THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INTRAPRENEURIAL WASTE MANAGERS IN THE FUTURE OF SOUTH AFRICA. A CONCEPT PAPER

Authors

  • Nico Venter
  • Marlin Hoffman

Keywords:

South Africa, Intrapreneurs, Waste management, Apartheid

Abstract

South Africa has a rich and powerful history when it comes to overcoming challenges. One of the major challenges which was overcome was the abolishment of apartheid which, among others, led to the transformation of the public sector to include a service to all. The much-needed transformation included a local municipal structure, as well as how to effectively deal with waste. In the past few decades there has been a steady march towards addressing global warming, pollution and other negative effects on the environment (GreenCape Report, 2020). The importance of dealing with waste management in an effective and efficient manner has become more pressing. We tend to look at the problem of pollution and environmental degradation, and the negative impact it has on society, more holistically (PETCO, 2022). This paper will focus on the waste managers within the public sector and introduce the concept of intrapreneurship and explore the possible effects it could have on municipal waste managers. It will also bring the much-needed background information of how waste management fits into the concepts of global warming. The paper brings clarity on the role of the waste managers within the municipal structures, the laws and regulations that need to considered and the management of various logistical issues that make up the duties of a municipal waste manager. Within this paper we will explore intrapreneurship within the waste management sector and highlight to what extent intrapreneurial freedom is allowed.

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