Environmental Authorisation: Eskom Eloff Substation Expansion and Powerline Deviation

Project:               Application for Environmental Authorisation for the proposed Eloff Substation expansion and powerline deviation outside Eloff Town, Mpumalanga

Applicant:                  Eskom

Reference number:    14/12/16/3/3/1/1904

Jones & Wagener (Pty) Ltd Engineering and Environmental Consultants (J&W) would like to inform you that Eskom Holdings Ltd (Eskom) has been granted an Environmental Authorisation (EA) for the proposed Eloff substation expansion and powerline deviation outside the town of Eloff in Mpumalanga.

The EA was granted by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) on Friday, 7 September 2018, in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998, as amended) (NEMA) and the NEMA Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (Government Notice R982 in Government Gazette 38282 of 4 December 2014, as amended) (NEMA EIA Regulations).

As required by Section 4(2) of the NEMA EIA Regulations, all registered Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) must be notified of the decision within 14 days of the date of the decision on the authorisation. As per the EA, we would like to draw your attention to Chapter 2 of the NEMA National Appeal Regulations (Government Notice R993 in Government Gazette 38303 of 8 December 2014, as amended) (NEMA Appeal Regulations) which prescribes the appeal procedure to be followed.

Should any party wish to appeal any aspect of the decision, an appeal must be submitted to the Minister of Environmental Affairs within 20 days from the date of this notification.

The appeal submission must be submitted in writing in the form obtainable from the DEA and be accompanied by:

  • A statement setting out the grounds of appeal;
  • Supporting documentation which is referred to in the appeal submission; and
  • A statement, including supporting documentation, by the appellant to confirm compliance with Regulation 4(1) of the NEMA Appeal Regulations.

Appeals must be submitted in writing to:

The Director: Appeals and Legal Review, Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)

By email: appealsdirectorate@environment.gov.za

By hand: Environment House, 473 Steve Biko Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083

By post: Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001


Attached is a guideline on the submission of appeals and the prescribed appeal form. You are also welcome to visit the Department’s website at https:www.environment.gov.za/documents/forms#legal_authorisations or request a copy at appealsdirectorate@environment.gov.za.

Please note that the reasons and decisions for granting the authorisation are included in the attached EA.

For more information contact:

Gina Martin / Jacqui Hex

P.O. Box 1434, Rivonia, 2128

Tel: 011 519 0200, Fax: 011 519 0201

Email: gina@jaws.co.za / jacqui@jaws.co.za


  • EA and Appeals Guideline