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1 1 PRESENTATION ON WASTE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITES KRAAIFONTEIN INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY, CITY OF CAPE TOWN 06-7 AUGUST 2013

2 7 STRATEGIC GOALS 1)Accessible, equitable, sustainable services 2)Safe and healthy environment and communities 3)Coherent local planning & economic development 4)Effective, responsive and accountable local governance for communities 5)Human capital development in LG 6)Financially and organizationally capacitated municipalities 7)Effective and efficient SALGA administration. 3 APEX PRIORITIES: 1.Review of legislative & policy framework impacting negatively on LG. 2.Review of LG fiscal & financial management framework. 3.Improved municipal capacity. Differentiatiated Approach to Managing Local Government ………… ………… SALGA MANDATES 1.Representation 2.Employer Body 3.Capacity Building 4.Support and Advisory Role 5.Profiling Role 6.LG Knowledge Hub SALGA MANDATES 1.Representation 2.Employer Body 3.Capacity Building 4.Support and Advisory Role 5.Profiling Role 6.LG Knowledge Hub SALGA 5 YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN SALGA 5 YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN INTER / NATIONAL CONTEXT 1. MDGs & Global Commitments 2. National Development Plan & other national plans/policies 3. MTSF 4. LGTAS 5. Electoral Mandate (2011) INTER / NATIONAL CONTEXT 1. MDGs & Global Commitments 2. National Development Plan & other national plans/policies 3. MTSF 4. LGTAS 5. Electoral Mandate (2011)

3 Waste management programmes 3

4 1.Roll out of a good practice guide for BBCs, WTs and MRFs CONTEXT This guide is intended to promote good practice in the establishment, operation and management of Waste Transfer Stations (WTSs), Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) and Buy-back Centres (BBCs). The guideline: – define and describe the facilities and their role in the waste management value chain. – present a concrete set of steps that municipalities should follow in establishing new facilities. –explain operational and management procedures that can be useful for both new and existing facilities. 4

5 Purpose of the guide This guide is targeted for use by municipal officials involved in the establishment, operation and management of WTSs, MRFs and BBCs. The guide describes good waste management practice and standards for both existing and new facilities. It is hoped that through the application of this guide municipalities: –improve municipal environmental performance –improve recyclable diversion from landfill –reduce the risk of community complaints –reduce environmental and social risk –improve occupational health and safety at the facility. 5

6 2. Support to municipalities regarding the review of institutional arrangement FOCUS 10 Eco towns ((Mnquma- Eastern Cape; KSD- Eastern Cape; Thulamela- Limpopo; Giyani- Limpopo; Bushbuckridge- Limpopo; City of Tshwane- Gauteng; Emfuleni- Gauteng; Ga-Segonyana- Northern Cape; Mantsopa- Free State; Nkandla- in Kwazulu Natal) and 1 additional municipality in each province. Project sustainability is a major challenge in many projects undertaken in the country. Large number of projects implemented at huge costs often tends to experience difficulties with sustainability. 6

7 CONT- A number of donors as well as government have been expressing concerns on this matter, as fewer and fewer projects implemented in local government are being sustained In this context, SALGA, felt it is important to encourage and support municipalities to review their institutional arrangement as it is believed that the success achieved by the Ecotowns programme depends on the appropriateness of institutional arrangement adopted by municipalities It is understood that there are other factors which are also important prerequisites (i.e. funding, technical capacity, human resources, etc), however, an appropriate institutional arrangements is the key in making the available resources work effectively for the municipality. 7

8 3. Awareness campaign Waste management education and awareness is about improving capacity of people to address the waste management issues in their communities. It is all about touching onto people’s belief and translating attitudes and values into action. The White Paper on Education and Training of 1995 states that Environmental Education involving an interdisciplinary, integrated and active approach to learning must be a vital element of all levels and programmes of the education and training system, in order to create environmentally literate and active citizens. Contrary to those who believe they are creating jobs from littering, it actually increases cost to the government and put strain to other resources, hence reducing employment Litter can be dangerous and unhealthy 8

9 Facts that all South Africans should understand In order to maximise the development potential of South Africa in a way which will ensure a clean and healthy environment for present and future generations, the following must be considered: –The capacity to address waste management problems and other environmental related issues –Develop practical ways of moving our communities towards sustainability –Understand nature and effects of environmental issues 9

10 Requirements Research is increasingly beginning to show that scaring people into appropriate behaviour does not always result in a changing of behaviour, but rather, –consistently and over a lengthy period of time, explaining the consequences of the action truthfully and offering alternative way of doing things goes a long way in altering behaviour. For campaigns to be successful therefore they must have clear messaging and increase human support. Campaigns must provide people with the belief that they can make a change. In this case the campaign must say that “ I am important and deserve to live in a clean environment” Campaigns must be tailored for the specific audience, generate a community wide response and be culturally specific. 10

11 Objectives The main objective of the campaign is to make littering and /spitting in public a social taboo, such that: –The people of South Africa do not litter or spit in public. –The people of South Africa see it as their duty to reprimand a person who litter or spit in public. –Metropolitan police implement by laws of municipalities –Municipalities strive to enable people to keep their cities and neighborhoods clean. To provide every person with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, values, attitudes, commitment and skills need to protect and improve the environment To create new patterns of behaviour of individuals, groups and society as a whole to waste management issues 11

12 ToolTo do: Responsibili ty Clean South Africa Consortium Create a database of all actors in the keep South Africa Clean space and create a forum that will enable engagements and sharing of ideas Research on why people litter. The outcome will inform the crafting of messages that will assist to end the habit of littering Develop messages on anti-littering and keeping a clean environment Create a database of all actors in the keep South Africa Clean space and create a forum that will enable engagements and sharing of ideas Research on why people litter. The outcome will inform the crafting of messages that will assist to end the habit of littering 12

13 ToolTo do: Responsibilit y Internet and Youtube Develop video messages on anti-littering and keep the environment clean. All government departments/ entities to play it before their meetings/workshops Social media Make a bold statement that encourages everyone to do things differently in relation to littering People of standing in communities Ministers/Mayors/Councillors can introduce this subject in their speeches 13

14 ToolTo do:Responsibility Events Event organised where leaders are seen keeping the environment clean; picking up litter. Already under the Community Work Programme such an event exists. Schools Continue to teach about the importance of a clean environment and not littering and once a month pick up papers in their immediate environment. Print MediaRelease a series of opinion pieces throughout the year, that focus on non-littering and keeping the environment clean 14

15 ToolTo do:Responsibility Profiling Continuously engage media partners, both print and electronic to flight advert and advertorial about keeping our environment clean as well as introduce this message in all soap operas. Release messaging over a long period, changing behaviour requires sustained action 15

16 THANK YOU 16


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