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Title: Role of district municipalities in waste management in South Africa
Authors: Afrika, M
Keywords: Waste management
Service delivery
South African municipalities
Poor governance
Local government
WasteCon 2010
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Citation: Afrika, M. 2010. Role of district municipalities in waste management in South Africa. 20th WasteCon Conference and Exhibition, Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa, 4-8 October 2010, pp 9
Series/Report no.: Workflow request;3545
Abstract: Service delivery has become a source of much tension and protests in South Africa (Delivery, 2009) with fifty two major service delivery protests reported for the period January to August 2009 (COGTA, 2009). Failing waste management services, is a reality in South Africa and 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); “Waste Companies dump death on our doorstep” (Sunday Times, 2 December ’08), and “Rubbish piles up as strike set to worsen” (Pretoria News, 9 January 2010). Poor governance has been blamed for the protests, citing Councils not meeting for prolonged periods of time and the delay in approving key documentation intended to guide service delivery as some of the key problems (Botes et al. 2007). The recent recurring community protests and municipal workers’ strikes only worsen the situation as services are disrupted and the protesters themselves leave a trail of waste strewn across streets.
Description: 20th WasteCon conference and exhibition, Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa, 4-8 October 2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4896
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