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The South African Heritage Resources Information System (SAHRIS) has undergone a generational upgrade and restructure. These changes to the site include, but are not limited to:

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SAHRA Application Closure

Please note the following concerning applications submitted to the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) during the December 2023 to January 2024 period.

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Special Notice

Following comments received on the proposed Revised Schedule of Fees for applications made to the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA), made in terms of Section 25(2)(l) of the National Heritage Resources Act No. 25 of 1999 (NHRA) and published in the Government Gazette of 22 July 2022, SAHRA hereby publishes the final Revised Schedule of Fees for Applications made to SAHRA. Applications for provision of services submitted to the South African Heritage Resources Authority (SAHRA), in terms of the National Heritage Resources Act, No. 25 of 1999 (NHRA) must be accompanied by a payment of the appropriate fee, taking effect from 1 January 2023

Revised Schedule of Fees for Applications made to the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA)

Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Report for the Puleng Resources (Pty) Ltd: Siding operation in Broodsnyersplaas, Mpumalanga Province




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Puleng Resources (Pty) Ltd has appointed M2 Environmental Connections (Pty) Ltd (referred to as MENCO) to conduct the required environmental studies in order to obtain approval to operate a railway siding at Broodsnyersplaas. This study was conducted under the supervision of Johan Maré of M2 Environmental Connections (Pty) Ltd. Mr. Maré holds a M.Sc. degree in Microbiology from the University of Stellenbosch and has more than 35 years’ experience in the field of Environmental Management and Justin Bezuidenhout of Biosphere Enviro Solutions (Pty) Ltd. Mr. Bezuidenhout holds BA Degree in Geography and Environmental Management and has 9 years’ experience in the field of Environmental and Water Management. Mr Bezuidenhout is also a registered EAP and Aquatic Ecologist. The project entails the incorporation of a washing plant at an existing coal siding that is leased from Transnet Freight Rail. The activities include receiving of coal product by truck over a weighbridge, coal stockpiling, and shunting and loading of the washed coal product. Other activities include dust suppression and general housekeeping such as grading roads and cleaning coal spillage around the rail line. Due to the Broodsnyersplaas siding being operational before the promulgation of the Environmental Conservation Act, 1989, no Environmental Authorisation has been applied for by the former South African Railways. Puleng Resources (Pty) Ltd is applying for an Environmental Impact Assessment in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No 107 of 1998) (as amended).


The following listed activities are triggered: Activity 27 and 34 of GNR 983 Notice 1, and Activity 6 and 19 of GNR 984 Notice 2. The activities which take place at the siding include receiving of coal product by truck over a weighbridge for multiple customers, stockpiling the coal on the siding for different customers prior to dispatch on rail, shunting coal product by truck from stockpiles to the siding lip, loading coal product using front end loaders into TFR wagons and then the train is released from the siding to its destination which is primarily Richards bay Coal Terminal.


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