Circular economy in Africa-EU cooperation: South Africa report

Potgieter, J.E.
Rajput, J.
Hemkhaus, M.
Ahlers, J.
Van Hummelen, S.
McGovern, M.
Artola, I.
Publication Date
December, 2020
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The Commission's DG Environment and DG for International Cooperation and Development commissioned a study on the circular economy in Africa, and eight country reports were drawn up in preparation for a continent-wide report on the prospects of the circular economy in Africa.

The South Africa report examines the scope and status of the circular economy there. It looks at the policy framework, trade and investments and the impact and benefits of the circular economy. It also explores circular economy-related cooperation between the EU and South Africa. It concludes that South Africa already promotes a green economy agenda in Africa and the national government is now planning to pivot to a circular economy in the wake of the pandemic.