NOTICE OF THE APPROVAL OF THE STUART COAL (PTY) LTD. WELTEVREDEN COLLIERY ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME AMENDMENT (DMR REF NO: MP 30/5/1/2/2/218 MR AND MP 30/5/1/2/2/219 MR) IN TERMS OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT (1998)

Stuart Coal (Pty) Ltd. lodged an application for the amendment of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and Environmental Management Programme Report (EMPR) in line with most recent legislative requirements as well as to include new activities for the Weltevreden Colliery located on the remaining extent of Portion 9 of the Farm Weltevreden 227 IR (Mining Right reference number (MP)30/5/1/2/2/219 MR)) and the remaining extent of Portion 1 of the Farm Goedgedacht 288 IR (now known as a portion of portion 26) with Mining Right reference number (MP)30/5/1/2/2/218 MR.  The application was lodged in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (Act 28 of 2002) (MPRDA) and the Regulations thereunder as well as the National Environmental Management Act (Act no 108 of 1998) (NEMA) and the Regulations thereunder. Notice is hereby given that the above mentioned application for the amendment of the EIAR and EMPR has been approved by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) on the 13th of April 2021.  A copy of the approval document is available on Clean Stream Environmental Consultant’s website (www.cleanstream.co.za).  Should you wish to appeal any aspect of the decision, an appeal must be submitted in line with the requirements of the National Appeal Regulations (Government Notice R.993, 2014) under the NEMA (1998).  Any appeals must be addressed to the Minister of Environmental Affairs within 20 days of the date of this notification (thus by 13 May 2021) and copied to the holder of the Mining Right and the DMRE.