DFFE REFERENCE: 14/12/16/3/3/2/2236

Dear Interested and Affected Party, Stakeholder, Organ of State

On the 14 November 2022, an Environmental Authorisation (EA) application was submitted to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), in terms of Chapter 5, Regulation 27(2)(a) of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, 2014 as amended, for the proposed development of the Loxton Wind Energy Facility 1, near Loxton in the Northern Cape Province.

In terms of Regulation 4(2) of the EIA Regulations, 2014 as amended, please be advised that the DFFE has decided to grant EA to the Applicant. The EA was issued on 10 August 2023. A copy of the EA and reasons for the decision are available for download (details below). If you have any issues accessing the EA, please contact the Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) on +27 (0) 10 596 3502 /

Appeal Procedures: An appeal may be filed against this decision in terms of the National Appeals Regulations, 2014. Attention is drawn to Chapter 2 of the National Environmental Management Act, Act No. 107 of 1998 National Appeal Regulations published under Government Notice GN R 993 in Government Gazette No. 38303 dated 08 December 2014 (National Appeal Regulations, 2014), which prescribes the appeal procedure to be followed. An appellant must submit an appeal to the appeal administrator and a copy of the appeal to the Applicant, Loxton Wind Facility 1 (Pty) Ltd, any registered Interested and Affected Party (I&AP), and any organ of state with an interest in the matter, within 20 days from the date that the notification of the decision was sent.

Appeals must be submitted in writing in the prescribed form (see below) to:

To The Director: Appeals and Legal Review
Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE)
By email
By hand Environment House, 473 Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083
By post Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001

To obtain the prescribed appeal form and for guidance on the submission of appeals, please visit the Department’s website at or request a copy of the documents at

EA 14-12-16-3-3-2-2236 PDF
National Appeal Regulations PDF

Thank you for your interest in the project.

ERM Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd.

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