Notice of application for environmental authorisation
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION
15 April 2015
You are hereby formally invited to register as an Interested and Affected Party (I&AP) for the following application:
Notice is given of an application for a Basic Assessment Process that was submitted to the National Department of Mineral and Resources (DMR), in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA), 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998), as amended and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, 2014.
The Slugdose Dam situated on the Slugdose Dam Footprint is currently used to store dangerous goods and has a capacity of 800m³ which will be demolished in order for the Slugdose Dam Footprint to be used as the new location for the Relocated Storage Facilities and other additional tanks. The Relocated Storage Facilities (as mentioned above) and additional tanks will be constructed or established on the Slugdose Dam Footprint and will have a total capacity of 733.89m³ and will comprise of the following:
Activity Applied for: The following activities as listed in terms of the NEMA, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998), as amended and the EIA Regulations, 2014 was applied for:
Date of Notice: 10 April 2015
Reference Number: DMR Ref No: NW 30/5/1/2/3/2/1/87R
Please submit your written comments by mail, fax or email within 30 days of this notice to:
Dithapediso tsa morafe
DITHAPEDISO TSA MORAFE WA BAKWENA BA MOGOPA
05 February 2015
Mmanotshe Moduane High School in Hebron which is a semi urban region under the jurisdiction of Kgosikgolo TRM Mamogale saw thousands of churchgoers flocking in to attend the Annual Bakwena Ba Mogopa Dithapediso tsa Morafe. The ceremony which is held during the last week of January each year at a location herald by the Chief is a combined interdenominational prayer service involving the Community, Traditional Leadership, Reverends and The Chief with the aim of uniting the four parties together through prayer.
The Lord was acknowledged through prayer by Mr. SW Phaladi, Chief of Staff of the Administration who gave way to the Prominent Guests to Kgosi to also enlighten the community which included Kgosi Nawa of Ba Nawa Community and Mmemogolo S Molotlegi – Queen Mother to the Royal Bafokeng Nation, she emphasised on the significance of self-purpose, knowing who we are is important and knowing the Lord is vital. One needs to change and the saying goes every saint has a past and every sinner a future. We all are here to learn and through Christ we put our good foot forward.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy one is understanding, Proverbs 9:10 and Chronicles 7:14 – if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn away from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land, were amongst the scriptures that gave light to the event.
The Chief shared his grief in regards to the land grabbers in the Hebron region and that the matter was in the High Court for adjudication, other challenges included to a degree the economical emancipation of the members of the community and the social support of the orphaned and the elderly. But the Almighty needs to be glorified and praised for the successes of 2014 where by Bagopa Agriculture, which is a subsidiary of the Bakwena Ba Mogopa Administration has successfully planted 520 hectors of maize and started with a small herd of cattle that has calved 16 heifers.
The Dithapediso ceremony went harmoniously well and Kgosikgolo TRM Mamogale on behalf of his office would like to acknowledge and thank sponsors of this event. Glencore Bethanie, Sasko Pioneer Pty Ltd, Kopano “Dumisa TV” and of course the North West Investments for being the Official carrier of the Bakwena Ba Mogopa community to the Dithapediso tsa Morafe.