Municipal Environmental Profiles Project

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Scroll down to find a table with links to the Environmental Profile Brochures and Posters for each of the 44 District Municipalities.


Aim of the project

The broad aim of the project is to develop municipal environmental profiles for 44 District Municipalities in order to support municipalities to achieve their core mandate with respect to environmental sustainability. 

Goal of the project

The project goals are as follows: 
To get district representation of environmental information in a graphic, spatial, narrative format designed to make the data easily understandable and usable;
To assemble environmental information for ease of use by municipalities during the planning phases;
To develop an integrated support plan per district informed by the status on the environmental profile;
To initiate a monitoring and evaluation tool for environmental performance at local government.

Objectives of the project

The profiles will enable the environmental sector to have a comprehensive diagnosis of environmental issues in municipalities.  The benefits of the projects are as follows:
Assist municipalities to better understand their environmental profile;
Provide municipalities with easily accessible data to enhance environmental analysis in the IDP and other related municipal planning tools;
Provide ready-made data and statistics to feed into State of Environment Reporting;
Assist municipalities and the environment sector in developing appropriate environmental interventions;
Assist municipalities in identifying other environmental management tools they may need to develop (EMF, Environmental Policy, By-laws etc.);
Enable improved monitoring, reporting and evaluation of environmental support initiatives;
Enable municipalities to start collecting data (where possible/appropriate) for updating their environmental profiles and for mainstreaming this data into other planning tools at national, provincial and local level;
The profiles and the data made available will be used by the relevant parties / end-users for land use planning, decision making and reporting.

Project description

The development of the Environmental Profiles in 44 District Municipalities were done for the following thematic areas, namely: Biodiversity, Waste management, Climate risk and vulnerability, Air quality, Environmental Governance and Job opportunities created on environmental community works / Environmental Protection and Infrastructure programmes (EPIP). The thematic areas were selected based on the data availability and accessibility.  The development of the profiles entailed data gathering, processing, analysis, and presentation of information in a user friendly version.
For each of the above thematic areas provided, the 44 District municipalities were profiled as follows:
A spatial representation of the environmental aspects;
Statistical information analysis and context of some environmental aspects;
A narrative that briefly describes what has been presented in the map and the statistics; and
A Five (5) year Integrated Support Plan (ISP) for each municipality by collating intervention / activities as listed under ‘proposed responses’ for each aspect. The ISP should highlight role players, time frames, estimated costs and indicators (compliance and performance) and will form part of the Environmental Management Plans for each Municipality;
A reporting template was used to gather information and to link the profiles for municipalities who should report on the template twice a year, for monitoring of the environmental performance. The template should be web-based.

Click on the Pdf Image to download the documents.

Note that file sizes are big! Five documents can use more than 1 GB data to download. 

1 Alfred Nzo - Eastern Cape 278 MB 100 MB
2 Amajuba - KwaZulu-Natal 296 MB 112 MB
3 Amathole - Eastern Cape 221 MB 92 MB
4 Bojanala Platinum - North West 265 MB 119 MB
5 Cape Winelands - Western Cape 348 MB 90 MB
6 Capricorn - Limpopo 283 MB 95 MB
7 Central Karoo - Western cape 496 MB 98 MB
8 Chris Hani - Eastern Cape 342 MB 102 MB
9 Dr Kenneth Kaunda - North West 469 MB 102 MB
10 Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati - North West 273 MB 101 MB
11 Eden - North West 244 MB 99 MB
12 Ehlanzeni - Mpumalanga 233 MB 108 MB
13 Fezile Dabi - Free State 280 MB 108 MB
14 Frances Baard - Northern Cape 255MB 101 MB
15 Gert Sibande - Mpumalanga 240 MB 113 MB
16 Harry Gwala - KwaZulu-Natal 300 MB 113 MB
17 Ilembe - KwaZulu-Natal 172 MB 94 MB
18 Joe Gqabi - Eastern Cape 212 MB 97 MB
19 John Taolo Gaetsewe - Northern Cape 266 MB 85 MB
20 King Cetshwayo - KwaZulu-Natal 253 MB 101 MB
21 Lejweleputswa - Free State 262 MB 100 MB
22 Mopani - Limpopo 270 MB 98 MB
23 Namakwa - Northern Cape 245 MB 100 MB
24 Ngaka Modiri Molema - North West  212 MB 100 MB
25 Nkangala - Mpumlanga 252 MB 109 MB
26 OR Tambo - Eastern Cape 274 MB 108 MB
27 Overberg - Western Cape 190 MB 96 MB
28 Pixley ka Seme - Northern Cape 296 MB 116 MB
29 Sarah Baartman - Eastern Cape 227 MB 105 MB
30 Sedibeng - Gauteng 252 MB 100 MB
31 Sekhukhune - Limpopo 303 MB 113 MB
32 Thabo Mofutsanyane - Free State 289 MB 104 MB
33 Ugu - KwaZulu-Natal 266 MB 91 MB
34 Umgungundlovu - KwaZulu-Natal 244 MB 103 MB
35 uMkhanyakude - KwaZulu-Natal 218 MB 88 MB
36 Umzinyathi - KwaZulu-Natal 310 MB 97 MB
37 uThukela - KwaZulu-Natal 276 MB 113 MB
38 Vhembe - Limpopo 252 MB 108MB
39 Waterberg - Limpopo 265 MB 108 MB
40 West Coast - Western Cape 221 MB 82 MB
41 West Rand - Gauteng 239 MB 99 MB
42 Xhariep - Free State 351 MB 110 MB
43 ZF Mgcawu - Northern Cape 229 MB 83 MB
44 Zululand - KwaZulu-Natal 223 MB 113 MB