The National Association for Clean Air is the prime technical and scientific non-governmental body in the area of air quality management in South Africa. It has more than 500 members divided between companies, consultant firms, local authorities, professionals involved in air quality management, and individuals interested in clean air.
The Association publishes newsletters and a Journal, holds seminars, short courses and conferences, and publishes educational material on air pollution for school children. It is non-political, aiming to promote a balanced debate and improve members, skills and knowledge on air quality matters. The Association provided comment on the new Air Quality Act both during the public comment period and to the subsequent hearings by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee, and we are pleased to note that several of our proposals were included in the re-drafted Act. The Association also provided comment on the draft National Framework for Air Quality Management that was recently published.