Proposed Expansion Of The Kangra Coal (Pty) Ltd Savmore Colliery

Driefontein (MP 30/5/1/2/2/133MR)

Kangra Coal (Pty) Ltd proposes to expand their current mining operations facility at the Savmore Colliery, located approximately 15 km west of Driefontein near Piet Retief in Mpumalanga. The proposed expansion involves:

  • The new Central Discard Dump at Maquasa East operations;
  • The Maquasa West Extension (MWE) underground workings;
  • The new Adit 5 to access the MWE underground workings; and
  • An overland conveyor and service road connecting Adit 5 with the existing Maquasa West operational area.

The development and operation of this infrastructure requires:

  1. Environmental Authorisation in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998), as amended (with the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) as the Competent Authority); and
  2. Section 102 Amendment application for Consolidated MR133 in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (Act No. 28 of 2002), as amended.

Environmental Resource Management Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd (ERM) has been appointed as the Independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) to undertake these processes as per the aforementioned regulations.

Please note that the commenting period for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) commences on the 6th December 2016 and concludes on the 27th January 2017


Main Report

Cover Page & NTS
Chapter 01: Introduction
Chapter 02: Project Description
Chapter 03: Project Alternatives
Chapter 04: Legal Background
Chapter 05: Detailed Environmental Description
Part One   Part Two
Chapter 06: Public Participation Process
Chapter 07: EIA & EMP
Chapter 08: Monitoring Management Programme
Chapter 09: EERP and EAP
Chapter 10: Financial Provision
Chapter 11: Environmental Rehabilitation Programme
Chapter 12: Environmental Impact Statement
Chapter 13: References
Back Page


Chapter 1
Annex 1A: 22 July 2014 DMR Authorisation letter and EA
Annex 1B: 15 August 2008 MR209 DME Approval
Annex 1C: EAP CV's (Kate & Karen)
Chapter 2
Annex 2A: GCS 2014 Consolidated EMPr for MR133
Part One  Part Two  Part Three  Part Four
Annex 2B 01. 13-347 Discard Dump EMPr_GCS_Draft
Part One  Part Two  Part Three  Part Four  Part Five
Annex 2B 02. Appendix A -Figures
Part One  Part Two  Part Three  Part Four  Part Five  Part Six  Part Seven  Part Eight
Annex 2B 03. Appendix B - Proof of Public Participation
Part One  Part Two  Part Three  Part Four  Part Five
Annex 2B 04. Appendix C1 Soils Report
Part One  Part Two
Annex 2B 05. Appendix C2 Hydrology Report
Part One  Part Two  Part Three
Annex 2B 06. Appendix C3 Wetland Report
Annex 2B 07. Appendix C4 Ecology Report
Annex 2B 08. Appendix C5 Avifaunal Assessment Report
Annex 2B 09. Appendix C6 Hydrogeological Report
Annex 2B 10. Appendix C7 Geotechnical Assessment Report
Annex 2B 11. Appendix C8 Water Monitoring reports
Annex 2B 12. Appendix D Site Selection Hatch report
Annex 2B 13. Appendix E Design Report
Part One  Part Two
Annex 2B 14. Appendix F EERP _ EAP
Annex 2B 15. Appendix G Financial provision
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Annex 4A: Kangra Coal’s signed Environmental Policy
Chapter 5
Annex 5A: MWE Underground Works Groundwater Report
Annex 5B: Adit 5 and Overland Conveyor Air Quality Report
Annex 5C: Adit 5 and Overland Conveyor Noise Report
Annex 5D: Adit 5 and Overland Conveyor Soils LU & LC Report
Annex 5E: Adit 5 and Overland Conveyor Biodiversity Report
Annex 5F: Adit 5 and Overland Conveyor Visual Impact Report
Annex 5G: Adit 5 and Overland Conveyor Cultural Heritage Report
Annex 5H: Adit 5 and Overland Conveyor Socio-Economic Report
Chapter 6
Annex 6A: Stakeholder Engagement Documentation
Annex 6A1.1: Initial Notification Materials
Annex 6A1.1: Initial Notification Materials: Adverts
Annex 6A1.2: Initial Notification Materials: Site Notices
Annex 6A1.3: Initial Notification Materials: Email to registered I&AP's, Land Owners, Ward Councillors and Commenting Authorities.
Annex 6A2: Stakeholder Database
Annex 6A3: Proof of Submission of Draft Scoping Report for Comment
Annex 6A4: Comments and Responses Report
Annex 6A5: Proof of Distribution of CRR to I&AP's
Annex 6A6.1: Stakeholder Engagement Meetings: Meeting Minutes
Annex 6A6.2: Stakeholder Engagement Meetings: Meeting Registers
Annex 6A6.3: Stakeholder Engagement Meetings: Maps from Presentation
Part One  Part Two  Part Three  Part Four  Part Five
Annex 6A6.4: Stakeholder Engagement Meetings: Photographs
Chapter 12
Annex 12A: Kangra Coal GWRF Rehabilitation Area

Invitation to Comment

To register to comment, please contact Lisa Otten of Environmental Resources Management.

Kate Hamilton
ERM Southern Africa 
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