Agricultural, Forestry & Renewable Energy

Agricultural, Forestry and Renewable Energy

Past agricultural, forestry and renewable energy projects include:

Sappi: Community Owned Plantations, Eastern Cape

Matatiele, Eastern Cape

Authorisation Process

Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessments

Details

The Establishment of 22 Community-owned Out-grower Plantations, totalling 891 ha, between Mount Frere and Umtata, Eastern Cape.
• 22 Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment Processes (including Public Participation).
• Compilation of EMPrs.

Specialist Studies: Heritage Impact Assessments, Biodiversity Assessments, Wetland Assessments, Soil Assessments.

South African Pork Producers’ Association (SAPPO): Guideline Documents

South Africa

Authorisation Process

Compilation of a Series of Guideline Documents

Details

Compilation of a Series of Guideline Documents for the South African Pork Producers:
• Legal Environmental Compliance;
• Land and Property Legislation;
• Animal Welfare;
• Health, Safety and Labour Legislation; and
• Meat Producers, Abattoirs and Integrated Waste Management.

Nhlanhleni Community: Community Dairy

Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment

Details

The Establishment of the 400 Cow Nhlanhleni Community Dairy near Reichenau Mission, Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal. Comprising Effluent Lagoons and 9 Centre Pivots for 600 ha of Pasture Land.
• Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation of an EMPr.

Rainbow Chickens: Out-growers Programme, KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Basic Assessments

Waste Management License Application

Details

More than 10 Poultry Broiler Facilities which range from holding between 240 000 and 1.5 million birds at one time.

Specialist Studies: Heritage Impact Assessments, Bulk Services Report.

Burnlea Trust: Farm Expansion

Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment

ECO Monitoring

Details

The Establishment of an 800 Cow Dairy, Three New Dams, Expansion of an Existing Dam and the Cultivation of 131 ha of Veld on Portion 3 and Portion 4 of New Biggin No 13390, Portion 1 of Lot FP 364 No 11628, Rem of Lot FP 277B No. 9266, Rem of Lot FP 320 No 8965, Rem of Sunrise No 5567 and Rem of Burnlea No 15994 located near Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal.
• Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation and Implementation of an EMPr.
• Environmental Compliance Officer (ECO): Monitoring.

Thembanani Communal Property Association: 240 ha Cultivation

Mooi River, KwaZulu Natal

Authorisation Process

Basic Assessment

Details

The Cultivation and Irrigation of 240ha of Land on Portions 9 and 11 of the Farm Doornkloof, No. 1318, near Mooi River, KwaZulu Natal.
• Basic Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation of an EMPr.

GTG Fouries Piggery: Expansion and Upgrade

Potchefstroom, North West Province

Authorisation Process

Basic Assessment

ECO Monitoring

Details

The Expansion and Upgrade of GTG Fourie Piggery, located on Portion 104 (Portion of Portion 12) of the Farm Haaskraal 460, IQ, Potchefstroom, North West Province.
• Basic Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation and Implementation of an EMPr.
• Environmental Compliance Officer (ECO): Monitoring.

Illovo Sugar Limited: Expansion and Training Academy

Eston, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

ECO Monitoring

Details

The Expansion of the Illovo Sugar Mill and the Construction of the New Training Academy on the Farm Beaumont, No. 17470,
Eston, KwaZulu-Natal.
• Environmental Compliance Officer (ECO): Monitoring.

Agribusiness Development Agency: S’Dinane Family Trust Dairy Expansion

Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Basic Assessment

Details

The Expansion of Bayonne Dairy, on Portions 10 (of 7), 11 (of 8), 12 (of 9), 13 (of 2), 15 (of 14) and Remainder of Portion 3 (of 2) of Farm Ripley No. 2211, and Portion 16 of Farm Niekerks Fontein No. 1031, Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal. Comprising Two Slurry Lagoons, a New Centre Pivot of 9ha and Remedial Work to Five Existing Dams.
• Basic Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation of an EMPr.

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform: 245 ha Nsuze Irrigation Scheme

Kranskop, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Basic Assessments

Details

The Establishment of the 245 ha Nsuze Irrigation Scheme located on Reserve No. 19 of the Farm No. 15389, near Kranskop, KwaZulu-Natal.
• Basic Assessment Processes (including Public Participation).
• Compilation and Implementation of an EMPr.

Specialist Studies: Geotechnical Assessment, Stormwater Management Plan, 1:100 Year Floodline Assessment, Wetland Assessment, Vegetation Assessment and Cultural Heritage Assessment.

P. R. Griffin Property Trust: 75 ha Cultivation

Mooi River, KwaZulu Natal

Authorisation Process

Basic Assessment

Details

The Cultivation of 75 ha Land on Portion 21 and Remainder of Portion 20 of the Farm Langewacht No. 2168, Mooi River, KwaZulu Natal.
• Basic Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation and Implementation of an EMPr.

Specialist Studies: Wetland Assessment, Biodiversity Assessment and Heritage Impact Assessment.

Malanda Piggery CC: Piggery Expansion and Upgrade

Paulpietersburg, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Basic Assessment

Waste Management License Application

Details

The Upgrade and Expansion of Malanda Piggery, located on Portion 5 (of 1) and Portion 11 (of 5) of the Farm Ouderdom 12, near Paulpietersburg, KwaZulu-Natal. Comprising a Biogas Facility, Abattoir, Feed Mill and the Relocation of Farm Labourers.
• Basic Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation and Implementation of an EMPr.
• Waste Management License Application.

Specialist Studies: Wetland Assessment, Geotechnical Assessment, Risk Assessment and Heritage Impact Assessment.

Simpson Family Trust: Establishment of a 750 000m³ Dam

Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment

Water Use License Application

Details

The Establishment of a 750 000 m³ Dam and Dairy Expansion on Portion 1 of Zamenloop 250, near Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal.
• Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation and Implementation of an EMPr.
• Water Use License Application.

Specialist Studies: Biodiversity Assessment, Wetland Delineation, Heritage Impact Assessment and Geotechnical Assessment.

Bloubank Estates CC: Piggery Expansion

Fochville, Gauteng

Authorisation Process

Basic Assessment

ECO Monitoring

Details

The Expansion of Bloubank Piggery, located on Rem of the Farm Taaiboschspruit; Portions 2 & 12 of the Farm Kaalplaats 394, and Portions 1, 4 & 5 of the Farm Taaiboschspruit 401, IQ, Fochville, Gauteng.
• Basic Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation and Implementation of an EMPr.

Southern African Crocodile Traders (Pty) Ltd: Expansion of Crocodile Facility

Wartburg, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Compilation of EMPr

ECO Monitoring

Details

Environmental Compliance, Wartburg, KwaZulu-Natal.
• Compilation of an EMPr.
• Environmental Compliance Officer (ECO): Monitoring.

Frey’s Food Brands (Pty) Ltd: Piggery and Abattoir

Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Basic Assessment

Water Use License Application

Details

The Establishment of Two 2400 Sow Breeder Unit, a 4800 Sow Equivalent Grower Unit, a Slurry Lagoon System, and an Abattoir on Rem of the Farm Wilde Perde Vlei No. 1004 and Portion 1 of the Farm Smaldeel No. 1390, Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal.
• Basic Assessment Processes (including Public Participation).
• Compilation and Implementation of EMPrs.
• Water Use License Application.

Netherby Farm: Establishment of a 720 000 m³ Dam

Boston, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment

Details

The Establishment of a 720 000 m³ Dam on Sub 6 of the Farm Elands Hoek No. 1024, Boston, KwaZulu-Natal.
• Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation and Implementation of an EMPr.

Specialist Studies: Biodiversity Assessment, Wetland Assessment and Heritage Impact Assessment.

Clovelly Farming Trust: Establishment of a 650 000 m³ Dam

Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment

Details

The Establishment of a 650 000 m3 Dam on the Farm Clovelly No. 10806 and 16370, and on Portions 3, 4 and Rem of the Farm Glenlea No. 8414, Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal.
• Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation and Implementation of an EMPr.

Specialist Studies: Biodiversity Assessment, Wetland Assessment and Heritage Impact Assessment.

Sesikhona Pig Farming Primary Cooperative: Piggery

Scottsburgh, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Basic Assessment

Waste Management License Application

Water Use License Application

Details

The Expansion of Sesikhona Piggery, located near to Scottsburgh, Vulamehlo Local Municipality KwaZulu-Natal.
• Basic Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation and Implementation of an EMPr.

