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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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Olifantshoek Substation & Powerline Norther Cape Province Eskom Holdings SOC Limited


Project Name: Olifantshoek Substation and Power line, Northern Cape Province

Applicant:  Eskom Holdings SOC Limited

Proposed Activity: This project will consist of the following activities and infrastructure:

  • The new 10MVA Olifantshoek 132/11kV substation (approximately 100m x 100m in extent) and ancillaries (including a metering station, control building, admin building, workshop and associated infrastructure).
  •  The construction of a new 132kV single circuit overhead power line (31km long within a 32m wide servitude) from the new Olifantshoek Substation to the Emil Switching Station, and ancillaries (including access tracks/roads, laydown areas, operational and maintenance facilities).
  • Decommissioning of the existing 22/11kV 2.5MVA Olifantshoek Substation including all site rehabilitation and preservation.

Location:  There are a number of farm properties affected by the development including: Lanham 539, Fritz 540, Wright 538, Bredenkamp 567, Brooks 568, Beaumont 569, Murray II 570, Cox 571, Hartley 573, Neylan 766, Neylan 574.  The project site is located within Ward 3, 4 and 5 of the Gamagara Local Municipality in the John Taolo Gaetsewe district area. 

Basic Assessment and Water Use License Application Process: 

In terms of sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act (No 107 of 1998), as read with the amended EIA Regulations of GN R327, GN R325 and R324, a Basic Assessment process is being undertaken for the project.  In terms of the National Water Act (Act No 36 of 1998), a Water Use License is required for watercourse crossings along the power line route. 


The report has been made available from 30 May 2017 – 30 June 2017 at the following location: 

  • Olifantshoek Public Library, Van Riebeeck Street, Olifantshoek

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 Stein 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 for Review - May 2017 4372.07 KB View
Appendix A1 - Locality Map 845.07 KB View
Appendix A2 - Sensitivity Map 802.72 KB View
Appendix B - Site Photographs 1962.6 KB View
Appendix C - Facility Illustration 1493.08 KB View
Appendix D1 - Ecology Report 2472.85 KB View
Appendix D2 - Avifauna Report 6740.77 KB View
Appendix D3 - Wetland Delineation & Flooodline Assessment Report 3823.23 KB View
Appendix D4 - Visual Report 4926.14 KB View
Appendix D5 - Heritage Screening Report 2614.78 KB View
Appendix E1 - Adverts & Site Notices 1553.58 KB View
Appendix E2 - Stakeholder Correspondence 2829.34 KB View
Appendix E3 - List of Registered I&APs 81.38 KB View
Appendix E4 - Comments Received 465.91 KB View
Appendix E5 - Comments & Responses Report 252.22 KB View
Appendix F - Impact Assessment 973.9 KB View
Appendix G - EMPr 1964.89 KB View
Appendix G(a) - Key Legislation 142.81 KB View
Appendix G(b) - Eskom Erosion management 894.17 KB View
Appendix G(c) - Eskom Vegetation Management 305.12 KB View
Appendix G(d) - Grievance Mechanism 74.81 KB View
Appendix H1 - EAP DEA Declaration 486.27 KB View
Appendix H2 - EAP Affirmation 459.64 KB View
Appendix H3 - Staff CVs 664.67 KB View
Appendix H4 - Specialist CVs 1200.65 KB View
Appendix I - Specialist Declarations 1902.2 KB View
Appendix J1 - Powerline Co-Ordinates 143.01 KB View
Appendix J2 - Proactive Bird Mortality Mitigation in Distribution (Reg) 1632.11 KB View

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