National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 as amended in 2017 requires that any activity listed under listing 1,2 and 3 may not commence without an Environmental Authorization and therefore and Environmental Impact Assessment should be conducted. Sections 24 and 44 of NEMA make provision for the promulgation of regulations that identify activities which may not commence without an Environmental Authorization (EA) issued by the competent authority, in this case, the National Department of Environment Affairs (DEA). The EIA Regulations, 2017 (Government Notice (GN) R982), promulgated in terms of NEMA, govern the process, methodologies and requirements for the undertaking of EIAs in support of EA applications. The EIA Regulations are accompanied by Listing Notices (LN) 1-3 that list activities that require EA. The EIA Regulations, 2017, lays out two alternative authorization processes. Depending on the type of activity that is proposed, either a Basic Assessment (BA) process or a S&EIR process is required to obtain EA. LN 1 lists activities that require a BA process, while LN 2 lists activities that require S&EIR. LN 3 lists activities in certain sensitive geographic areas that require a BA
1 - Environmental studies for mining rights/permits
Mining permits for prospecting and Mining Rights requires that Environmental Impact Assessment Waste Licence, Air Quality Studies and Water Use Licences be conducted in line with applicable Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998, Waste Management Act 59 of 1998, terms of section 32 of the NEM. AQA, 2004 (Act No. 39 of 2004) and Water Act
2 -Waste facility Permits
Activities Listed in Category A, B and C of the Waste Management Act requires that an
Environmental Impact Assessment be conducted in line with Impact Assessment regulations
to apply for waste licences Water Use Licences. We assist companies to comply with National
Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008 as amended
3 - Environmental Performance Assessment/ Environmental Audit
We help Mining Houses to submit the Environmental Performance Assessment Report in line with Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations of 2014 (amended in 2017) as promulgated in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998) (NEMA) which requires compliance auditing of Environmental Authorizations (EA),
Record of Decision’s (Rod), Environmental Management Programmes (EMPr’s) and Closure
4 - Water Use licences
Plans (CP), with the results to be submitted to the Competent Authority (CA) by no later than
7 December 2019.
The National Water Act, 1998 (Act 36 of 1998) aims to ensure that the water in South Africa is protected, used, controlled, managed, conserved and developed sustainably and equitably for the benefit of all persons in South Africa. Water Use Licences and General Authorisations have been implemented to achieve the National Water Act aim. Thus, Water Use Licences and General Authorisations are applicable to all persons and sectors within South Africa. The National Water Act and subsequent licence requirements are applicable to all persons
in South Africa.
To make this more understandable and better managed, the National Water Act specifies 11 water uses, in Section 21, that require licencing. This licencing can be achieved through a Water Use Licence or General Authorisation. In addition, persons may be exempted or deemed a lawful user of water in these categories. Any person that engages in any of the 11 water uses needs to be authorised to do so. Of the 11 water uses, nine are very specific types of water uses (e.g. taking water from a water resource or storing water).
However, two water uses referred to as Section 21(c) and (I) require greater attention. These two water uses are designed to prevent pollution or changes in the water resource that could render the water
resource harmful or unfit for its’ purpose.
4.1 - Coordination of Specialists
We are experienced in what we do, and we approach projects as a team. We are able to coordinate specialists for all projects such as Geotechnical Studies, Survey, Traffic Study, Biodiversity Study, Wetland Study, Geohydrology, Engineering Services Report, Storm Water Management Plan, Town Planning, Ecological Studies and any other study required for a development we are doing for our customers.
4.2 - Waste Management
We compile strategy for waste management in for of:
4.3 - Remediation of Contaminated Sites
Carbons emissions and contamination of soil continues to be a threat in the environment especially underground water and to animals on surface water and alternative approach for handling such material is needed. We provide assessment of impact of contamination and do the test for content and provide remediation methods for our customers. When spillage occurs, we are the company to contact