THE FIRST ZERO SOLID-WASTE ECO-INDUSTRIAL PARK
Please note: The LEIP forms part of the Musina Special Economic Zone.
It is an independent locally initiated private project, and is not associated with, related or linked to the Makhado Special Economic Zone and/or any energy and metallurgical industrial park.
LEIP SITE LOCATION
Justification of the
Industry is moving rapidly to respond to the emerging trends in supply chains through investment in intermodal freight hubs and rail-connected warehousing and distribution centres. Freight is central to the economic and social prosperity of South Africa. Efficient delivery of freight supports employment, health, education, social and other outcomes, which have been identified as a problem.
The ‘Gateway to Africa’ concept has identified Musina as the most appropriate area for the development of the transshipment hub based on the geographical location and other related factors.
Gauteng to Harare – 4000 vehicles/day
The key element of Musina is creating or leveraging an integrated distribution and logistics hub that can act as a centre for distribution to dispersed geographical regions in Africa.
Beitbridge Border Post (BBP)
Growth of freight traffic at Beitbridge has surpassed most of the 20 year growth forecasts BBP is an example of a failure to address the freight systems’ inability to fulfill the demand for cargo movement at competitive prices, levels and quality of service at acceptable levels of reliability.
Delays are prevalent which adds to the negative impact to local businesses improvement will be achieved by an integrated system-level approach.
Eco-Industrial Solutions (Pty) Ltd (EIS) is building the world's first zero solid-waste eco-industrial park, the Limpopo Eco-lndustrial Park (LEIP) project. The LEIP project exemplifies sustainable eco-lndustrial development and demonstrates that industrial economy and environmental health can successfully coexist.
The Limpopo Eco-Industrial Park will be the first zero solid waste Eco-Industrial Park in the world. The main industrial components of this development will be a Metallurgical Coke Plant coupled with a Power Co-Generation Plant and a Gas to Liquid Plant. Using the waste generated from these plants, as well as the entire Musina Special Economic Zone, a Plasma Waste Gasification Plant and a Brick Making Factory will form a closed loop, resulting in the creation of a chain of industries that benefit from each other.
This is known as Industrial Symbioses, which is derived from the academic field of Industrial Ecology. The concept of the LEIP is based on the principles derived from this field of study.
The Governing Design Objective for LEIP
"The governing design objective for the LEIP is to achieve a sustainable combination of Business, Environment and Technology, so that natural resources and capital investment are applied to produce products and services in an eco-industrial system where industrial activities and its waste do not become a burden to our environment."
Deshika Kathawaroo - LEIP CEO
Meet The Team
Webster Mfebe, newly appointed non-executive Board Chair of the Eco-Industrial Solutions (Pty) Ltd (EIS) and Limpopo Eco-Industrial Park (Pty) Ltd (LEIP), the world’s first zero solid waste eco-industrial park, is the current Chief Executive Officer of the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC).
He has accumulated a wealth of senior leadership and management expertise during his career spanning a total of over 36 years in the mining, construction and engineering industries, broadcasting, politics and running his own enterprise.
As a sought after public speaker and panelist, he has addressed various international conferences, locally and abroad, on political and economic issues and has also contributed to the business intelligence articles of some publications.
He is a multi-award winning CEO. In 2014, he received the prestigious KAELO AWARD for being one of the thought leaders in business in South Africa from the Black Business Executive Circle (BBEC). In 2017, he won three prestigious CEO Global:Titans Awards in the Building and Construction Category for Country, SADC and African Continent from CEO Global. During the African Construction Awards in May 2018, he received an award for outstanding leadership in the transformation of the construction industry.
As a strategist and human rights activist,
he strongly believes in “infrastructure development with a human rights conscience”, placing emphasis on caring and sharing partnership-driven solutions that restore the dignity of citizens as beneficiaries of development, whilst creating shareholder value and good economic health of the country in an environmentally ethical and sustainable manner. He holds diplomas in Human Resources Management and International Trade.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Ms. Deshika Kathawaroo is the Chief Executive Officer of both of EIS and LEIP. She is a Professional Natural Scientist registered with the South African Council for Natural and Scientific Professions.
She obtained her Master of Science degree with Distinction from the University of the Witwatersrand Faculty of Science, where her MSc dissertation received an award for academic achievement in grass and rangeland science.
Over the past 15 years Deshika practiced as an Environmental Assessment Practitioner and Project Developer in the Mining and Oil & Gas industries. Deshika’s passion for sustainable development inspired the creation of the LEIP as a zero solid-waste industrial facility. Deshika excels at the core of project conceptualisation and in designing economically viable industrial solutions
that enhance and benefit the social and biophysical environments.
To Be Announced
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
We are in the process to appoint a new CFO.
Pieter du Toit
EXECUTIVE PROJECT DIRECTOR
Dr Pieter du Toit is a founding member, Executive Director of EIS and LEIP and Project Director for the LEIP project. He obtained a PhD in the Management of Engineering and Technology at Southern California University for Professional Studies, an MSc Engineering degree in Project management from the University of Texas at Austin, and two BSc Engineering degrees.
Pieter is results oriented, always searches for the helicopter view in a given situation and enjoys innovative solutions in complex situations. Pieter has over 35 years of hands-on onshore project development experience in the Oil & Gas industry on international projects in 10 different countries, including Botswana, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and the United Kingdom.
He has project managed and directed 34 capital projects, and a petrochemical complex with a Capex value of over US$
Black Economic Empowerment
Eco-Industrial Solutions (Pty) Ltd
A Level 2 BBEEE private company that is currently 89% black owned and managed (with women effectively holding 57% ownership) and duly registered in South Africa under registration number 2011/010551/07 (“EIS”); and
Limpopo Eco-Industrial Park (Pty) Ltd
A Level 2 BBEEE private company that is currently 61.3% black owned and managed (with women effectively holding 47.9%) and duly registered in South Africa under registration number 2011/011077/07 (“LEIP”).