National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008

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59 of 2008

National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008 aims

  • 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.




Amended by National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Act 2 of 2022

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