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Chemicals and Waste Management

         
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Purpose

To manage and ensure chemicals and waste management policies and legislation are implemented and enforced in compliance with chemicals and waste management authorizations, directives and agreements 

Functions

  • To develop and implement processes and systems for the efficient and effective administration of the Department's authorisation of waste management activities andensure reduced releases of hazardous waste streams into the environmentand that contaminated land is remediated.
  • To lead the development of national policies, strategies, legislation, norms and standards and build capacity in government, industry and civil society to respond to the challenges of pollution resulting from poor general waste management while also contributing towards the provision of basic waste services to all citizens of South Africa.
  • To lead the development of national policies, strategies, legislation, norms and standards and monitor and evaluate the impact of policy on chemicals and waste management
  • To manage, facilitate, plan and coordinate department’s and South Africa’s engagement and co-operation agreements in multi-lateral chemicals and waste agreements and related international cooperationand national programmes

Structure and contact details

 

Deputy Director-General Chemicals and Waste Management: Mr Mark Gordon

DDG of Chemical & Waste Management
Telephone:  +27 12 399 9759
Fax:  
E-mail:  mgordon@environment.gov.za
Directorate - Administrative Support: Hombakazi Blou
Tel: +27 12 399 9763 
 
Mail Ms H Blou

 
Chief Directorate- General Waste and Municipal Support: 
Ms Mamogala Musekene
Chief Directorate - Hazardous Waste Management & Licensing: 
Ms Mishelle Govender
Chief Directorate - Chemicals and Waste Policy Evaluation and Monitoring: 
Mr Kgauta Mokoena 
Chief Directorate - Chemicals Management:
Mr Obed Baloyi
 
 
Chief Director: Ms Mishelle Govender
 
Chief Director: Mr Kgauta Mokoena
 
Chief Director: Chemicals Management Mr Obed Baloyi
Tel: +27 12 399 9407
 
Mail:Ms M Musekene
Tel: +27 399 8993
 
Mail: Ms M Govender
Tel: +27 12 399 9825
 
 Mail: Mr K Mokoena
 Tel: +27 12 399 9843
 
Mail Mr O Baloyi

 

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Chemicals management in the environment sector

 

The Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) relating to chemicals in the country aim to protect human health and the environment from the harmful effects of chemicals. The National Environmental Affairs acts as a Focal Point and the Designated National Authority for the implementation of the obligation of MEAs that relate to chemicals and waste of which a country is Party to, or has accepted or signed.
 
 

 

 

 

Working on Waste

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Youth Jobs in Waste programme
 

During the delivery of the 2013/14 Budget Vote speech in Parliament by Minister Edna Molewa, the minister emphasised the department's concern over the growing number of unemployed young people. The waste sector has been identified as one of the critical sectors, with the potential to contribute substantially to the generation of jobs within the green economy. It is in this light that the department is increasingly expanding its programmes in job creation and enterprise development programmes within the Waste sector.

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Legislation

 

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National Waste Management Summit
 

One of the objectives of the National Waste Management Summit is to introduce the recently promulgated National Environmental Management: Waste Amendment Act, 2014 (Act No. 26 of 2014) to the stakeholders and allow an opportunity for high level and technical engagement on how the Act will be taken forward. The Waste Management Summit will be held as a once off summit which may be repeated as and when required. 

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Waste Management Officer's Khoro
 

The Waste Management Officers (WMO) Khoro (conference in the Vhenda language) is an annual conference of all government institutions dealing with waste. The aim of this conference is to provide a platform for WMOs in the three spheres of government to share information and exchange thoughts in a mutually beneficial manner. It further aims to strengthen capacity and streamline the institutional framework across government entities to enhance effective waste management.

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