Eskom Eloff Substation Expansion and Powerline Deviation - Final Basic Assessment Report


Final Basic Assessment Report available for review

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 & Environmental Consultants (J&W) has been appointed by Eskom to undertake the Basic Assessment and associated Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) for the proposed Eloff Substation expansion and powerline deviation.

A Consultation Basic Assessment Report (CBAR) was made available for your review and comments from 29 March to 10 May 2018. We would like to thank all who have provided comments.

The Final Basic Assessment Report (FBAR) has been submitted to the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) for their consideration and a decision on whether or not to grant Environmental Authorisation. A copy of the FBAR is attached below.

Should you have any further comments please submit these directly to Ms Matlodi Mogorosi, the case officer for the application, at the DEA. You can submit your comments by email as follows:

Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)

Contact person: Ms Matlodi Mogorosi

Tel: 012 399 9388


DEA reference number: 14/12/16/3/3/1/1904

The following are the next steps in the process:

  • The DEA will review the FBAR;
  • The DEA will issue a positive or negative Environmental Authorisation, providing reasons for their decision;
  • Stakeholders will be notified of the DEA’s decision within 14 days of receipt of receiving notification from the DEA;
  • Stakeholders will be informed about the details of the appeal process. Any party may appeal the decision taken by the competent authority.

For more information contact:

Anelle Lötter, Tel: (012) 667 4860, Fax: (012) 667 6129, Email:


  • FBAR and its appendices