Steve Tshwete Local Municipality
South Africa

Population: 229831
Area of jurisdiction: 3976 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2012 ):  75,606 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2012

Mitigation actions

Tree planting in townships (linked to RDP housing schemes)
Trees were planted in Kwaza, Mhluzi, Pullenshope and the cemeteries as projects. All new developments like parks, Middelburg mall, entrance, Bounquet hall, open areas, sidewalks and council buildings includes tree planting. Bigger trees are budgeted for to be planted in new park developments to ensure the trees survive. Trees are donated to Schools, Churches and NGO’s upon request to plant on their properties. The municipality engages with Food & Trees for Africa to educate the community on how to plant and take care of trees. Trees are planted on sidewalks and entrances to serve as a source of welcome, windbreaks and for shade. Trees are being planted with 1L dry water to ensure their survival even without getting water. During winter season all teams concentrate on tree planting and maintenance Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Water management in Municipal Buildings
The municipality is currently involved in retrofitting the municipal buildings to comply in terms of Water conservation  Various buildings are fitted with water saving shower roses and water restrictors on the basin taps and sensor taps.  Doornkop Multipurpose Centre has a Borehole to conserve water.  All toilets systems in the Municipal building have been replaced with new water saving flushing systems.  Plumbing repairs and maintenance specialists are on call 24 hours daily Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Municipal Buildings retrofitting project
The municipality is currently involved in retrofitting the municipal buildings to comply in terms of energy efficiency.  Various buildings air conditioners are energy saving-inverters and fitted with timers  Main Building (Civic Centre) Lights and Air conditioners are connected to one accessible switch and are switched off daily at knock off.  LED lights are currently being fitted to various municipal building.  Leased municipal buildings are fitted with solar geysers.  Various buildings are fitted with heat pumps.  Various boardrooms and office ablutions are fitted with motion (detector) sensor, for lights.  Electrical and Air conditioning repairs and maintenance specialists are on call 24 hours daily. Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Umhluzi Buy-back/recycling pogramme
The operation of Mhluzi buy back centre is done by Silver Ink Company. More companies coming on board to assist with recycling e.g. Consol and Black Wattle mine sponsored the centre. Marketing of the Buyback centre is done. Group is provided with PPE. The tender for office waste recycling was not awarded due to none responsive bids. Office recycling bins purchased and they are placed at main offices and library and are serviced by buyback centre group. Emails are distributed to all users to encourage them to print less and save paper. Offices are provided with bins for paper recycling. Recycling is done according to the Departmental plan. The Municipality is currently assisting upcoming recyclers to establish themselves by providing land/sites, e.g sublimore recycling. Quantities of waste reclaimed: 618 Tones reclaimed at the Buy-back centre from April 2014 to September 2014. 1659 Tones reclaimed at the landfill site from April 2014 to September 2014. 47924 Waste quantities received at Landfill site from April 2014 to September 2014. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type  
Status  
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School Recycling Programme
School recycling programme was launched in 04 August 2014 in conjunction with the buyback centre, Department of Education and Coca Cola Shanduka, PETCO. Media coverage Observer and Herald about the Steve Tshwete Coca Cola Shanduka school recycling competition project (Participants: Mthombeni, Mvuzo and Mhluzi Primary). Buy back centre employees collect recyclables from the schools. First prize R18 000, second Prize R13 000 third R8 000. Evaluation done weekly and final evaluation done on 02 October 2014. Award ceremony will be held on 17 October 2014. Middelburg primary school is registered as an EcoSchool and has a recycling project Start year 2012
Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions