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Savannah Environmental Services
Savannah Environmental Projects
Savannah Environmental provides a holistic environmental management service to public and private sector clients. Current clients include:
  • Eskom Holdings Limited Generation Division
  • Eskom Holdings Limited Transmission Division
  • Department of Water Affairs
  • Department of Environmental Affairs
  • African Clean Energy Developments
  • South African National Roads Agency Limited
  • East Rand Water Care Company
  • Renewable Energy Investments South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • VentuSA Energy (Pty) Ltd
  • Just Energy
  • Thupela Energy
  • Rainmaker Energy Projects (Pty) Ltd
  • Moyeng Energy (Pty) Ltd
  • BioTherm Energy (Pty) Ltd
  • Windlab Developments South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Exxaro Resources Limited
  • Crenersol (Pty) Ltd
Current projects being undertaken by Savannah Environmental include Basic Assessments, Environmental Impact Assessments and environmental compliance monitoring. Documents for public review are available for download below.

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Realighnment Of A Section Of The MN73 To Accomodate Solar Energy Facilities Near Paulputs Substation Northern Cape Province Northern Cape Department Of Roads and Public Works

Project Name:  The realignment of a section of the MN73 to accommodate solar energy facilities near Paulputs Substation, Northern Cape Province.

Applicant:  Northern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works

Project Location: Portion 4 of the farm Scuitklip, ~ 40km north-east of Pofadder and 90 km south west of Kakamas in the Khai-Ma Local Municipality (Namakwa District Municipality) 

Proposed Activity:  In order to accommodate the planned solar energy facilities in the vicinity of the Paulputs Substation, a realignment of a section of the MN73 is required and will entail the construction of a new section of road ~4km in length and ~7m wide (with a road reserve of 20m) according to approved Northern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works (NC DR&PW) plans and standards; and the decommissioning of ~3km of the existing MN73 road as and where required after commissioning the realigned section.  Portions of the decommissioned section of the MN73 road will not be rehabilitated where these are used to provide internal access for the Paulputs CSP Facility. 

Environmental Impact Assessment Process: In terms of Sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act (No 107 of 1998), as read with Government Notice R982 - R985, a Basic Assessment is required to be undertaken for the proposed project.  Savannah Environmental is responsible for the impact assessment and public participation process.  

Basic Assessment Report Available for Review:  A Basic Assessment Report is available for review and comment.  The report is available at the Pofadder Public Library (Main Road, Pofadder) from 25 January 2017 – 24 February 2017.  The report is also available for download on  The due date for written comment is 24 February 2017. 

To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project, in writing, to Savannah Environmental:

Gabriele Wood of Savannah Environmental 

Post: PO Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157 


Tel: 011 656 3237

Fax: 086 684 0547




Draft Basic Assessment Report
Draft Basic Assessment Report - January 2017 1074.05 KB View
Appendix A - A3 Maps 4469.48 KB View
Appendix B - Site Photographs 254.43 KB View
Appendix C - Facility Illustration 355.76 KB View
Appendix D1 - Ecology Report 3194.86 KB View
Appendix D2 - Traffic Report 1142.08 KB View
Appendix D3 - Heritage Report 3293.57 KB View
Appendix D4 - Social Report 3506.24 KB View
Appendix E1 - Adverts & Site Notices 1208.07 KB View
Appendix E2 - Stakeholder Consultation 621.56 KB View
Appendix E3 - Comments and Responses Report 329.53 KB View
Appendix E5 - I&AP Database 63.07 KB View
Appendix E6 - Comments Received 593.09 KB View
Appendix E7 - Meeting Minutes 2824.35 KB View
Appendix F- Impact Assessment 3646.17 KB View
Appendix G - EMPr 7006.57 KB View
Appendix H - EAP Declaration and and CVs 2148.58 KB View
Appendix I - Specialist Declarations 758.28 KB View
Appendix J1 - Social Report External Review 174.91 KB View
Appendix J2 - Site Coordinates 69.86 KB View

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