The machines are owned by Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) (in liquidation).
The department has no knowledge of the machines ever being sold and/or leased to a private individual or company.
The Waste Bureau through its service providers operates these machines at Mogalakwena mine and Ferrobank.
No, the machines are owned by REDISA (in liquidation) and are under the control of the liquidators.
Waste Bureau is contracted with Waste Beneficiation which is a company that was contracted previously by Redisa currently in the use of the equipment on its behalf at Mogalakwena mine, and with TMT Projects and Consultations (Pty) Ltd for the equipment at Ferrobank depot.
(c) the contract was entered with after approval by national treasury.
The contract with Mogalakwena mine is for a maximum of 10 800 tons. There is no set maximum for Ferrobank depot.
The Waste Bureau pays operators.
(4) The operation of the shredders is not imposing any restrictive trade and business practices to new entrants. The Waste Bureau is mandated to collect post-levy Off The Road (OTR) waste tyres from wherever they are generated and divert them away from landfills. The OTR waste tyres, due to their extra-large size, require downsizing before transportation (some OTR tyres require abnormal load vehicles for transportation) and further on-processing. The current waste tyre recycling operations are not designed to handle OTR waste tyres, hence it is important to downsize in order for them to be recycled. The Waste Bureau is therefore shredding post-levy OTR waste tyres so that they can be transported and recycled. As stipulated in Waste Tyre Regulations 2017, the owners of pre-levy historical stockpiles are responsible for the abatement of these stockpiles, and private sector participants can approach and assist the owners with the abatement of these stockpiles without the involvement of the Waste Bureau.