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

SECTION 24G REPORT FOR THE FORMALISATION OF THE RIEMVASMAAK INFORMAL SETTLEMENT, THEEWATERSKLOOF MUNICIPALITY

The applicant, the Theewaterskloof Municipality (TWKM), is deemed to have taken actions which constituted commencement in furtherance of EIA listed activities when they became actively involved in the management of the layout of the Riemvasmaak Informal Settlement on the Remainder of Erf 1 in Caledon during 2012. The TWKMs involvement included clearing of vegetation for access roads, grouping of informal structures into blocks and the provision of shared services (water and sewer) to emergency standards. The TWKM commenced with listed activities in terms of the 2010 EIA Regulations (as amended) without the necessary EA and is now required to apply for ex post facto (retrospective) approval for the formalisation of the existing settlement (by means of a “Section 24G Process”). By commencing a listed activity without the requisite EA, the TWKM contravened Section 24F of the NEMA. The existing settlement is ± 9 ha, which comprises ± 830 informal structures. 

Comments on the S24G Report must be submittied on/before 15 December 2020.

PRE-APPLICATION BASIC ASSESSMENT REPORT FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE RIEMVASMAAK INFORMAL SETTLEMENT, THEEWATERSKLOOF MUNICIPALITY

The applicant, the Theewaterskloof Municipality (TWKM), wishes to expand the existing Riemvasmaak settlement by ± 16 ha towards the south. Since this proposed expansion would trigger listed activities in terms of the 2014 EIA Regulations (as amended), an application for EA must be submitted to the competent authority for approval prior to commencement; and a Basic Assessment process must be undertaken.
The proposed development will comprise of two phases: Phase 1 is the expansion of the Riemvasmaak settlement onto the vacant land to the south; and Phase 2 is the formalisation of the existing settlement. In total, ± 1 016 single residential erven are proposed. An additional ± 45 erven are earmarked for business, community, open space, and authority purposes.

Comments on the pre-application BAR must be submitted on/before 15 December 2020.

PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON PORTION 1 OF FARM 1202, JOHANNESDAL, STELLENBOSCH (DEA&DP Ref. No.: 16/3/3/1/B4/45/1023/20)

The applicant and owner of Portion 1 of the Farm 1202, in Johannesdal near Stellenbosch, wishes to rezone his smallholding from Agriculture Zone 1 to Subdivisional Area to develop 30 single residential houses on the property together with roads and private open spaces

As per the Public Participation Plan approved by the competent authority, DEA&DP, a 30-day comment period will start on Tuesday 7 July and close on Thursday 6 August 2020. As such, written comments should please reach our office on or before 6 August 2020.

WORCESTER WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITY – VARIATION APPLICATION FOR A REQUEST TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF THE EXISTING LANDFILL, WORCESTER (DEA&DP REF. NO. 19/2/5/7/B2/32/WL0136/19)

The Breede Valley Municipality is proposing to amend the existing Waste Management Permit (WMP) dated 22 August 2018 to increase the maximum height of the landfill from 10 m to 25 m (Alternative 2, the preferred alternative), due to the maximum permitted height of the Facility already been reached and exceeded in some places. Also, this application will correct the property description in the WMP which only refers to Erf No. 4014; whilst the cadastral information indicates the Facility is located on a portion of RE/4014 and a portion of RE/4015.

IAPs are hereby notified of the availability of the Draft Variation Report and associated Appendices for a 30-day comment period which will start Friday 13 November. IAPs are requested to submit written comments on/before Monday, 14 December 2020.

THE PROPOSED LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ON PORTION 2 OF THE FARM WELTEVREDEN NO. 744 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW ACCESS ROAD OVER ERF 342, KLAPMUTS, STELLENBOSCH

The applicant  wishes to rezone the property from Agriculture Zone I to Light Industrial Zone I to develop 10 erven for light industrial pursuits on the property together with roads and private open space.

As per the Public Participation Plan approved by the competent authority, DEA&DP, a 30-day comment period will start on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 and close on Friday 4 September 2020. As such, written comments should please reach our office on or before 4 September 2020.

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