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Title: Presentation of 2009/2010 Annual Report

Presentation of 2009/2010 Annual Report
Presentation overview
  • Departmental Mandate
  • Legal Framework- key legislation for the sector
  • Vision and values
  • Departmental programmes
  • Departmental goals
  • Departmental objectives
  • Achievements Challenges per programme

Departmental Mandate
  • The mandate of the Department is underpinned by
    the Constitution and all other relevant
    legislation and policies
  • Section 24 (b) of the Constitution
  • All South Africans have a Constitutional right to
    an environment that is not harmful to their
    health or well-being, and to have the environment
    protected, for the benefit of present and future

Key pieces of Legislation
  • National Environmental Management Act, 1998
    regulatory framework for the management and
    protection of environmental resources and
    coordination in relation thereto.
  • National Environmental Management Protected
    Areas Act, 2003- Regulates protected areas in
    South Africa.
  • National Environmental Management Air Quality
    Act, 2004- regulates air quality
  • National Environmental Management Biodiversity
    Act, 2004 - Regulates and sets out the mechanisms
    for managing and conserving SAs biodiversity,
    its components and institutions

Key pieces of Legislation cont
  • National Environmental Management Waste Act,
    2008- regulates waste management provides for
    national norms and standards for regulating the
    management of waste by all spheres of government
    and provides for the licensing and control of
    waste management activities.
  • Marine Living Resources Act, 1998 (Act No. 18 of
    1998), which deals with the long-term sustainable
    utilisation of marine living resources and the
    orderly access to exploitation, utilisation and
    protection of certain marine living resources in
    a fair and equitable manner to the benefit of all
    South African citizens

Key pieces of Legislation cont
  • National Environmental Management Integrated
    Coastal Management Act, 2008 (Act No. 24 of 2008)
    - establishes a system of integrated coastal and
    estuarine management in the Republic ensures
    that development and the use of natural resources
    within the coastal zone is socially and
    economically justifiable and ecologically
    sustainable determines the responsibilities of
    organs of state in relation to coastal areas
    controls dumping at sea, pollution in the coastal
  • Tourism Act, 1993 (Act No. 72 of 1993)
    promotion of tourism regulation and
    rationalization of tourism.

  • A prosperous and equitable society living in
    harmony with our natural resources.

  • To become a truly People-centered organisation
    that responds to the needs of all South Africans.
  • To achieve the highest levels of Integrity
    premised on professionalism, quality, service
    excellence, honesty, transparency, trust.
  • To enhance organizational Performance through
    productivity, efficiency, effectiveness,
    innovation and continuous improvements.
  • To ensure the Sustainability of the organisation
    and its sectors through amongst others maximised
    impact, return on investment, continuity and
    knowledge management

Departmental Programmes
1. Administration and support.
2. Environmental Quality Protection.
3. Marine Coastal Management. (Fisheries transferred to Agriculture)
4. Tourism (Currently Dep. Of Tourism)
5. Biodiversity and Conservation.
6. Sector Service International Relations.
KEY DELIVERABLES (Goals) 2009/2010 - 2013/2014
  • Goal 1 Delivering our mandate
  • Goal 2 Growing a Learning Organisation Built on
    Human Capital Foundation.
  • Goal 3 Operational Efficient and Relevant in the
    Information Age
  • Goal 4 Financially Responsible and Accountable
    Organisation Giving Value for Money.
  • Goal 5 Empowerment through Information Sharing
    and Sound Stakeholder Relations

Delivering our mandate Create conditions for sustainable tourism growth and development. Promote the conservation and sustainable utilization of natural resources Protect and Improve the Quality and Safety of the Environment Facilitate an Effective National Mitigation and Adaptation Response to Climate Change Promote a Global Sustainable Development Agenda Facilitate Transformation and Job Creation within the sectors towards Poverty Eradication
(Corporate Related)
Growing a learning organisation built on Human capital foundation Position our Department as an employer of choice.
Operational efficiency and relevance in the information age. Enhance service delivery and systems improvement.
Financially responsible and accountable organisation giving value for money. Promote equitable and sound corporate and cooperative governance.
Empowerment through information sharing and sound stakeholder relations. Enhancement of reputation and collective ownership of the sectors.
Achievements Challenges per programme
Achievements for Programme 1 Admin
  • Implementation of Master Systems Plan (knowledge
    and Information Management system)
  • Effective Frontline services with 95 of call
    centre requests being processed as per service
    level standards within 48 hours
  • Maintained 55 share of voice in the Media
  • 95 website uptime despite 10 increase in traffic

