Environmental Management

Strategic objectives

Objectives are designed within the milieu of Municipal government objectives as set out in section 152(1) of the Constitution referring to the objective “To promote a safe and healthy environment” including the Principles of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) and the Bill of Rights as stated in the Constitution.

Government’s commitment to long-term sustainable development is achieved, when explicit recognition is given in its policy-making processes that its economic systems are essentially products of and dependent on social systems, which in turn are products or, and dependent on, natural systems.

Effective management of the interdependencies between ecosystem health, social equity and economic growth will further require a significant change in current governance practices, in adopting an integrated and co-operative environmental management approach to governance that includes an accurate valuation of environmental goods and services.

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