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CHIEF DIRECTORATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND PROTECTION. National Council of Provinces, Cape Town 15 April 2003 Joseph Matjila. Function of the Chief Directorate. “ To protect the environment from negative impacts by preventing and or limiting pollution and environmental degradation ”.

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Chief directorate environmental quality and protection

CHIEF DIRECTORATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND PROTECTION

National Council of Provinces, Cape Town

15 April 2003

Joseph Matjila


Function of the chief directorate

Function of the Chief Directorate

“ To protect the environment from negative impacts by preventing and or limiting pollution and environmental degradation ”

Pollution and Waste Management

  • Pollution/Waste Identification & Prioritization

  • Strategy Development and Implementation

    -Guidelines

    -Policies

    -Legislation

  • Enforcement


Achievements for 2002

Achievements for 2002

  • Climate Change - SA acceded to the Kyoto Protocol

    - USAID climate change support to SA

  • Hazardous Waste- Health Care Waste Management Guidelines

    - Thor Chemicals

    - Asbestos

  • General Waste - Plastic bag regulations

    - MoA on plastic bag

    - Cleanest Town Competition

  • Air Quality - DBN South air pollution problem

    - Air Quality Bill

    - Versuvius


Priorities for 2003

PRIORITIES FOR 2003

  • Climate Change - National Climate Change Strategy

    - CDM

    -Methyl Bromide Study

    - National Ozone Layer Protection Strategy

  • Waste Management- Waste Information System - Waste Management Bill

    - Plastic Bags MOA

    - Cleaner Production Strategy


Priorities for 2003 continued

PRIORITIES FOR 2003 continued….

  • Chemicals and Hazardous Waste

    - National Systems for the Management of Chemicals

    - Harmonization of classification and labelling of chemicals

    - Information System on Toxic Chemicals and Chemical Risks

    - Africa Stock Pile project

    - National Air Quality Bill

  • Air Quality

    - National Strategy for the Control of Vehicle Emission

    - Ambient Air Quality Standards

    - Identification of Priority Pollutants

    - Durban South Multi-Point Plan


Cross cutters

Cross-Cutters

  • Information System

  • Enforcement

  • BEE

  • SMME development

  • Clean Technologies


Chief directorate structure and 2003 04 budget

Chief Directorate Structure and 2003/04 Budget

  • Climate Change and Ozone layer 7 062 000

  • Air Quality 3 695 000

  • Waste Management 5 574 000

  • Hazardous Waste and Chemicals 5 472 000

  • SAWS and SAWS its Regulator 79 880 000

  • Environmental Resource Economics 906 000

  • EQP 13 539 000

    TOTAL116 128 000


Budget allocations 2003 2003 financial year

BUDGET ALLOCATIONS 2003/2003 FINANCIAL YEAR


Chief directorate environmental quality and protection

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