Another coal mine prospect threatens the Vaal Dam and Vaal River environment

Closing date for comments from the public is 5 June 2019 .

 

We would like to inform you that the draft EIA-EMPr report is available for a public review period of 32 days, from Friday, 3 May 2019 until Wednesday, 5 June 2019.

SCOPING AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORTING PROCESS (S&EIR): APPLICATION FOR A MINING RIGHT FOR THE PROPOSED METSIMAHOLO UNDERGROUND COAL MINE FOR SERITI COAL (PTY) LTD NEAR DENEYSVILLE, FREE STATE PROVINCE

  • Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Report and Environmental Management Programme (EIA-EMPr)
    available for public review
  • Invitation to public meetings on Saturday, 25 May 2019

Seriti Coal (Pty) Ltd (Seriti Coal), has an existing prospecting right for coal, and wish to graduate this
prospecting right to a mining right. The mining right application extends over an area of approximately 34
400 ha and is located between Sasolburg and Deneysville (see attached locality map). The proposed project
is situated within the area of jurisdiction of the Metsimaholo Local Municipality in the Free State Province. The
proposed mining right application is being made in terms of the requirements of the Minerals and
Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 (MPRDA), the National Environmental Management Act of
1998 (NEMA) and the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014 (as amended). The competent
authority responsible for the decision on whether or not to grant the mining right will be the Free State
Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). Seriti Coal has appointed Golder Associates Africa (Pty) Ltd
(Golder) to conduct an environmental impact assessment and environmental management programme
process.

The following farms are included in the mining right application:

Please email us at annalien@annalien.com for the full document in PDF format which includes the registration and comment sheet.  Detailed information on the proposed mining prospect is available in this document.

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