The E-waste Recycling Authority (ERA) Non-Profit Company (NPC)

The E-waste Recycling Authority (ERA) Non-Profit Company (NPC) was first established in 2018 in direct response to the regulatory development from the South African government to formalise the proper management, disposal, and recycling of electronic waste materials in the local market.

With electronic waste being the fastest-growing waste stream in the world, it now poses an urgent environmental, social, and economic challenge that needs to be addressed as a priority. In the context of South Africa, this requires the rapid rollout and development of an industry and network that is currently in an immature state – the collection and recycling of Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) – while ensuring that Producers’ environmental compliance obligations are being effectively met.

This is where ERA NPC comes in. As a registered Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO), ERA works to facilitate and implement the country’s regulations relating to the proper disposal and management of electronic waste, as laid out by South Africa’s Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations, which became effective in 2021.

With a longer-term view in mind, ERA accepts the responsibility to deliver on its mandate as an execution vehicle to drive the circular economy within the fastest-growing waste stream, which in turn has the potential for significant positive impact for South Africans – whether through employment, development, or improving quality of lives. Top of mind for ERA is effective governance and the sustainable growth of this WEEE management system in South Africa, which is in alignment with collective aspirations for the country, planet, and people.

A Proud Partner of the Global WEE Forum

Our partnership with the Global WEE Forum provides us access to a wealth of experience and expertise from its 43 member PROs worldwide, serving as a valuable resource.

About ERA’s Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Scheme:

The ERA WEEE EPR Scheme is a strategic plan for managing electronic waste in South Africa, through collecting levies via an electronic equipment producers membership base, and using such funds to facilitate the infrastructure and network to ensure the proper management and disposal of E-waste in the country, through a multi-pronged approach engaging all key industry stakeholders, as well as ongoing public awareness campaigns to educate and drive behavioural change for South Africa’s population to ensure uptake – ultimately reducing the volume of E-waste making it to landfill.

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This structured approach aims to drive effective and legal electronic waste management in the country, building a sustainable future for all South Africans.

Annual Meetings & Reporting

  • We have sector meetings annually to discuss the setting of the levy for the year ahead, as well as an Annual General Meeting (AGM) where we present the activities of the year prior.
  • ERA Reports to DFFE bi-annually in July and March. The March report is an audited annual report.

ERA Budget Composition


External Governance

In maintaining and forging a culture of strong governance within ERA NPC, ERA has made extensive use of external professionals to provide the necessary checks and balances.

Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd
Nexia SAB & T
Internal Auditors
SNG Grant Thornton
External Auditors
Meridian Chartered Accountants

ERA’s Statutory Status

  • ERA E-waste Recycling Authority (ERA) is a registered Non-profit Company (NPC)
  • CIPC Registration Number – 2018/248881/08
  • ERA NPC is registered as a Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) in terms of Section 18 of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (NEMWA) N0. 59/2008.
  • DFFE PRO Registration Number 19/7/6/E/PRO/202106009/002
  • Tax and Regulation Numbers provided
WEEE Registration
Paper & Packaging
Business Plan
Submitted (awaiting concurrence)
NPC/Company Registration
Tax & Regulation

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Registration as an EEE Producer

1. Company Information
Registered Name*
Trade Name
DFFE Producer Registration Number
Registration Number
Country of Registration
Year Established
Physical Address
Address 1*
Address 2*
Postal Code *
Postal Address
Postal Address 2
Postal Code
Address 1
Address 2
Postal Code
Telephone Number
Website Address
Places of Trade/Manufacture
Type of EEE Producer
2. Contact Person/s
Legal Compliance Manager
This person is responsible for the company's regulation/compliance function.
First Name*
Contact Number*
Email Address*
Executive Director/Contract Signatory
This person will sign the ERA NPC Producer contract
First Name*
Contact Number*
Email Address*
Reporting Official
This person will upload/input the Producer's monthly PoM reporting data
First Name*
Contact Number*
Email Address*
Accounting Official
First Name*
Contact Number*
Email Address*
3. Financial Compliance Information
VAT Number*
SDL Number
Tax Number
Financial Year End (month)
4. Current WEEE Recycling
Describe WEEE Management Method(s)*
Please provide a brief summary of how you currently manage your WEEE
WEEE Management Service Provide name
Estimated Annual WEEE Tonnage Processed
Via Service Provider(s)
5. Document Uploads
Proof of Payment*
Maximum file size: 100 MB
SARS Tax Letter of Good Standing*
Maximum file size: 100 MB
Company Registration Certificate*
Maximum file size: 100 MB
BBBEEE Certificate*
Maximum file size: 100 MB
6. Person Completing the Form
Full Name*
Contact Number*
Email Address