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Chemicals & Waste Authorisations


Kindly note that Waste Management Licensing application forms and reports (including audit reports) must be submitted to

The Basic Assessment Report (BAR) template has been removed from the website, please comply with NEMA, EIA 2014 regulations as amended when undertaking the BAR process.


Waste disposal remains the predominant means of managing waste in South Africa.  Waste disposal sites are controlled under Chapter 5 of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act 59 of 2008) with effect from 01 July 2009.  Technical guidance on the development, operation and monitoring of waste disposal sites is provided through Government's Minimum Requirements.

Minimum Requirements
Backlog of Unauthorized Waste Management Facilities
Waste Licensing
List of licensed Waste Management Activities.
Ozone Depleting Substances
Import & Export of Chemicals & Waste
Exclusion of waste or a portion of a waste stream from the definition of waste
Landfill Liner Compliance