DCOG Department of Cooperative Governance
DEA Department of Environmental Affairs
DTI Department of Trade and Industry
DMR Department of Mineral Resources
DWA Department of Water Affairs
ECA Environment Conservation Act
EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
EMI Environmental Management Inspector
EMPR Environmental Management Programme
EPR Extended Producer Responsibility
IDP Integrated Development Plan
IndWMP Industry Waste Management Plan
ITAC International Trade Agreement Commission
IWMP Integrated Waste Management Plan
MEA Multilateral Environmental Agreement
MEC Member of Executive Council
NEAS National Environmental Authorisation System
NEMA National Environmental Management Act
NGO Non-Governmental Organisation
NWMS National Waste Management Strategy
POP Persistent Organic Pollutant
PPP Public Private Partnership
SABS South African Bureau of Standards
SADC Southern African Development Community
SANAS South African National Accreditation System
SANS South African National Standards
SARS South African Revenue Service
SAWIS South African Waste Information System
SMME Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise
WCMS Waste Classification and Management System
WEEE Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment
WIS Waste Information System
WMO Waste Management Officer