Specialist Studies: Biodiversity Assessment, Wetland Assessment and Heritage Impact Assessment.

Mandalay Farm Agricultural Co-Operative: Piggery

Stanger, Kwazulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Basic Assessment

Waste Management License Application

Water Use License Application

Details

The Development of the Mandalay Piggery, near Stanger, Kwazulu-Natal.
• Basic Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation and Implementation of an EMPr.
• Water Use License Application.

Specialist Studies: Geotechnical Assessment, Geohydrological Assessment, Borehole Assessment and Heritage Impact Assessment.

Pidelta (Pty) Ltd: Sawmill

Greytown, Kwazulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Basic Assessment

Waste Management License Application

Air Emissions License

Details

The Establishment of a Sawmill with Drying Facilities at Greytown, Kwazulu-Natal.
• Basic Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation of an EMPr.
• Air Emissions License.
• Waste Management License Application.

Specialist Studies: Geotechnical Assessment.

Natal Forest Products: Sawmill

Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Environmental Report

Details

Independent Environmental Report on Natal Forest Products Plant at Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal.
• Compilation and Submission of Environmental Report.

Mondi Ltd: 186.6 ha of Plantations

umKhanyakude District, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessments

Details

The Planting of Commercial Timber (186.6 ha Additional Plantations) at the SiyaQhubeka Nyalazi and Dukuduku Plantations in the umKhanyakude District, KwaZulu-Natal.
• Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment Processes (including Public Participation).
• Compilation of an EMPr.

Specialist Studies: Ecological Assessment.

Mondi Ltd: Causeways

Iswepe and Piet Retief, Mpumalanga

Authorisation Process

Basic Assessments

Details

The Establishment of Three New Stream Crossings and the Upgrade of 20 Existing Stream Crossings within the Mondi Plantations, Iswepe and Piet Retief, Mpumalanga.
• Basic Assessment Processes (including Public Participation).
Compilation of an EMPr.

Cremona Industries: Cheese Making Facility

Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment

Details

The Establishment of a Cheese Processing Facility, on the Farm Sarsgrove 18529, Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal.
• Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation and Implementation of an EMPr.

Biotech Fuels (Pty) Ltd: Pellet Plant

Tweedie, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment

Waste Management License Application

Details

The Establishment of a Pellet Plant Processing 280 Tons of Wood Material Per Day at Tweedie, KwaZulu-Natal.
• Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation and Implementation of an EMPr.
• Waste Management License Application.

Specialist Studies: Air Quality Assessment, Noise Impact Assessment and Traffic Impact Assessment.

Trade Plus Aid: Swine Effluent Biogas Facilities

Gauteng, North West, Limpopo, South Africa

Authorisation Process

Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessments

Waste Management License Applications

Details

The Establishment of Ten Alternative Energy Facilities which harnesses energy from swine effluent lagoons, Gauteng, North West and Limpopo, South Africa.
• Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment Processes (including Public Participation).
• Compilation and Implementation of EMPrs.
• Waste Management License Applications.

Specialist Studies: Biodiversity Assessment, Wetland Delineation, Risk Assessment, Heritage Impact Assessment.

Biotech Energy (Pty) Ltd: Green Energy Plant

Tweedie, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment

Waste Management License Application

Details

The Establishment of a Green Energy Plant, Tweedie, KwaZulu-Natal.
• Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation of an EMPr.
• Waste Management License Application.

Specialist Studies: Hydrocensus, Air Quality Assessment, Noise Impact Assessment, Traffic Impact Assessment and Wetland Delineation.

Zebrifusion (Pty) Ltd: Hydro-electric Scheme

Vulamehlo Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal

Authorisation Process

Basic Assessment

Details

The Establishment of a Hydro-electric Scheme on the Lower Mkhomazi River on the Farm Qiko No. 17448, KwaZulu-Natal.
• Basic Assessment Process (including Public Participation).
• Compilation of an EMPr.

Specialist Studies: Hydrological Modeling and Flood Line Report, Socio-economic Assessment, Biodiversity Assessment and Electromechanical Feasibility Report.