Olifantshoek Powerline, Northern Cape Province
Project Name: 132kV Olifantshoek Power line, Northern Cape Province
Applicant: Eskom Holdings SOC Limited
Proposed Activity: The project will consist of the construction of a new 132kV single circuit overhead power line (up to 35km long within a 32m wide servitude) from the proposed new Olifantshoek Substation to the Emil Switching Station, and ancillaries (including access tracks/roads, laydown areas, operational and maintenance facilities).
Location: Farm properties affected by the development include: Lanham 539, Fritz 540, Wright 538, Bredenkamp 567, Brooks 568, Beaumont 569, Murray II 570, Cox 571, Hartley 573, Neylan 766, Neylan 574, Vostershoop 706, Diergaart’s Heuwel 765, Spence 537, Lewis 535 and Erf 155. The project site is located within Ward 3, 4 and 5 of the Gamagara Local Municipality in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality.
Basic Assessment and Water Use License Application Process: In terms of sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act (No 107 of 1998), as read with the amended EIA Regulations of GN R327, GN R325 and R324, a Basic Assessment process is being undertaken for the project. In terms of the National Water Act (Act No 36 of 1998), a Water Use License is required for watercourse crossings along the power line route.
BASIC ASSESSMENT REPORT AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
An updated Basic Assessment Report has been made available from 15 September 2017 – 17 October 2017. This report is the updated version to the Basic Assessment Report which was submitted for review to the public, authorities and key stakeholders in June 2017. An additional power line alternative has been included and the substation is not further considered as part of this application and will be assessed through a separate Basic Assessment Process. The updated report is available at the following locations:
» Olifantshoek Public Library, Van Riebeeck Street, Olifantshoek
To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project, in writing, to Savannah Environmental:
Gabriele Stein of Savannah Environmental
Post: PO Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157 Johannesburg
Tel: 011 656 3237 | Fax: 086 684 0547
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