Wolmaransstad S54 Audit Report

NOTICE OF AN EXTERNAL COMPLIANCE AUDIT (SECTION 54A) AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS: 75MW WOLMARANSSTAD SOLAR ENERGY FACILITY, WOLMARANSSTAD, NORTHEN WEST PROVINCE

As a registered Interested and Affected Party for the Wolmaransstad Solar Energy Facility, please be advised that in terms of Section 54(a)(3) of the EIA regulations (GNR 326, 7 April 2018), Savannah Environmental (Pty) Ltd has undertaken an external environmental compliance audit and prepared an external environmental compliance audit report assessing Bluewave Capital SA (Pty) Ltd’s compliance with the Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) applicable to the project.

Development of the 75 MW Solar Energy Facility associated infrastructure located at Wolmaransstad within Maquassi Hills Local Municipality and Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, North West Province has reference.

Environmental Authorisation for this project was issued by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in July 2015 (DEA Ref: 14/12/16/3/3/2/716).  No activities related to the construction of the facility or related infrastructure has commenced to date.

The property affected by the proposed PV facility is the Remainder of Portion 2 of the Farm Wolmaransstad and Townlands 184, Maquassi Hills Local Municipality and Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality.

In terms of Section 54(A)(3) of the EIA Regulations 2014 of GNR 326, an independent External Compliance Audits (‘a S54 Audit’) is required to verify compliance with the Environmental Management Programmes (EMPr) for the project.  This letter hereby notifies all potential and registered interested and affected parties, including organs of state with applicable jurisdiction as well as the competent authority, of the submission of the external compliance audit report to the competent authority.  The report is available for inspection at https://www.savannahsa.com/public-documents/other/  for 14 days from date of this notification.

Please direct any queries, information requests or comments to the DEA compliance directorate, at the following:

Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Legal Authorisations and Compliance Inspectorate

E-mail: compliance@environment.gov.za

Documents for public review are available for download.

Please click publicprocess@savannahsa.com to access the document.

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If you would like further details, please do not hesitate to contact any member of
our Environmental team at +27 (0)11 656 3237 / +27 (0)11 656 3256

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