Public participation is an integral part of the Environmental Authorisation Process and is a process by which the State and the Project Team are able to consult with interested and affected individuals, organisations and government entities before making a decision.

 

The Public Participation Process (PPP) is a two-way communication and collaborative problem solving tool with the goal of achieving representative and more acceptable decisions.

Therefore as per the principles of Integrated Environmental Management, i.e. transparency and fairness, this page provides a list of current projects, its project status and invite public participation during the highlighted timeframe.

Should you be unable to obtain access to the available documents or should you wish to obtain further information on the project you can contact the Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) responsible for that project. Contact Us

To register as an Interested and Affected Party, please download and complete the relevant I&AP registration form and forward with your comments to the responsible EAP on the contact details provided. Download Form

ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION IN TERMS OF NEMA (1998) AND THE EIA REGULATIONS (2014, AS AMEDED) FOR THE PROPOSED 75MW DYSSELSDORP RE-POWER PV PLANT, OUDSHOORN, WESTERN CAPE

On behalf of the applicant, Dysselsdorp Re-Power (Pty) Ltd., we herewith inform you that, by virtue of the powers conferred on the competent authority by the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, 2014 (as amended), the competent authority [Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)] granted Environmental Authorisation (EA) to the applicant to undertake the activities specified in the Environmental Authorisation on 27 January 2020 (date of decision and date of issue).

A copy of the Environmental Authorisation (EA) which details the activities authorised by the competent authority is available for download, along with the National Appeal Regulations, 2014.

SECTION 24G APPLICATION FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE GWAING RESORT ON PORTION 82 OF FARM 202, GEORGE.

 

Legacy EMC has been appointed by the George Municipality as the independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) to undertake the Section 24G Process in terms of the NEMA (as amended), the EIA Regulations, 2014 (as amended) and the Section 24G Fine Regulations (GNR 698) for the expansion of the Gwaing Resort on Portion 82 of Farm 202, George, Western Cape.

 

Members of the public are hereby invited to register as I&APs and/or submit written comments on the Draft Section 24G Report to Legacy EMC on or before Thursday 9 April 2020.

VISSERSHOK WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY PROPOSED FOOTPRINT EXPANSION.

On behalf of the Applicant, we herewith inform you that, by virtue of powers conferred on the competent authority by the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (Act No. 59 of 2008) (NEMWA), the competent authority (i.e. Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, DEFF) granted the Waste Management Licence (WML) to the applicant to undertake the activities specified in the WML received on 26 March 2020 for the Expansion of the Vissershok Waste Management Facility (VHWMF).

A copy of the WML including the BAR and its supporting documents, which details the activities authorised by the competent authority is made available for information purposes.

Registered Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) who wish to appeal the decision, must, in terms of the National Appeal Regulations, 2014, submit an Appeal in accordance with Regulation 4 to the Appeal Administrator within twenty calendar days from the date the holder of the decision sent notification of the decision to the registered I&APs.

Please note – in light of COVID-19 the timeframes associated with the Appeal Regulations have been extended by the number of days of the duration of the lockdown period.

DRAFT BASIC ASSESSMENT REPORT (BAR) FOR LONGLANDS MANOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

The applicant, Longlands Village (Pty) Ltd., proposes to develop a residential housing estate on Remainder of Erf 1, Longlands, situated in Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch, Western Cape Province.

IAPs are hereby notified of the availability of the Draft BAR and are requested to submit written comments on/before 20 April 2020.

THE PROPOSED MASTER PLAN FOR THE EERSTE RIVER BETWEEN PIET RETIEF STREET BRIDGE AND THE DISTELL CRICKET FIELD, STELLENBOSCH: AMENDED EA

 

Master Plan for the Eerste River between Piet Retief Street Bridge and the Distell Cricket Field, Stellenbosch: Amendment of the EA dated 12 March 2018 and EMPr dated November 2017 to extract the redesign and relocation of Libertas Weir’ activity from the EA held by Remgro Management Services and to transfer the rights and obligations associated with this activity only to the implementing agent, i.e. the AC Blake Familie Trust. As such the original EA was split into two separate EAs with two separate holders (Implementing Agents).

DEA&DP Ref. Nos.: 1616/3/3/1/B4/45/1011/20 and 16/3/3/1/B4/45/1003/20

WELLINGTON WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY – VARIATION APPLICATION

The Drakenstein Municipality is proposing to amend the existing Waste Management Licence (WML) dated 8 January 2018 to increase the airspace (height above ground level) of the landfill from 12 m to 20 m, due to the WWMF nearing capacity. Also, this application will consider the extension of the WML validity which is set to expire 1 June 2020. It is recommended that the licence validity be related to the maximum capacity and approved height of the facility, and not an expiration date.

IAPs are hereby notified of the availability of the Draft Variation Report and Variation Application and are requested to submit written comments on/before 9 March 2020

HIGHLANDS WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITY

TOn behalf of the Applicant, i.e. Swartland Municipality, we herewith inform you that, by virtue of powers conferred on the competent authority by the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (Act No. 59 of 2008) (NEMWA), the competent authority (i.e. Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning; DEA&DP) granted the Waste Management Permit (WMP) to the applicant to undertake the activities specified in the WMP on 9 January 2020 for the Further Operation of the Highlands (Malmesbury) Waste Disposal Facility, on Erf 356, Abbotsdale, Malmesbury, Swartland Municipality.

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