Welcome to the NCPC

The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) is a national programme of government that promotes the implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP) methodologies to assist industry to lower costs through reduced energy, water and materials usage, and waste management. It is hosted by the CSIR on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).

The NCPC-SA is a member of UNIDO and UNEP’s global resource efficiency and cleaner production network (RECPnet) and plays a leading role in the African Roundtable on Sustainable Production and Consumption (ARSCP).


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The first Southern African Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Colloquium will take place on 7 & 8 November 2016, in Cape Town.  The colloquium will bring together Life Cycle Assessment practitioners and researchers to discuss life cycle performance, knowledge sharing of completed and... More detail
NCPC-SA Director, Ndivhuho Raphulu and NCPC-SA Snr Skills Development Manager Wynand van der Merwe with the 2016 Achiever Award Best Public Sector Training Programme Award.   The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) was announced as the winner of the 2016... More detail