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Industrie(s): Surplus food recovery and redistribution

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Sector: Non-profit organization / company

FoodForward South Africa

FoodForward SA has a 15-year track record marked by exemplary governance, impact, and innovation, positioning us as a sustainable force in addressing food insecurity and food loss and waste at scale. Central to our operations is the retrieval of edible surplus food from the supply chain, including farmers, manufacturers, and retailers, which we redistribute to vetted beneficiary organisations (BOs) serving marginalised communities. In the fiscal year 2023/2024, we distributed 21,760 tons of food, translating to over 87 million meals, to a network encompassing 2,500 organisations, enabling us to reach 920,000 vulnerable individuals spanning all nine provinces. Our cost per meal stands at a low R0.47, underscoring the cost-efficiency of our foodbanking model as the premier solution for food security in South Africa. We employ various food security programmes including warehousing, virtual foodbanking, mobile rural distribution, mother and child nutrition, disaster aid, sustainable livelihoods and school breakfast programmes.

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Industrie(s): EnergyFinanceManufacturingMiningUtilitiesWater

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Sector: Research

NCPC-SA

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa is a national support programme that drives the transition of South African industry towards a green economy through appropriate resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP) interventions.

The NCPC-SA’s mission is to drive RECP in industrial and selected commercial and public sectors by equipping them to operate in an efficient, sustainable and competitive manner.

Services and focus areas include industry and sector knowledge-sharing, company technical support; green skills development; and advocacy and awareness-raising.

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Industrie(s): a private foundation that supports knowledge exchange with the aim to stimulate entrepreneurship on Circular Economy in the Netherlands and beyond

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Sector: Non-profit organization / company

Holland Circular Hotspot

Holland Circular Hotspot is a private foundation that aims to accelerate the international transition to a circular economy by connecting companies, knowledge institutes, and (local) authorities, and support international collaboration on Dutch Circular Economy.
The activities of Holland Circular Hotspot are:

• Offer insights in and access to the network of Dutch circular pioneers;
• Develop and exchange knowledge on international market opportunities for circular economy;
• Create circular opportunities internationally by matching offer and demand;
• Support companies and organizations that want to contribute to internationalization of circular economy;
• Stimulate cooperation between the private sector, knowledge institutions, governments and other relevant parties;
• Provide international visibility of Dutch CE innovations/best practices;
• Facilitate access to Dutch and international (financing) instruments and programmes.

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Industrie(s): Waste Management

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Sector: Government

Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE) is deeply committed to accelerating the adoption of the circular economy in South Africa, recognizing it as a pivotal model for sustainable development. Embracing the circular economy not only aligns with global environmental objectives but also presents a unique opportunity for significant economic growth, particularly for poorer communities. Crucially, the circular economy approach not only addresses environmental concerns but serves as a catalyst for sustainable consumption and production.
DFFE actively implements the National Waste Management Strategy, designed to minimize waste generation and landfill use, unlocking economic opportunities in the process. Through various recycling and waste beneficiation initiatives, the department promotes a recycling economy ethos, aligning with the circular economy principles. Furthermore, stringent enforcement of chemicals and waste management policies and legislation underscores the commitment to sustainable practices, ensuring compliance with authorizations, directives, and international agreements.

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Industrie(s): cross-cutting

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Sector: Non-profit organization / company

African Circular Economy Network

The African Circular Economy Network (ACEN) is the implementing organisation of CSA. The vision of the ACEN is to build a restorative African economy that generates well-being and prosperity, inclusive of all its people, through new forms of economic production and consumption which maintain and regenerate its environmental resources. Together we have more then 500 members and are represented in 42 African countries. We are a network of networks and believe in long-term partnerships and collaborations to accelerate a just circular economy transition across the continent.

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Industrie(s): Government

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Sector: Government

Embassy of the Netherlands in South Africa

The Embassy of the Netherlands in Pretoria, together with the Dutch Consulate General in Cape Town, works on promoting SA-NL partnerships in a multitude of areas. The transition to a circular economy is one of the key priorities where the Netherlands and South Africa are collaborating and cocreating circular, innovative solutions. Together with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), the Embassy of the Netherlands has assisted in setting up CSA and it partnered up with CSA in organizing an economic mission from the Netherlands to South Africa in the field of circular waste management in October 2023. The Embassy of the Netherlands is committed to continue its engagement with CSA and to work together in making the economy more and more circular.

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Industrie(s): Professional services

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Sector: Research

Lumec

Lumec is a Durban-based economic research organisation that was established in 2016. Paul Jones, the Managing Director, has over 15 years of experience as a development economist which he combines with his passion for people and the environment to provide a unique response to sustainable development challenges. Lumec has extensive experience in economic research and modelling, strategic planning, project management and stakeholder engagement, and provides a range of services to support evidence-based decision making in circular economy projects.

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Industrie(s): AgricultureAutomotiveConstructionEnergyFood and BeverageManufacturingRetailUtilitiesWater

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Sector: Consultancy

Circular Vision (Pty) Ltd

Circular Economy strategy and design consultancy based in South Africa and Australia. We are passionate about making a positive impact by identifying opportunities to shift circular economy principles into implementation. Our focus is on driving economic, social, and environmental prosperity through connecting across the value chain; collaborating on projects; creating new business models that respond to the circular economy principles, leading to a thriving and inclusive economy.

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Industrie(s): Pollution Prevention, Waste Minimisation, Resource Conservation

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Sector: Consultancy

EnviroSenseCC

After completing Chemical Engineering studies in Germany, Susanne Karcher started her company EnviroSense CC (an Environmental Consultancy) in Cape Town in 1999 . Her company specialises in the planning, development and facilitation of tailor-made governmental, industrial/commercial and residential “Integrated Resource and Waste Management” programmes ultimately geared towards pollution prevention.
Susanne is also a founding member of the African Circular Economy Network (www.acen.africa ). As a one-woman consultancy business Susanne specialised early in her career on furthering collaborative, safe and inclusive WEEE management. Since the end of 2020 Susanne has been appointed by WRF and Empa as the National Coordinator for the Phase 2 of the SRI South Africa project https://www.sustainable-recycling.org/ where amongst other things she assists National Government in the development of a future WEEE policy and technical Norms and Standards for defined WEEE recycling activities. She also helps to develop WEEE curriculum to be able to initiated structured training as part of managing co-working facilities that enable the refurbishment, repair and recycling of WEEE

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Industrie(s): Agriculture

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Sector: Business (for profit)

Masana Generation Project

Masana Generation Project (Pty) Ltd, headquartered in Pretoria, specializes in providing premium-quality live broiler chickens. From nurturing chicks to the age of 42 days, we meticulously rear our chickens before offering them to market. As a fully integrated company, we ensure that you receive top-notch poultry products directly from our farms to your table.

Our operations extend beyond poultry farming; we are committed to sustainability and economic growth. Alongside our poultry business, we engage in the resale of chicken feeds and implement innovative methods to reuse materials, contributing to environmental conservation while fostering economic development.

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