Course Overview

The course covers the following areas of solid waste management:

Module 1: A Strategic Approach to Solid Waste Management
Module 2: Policy and Governance Framework
Module 3:  Solid Waste Operations
Module 4: Implementing the Business Model for Solid Waste Management
Module 5:  Solid Waste Management Budget and Finance
Module 6: New Area Management
Module 7: Education, Waste Minimization and Recycling 
Module 8: Landfill Management

Who should attend?

Whilst this Master Class will have appeal to directors and managers, it is predominantly designed for operational and technical staff working at a local government level. The course will be run in English.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this Master Class, participants should have:

  •  An appreciation of the importance of adopting a strategic management approach 
  • A deeper understanding of technical solid waste management operations 
  • Greater exposure to good practice on the continent and beyond 
  • Access to a range of learning networks, contacts and potential support around solid waste management

Fundamental Concepts and Learning Methodologies

Using the blended learning approach the Master Class will incorporate case studies, field visits, presentations, discussion and debates.

Duration of Master Class

The course runs over a period of THREE CONSECUTIVE DAYS.

Course Arrangements / Details

 Date: 21-23 May 2014

Venue: TBC, Durban

Texts and Supporting Material/ Recommended Reading List

Pre-course reading and materials will be distributed once participants have confirmed. This is to ensure maximum participation.

Our Facilitator

Robert Abbu is the Deputy Head of Strategic & New Development at Durban Cleansing and Solid Waste and has worked in the council for eleven years. 

Robert has been responsible for leading some of the innovations in the solid waste field in eThekwini. Robert Abbu can be contacted on +27 31 311 8841 and

Master Class Funding

In this Pilot phase, MILE will pay for morning and afternoon teas and all lunches during the Master Class, the cost of the venue, the time for all facilitators and contributors and for all the materials produced for the Course.

Participant municipality to pay for:

All accommodation, travel (air and ground) and subsistence allowances.

Contact Us

For more information contact Masingita Khandlhela on 031 3224525 
or via email: