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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Schoeman, Hendrik
URN etd-03172010-142406
Document Title The viability of waste disposal facility management as an alternative energy source in South Africa
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Advisor Name Title
Mr D Gibson Supervisor
  • waste disposal
Date 2009-04-01
Availability unrestricted

The world has an energy problem and the root cause of this problem is the growing world population and the energy consumption per capita. The main source of energy, oil, is gradually running out. The use of coal, oil and fossil energy sources are polluting the planet with greenhouse gasses (GHG).Internationally waste disposal facilities are currently providing energy to industry and humans. This research determines if waste disposal facilities in South Africa can produce a viable source of energy.

The exploratory research process involved structured interviews with key informants and experts in the waste disposal facility management in South Africa. A survey questionnaire was sent to waste disposal facility managers and this questionnaire was close-ended questions. The structured questionnaire consisted mainly of open-ended questions. The data collected from the questionnaires and the surveys were analysed through descriptive statistics and content analysis.

The results of the research were that waste disposal facilities in South Africa, not all, could produce energy that can be integrated into the Eskom grid, and will also contribute significantly in the reduction of harmful GHG, and to the Clean Development Mechanism.

2008, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria

Please cite as follows:

Schoeman, H 2008, The viability of waste disposal facility management as an alternative energy source in South Africa, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-03172010-142406/ >


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