Achievements for Programme 1 Admin
  • Evaluation of bids for the new departmental
    buiding project was completed and recommendations
    were approved by Performance Evaluation Committee
    and Departmental Acquisition Committee

Challenges for Programme 1
  • Split of the department and cost of related
  • Capacity
  • Resources
  • Impact on projects such as intervention for
    culture change
  • Audit of performance information

Achievements for Programme 2 EQP
  • Reduction of non-compliance with environmental
    legislation as a result of strengthened
    compliance and enforcement activities
  • 10 joint proactive compliance inspections
    conducted in ferroalloy, health care risk, waste
    incineration, power generation, paper pulp and
    landfill sectors
  • 224 officials received Environmental Management
    Inspectorate (EMI) training

Achievements for Programme 2 EQP cont
  • 40 officials completed EMI specialised course on
    pollution and waste crime scene management Draft
    National guideline on designation and operation
    of Environmental Management Inspectors (EMIs) at
    local authority level was produced
  • Guidelines aimed at improving efficiency without
    compromising effectiveness of Environmental
    Impact Assessments (EIAs) were put in place for
    Eskoms electricity response strategically
    important development initiatives

Achievements for Programme 2 EQP cont
  • 268 officials were trained in administration of
  • 75 of all new national applications were
    processed within prescribed timeframes
  • The priority air quality management plan for Vaal
    Triangle Air-shed was established and the
    multi-stakeholder implementation team was
  • The 6 air quality monitoring stations in the Vaal
    triangle Air-shed are fully operational and
    reporting to the South African Air Quality
    Information System (SAAQIS)

Achievements for Programme 2 EQP cont
  • The Highveld was declared the second national
    priority area and 5 air quality monitoring
    stations have been established report to SAAQIS
  • 24 government owned stations provide information
    to SAAQIS
  • Air pollution permits of top polluters
    (industries responsible for over 80 of
    industrial emissions) have been reviewed and are
    being re-issued

Achievements for Programme 2 EQP cont
  • The National waste management legislative
    framework has been reformed and the National
    Environmental Management Waste Act was
    promulgated in March 2009 and came into effect in
    July 2009
  • Regulations to support the Act are in progress
  • The process to integrate waste activity licensing
    and EIA processes was initiated
  • Development of policies to support basic refuse
    removal and management of health care risk waste

Challenges for Programme 2
  • Although the fee structure for Environmental
    Impact Assessments was completed implementation
    was delayed due to a strategic decision to await
    promulgation of regulations and public
    consultation process
  • Only two as opposed to three South African
    National Antarctic Programme reports were
    compiled due to timing of voyage- ended in April

Challenges for Programme 2 cont
  • Reactive inspections were conducted into 85 of
    new EQP related complaints, notices and
    directives as opposed to 90 due to capacity
    challenges and clearing of previous years
  • Work in relation to Asbestos (1 pilot inspection
    on asbestos regulations) and Basel convention
    could not be undertaken due to capacity issues
    and challenges with legislation. To be done in
    2010/11 financial year

Challenges for Programme 2 cont
  • United Kingdom Environmetal Agency (UKEA) Gauteng
    pilot project on prioritisation /classification
    tools could not be initiated due to delay in
    approval process
  • The indicator on metros and municipalities with
    air quality that does not meet ambient air
    quality standards was difficult to measure and
    report on accurately in the absence of
    monitoring data for all municipalities in South
    Africa. A new measurable, reportable
    verifiable national ambient air quality
    indicator to be developed in 2010/11 financial

Achievements for Programme 3 MCM
  • All planned relief voyages to Antarctica, Marion
    and Gough Islands were successfully carried out
    (oceanographic biodiversity research as well as
    meteorological observations)
  • Population estimates of top marine predators
    (seals seabirds) were conducted
  • Research towards establishment of the first
    offshore Marine Protected Area in the immediate
    exclusive economic zone was published

