The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) is a national programme of government mandated to promote the implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP) methodologies capable of assisting industry to reduce costs through reduced energy, water and materials usage, and more efficient waste management. The programme is hosted by the CSIR on behalf of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic).

According to Director Ndivhuho Raphulu, the programme’s current priority is to facilitate the transition of South African industry to a low-carbon, climate-resilient, green, circular, and sustainable economy.

“The NCPC-SA’s current strategic projects cut across all priority economic sectors. This follows from the thematic simplification of our activities such as projects on industrial water efficiency, energy efficiency, industry waste management and circular economy, industry green skills development and capacity building, and collaboration with other regional bodies and organisations (African NCPC organisations) supported by UNEP and UNIDO.”

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