Proposed Borrow Pits Associated with the upgrading of approximately 20km of District Road DR08035 from the Intersection with the N2 to the intersection with the R61, Clarkebury, Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape Department of Transport (ECDT) requires three (3) borrow pits (mining sites) for the provision of the necessary material for the upgrading of the DR08035 road for 20km between and Clarkebury and the Mjanyana Hospital in the Eastern Cape. The proposed mining sites have been identified along this stretch of road in the general Clarkebury area within the Mbashe and Engcobo Local Municipalities. Authorisations for the upgrading of the road and traversing of watercourses have been applied for to the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) and the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) respectively. The Environmental Authorisation for the DR08035 road upgrade was subsequently approved on the 28th of June 2020. The issuance of the Water use Licence for the affected watercourses is still pending.

In terms of Section 106 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (Act No. 28 of 2002; MPRDA) the Department of Transport is exempted from the application for a Mining Right/Permit but is not exempted from the application for environmental authorisation for the borrow pits. The Department of Mineral Resources & Energy (DMRE) is the competent authority that will consider this application and Basic Assessment Report (BAR).

Should the ECDT obtain an Environmental Authorisation (EA) they may commence with mining following the approved submission of an EMPr and financial provision for rehabilitation to DMR as regulated by the Minerals & Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA, Act 28 of 2002).

Published: 26 November 2021
Review Period: Not Applicable.

Contact Person: Ms Brooke Mason
Tel: 010 045 1376

Final Basic Assessment Report-FBAR

Final Basic Assessment Report


Appendices included in the Final Basic Assessment Report-FBAR:

Appendix A: Project Team, Declaration and CV of the EAP (A1, A2, A3)

Appendix B: Impact Assessment Methodology Appendix

Appendix C: Public Participation (C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C9 (C9A, C9B), C10



Appendix C6: Public meeting minutes and register Appendix C9C: Existing Authorisation


Appendix D: Environmental Management Programme (EMPr)


Appendix E: Specialist Reports

E1: Aquatic Impact Assessment E2: Heritage and Archaeological Impact Assessment E3: Ecological Impact Assessment Report


Appendix F: DFFE Screening Tool Reports and Response Letter

F1: Screening Tool Report Clarkebury Borrow Pit A F2: Screening Tool Report Clarkebury Borrow Pit B F3: Screening Tool Report Clarkebury Borrow Pit C F4: Clarkebury Mining DEA Screening CES motivation letter


Appendix G: Quantum Calculation/ Rehabilitation Cost Report

G1: Quantum Calculation/ Rehabilitation Cost Report ...back to public documents

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