Achievements for Programme 3 MCM cont
  • Prince Edward Island Marine Protected Area was
    gazetted for comment
  • Physical Marine coastal environment was assessed
    to produce bi-annual state of the ocean
    environment reports
  • Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2008 was
    promulgated in December 2009- supporting measures
    to implement the Act are in place
  • Water quality guidelines for recreational use of
    coastal waters have been revised

Achievements for Programme 3 MCM cont
  • Water quality monitoring programmes have been
    reviewed to ensure improvement
  • Development of climate change strategy for South
    Africas oceans and coasts has been initiated
  • Several exercises were carried out to ensure oil
    spill preparedness- review of departmental suite
    of local oil spill contingency plans
  • Close control and monitoring of dumping at sea

Challenge for Programme 3
  • The new Marion Island base could not be completed
    as the Department of Public Works did not secure
    funds timeously for tenders

Achievements for Programme 5 BC
  • Review of all 42 applications to conduct
    bioprospecting activities involving indigenous
    biological resources- a permit was issued for one
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered
    Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
    regulations were finalised
  • A list of threatened terrestrial ecosystems was
    published for public comment

Achievements for Programme 5 BC cont
  • Biodiversity Stewardship Guidelines were
    developed to further enhance expansion of the
    conservation estate
  • The Vhembe Biosphere Reserve was inscribed onto
    the United Nations Education and Scientific
    Commission (UNESCO) network
  • Regulations for proper management of the Knysna
    Lake areas were gazetted for implementation on
    the 11 December 2009
  • One new Ramsar site (Ntsikeni Nature Reserve) was
    designated as a wetland of international

Achievements for Programme 5 BC cont
  • As part of the transfrontier conservation areas
    (TFCAs) development strategy 51 investment
    projects were packaged 3 of which have secured
    investment worth R100m
  • The Limpopo-Shashe TFCA was renamed- the greater
    Mapungubwe TFCA, further improving interface
    between cultural, heritage and natural resource
    management in TFCAs
  • R40m secured from the African Renaissance was
    transferred to the Lesotho Component of Sani Pass
    road in the Maluti- Drakensburg TFCA aimed at
    improving access

Challenges for Programme 5
  • Norms and standards for management of Damage
    Causing Animals (DCA) were not finalised and
    approved. The balance between managing DCA's
    while addressing livelihoods and economic
  • The target to have 40 (6 of 16) of elephant
    management plans in place was not achieved due to
    low submission rate by relevant organs of state.
    4 plans were received from KZN wildlife but they
    did not meet the criteria
  • 6.2 of land was under conservation as opposed to
    the targeted 6.5. Gazetting of Garden Route,
    Futululu Tokai and Cecilia

Achievements for Programme 6 SS IR
  • At a multilateral level the department continued
    to play a leading role in negotiations around
    sustainable development , chemicals management,
    fisheries management, climate change,
    biodiversity and related heritage issues. As such
    outcomes of these negotiations reflected South
    Africas objectives and positions
  • A total of US18m was secured from Multilateral
    donors in a form of grant
  • US 500m clean technology fund loan was obtained

Achievements for Programme 6 SSIR cont
  • At a bilateral level enhanced South-South
    cooperation was achieved
  • Agreement for funding of approximately R24m from
    bilateral donors to support South Africa and
    Africas programmes in the sectors the department
    is responsible for
  • The department participated in review of
    Integrated Development Plans (IDPs) of 42 distric
    municipalities and 6 metropolitan municipalities

Achievements for Programme 6 SSIR cont
  • A total of 21 138 temporary job opportunities
    were created through environmental projects of
    the Expanded Public Works Programme
  • 79 733 training days were created
  • 369 SMMEs were used
  • 995 youths benefited from the departmental
    component of the National Youth Programme
  • 186 permanent jobs were created

Challenges for Programme 6
  • Targets on creation of permanent and temporary
    jobs were not achieved due to budget cuts for the
    Social Responsibility Policy and Projects

Thank You