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Municipal Waste Management in Namibia: The Windhoek Case Study

by Raili Hasheela

October 2009

Universidad Azteca

Municipal Waste Management in Namibia: The Windhoek Case Study

Dissertation Thesis for the Management Doctorate of Philosophy in Management with specialisation in Environmental Management

by Raili Hasheela

October 2009 Supervisor: Professor Gerhard Berchtold

Universidad Azteca
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Commission: Dissertation Examination Commission: DDr. Gerhard Berchtold, PGDipEDM, MBA, MPA, MA, PhD Full Professor Head of the School of Environmental and Waste Management Dean of European Programmes Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Helmut Ogulin, MBA CEO of Baufeld Austria Chairman of the Executive Committee of the branch of waste and waste water management in the Federal Economic Chamber of Austria and in the Viennese Economic Chamber Assistant Professor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Peter Hodecek, MBA CEO of AVE Czech Republic CSO of AVE International Head of the Legislative Working Group of the branch of waste and waste water management in the Federal Economic Chamber of Austria Assistant Professor

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DECLARATION
I, Raili Hasheela hereby declare that this research is my original work which to the best of my knowledge has not been submitted to any other university for the purpose of awarding a degree. Where the work of other authors has been used, it has duly been acknowledged.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
First and foremost, I would like to give special thanks to my supervisor Professor Gerhard Berchtold for his mentorship, support and motivation during the course of the programme. This work could not have been possible without my parents’ financial support; therefore I am acknowledging them for their generosity, understanding and care. I am also particularly thanking them for their moral support and encouragement. I am further extending my appreciation to my siblings for their support and encouragement. I would also like to give thanks to my friends for support and encouragement, and to give special thanks to Mr Leonard Haindongo for his assistance with data collection. Many thanks to my respondents from the following town municipalities and councils for their valuable contributions to my research: Lüderitz Town Council, Mariental Town Municipality, Ongwediva Town Council, Ondangwa Town Council, Oshakati Town Council, Otjiwarongo Municipality, Swakopmund Municipality, Windhoek Municipality, as well as the Oranjemund Town Management Company. I am also giving special thanks to various people from the entire Department of Infrastructure, Water and Waste Management under the City of Windhoek, who did not hesitate to share necessary information with me when needed. Moreover, I would like to thank those representatives from various organizations and institutions who allowed me to engage with them in discussions concerning waste management in Windhoek and Namibia at large. Above all, I would like to thank God for giving me strength, courage and wisdom until I finished this programme.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
DECLARATION ......................................................................................................3 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS .......................................................................................4 TABLE OF CONTENTS ..........................................................................................5 SUMMARY............................................................................................................ 10 ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS................................................................... 19 CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION ............................................................................ 21 1.1. Background.................................................................................................... 21 1.2. Problem Statement ........................................................................................ 23 1.3. Research Aim...
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