12 July 2010 at 11:10 pm
The Department of Environmental Affairs has gazetted the Draft National Waste Management Strategy for public comment. Comments are due on 10 August 2010, and can be sent to Thandeka Mandigora on [email protected]
The Draft Strategy is a comprehensive roadmap for the implementation of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008. Once published, the strategy will have a quasi-statutory status in relation to organs of state: it will bind all organs of state in all spheres of government, and may assign responsibilities for the implementation of the Act amongst organs of state. S.6(4) provides that “an organ of state must give effect to the national waste management strategy when exercising a power or performing a duty in terms of this Act or any other legislation regulating waste management.”
Centre stakeholders with an interest or involvement in waste management are encouraged to submit comments to the DEA.