Crafting a Strategy for Improved Communal Waste Management in Mafikeng

Crafting a Strategy for Improved Communal Waste Management in Mafikeng

F.R.K. Kadama

North West University, South Africa

31 January 2013
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The study investigated and evaluated the alternative methods for implementing proposed changes at communal waste collection points in Mafikeng (Mahikeng) city. In doing so, the study was cognisant of the constitutional requirement for municipalities to ensure the well-being of the citizenry by protecting the environment and was also cognisant of the fact that municipalities had to operate within the ambit of the law. It was established that the provisions in the Municipal Finance Management Act (Republic of South Africa) empowered and provided guidelines for the Mafikeng Local Municipality to implement the proposed changes. An analysis of the variables in the waste management system revealed that the best way forward was for the Mafikeng Local Municipality to implement the proposed changes is through a public–private partnership with a reputable organisation from the formal private sector. Several recommendations, including the involvement of the public in the change process, were made for the success of the partnership.


capital budgeting, internal rate of return, net present value, payback, waste management


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