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New degree

BSc. Honours in Waste Management launched

Recent documents

Waste RDI Roadmap for South Africa (2015-2025)

Industry-meets-Science Workshop Series

Economic benefits of moving up the waste management hierarchy

Documents & presentations
Waste RDI Roadmap

Waste sector survey

Current and required institutional mechanisms to support waste innovation

The Department of Science and Technology's (DST) "Ten-Year Innovation Plan: Towards a knowledge-based economy" recognises the importance of science and technology in improving the country's competitiveness and economic growth. The waste sector is recognised by Government as one that provides opportunities for value recovery, job creation and economic development.

The DST has developed the Waste Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) Roadmap for South Africa to provide strategic direction and to coordinate and manage South Africa's portfolio investment for the next 10 years in six identified clusters of research, development and innovation activity –

  • Strategic Planning
  • Modelling and Analytics
  • Technology Solutions
  • Waste Logistics Performance
  • Waste and Environment
  • Waste and Society

The development of the Waste RDI Roadmap involved three phases:

  • Phase 1 - Status quo assessment
  • Phase 2 - Development of the Waste RDI Roadmap
  • Phase 3 - Implementation of the Waste RDI Roadmap

This website provides a platform for sharing of information on the Roadmap with stakeholders in the waste sector and the National System of Innovation.