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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.

The full notice is available here: Notice

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)

Hoogland 3 Wind Farm and Hoogland 4 Wind Farm between Loxton and Beaufort West, Western and Northern Cape Provinces





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Red Cap Energy (Pty) Ltd (‘Red Cap’) is proposing to develop four Wind Farms and associated grid connections (together referred to as the Hoogland Project) in an area located between Loxton and Beaufort West in the Northern and Western Cape Provinces. Hoogland 1 and 2 are located to the north closer to Loxton and form the Northern Cluster of Wind Farms that will share a grid connection named the Hoogland Northern Grid Connection. Hoogland 3 and 4 are located closer to Beaufort West and comprise the Southern Cluster which will similarly share a separate grid connection, named the Southern Grid Connection The scope of this report is the Hoogland Southern Wind Farm Cluster (Hoogland 3 Wind Farm and Hoogland 4 Wind Farm), which is subject to a Basic Assessment (BA) process. Even though these are two separate applications they will be considered in the same Pre-Application BA Report. The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) has granted Red Cap permission to combine the two Wind Farms into one Environmental Authorisation Application processes under Regulation 11 (1) of GN R. 982. It is proposed that each wind farm will comprise of up to 60 turbines with a targeted nameplate generation capacity of a maximum of 420MW. The entire footprint for the Hoogland 4 Wind Farm falls within the Western Cape Province, however, a portion of the Hoogland 3 Wind Farm falls within the Northern Cape Province, which is under the jurisdiction of SAHRA.


A Pre-Application phase is being undertaken prior to formally submitting the applications to the DFFE. The purpose of the Pre-application Phase is to provide additional opportunity to engage with stakeholders and to receive inputs and comments regarding the proposed developments outside of the formal BA Process. It will also allow time to address, or provide clarifications, relating to any issues or concerns that may arise as a result of the stakeholder engagement. Although the Pre-Application Phase is not considered to be within the official legislated process and timeframes, the exercise and reporting was undertaken to align with the requirements of Appendix 1 of the 2014 EIA Regulations (GN R982 of 2014, as amended). Further to the above, specialists were requested to assess the impacts of the proposed Pre-application site layout to meet the requirements of Appendix 6 (Contents of Specialist Reports) of GN R982 of 2014 as amended, including specialist protocols outlined in GN 320 (March 2020) and GN 1150 (October 2020).This allowed for a full investigation of potential environmental impacts early in the process and includes detailed mitigation measures that can be investigated at an early stage to ensure that where impacts cannot ‘avoided’, they can be mitigated to ‘minimise’ or ‘reduce’ impacts to acceptable levels.


Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 16:58




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