Madwaleni Lodge - Basic Assessment and Water Use Licence EA

Phelamanga has been appointed to assist with the Public Participation activities linked to the Basic Assessment (BA) and Water Use Licence (WUL) applications for the proposed development of the Madwaleni Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal, an initiative by theAHC Northern Territories (Pty) Ltd. To be located within the proposed Babanango Game Reserve, in the Babanango Valley in the Ulundi Local Municipality. 

 

The Environmental Authorisation for application DC26/0005/2020 has been granted ref KZN/EIA/0001387/2020 on 06 January 2021 and an appeal period is provided for. An appellant must comply with regulation 4(2), take the requirments of Annexure 3 of Governent Notice No. R 650 (dated 05 June 2020) into account and submit the appeal in writing, on the form obtainable from the Appeal Administrtaion and by post, fax, email or hand delivery to the following address:

Att: Haresh Inderlall

Private Bag X9152

Pietermaritzburg

3200

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

OR

Room 218.23, 2nd Floor

270 Jabu Ndlovu Street

Pietermaritzburg

3201

 

The appeal period is 20 days from receipt of the notice of the decision, the timeframes have been extended by an additional 21 days during Alert level 3 of the COVID-19 lockdown period of the national state of disaster. Therefore the appeal closing date would be 17 March 2021.

 

For reference the Environmental Authorisation KZN/EIA/0001387/2020 is provided at the link below, should you require any further information please contact us.

Signed_Authorisation.06.01.21.pdf (1 018 KB)

 

Madwaleni Lodge Layout

Layout of the Madwaleni Lodge

Babanango Tented Camp - Basic Assessment and Water Use Licence EA

Phelamanga has been appointed to assist with the Public Participation activities linked to the Basic Assessment (BA) and Water Use Licence (WUL) applications for the proposed Babanango Travelers Camp, Adjacent to the White Mfolozi River, Ulundi Local Municipality, Zululand District, KwaZulu-Natal in the Babanango Valley in Norther Kwa-Zulu Natal on behalf of Emcakweni Community Trust (the Applicant) in the Babanango Valley in the Ulundi Local Municipality. 

The site is located on the farm Doornhoek 391 to the North of the White Mfolozi River. The site is accessed from the R34 National Road in the North, via a gravel road through the farm Jordaan 3-656 and 5-656 on which the current Zulu Rock Lodge is located, Bloemhof 34 and Lulu No:722. The farm Lulu No:722 is included within the Babanango Game Reserve boundary of March 2019 and is located North of the White Mfolozi River which forms the Northern boundary of the proposed tented camp site. 

The Environmental Authorisation for application DC26/0005/2020 has been granted ref KZN/EIA/0001386/2020 on 06 January 2021 and an appeal period is provided for. An appellant must comply with regulation 4(2), take the requirments of Annexure 3 of Governent Notice No. R 650 (dated 05 June 2020) into account and submit the appeal in writing, on the form obtainable from the Appeal Administrtaion and by post, fax, email or hand delivery to the following address:

Att: Haresh Inderlall

Private Bag X9152

Pietermaritzburg

3200

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OR

Room 218.23, 2nd Floor

270 Jabu Ndlovu Street

Pietermaritzburg

3201

The appeal period is 20 days from receipt of the notice of the decision, the timeframes have been extended by an additional 21 days during Alert level 3 of the COVID-19 lockdown period of the national state of disaster. Therefore the appeal closing date would be 17 March 2021.

For reference the Environmental Authorisation KZN/EIA/0001386/2020 is provided at the link below, should you require any further information please contact us.

Environmental_Authorisation_for_the_Development_of_Babanangu_Travellers_Camp.pdf (1 234 KB)

 

Architects Impression

Architects Impression

Vopak Spill Incident 26 January 2020

Vopak Ethyl Acrylate Leak Incident

On 26 January 2020 there was a leak of Ethyl Acrylate, as a response to the incident Vopak called a public meeting to inform the community of what had occurred and the follow up actions to address the incident.

The meeting was held on 30 January 2020 at the Harlequins Sports Club on the Bluff. The meeting was attended by Vopak Senior Management, eThekwini Health Officials and Fire Department, community members and community organisation representatives.

Vopak presented to the community a timeline of the incident and a medical Doctor presented on the health symptoms that occur from the exposure to the odour. Presentation available at the following link: Final_Draft_200130.pdf

The outcome of the meeting was an agreement that there would be a focus group to meet with Vopak to. The goal of the focus group is to make sure Vopak can reach out to the communities in an effect way to give updates on the investigation, actions after the incident and for future communication if necessary. The focus group would consist of community representatives as agreed, and Vopak senior management. The focus group representatives would provide feedback to community.

Vopak provided an email point of contact for any community member to contact Vopak regarding any health issues they may have related to the incident

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Babanango Causeway - Environmental Authorisation

Phelamanga was appointed to assist with the Public Participation acitivities linked to the BA and WUL applications for the White Umfolozi River Causeway Crossing in the Babanango Valley in Norther Kwa-Zulu Natal on behalf of Emcakweni Community Trust (the Applicant) in the Babanango Valley in the Ulundi Local Municipality.

The Environmental Authorisation was granted and the appeal period closed on 24 January 2020. For reference the Notice etc. id provided below, should you require any further information please contact us.

Notice of Approval of the Environmental Authorization (EA) for the White Umfolozi River Causeway Crossing in the Babanango Valley in Northern KwaZulu-Natal (Reference: DC26/0009/2019 and KZN/EIA/0001215/2019)  was granted on 11 December 2019 and reasons for the approval by the Competent Authority (The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs) are provided:

DC26-0009-2019_EA.pdf