Naledi PV and Ngwedi PV

Basic Assessment and Public Participation Process for the Naledi PV and Ngwedi PV, Northern Cape Province

Proposed Activity:  The development of two (2) separate solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities, each with a contracted capacity of up to 100MW.

Location: ~20km south-west of Upington within the Kai !Garib Local Municipality and the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality. The projects fall within the Upington Renewable Energy Development Zone (or REDZ 7).

Applicant: Project Name: Affected Property:
Naledi PV (Pty) Ltd Naledi PV Portion 3 of the Farm McTaggarts Camp 453; and

Portion 12, Portion of Portion 3 of the Farm Klip Punt 452

Ngwedi PV (Pty) Ltd Ngwedi PV Portion 3 of the Farm McTaggarts Camp 453; and

Portion 12, Portion of Portion 3 of the Farm Klip Punt 452

The following infrastructure will be developed for each project:

  • Solar PV Panels;
  • Centralised inverter stations or string inverters;
  • Cabling between the panels, to be laid underground where practical;
  • On-site facility substation;
  • Main access roads and internal access roads within the PV panel array areas;
  • Permanent laydown area;
  • Operation and Maintenance buildings.

Basic Assessment Process:  In terms of Sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act (No 107 of 1998), as read with Government Notice R324 – R327, as amended, and GN R114 (February 2018), a Basic Assessment is required for each Solar PV Facility.  Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required environmental assessment and public participation process for each project.  A separate application for each project has been lodged with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), as the competent authority.

To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project to:

Ronald Baloyi at Savannah Environmental

P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157

Tel: 011 656 3237

Fax: 086 684 0547



June 2020

Documents for public review are available for download.

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