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Title: Towards improved waste management services by local government – A waste governance perspective
Authors: Oelofse, SHH
Godfrey, L
Keywords: Waste management
South African local government
Sustainable waste management
Rufuse disposal
Issue Date: Nov-2008
Citation: Oelofse, SHH and Godfrey, L. 2008. Towards improved waste management services by local government – A waste governance perspective. Science real and relevant: 2nd CSIR Biennial Conference, CSIR International Convention Centre Pretoria, 17&18 November 2008, pp 9
Abstract: In terms of the South African Constitution (Act 108of 1996), waste management service delivery is a local government function. The Constitution further gives every person the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being. Local government is therefore obliged to provide waste management services to realise this right of society in their area of jurisdiction. Failing waste management services is, however, a reality in South Africa in 2008. The magnitude of the problem is emphasized by newspaper headlines including: “SA’s Rubbish Capital: Big stink continues as piles of garbage dumped in streets hit crisis levels” (Pretoria News, 13 May 08); “Next Crisis: Collapse of sewage system” (Pretoria News, 20 March 08); “Stinking state of SA’s Waters” (Sunday Times, 23 March 08); “Waste Companies dump death on our doorstep” (Sunday Times, 2December ’08)
Description: Science real and relevant: 2nd CSIR Biennial Conference CSIR International Convention Centre Pretoria, 17&18 November 2008
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2518
ISBN: 978-0-7988-5573-0
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Environmental management
CSIR Conference 2008
General science, engineering & technology

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