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Solid Waste Management
BY Liz Kneale
South Africa
12 October 2017
R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
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Solid Waste Management


The most recent statistics from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) revealed that in 2011 South Africans generated approximately 108 million tonnes of waste and 90% of this amount was disposed of at landfill. According to the Gauteng Provincial Government, which published waste-related statistics based on the Phakisa Lab, August 2017 findings this total has now 111 million tonnes, with 75% being disposed in landfill. The public and private waste sector contributed 0.62% to GDP up from 0.51% and an estimated value of R15.3bn in 2011.


Moving away from Landfilling


South Africa and its major metropolitan municipalities are facing one of their biggest challenges as more and more people come to live in cities, putting a strain on infrastructure and service delivery in terms of solid waste management. Although updated information on the current scale and status of the solid waste management sector is not available from the DEA, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa confirmed that there has been “an increased focus on resource recovery in Southern Africa’s waste management landscape. Moving away from landfilling towards recycling, waste disposal alternatives and waste-to-energy initiatives, the industry at large is embarking on waste as a resource to ultimately lighten the load on the ever-decreasing landfill airspace.”


Report Coverage


The detailed report on the management of solid waste in South Africa examines current conditions and developments as well as factors that influence the success of the sector. Profiles are provided for 21 companies including global waste management group Averda which announced the acquisition of Solid Waste Technologies (SWT), a healthcare medical waste company, in February 2017. The acquisition of SWT alongside SharpMed, acquired in 2016, makes Averda one of the largest and most comprehensive end-to-end healthcare waste management businesses in South Africa. Also profiled are smaller role players such as Rapid Spill Response CC and Jobe Environmental Systems (Pty) Ltd.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 11
4.1. Local 11
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 19
4.1.2. Regulations 20
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 22
4.2. Continental 25
4.3. International 28
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 30
5.1. Economic Environment 30
5.2. Rising Operating Costs 31
5.3. Infrastructure 31
5.4. Labour 32
5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 35
5.6. Alternative Treatment Technologies to Divert Waste from Landfill 39
5.7. Environmental Concerns 44
5.8. Cyclicality 45
6. COMPETITION 45
6.1. Barriers to Entry 46
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 47
8. OUTLOOK 48
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 48
10. REFERENCES 49
10.1. Publications 49
10.2. Websites 50
APPENDIX 1 52
Alternative Waste Treatment Options Suitable for African Countries 52
COMPANY PROFILES 53
AVERDA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 53
COMPASS MEDICAL WASTE SERVICES (PTY) LTD 56
CONSOLIDATED WASTE (PTY) LTD 58
DRIZIT ENVIRONMENTAL CC 60
DSW CLEANSING AND SOLID WASTE (DIVISION OF ETHEKWINI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY) 62
DUMPIT SA WASTE REMOVAL (PTY) LTD 64
ENVIROSERV WASTE MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 66
ESKOM ROTEK INDUSTRIES SOC LTD 70
INFORMAL SETTLEMENT WATER AND WASTE SERVICES (DIVISION OF CITY OF CAPE TOWN) 73
INTER-WASTE (PTY) LTD 74
JOBE ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 77
ORICOL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (PTY) LTD 79
PIKITUP JOHANNESBURG (PTY) LTD 81
RAPID SPILL RESPONSE CC 84
RECYCLING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 86
ROYAL HASKONINGDHV (PTY) LTD 88
TEDCOR GROUP (PTY) LTD 91
WASTE GIANT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 93
WASTE GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 95
WASTE-MART (PTY) LTD 97
WASTEPLAN (PTY) LTD 99