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Listed activity

Relevant Government Department (National, Provincial, Local)

Priority function

(key policy, plan or programme)

requiring EIA

The release of any organism outside its natural area of distribution that is to be used for biological pest control

Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment

Agricultural Extension Services

The reclamation of land below the high-water mark of the sea and in inland water including wetlands

Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment

Agricultural Engineering Services

Agricultural Extension Services

Department of Local Government

DACE

DLA

Land Administration (processing land use applications)

Department of Local Government

Municipal Infrastructure Development

Local Authorities

Municipal Infrastructure Development

Department of Education

Provisioning of schools infrastructure

Department of Health

Provisioning of clinics, hospitals and other healthcare facilities

Department of Transport Roads and Public Works

Development of community facilities

Design and construction of government buildings and facilities.

The disposal of waste in terms of section 20 of the Environmental Conservation Act, 1989

Local Authorities

Municipal services provisioning

Department of Local Government

Land Administration (processing of land use applications)

Department of Health

Medical waste disposal

Department of Local Government

Municipal Infrastructure development

Scheduled processes listed in the Second Schedule to the Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Act, 1965 (Act No. 45 of 1965)

Department of Health

Medical waste (incineration)

8.4 SUPPORT TO ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NORTH WEST PROVINCE

Problems to Be Addressed

The purpose of this project is to provide a framework for preventing negative impacts on the environment through harmonising the environmental concerns and provide a framework for developmental decision making to address these concerns. The integration has two aspects: spatial and temporal. This is manifested e.g. when housing and waste management are been developed.

The state of the environment in the North West province reflects the general situation in South Africa. Key environmental problems are related to water pollution and scarcity, solid wastes, land degradation caused mainly by agriculture (overgrazing, over-ploughing and use of pesticides and fertilisers) and mining, air pollution, and loss of biodiversity. However, information on the environmental situation in the province is poorly available to the public. Monitoring data on water quality of some dams and rivers suggest that they are partly heavily loaded with nutrients and other pollutants. The air quality seems to be poor in some industrialised parts of the province and may cause health risks.

Waste management is generally very poor in the province. Most of the landfill areas are illegal and poorly operated, and without environmental permits. Illegal dumping of waste is common. On the

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