Carte Blanche REDISA Update
In 2012 Carte Blanche started investigating allegations that had been made against REDISA, and aired several stories about REDISA between 2015 and 2017. The update broadcast on 16 July 2023 brings the story up to date in light of the January 2019 judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal. A written statement appears on their web site, A video version can be viewed here.
Waste Tyres for Power Generation
REDISA Report on Waste Tyre Management in SA
Waste Tyre Management in SA
REDISA has written a report covering the context, opportunities, history, and status quo of waste tyre management in South Africa from the early 2000s to the present day. I
A copy of the report can be downloaded here.
IndWTMP published 7/12/2022
New Plan Disappoints
The DFFE published a draft Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IndWTMP) for comment on 7 December 2022, closing date 6 February 2023. This latest IndWTMP unfortunately falls short as much as the earlier Draft 9 previously commented on, and seems to have paid no attention to the commentary submitted on the Draft 9 plan. The IndWTMP is not a plan, nor is it a viable framework for implementing a plan. Our commentary on this latest IndWTMP, submitted on 2 February 2023, can be downloaded here.
No Tyre Plan In Sight, Policy Unclear
Government efforts to develop a new plan are not encouraging.
In March 2020 draft 9 of the CSIR Section 29 plan was published. The plan has multiple problems and internal contradictions. The comments REDISA submitted can be read here.
The April 2022 report by the research organisation Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) was updated in October 2022. Unfortunately, it still contains wrong information and now excludes all mention of REDISA. An updated detailed commentary on the TIPS report can be read here.
REDISA’s state of readiness
Many people are asking us when we are coming back. The simple answer is that we don’t know, but we are ready. There is a job to do, and we are preparing to re-start operations as soon as we get our mandate.