Conference Programme - 25 October 1999

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pelican.jpg (333200 bytes) A Bird's Eye View on Waste
8:30 - 9:00 - Registration

Opening Session

9:00 - Welcome address: Ms Gwen Mahlangu, MP, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs & Tourism, National Assembly of South Africa

9:10 - Opening address: Mr Stéfan Grové, MP, President of GLOBE Southern Africa

9:20 - Keynote addresses:

Ms Alice Sumani, MP, Deputy Minister for Environmental Affairs, Malawi
Mr Gibson Nkausu, MP, Deputy Minsiter of Environmental Affairs, Zambia

Session 1: Time for Action, A Global and Regional Overview

9:40 - Overview of solid waste management in economically developing countries
  • Dr Luis Diaz, President CalRecovery Incorporated

9:55 - Facing the challenges of  waste management in Namibia

  • Ben Hochobeb, Senior Research Fellow for the Environment, University of Namibia

10:10 - The evolution of waste management in Botswana

  • Clifford Matsoga, Principal Waste Management Officer for Gaborone Local Government
10:25 - 11:00 - Debate
11:00 - 11:15 - Coffee Break

The Way Forward

Session 2: Integrated Solid Waste Management - Action and Actors

11:15 - Challenges in implementing a new integrated waste management strategy

  • Larry Eichstadt, Assistant Director, water Quality, department of Water Affairs & Forestry, South Africa            

11:30 - Dealing with waste management on a city level

  • Peter Novella, Head of Waste Management, Cape Metropolitan Council
11:45 - The private sector's role in South Africa and SADC countries
  • Ken Bromfield, Executive Director, EnviroServ Holdings
12:00 - 12:30 - Debate
12:30 - 14:00 - Lunch Break

Session 3: The Costs & Benefits of Waste Recycling

14:00 - Resource Recovery in South Africa

  • Ray Lombard, Independent Consultant and Head of the National Recycling Forum

14:15 - Presentations from various sectors

  • Glass, A recycler's perspective, Ken Ensor-Smith, Two Oceans Recycling
  • Plastics Recycling - The Realities, Douw Steyn, Plastic Federation
  • Nick Kock, Managing Director, Collect-a-Can.

14:45 - The Terra-Cycle Concept, One proposed solution to the plastic bag problem

  • Jason Nolan, Director of Terra-Cycle
15:00 - 15:30 - Debate
15:30 - 15:45 - Coffee Break

Session 4: Successes & The Road Ahead

15:45 - Recycling and Re-using in Zimbabwe

  • Evelyn Murevanhema, Coordinator, Recycling and Anti-Litter Programme, Environment 2000

16:00 - Giving communities a stake in waste management

  • Mari Van Der Merwe, Campaign Director, Keep Durban Beautiful Association

16:15 - Building capacity for the future

  • Barbara Jenman/Reuben Snyder, The Fairest Cape Association

16:30 - Development of a national waste strategy for South Africa

  • Tinus Joubert, Deputy Director, Pollution Control, Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, South Africa

16:45 - 17:30 - Debate

17:30 - Close of the Conference