainable Development Framework……………..………….9

Chapter 3

3. An Environmental Management Reference Framework for the EIP…………………...…....13

Chapter 4

4. Key Government Functions which may Significantly Affect the Environment………...…….15

4.1 Overarching Multi-Sectoral Development Initiatives…………………………………..……..15

4.1.1 Provincial Integrated Sustainable Rural Development Strategy………………...………..15

4.1.2 Spatial Development Initiatives (SDI’s)…………………………………………..………….17

4.2 Sector Functions and Activities of the Government in the North West…………….………18

4.2.1 Provincial Land Development……………………………………………………..………….18

4.2.2 Local Government Planning…………………………………………………………..………20

4.2.3 Municipal Bulk Infrastructure……………………………………………………….…………21

4.2.4 Housing……………………………………………………………………………..…………..22

4.2.5 Municipal Waste and Medical Waste…………………………………………….………….24

4.2.6 Provincial Roads…………………………………………………………….….……………...25

4.2.7 Public Property……………………………………………………………..….……………….26

4.2.8 Agriculture…………………………………………………………………...………………….27

4.2.9 Land Reform……………………………………………………………………………………29

4.2.10 Minerals Developments and Small-Scale Mining…………………………………………30

Chapter 5

5. Recommendations for Environmental Management and Co-operative

Governance…………………………………………………………………………………………...32

5.1 Institutional Arrangements………………………………………………………………………32

5.1.1 Provincial Intergovernmental Forum (PIGF)………………………………………………..32

5.1.2 Provincial Committee for Environmental Co-ordination (PCEC)………………………….32

5.1.3 Provincial Liaison Committee (PLC)…………………………………………………………33

5.1.4 North West Local Government Association (NORWELOGA)…………………………….33

5.1.5 Local Economic Development Forum……………………………………………………….33

5.1.6 A re Ageng……………………………………………………………………………………..34

5.2. Tools for Environmental Management………………………………………………………..34

5.2.1 North West Sustainable Development Framework………………………………………...34

5.2.2 North West State of Environment Report (SoER)………………………………………….34

5.2.3 North West Performance Report and Sustainable Development…………………………34

5.2.4 North West Biodiversity Conservation Strategy…………………………………………….35

5.2.5 Environmental Capacity Building, Education and Awareness…………………………….35

5.2.6 Environmental Impact Management and Mitigation………………………………………..35

5.2.7 Memoranda of Understanding (MOU)……………………………………………………….36

Chapter 6

6. Programme for Implementation………………………………………………………………….37

6.1 Summary of Recommendations………………………………………………………………..37

6.2 Performance Monitoring…………………………………………………………………………42

Chapter 7

7. Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………….43

Chapter 8

8. Annexure……………………………………………………………………………………………44

8.1 National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) Principles (National

Environmental Management Act, 107 of 1998)……………………………………………………44

8.2 Environmental Policies and Laws………………………………………………………………45

8.2.1 Primary Environmental Legislative Provisions……………………………………………...45

8.2.1.1 National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998)…………………………...45

8.2.1.2 Environmental Conservation Act (Act 73 0f 1989)……………………………………….46

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