List of acronyms

CBO - Community Based Organisations

DEA - Department of Environmental Affairs

DWA - Department of Water Affairs (Previously known as DWAF)

EHP's - Environmental Health Practitioners

EIA - Environmental Impact Assessment

GIS - Geographical Information System

IDP's - Integrated Development Plans

IndWMP's - Industry Waste Management Plans

IWMP – Integrated Waste Management Plan/s

MFMA- Municipal Finance Management Act, no 56 of 2003

MIG- Municipal Infrastructure Grant

MEC - Member of Executive Council

MSA - Municipal Systems Act (Act no. 32 of 2000)

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

NGO - Non-Governmental Organisation/s

NWMS - National Waste Management Strategy

SAWIC-South African Information Centre

UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme

WEEE - Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment

WIS - Waste Information System

WMO - Waste Management Officer