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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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Mutsho Power Project near Makhado, Limpopo Province Mutsho Power (Pty) Ltd


Project Name: Mutsho Power Project

Applicant: Mutsho Power (Pty) Ltd

Proposed Activity: The construction, and operation of a new 600MW baseload coal-fired power station and associated infrastructure, including:

  • Power generation units utilising Pulverised Coal (PC) (with Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD)), or Circulating Fluidised Bed (CFB) boiler technology.
  • Dry cooling methods.
  •  Dry ash disposal.
  • Coal to be sourced from the Makhado Colliery, to be developed approximately 20km south-east of the project site and transported to site either via a new 22km rail loop, proposed for development between Makhado Mine and the existing Huntleigh railway siding, or via road transport.

Project Location: Two properties have been identified for the development of the proposed project:

  • Remainder of the Farm Du Toit No. 563
  • Remainder of the Farm Vrienden No. 589

The possibility exists that the proposed project may be developed in its entirety on either of the abovementioned properties, or alternatively portions of the project may be developed on both.  The properties are approximately 7km south-west of Mopane and approximately 20km north-west of the Makhado Colliery, in the Musina Local Municipality, of Vhembe District, Limpopo Province.

Application for Environmental Authorisation:An Integrated Application for Environmental Authorisation (EA) in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) and a Waste Management License (WML) in terms of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (No. 59 of 2009) is being undertaken for the project.  A full Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment (S&EIA) process is required in support of this application process.  The S&EIA process will support future applications for an Atmospheric Emission License (AEL) in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act (No. 39 of 2004) (NEM:AQA), and Water Use License (WUL) in terms of the National Water Act (No. 36 of 1998) (NWA).

Scoping Report Available for Review: A Scoping Report is available for review and comment.  The report is available at the Musina-Nancefield Public Library (3 Ralph Small Street, Nancefield), the Louis Trichardt Public Library (Erasmus Street, Louis Trichardt), ard the Makhado Centre of Learning (Tanga Farm, along D745) from 25 August 2017 – 26 September 2017.  The report is also available for download on  The due date for written comment is 26 September 2017.

Please submit comments, in writing, to Savannah Environmental:

Gabriele Stein of Savannah Environmental 

Post: P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157, Johannesburg

Tel: 011 656 3237  |  Fax: 086 684 0547


Scoping Report
Scoping Report 9601.15 KB View
Appendix A - CVs 6623.76 KB View
Appendix B - not applicable 45.5 KB View
Appendix C1 - I&AP Database 89.92 KB View
Appendix C2 - Adverts & Site Notices 1753.54 KB View
Appendix C3 - BID 6770.18 KB View
Appendix C4 - Organs of State Correspondence 1429.75 KB View
Appendix C5 - Stakeholder Correspondence 4647.86 KB View
Appendix C6 - Comments Received 3216.31 KB View
Appendix C7 - Minutes of Meetings 1007.44 KB View
Appendix C8 - Comments and Responses Report 462.83 KB View
Appendix D - Ecology Scoping Study 1964.96 KB View
Appendix E - Air Quality Scoping Study 551.32 KB View
Appendix F - Climate Change Scoping Study 699.92 KB View
Appendix G - Aquatic Ecology Scoping Study 1111.41 KB View
Appendix H - Wetlands Scoping Study 1668.23 KB View
Appendix I - Surface Water Scoping Study 1138.34 KB View
Appendix J - Geohydrology Scoping Study 1256.44 KB View
Appendix K - Soils Scoping Study 866.17 KB View
Appendix L - Archaeology and Heritage Scoping Study 11364.84 KB View
Appendix M - Palaeontology Scoping Study 787.4 KB View
Appendix N - Noise Scoping Study 1445.36 KB View
Appendix O - Visual Scoping Study 6303.05 KB View
Appendix P - Socio-Economic Scoping Study 1141.44 KB View
Appendix Q - Traffic Scoping Study 1551.48 KB View

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