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Reported Data

ODS consumption

‘Consumption‘ is calculated as Production (if any) + imports - exports.

HCFC consumption

‘Consumption’ is calculated as production + imports – exports.

At a Glance

Focal points:

  • Ms. Judith Combrink NFP
    Administrative Focal Point
    Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF)
  • Ms. Noluzuko Gwayi NFP
    Technical Focal Point
    Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF)

Status of Ratification:

Vienna Convention 1990-01-15 Ac
Montreal Protocol 1990-01-15 Ac
London Amendment 1992-05-12 Ac
Copenhagen Amendment 2001-03-13 Ac
Montreal Amendment 2004-11-11 Ac
Beijing Amendment 2004-11-11 Ac
Kigali Amendment 2019-08-01 R
  • Ac - Accession
  • R - Ratification
  • At - Acceptance
  • Ap - Approval
  • Sc - Succession
Establishment of ODS licensing system: Yes
Establishment of HFC licensing system: No

Current approved exemptions

Category: Critical
Year: 2019
Decision: XXX/9
Substance: Methyl Bromide (MB)
Quantity: 41 tonnes

* Minus available stocks

Approved critical uses

Approved amounts for critical use exemptions: The Parties may decide from time to time to allow critical essential uses of methyl bromide as requested... Read more
Quarantine and pre-shipment uses: methyl bromide for quarantine and pre-shipment (QPS) applications is used to control pests and pathogens in certain imported and exported commodities, and QPS uses are not included in the calculated levels of consumption and production.

Research, development, public awareness and exchange of information (Article 9)

Several countries have reported every two years on activities undertaken by them with respect to promotion of research, development and exchange of information on best technologies, possible alternatives to controlled substances and costs and benefits of relevant control strategies and promoting public awareness.

Click here for an overview of reports submitted by all parties.

Reclamation facilities reported by the Parties (Decision VI/19(4))

Parties report periodically on the reclamation facilities and their capacities available in their countries.

Party Report Date Facility Name Address Reclaimed Substances Capacity Remarks
South Africa 1994-12-28 Small units (not for export purposes)
Click here for the list of facilities reported by all parties.
The Vienna Convention provides for that parties shall co-operate in conducting research and systematic observations and in formulating recommendations for future research and observation in areas related to the ozone layer. To this end the Ozone Research Managers meet every three years to review national and international research and monitoring activities to ensure coordination and identify gaps.
Reports submitted by South Africa to the Ozone Research Managers meetings to date are available below:
To view reports submitted by all Parties to the Ozone Research Managers meetings to date, click here
The Multilateral Fund:
US$7,804,709
The Multilateral Fund is the financial mechanism of the Montreal Protocol and provides financial and technical assistance to Article 5 (developing) countries to enable their compliance with the Protocol’s control measures. The Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund has approved funding to South Africa in the amount of US$7,804,709 to date 2019-05-31. As at 2017-12-31, US$4,112,205 had been disbursed to South Africa. For more information please refer to the Multilateral Fund website.