APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION, INCLUDING AMENDMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME AND THE FINAL LAYOUT PLAN: AVAILABILITY OF THE DRAFT AMENDMENT MOTIVATION REPORT FOR COMMENT 

DFFE Ref No. 12/12/20/2463/1

Mulilo De Aar 2 South (Pty) Ltd (the Applicant) is applying to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) for an Application for Amendment of the Environmental Authorisation in terms of Part 2 of Chapter 5 of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, 2014, as amended, for the authorised Mulilo De Aar 2 South Wind Energy Facility (WEF), situated on the eastern plateau (south) near De Aar in the Northern Cape Province. 

Location: The project would be located within the following properties, near De Aar in the Northern Cape Province: Slingers Hoek (Farm No. 2 Remainder of Portion 2); Slingers Hoek (Farm No. 2 Remainder); Slingers Hoek (Farm No. 2 Portion 4); Knapdaar (Farm No. 8 Portion 1); Maatjes Fountain (Farm No. 1 Portion 5); Vendussie Kuil (Farm No. 165 Remainder of Portion 2)  Vendussie Kuil (Farm No. 165 Portion 7); Vendussie Kuil (Farm No. 165 Remaining Extent), and Vendussie Kuil (Farm No. 165 Portion 11). The project would be located within the Emthanjeni Local Municipality and Renosterberg Local Municipality, in the Pixley ka Seme District Municipality.

Application for Amendment of the EA in terms of the NEMA (Act No. 107 of 1998) EIA Regulations, 2014, as amended: The proposed amendments include amendments to the project description (increase in rotor diameter, reduction in the number of turbines, increase in the turbine foundation size, and increase in width of the internal access roads); proposed amendment to include an erroneously omitted Listed Activity into the EA, and amendment of the approved EMPr and Final Layout Plan. 

Opportunity to participate: Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) are invited to register as I&APs and to provide comment on the draft Amendment Motivation Report, including the draft amended EMPr and amended Layout Plan. A copy of the draft Amendment Motivation Report (and associated documents) is available for review for a period of 30 days, i.e. from 11 March 2024 – 15 April 2024 and is downloadable via the links below.

Should you have any comments, please submit your comments to Holland & Associates Environmental Consultants by 15 April 2024. Comments are to be submitted in writing via post, or e-mail to Ms Shannon Hyslop of Holland & Associates Environmental Consultants (Email: shannon@hollandandassociates.net; Post: Postnet Suite #108, Private Bag X12, Tokai, 7966; or Tel: 082 827 2748).