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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)






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impact is so minor as invasive. The samples will be sent for analysis in terms of Chrome and Manganese. Drilling method: Drilling will be conducted by contractor using 48mm core drill to yield samples at depth of up to 150m. The samples will be logged by geologist and transported to Geo-Science lab for full analysis. Note that at each drill site it may be required to drill a series of fanned holes (i.e. holes at different angles from the same position). Drilling will be conducted vertically and inclined. This will result in less environmental damage given that fewer sites will be disturbed. 50 boreholes are planned to be drilled to determine availability of coal.


(i) DESCRIPTION OF PLANNED NON-INVASIVE ACTIVITIES: (These activities do not disturb the land where prospecting will take place e.g. aerial photography, desktop studies, aeromagnetic surveys, etc) Desktop analysis (Satellite imagery, available mapping, literature review, etc). This phase has already been initiated through a literature review of geological articles and previous prospecting which took place on site. The synthesis of this information and the use of the information gained from this prospecting cycle will provide the full picture of the deposit as required by the applicants. Geophysical Electromagnetic Survey is conducted through the passing of an electric field through two points in the veld. The aim of such survey is to determine any anomalies which may be present in the underlying geology. This phase merely requires the carrying of the two machines into the veld and the passing of the electric current through the underlying substrate/ore body. No samples are taken and no digging is required. The information gained from the Electromagnetic Survey may result in a possible review of proposed drill positions. If this does prove to be the case, then such minor amendment to both the Prospecting Work Programme and Environmental Management Plan will be lodged with the DMRE to cater for such changes. Note however that even though the positions of the drill holes may alter slightly, the method and environmental impact attenuation measures will not require adjustment - just the positions of the drill holes.


Monday, August 28, 2023 - 14:24




KZN 30/5/1/1/2/11422PR



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