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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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S24G Application for Unlawful Commencement / Continuation of Activities within a Watercourse Honeydew, Gauteng GDARD Ref No: S24G/03/13-14/0274 Soror Language Services cc


Project Name:  Application for rectification in terms of S24G of the NEMA (Act No. 8 of 2004) for the unlawful commencement or continuation of activities within a watercourse, Honeydew, Gauteng

GDARD Reference:  S24G/03/13-14/0274

Applicant:  Soror Language Services cc

Location:  The site is located on the Erf 24 and Erf 76 of Ruimsig AH, along Pierre Road in Honeydew which falls within the jurisdiction of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in the Gauteng Province.

Proposed Activity:  The applicant illegally commenced with listed activities (Activity 19 GN R327 and Activity 14 of GN R324) in July 2013 in terms of Government Notice R327 of the EIA Regulation, 2014 (as amended in April 2017) within a watercourse on Erf 24 and Erf 76 of Ruimsig AH.  The illegal commencement of the activity has resulted in a non-compliance with Section 24 of the National Environmental Management Act (No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA), and therefore an ex-post facto authorisation process is required for the listed activity which has already taken place.  The Directive issued for non-compliance pertains to the activities which include:

  • Excavation within a watercourse for the purpose of construction of weirs and culverts;
  • The installation of culverts and other flow control measures within a watercourse;
  • The construction of in-stream gabions near the existing culvert to protect the riverbank; and
  • The construction of a pedestrian bridge to the in-stream island.

 Environmental Impact Assessment Process: In terms of Sections 24G and 24F of the National Environmental Management Amendment Act, the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) is considering an application for rectification by Soror Language Services cc for the unlawful commencement of activities listed in terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations under the sub-regulations of Government Notice R544 of 2010.  The EIA Regulations were revised in December 2014 in terms of GNR 982 – 985 and again on 07 April 2017.  The rectification process will therefore be undertaken in terms of Government Notice R324 – R327 of the 2014 EIA Regulations (as amended on 07 April 2017) to obtain an ex post facto environmental authorisation.

Basic Assessment Report Available for Review: The Basic Assessment Report is available for review and comment.  The report can be viewed at the Wilropark Library (Mimosa Street, Roodepoort) from 27 July 2017 to 28 August 2017.  The report is also available for download at

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. Objections and comments to be submitted to Savannah Environmental and must be copied to GDARD (refer to the contact details below)

1). Gabriele Stein of Savannah Environmental
PO Box148, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 656 3237  |  Fax: 086 684 0547
2). The Head of Department: Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Maryjane Ramahlodi: Section 24G Unit Manager - GDARD
PO Box 8769, Johannesburg, 2000
Tel: 011 240 3020/3021/3022

Basic Assessment Report for Public Review
Basic Assessment Report Jul17 6203.65 KB View
Appendix A1 - Locality Map 299.39 KB View
Appendix A2 - Layout Map 1376.8 KB View
Appendix A3 - Layout & Sensitivity Map (Zoom in) 432.27 KB View
Appendix A4 - Layout & Sensitivity Map (Zoom out) 561.7 KB View
Appendix A5 - CBA Map 421.53 KB View
Appendix B - Site photographs 9240.42 KB View
Appendix C - Facility Illustration 549.91 KB View
Appendix D (not applicable) 16.49 KB View
Appendix E1 - Proof of site notices 2101.24 KB View
Appendix E2 - Written Notices 2539.6 KB View
Appendix E3 - Proof of newspaper advertisements 100.2 KB View
Appendix E4 (not applicable) 16.49 KB View
Appendix E5 - Record of Consultation 228.49 KB View
Appendix E6 (not applicable) 16.49 KB View
Appendix E7 (not applicable) 16.49 KB View
Appendix E8 (not applicable) 16.49 KB View
Appendix E9 - Register of I&APs 68.07 KB View
Appendix F (not applicable) 16.49 KB View
Appendix G1 - Ecology Impact Assessment Report 3315.13 KB View
Appendix G2 - Aquatic Impact Assessment Report 2330.6 KB View
Appendix H - Environmental Management Programme 630.9 KB View
Appendix H(a) - Alien Plant and Open Space Management Plan 249.67 KB View
Appendix H(b) - Revegetation and Rehabilitation Plan 489.01 KB View
Appendix H(c) - Erosion Management Plan 159.01 KB View
Appendix H(d) - Environmental Awareness Plan 68.06 KB View
Appendix H(e) - Maps 2500.04 KB View
Appendix H(f) - Project Team CVs 294.86 KB View
Appendix I - Other information (EAP Declaration, Affirmation and CVs) 1394.04 KB View

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