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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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REDISA Waste Tyre Pre-Processing Depot Cato Ridge KwaZulu-Natal Province Province Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA


Project Name:  Proposed REDISA Waste Tyre Pre-Processing Depot in Cato Ridge, Kwazulu-Natal Province.

Applicant:  Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa NPC (REDISA)

Proposed Activity:  It is REDISA’s intention to apply for a Waste Management Licence (WML), in terms of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (Act No. 59 of 2008) (NEM:WA), from the Kwazulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), as the Competent Authority, for the authorisation of the proposed waste tyre pre-processing (i.e. storage, baling and shredding) depot in Cato Ridge. Storage has commenced on site upon REDISA receiving a letter of acknowledgement from the EDTEA to undertake storage at the depot. In order to ensure the extent of the site is fully utilised, REDISA proposed to construct a waste tyre pre-processing facility, measuring 15 000m2, consisting of:

» A warehouse/shed with a footprint of approximately 1 000m2 to house the pre-processing machinery (baler, shredder and downsizing equipment);

» An office area with a footprint of 200m2 with portable park-home containers containing necessary ablution facilities for staff; and

» Waste tyre storage area with a footprint of approximately 13 800m2 

Location:  The proposed activity will occur on Portion 164 of the Farm Riet Vallei 851 (7 Eddie Hagan Drive) in Cato Ridge, Kwazulu-Natal Province. The depot is located within the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality approximately 30km south east of Pietermaritzburg. The site was previously used as an airport for light aircraft, then as car park. The site is being leased by REDISA and as such has been handed over as “minimum fit-for-purpose” (ready-to-use-for-storage).

Environmental Impact Assessment Process:  A WML is required to carry out the abovementioned activities, in accordance with Sections 19(1) and 20(b) of the NEM:WA read in conjunction with Government Notice 921 of November 2013.  The WML application process for activities listed under Category A is required to be supported by a Basic Assessment (BA) carried out in terms of NEMA EIA Regulations (GN R. 982 of December 2014).  Savannah Environmental (Pty) Ltd has been appointed by REDISA to undertake the required WML Application and BA process for the proposed development.  

Draft Basic Assessment Report Available for Public Review:  The report is available from 6th February 2017 to 8th March 2017 at the Cato Ridge Public Library or for download on  Please submit your comment by 8th March 2017 Comments can be made as written submission via fax, post or email.

To obtain further information or submit a comment, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project to:  

Gabriele Wood of Savannah Environmental 

Post: PO Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157, Johannesburg

Tel: 011 656 3237 | Fax: 086 684 0547


Basic Assessment Report for Public Review
Basic Assessment Report - Feb2017 1586.22 KB View
Appendix A1 - Locality Map 689.49 KB View
Appendix A2 - Layout Map 351.81 KB View
Appendix B - Site Photographs 985.13 KB View
Appendix C - Facility Illustrations 170.91 KB View
Appendix D - not applicable 162.97 KB View
Appendix E1 - I&AP Database 69.51 KB View
Appendix E2 - Proof of Site Notices & Adverts 1095.77 KB View
Appendix E3 - not applicable 164.1 KB View
Appendix E4 - Organs of State Correspondence 188.42 KB View
Appendix E5 - Stakeholder Correspondence 188.42 KB View
Appendix E6 - not applicable 161.13 KB View
Appendix E7 - Meeting Minutes 262.04 KB View
Appendix E8 - not applicable 161.04 KB View
Appendix F - Impact Assessment 484.88 KB View
Appendix G - EMPr 1039.33 KB View
Appendix H1 - CV for Responsible EAPS 307.97 KB View
Appendix H2 - EAP Affirmation 535.1 KB View
Appendix I - not applicable 163.53 KB View
Appendix J1 - Emergency Prepardness Plan 255.82 KB View
Appendix J2 - REDISA Waste Plan 798.84 KB View
Appendix J3 - Confirmation of Storage 368.11 KB View

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