Steve Tshwete Local Municipality

South Africa Mayor: Tsietsi Tolo
Summary
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    Population 229831
  • km 2
    Area 3976.0
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    GDP N/A
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Targets

Targets by Steve Tshwete Local Municipality

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Actions
Tree planting in townships (linked to RDP housing schemes) - Steve Tshwete Local Municipality
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
local action
School Recycling Programme - Steve Tshwete Local Municipality
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
local action
Umhluzi Buy-back/recycling pogramme - Steve Tshwete Local Municipality
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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.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
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Water management in Municipal Buildings - Steve Tshwete Local Municipality
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The municipality is currently involved in retrofitting the municipal buildings to comply in terms of
Water conservation

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
  • Facilities
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Municipal Buildings retrofitting project - Steve Tshwete Local Municipality
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The municipality is currently involved in retrofitting the municipal buildings to comply in terms of energy efficiency.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
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Inventories
Community inventories

The Steve Tshwete Local Municipality has reported 1 Community emission inventory, since 2012. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2012, the Stationary energy, Transport, Waste management, Agriculture, forest and other land use and Agriculture, forest and other land use are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Steve Tshwete Local Municipality
GHG inventory in 2012
Government operations inventory

The Steve Tshwete Local Municipality has reported 1 government operational inventory, since 2012. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2012, the Other and Transport are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Steve Tshwete Local Municipality
GHG inventory in 2012

Mayor Tsietsi Tolo
Steve Tshwete Local Municipality, South Africa

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Initiative

Compact of Mayors - ICLEI
Urban-LEDS

Status of compliance

Compact of Mayors
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