Matla Reverse Osmosis Plant

Notice of a Basic Assessment and Public Participation process for the installation, operation and decommissioning of a Reverse Osmosis Plant at the Matla Power Station, Mpumalanga Province

Project Name: Matla Power Station, Reverse Osmosis Plant, Mpumalanga Province

Applicant: Eskom Holdings SOC Limited

Proposed Activity:  Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd is proposing the installation, operation and decommissioning of a Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant for ash process water treatment at the Matla Power Station, Mpumalanga Province.  The project footprint will be less than 2ha in extent and will fall within the power station property

Project Location: Matla Power Station is situated approximately 60km south of eMalahleni, 4km south-west of Kriel Power Station and 12km west of the town Kriel.  The proposed activity falls within the jurisdiction of the eMalahleni Local Municipality and within the greater Nkangala District Municipality.  The RO Plant will be located within the existing footprint of the power station on Portion 4 of the Farm Bakenlaagte 84.

Basic Assessment Process: In terms of Sections 24 and 24D of the NEMA (Act No. 107 of 1998) as read with Government Notices, R324 – 327 (as amended), a Basic Assessment (BA) process is required for this project.  The following activities are being applied for through this process:

Government Notice Listed Activity Number
R327 – Listing Notice 1 14, 25 and 31(i)

Basic Assessment Report Available for Review: The BA Report is available for a review and comment period from Friday, 24 January 2020 until Monday, 24 February 2020 and a hard copy of the BA Report is available at the Kriel Public Library, c/o Quintin and Heinrich Streets, Kriel.  The BA Report is also available for download from Savannah Environmental’s website:  The due date for written comment is Monday, 24 February 2020.

Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required BA and Public Participation Process for the project. To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project to:

Nicolene Venter

P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157

Tel: 011 656 3237

Fax: 086 684 0547



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