An evaluation of compliance with environmental regulations : the case of South Durban Basin industries, eThekwini Municipality.
South Durban Basin is one of the places that have experienced environmental pollution. This challenge started back in 1950s and exacerbated during the 1960s as development of heavy industries increased. Environmental pollution and air pollution in particular, has resulted in a huge struggle for the local and surrounding communities of South Durban Basin. The struggle was strengthen mostly by health impact of industrial pollution which included asthma, tuberculosis, cancer and chest problems. This situation has lasted in a conflict and dispute between local communities and industries. This study evaluates the extent to which the industries in South Durban Basin comply with environmental regulations. As a hypothesis, it is argued within this study that most industries in South Durban Basin and South Africa as a whole are production and profit driven. There is very little attention paid to protect and manage the environment. As part of the findings, it has been found that pollution in South Durban Basin has worsened and required full involvement of all relevant stakeholders including Non-Government Organizations, local communities, government and industries. The local government and eThekwini municipality in particular has tried to mitigate and come out with environmental management programmes. However, the worsening of the situation shows that there is no or little compliance by industries and this is as a result of the lack of enforcement of environmental regulations.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
An evaluation and assessment of ship repair opportunities for South Africa using the Port of Durban as a case study in an attempt to develop a framework plan for the ship repair industry in the Port of Durban. Jonkers, George Brian. (2003)Over the last couple of years the ship repair industry in South Africa and in particular Durban has expanded significantly and the potential and opportunities for growth are still significant. This should be regarded ...
Shifting spaces in the 'new South Africa' : site-specific performance as an intercultural exploration of sites, using as examples Jay Pather's Cityscapes, Durban (2002) and Home, Durban (2003) Craighead, Clare. (2006)This dissertation aims to investigate an extended notion of site within site-specific dance theatre. Using multiple theoretical frameworks, which include second wave feminism and its recognition of the body as a site of/for ...
A study of the decentralised business nodes of the post-apartheid city of Durban : toward a new business district as part of the greater Durban business system. Timm, Jeffrey. (2011)This dissertation revolves around the topic of office decentralisation. The literature review chapter first discusses a systems approach to planning, and how it is the relationships between the objects within a system ...