Dear Visitor,

Welcome to the first public website of the ERA E-Waste Recycling Authority NPC.

This website has been set up to do two things:

1. Introduce you to ERA E-Waste Recycling Authority NPC; and
2. Introduce you to ERA’s E-Waste Industry Waste Management Plan.

This site will be expanded in due course to include features related to the reporting and measurement of E-Waste recycling activity undertaken by various stakeholders in the E-Waste Management System which ERA NPC is in the process of setting up.  For now it simply seeks to share relevant information with stakeholders and to seek their alignment with and feedback on the ERA NPC and the E-Waste Industry Waste Management Plan which ERA NPC intends submitting to the DEA as the national plan for managing E-Waste.

Invitation to Stakeholder Consultation

ERA NPC invites all stakeholders to make input into the ERA E-Waste IndWMP, and to become a Member of ERA E-Waste Recycling Authority NPC.  We encourage you to actively participate in our consultation process, regardless of whether you are legally defined as a “Producer” or not.

Register with ERA Ewaste Recycling Authority

You are encouraged to register with ERA NPC by clicking on the button above. You will be asked to answer 11 questions which should not take you more than 5 minutes to complete.  By registering you simply include yourself or your company in an information network, and you do not necessarily bind yourself to ERA or the IndWMP. 

Download the ERA Industry Waste Management Plan and its Appendices

The ERA IndWMP and its Appendices is available for downloading.  Download the IndWMP by clicking on the button above.

Register to Attend Consultative Meeting
Could you kindly peruse the dates, times and places scheduled for the consultative seminars published on this website and register for an ERA NPC Consultative Seminar by clicking on this or send an email to erainfo@eranpc.co.za
Make Submissions on ERA NPC and/or ERA IndWMP
Click on the link above to make submissions on ERA NPC and/or the ERA E-Waste IndWMP. Longer submissions must be emailed to info@eranpc.co.za
Request Meeting / Making Enquiries

If you are not able to attend any of the consultative seminars but consider yourself a key stakeholder in the process, please contact us to enquire about options for bilateral meetings using this email address: erainfo@eranpc.co.za

ERA E-Waste Recycling Authority NPC

ERA E-Waste Recycling Authority (ERA) is a Non-profit Company (NPC) registered with the South African Company and Intellectual Property Commission (CPIC)


ERA is registered with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) as a Product or Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) for the Electronics and Electrical Equipment (EEE) sector.


E-Waste is the term used for EEE which has come to the end of its useful life and is about to become waste.  Another term also used for E-Waste is Waste Electronics and Electrical Equipment (WEEE).

The Act

National Environmental Management: Waste Act (NEMWA) No. 59 of 2008, as amended by the National Environmental Management: Waste Amendment Act No. 26 of 2014


Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) – (a) scheme/s whereby Producers of EEE take responsibility for the waste generated from the goods that they place on the market.


Industry Waste Management Plan (IndWMP) – in this instance for E-Waste, but provision has been made for other waste streams.

Section 28 Notice – Notice No. 41303

A Notice issued (on 6 December 2017) in terms of Section 28 of the NEMWA calling for the registration of EEE Producers and for the development and submission of an E-Waste IndWMP.


“Producer” means any person or category of persons or a brand-owner who is engaged in the commercial manufacture, conversion, refurbishment or import of new and/or used electrical and electronic equipment which is intended for distribution in the Republic of South Africa.