Welcome to the NCPC

The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) is a national programme of government that promotes the implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP) methodologies to assist industry to lower costs through reduced energy, water and materials usage, and waste management. It is hosted by the CSIR on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).

It focuses on key sectors identified in government’s Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) as important drivers of industry competitiveness, economic growth and job creation.

The NCPC-SA is a member of UNIDO and UNEP’s global resource efficiency and cleaner production network (RECPnet) and plays a leading role in the African Roundtable on Sustainable Production and Consumption (ARSCP), with the NCPC-SA Director currently the president of the African body.

Subsidised assessments

At this stage, the RECP assessments facilitated by the NCPC-SA are offered at little or no cost to companies as they are subsidised by the dti. Energy, water and material assessments are conducted to identify opportunities to lower consumption and thus production costs. Waste assessments assist to understand a company’s waste generation profile and identify opportunities for improvement.


Specific items
The NCPC-SA has appointed a dynamic woman to head up its technical portfolio, a key focus area of the Centre’s activities. Azwihangwisi Takalani was promoted to Technical Manager, effective from 1 March 2014, after having served as project manager for the Metals Fabrication, Capital and... More detail
From January 2014, Kevin Cilliers, former Technical Manager of the NCPC-SA, took up his new role as Senior Project Manager in the KwaZulu-Natal regional office. With Kevin’s new appointment, the NCPC-SA now has a senior manager heading up the project team in each of the three regions,... More detail
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