ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCESS

EIA PHASE FOR THE APPLICATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION AND CHANGE OF LAND USE FOR THE PROPOSED MUSINA-MAKHADO SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE (SEZ), LIMPOPO PROVINCE

The Limpopo Economic Development Agency proposes to establish a Special Economic Zone with Metallurgical Cluster between Musina and Makhado, therefore, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has thus been undertaken according to the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014 (as amended) and in terms of Section 24 (5) of the National Environmental Management Act (Act No. 107 of 1998). The Scoping Phase of the project was successfully completed and accepted by LEDET on 30 May 2019 and was followed by an impact assessment of issues identified during scoping. An Environmental Impact Assessment Report has been compiled.

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DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REPORT AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

As part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and public participation process, you are invited to review the draft Environmental Impact Assessment Report. This report includes the public participation and impact assessment carried out during the EIA phase of the project; the report also includes proposed mitigation measures for potential impacts identified during the study. A draft Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) accompanies this draft report.  The report will be available for review from 1 September 2020 to 22 October 2020 at the following public places:

Venue Address
Musina Municipal Office 21 Irwin Street, Musina
Makhado Municipal Office 83 Krogh Street, Louis Trichardt
Mulambwane CPA R525 at Lekkerlag
Delta Built Environment Consultants Offices Rynlal Building 320 The Hillside Road, Lynnwood, Pretoria
Delta Built Environment Consultants website www.deltabec.com
Limpopo Economy Development Agency website www.lieda.co.za

Please submit your written comments on this draft Environmental Impact Assessment Report by no later than 22 October 2020 to the public participation consultants below.

NOTIFICATION OF THE DRAFT EIA REPORT FOR THE PROPOSED MUSINA-MAKHADO SEZ SITE CLEARANCE AND TOWNSHIP DEVELOPMENT AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW

As a registered Interested and / or Affected Party (I&AP), you are hereby notified of the comment period and availability of the Draft EIA Report for the Proposed Musina-Makhado SEZ, Limpopo Province.

The report is available for public review from: Monday 7 December 2020 to Friday 29 January 2021 for a 30-days review period (excluding 15 December 2020 to 5 January 2021)

Should you wish to provide any comment, concern and / or suggestions, please forward these to Delta BEC on or before Friday, 29 January 2021.

A third round of public meetings will also form part of this phase of the EIA process.:

POSTPONED

Date Time Venue
11 January 2020 10:00 – 12:00 Nancefield Old Community Hall
11 January 2021 14:30 – 16:30 Focus Group with Farmers at Nuwelus Community Hall

(Note: A 4×4 vehicle is required due to the rocky nature of the gravel road)

12 January 2021 10:00 – 12:00 Makhado Show Grounds
12 January 2021 14:30 – 16:30 Polokwane – 29 Market Street
13 January 2021 10:00 – 12:00 Delta Offices – Rynlal Building 320 The Hillside Road, Lynnwood, Pretoria

Comments must be submitted in writing using any one of the following contact details:

Email: sez@deltabec.com
Fax: 012 348 4738
Post: PO Box 35703, Menlo Park, 0102

The EIA report can be viewed in hard copy at the Musina Public Library and the Louis Trichardt Library or online at: https://deltabec.com/eia-musina-makhado-special-economic-zone/

Please note that due to the time limitations based on the extension provided by LEDET until 31 January 2021 (1 February 2021), the comments and responses report will be updated and once ready, all registered interested and affected parties will be notified of this electronically.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

All individuals or groups interested in or affected by the project are invited to attend Public Meetings to be held for this phase of the project. It is to be held at the following venues:

Date Time Venue
14 September 2020 10:00 – 12:00 Nancefield Old Community Hall
14 September 2020 15:00 – 17:00 Mulambwane Lekkerlag
15 September 2020 10:00 – 12:00 Waterpoort School next to the Police station
15 September 2020 15:00 – 17:00 Makhado Showground
16 September 2020 10:00 – 12:00 Delta Built Environment Consultants Training Facility

These public meetings will provide Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) with information regarding the proposed project and will provide an opportunity to raise any issues or concerns.

Ronaldo Retief for Delta Built Environment Consultants (Pty) Ltd. PO Box 35703, Menlo Park, 0102, Gauteng. Tel: +27 12 368 1850. Fax: +27 12 348 4738. E-mail: sez@deltabec.com

NOTICE OF MEETINGS

All individuals or groups interested in or affected by the project, are invited to attend a further round of participation meetings, to be held for this phase of the project. It will be held at the following venues:

Date Time Venue Type
13 October 2020 10:00 – 12:00 Nancefield Old Community Hall Public Meeting
13 October 2020 15:00 – 17:00 Farmers Union at Forever Resort Tshipese Focus Group Meeting
14 October 2020 10:00 – 12:00 Makhado Local Municipality, Vhembe Traditional Leaders at Dzanani, Nzhelele Focus Group Meeting
14 October 2020 15:00 – 17:00 Louis Trichardt Show Grounds Public Meeting
15 September 2020 10:00 – 12:00 Polokwane, LEDET, DWS, Vhembe District Municipality WUA at 15 Biccard Street, Limpopo Connexion Focus Group Meeting

Ronaldo Retief for Delta Built Environment Consultants (Pty) Ltd. PO Box 35703, Menlo Park, 0102, Gauteng. Tel: +27 12 368 1850. Fax: +27 12 348 4738. E-mail: sez@deltabec.com

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