The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA), in collaboration with Interwaste, is proud to announce the launch of accredited training courses in the field of waste management. 

Skills development is essential for effective waste management.  Training enhances organisations’ ability to deliver a better service; empowering employees with the knowledge and ability to take control of their waste. Trained staff can only make effective decisions and action if they are properly equipped to do so and have a clear understanding of their business operations. In addition, training courses which have been accredited by the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LG SETA) empower those who complete them by adding to a tally of credits earned towards a recognised equivalent qualification.

Stan Jewaskiewitz, President of the IWMSA, says “Recently, the IWMSA called for interested parties to share their accredited material with us, and after careful evaluation of the proposals received, we are delighted to have entered into a partnership with Interwaste.  The IWMSA, in partnership with Interwaste, will now offer accredited training to groups of a minimum of 20 individuals per session, and we welcome any enquiries in this regard.”

Various unit standards are available within the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) levels one to four, and suitably qualified members of the IWMSA have been encouraged to register with the LG SETA as accredited assessors and moderators.  The IWMSA will co-ordinate the training programmes from their Head Office using a national database of properly accredited facilitators.

Interwaste’s Group Human Resources Director, Rajas Pillay adds, “Interwaste is proud to be affiliated to the IWMSA in offering an accredited training programme, and we anticipate positive outcomes for the waste management industry through this collaboration.”

The IWMSA will also continue to run non-accredited waste management training programmes that cover the broader aspects of waste management.  Jewaskiewitz notes, “This highly effective basic training has been well received by both private organisations and governmental agencies alike, and continues to grow in popularity as a much needed and credible educational tool.”

The subjects covered by the non-accredited Basic Waste Management training progamme include topics such as a basic introduction of waste management definition; integrated planning of waste operations and systems; collection transfer and transport of waste; waste minimisation, treatment and disposal of waste as well as the evaluation and implementation of service delivery.

For more information on the accredited and non-accredited training provided by the IWMSA, or to request a quotation, contact Gail Smit on (011) 675 3464, email or visit

The IWMSA is a professional, multi disciplinary organisation with voluntary membership established to promote the science and practice of waste management and is a non-profit organisation. For more information contact the IWMSA visit: