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The Environmental Management Framework restricts the following activities -

  • Division of land
  • Industrial activities
  • Landing strips and helipads
  • Business premises and expanding existing premises
  • Estates or the expansion of existing estates
  • High density development
  • Commerical antena
  • Camping
  • Intensive agriculture
  • Retirement village
  • Bulk infrastructure

Town Planning Oridance does not allow - 

  • Industry
  • Noxious Industry
  • Scap Yard
  • Mini Storage


These activities are defined as -

Noxious Industry: Means land and buildings used for any use included in the list in Schedule 8 together with any living accommodation required for a caretaker and includes any other use on the same site, which is necessary in connection with the primary use. 

Scrap Yard: Means land and buildings used as a junk yard or Scrap Yard for the dismantling, stacking, storing or preparation for resale of any used material, scrap metals, scrap vehciles, accdent damaged vehicles, scrap machinery or other scrap material, whether or not such dismantling took place with the aim of disposal or re-use of such scrap. 



Schedule 8 specifies among other activities ( you are advised to check the City of Tshwane Town Planning Ordinance for specific and updates) - 

The use of buildings or land for any of the following purposes - 

  • asbestos-processing
  • the buding of building bricks
  • chromium-plating
  • cement production
  • carbonisation of coal in coke ovens
  • charcoal-burning
  • converting, reheating, annealing, hardenng or carburizing or casting of iron or other metals
  • crushing or screening or stone or slag or plants for the preparation of road-surfacing material
  • distilling, refininf or blending or processing of oils, fossil fuels or fossil oils
  • galvanising
  • lime-and-dolomite burning
  • lead-smelting
  • pickling and treatment of metal in acid
  • recovery of metal from scrap
  • smelting, calcination, sintering or other reduction of ores or minerals
  • salt glazing
  • sintering of sulphur-bearing materials and viscode works
  • the extraction of oild or similar liquids/compounds from rubber, synthetic plastics

The use of buildings or land for the priduction of or the employment in any process of - 

  • carbon bisulphites, cellulose lacquers, hot pitch or bitumen, pyrridine, or pulverised fuel
  • cyanogen or its compounds
  • liquid or gaseous sulphur dioxide and
  • sulphur chlorides or calcium carbide

The use of building and land for the production of - 

  • sulphur dyes, glass and resin products, (and more)
  • paint and varnish manufacture
  • rubber from scrap
  • ultra marine, zinc chloride and oxide

For the purpose of - 

  • an abattoir, animal bristle sterilising and storing and animal charcoal manufacture
  • a bacon factory, a brewery or distillery, blood-albumen making, blood boiling, bone, boiling, -steaming, -burning, -storing, -gridning, breeding of maggots, 
  • candle-making (and more)
  • dealing in rags and bones
  • fellmongery, fat-metling, fish curing, fish canning, (and more)
  • glue making, gyt-cleaning
  • a knacker's yard
  • the making of meal for feeding poutry, dogs, cattle or other animals from any fish, blood, bone, fat or animal offal, manufacture of malt (and more)
  • parchment-making, a paper mill
  • a slaughter house, a sugar mill, refinery (and more)
  • tallow melting, tanning, tripe-boiling (and more)
  • wool-scouring, 
  • yeast-making
  • taxi-dermist, 
  • fuel depot