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National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008)



Notice No. 278

10 March 2009


(English text signed by the President)

(Assented to 6 March 2009)


It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:–


To reform the law regulating waste management in order to protect health and the environment by providing reasonable measures for the prevention of pollution and ecological degradation and for securing ecologically sustainable development; to provide for institutional arrangements and planning matters; to provide for national norms and standards for regulating the management of waste by all spheres of government; to provide for specific waste management measures; to provide for the licensing and control of waste management activities; to provide for the remediation of contaminated land; to provide for the national waste information system; to provide for compliance and enforcement; and to provide for matters connected therewith.