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SANSA Basic Assessment for Proposed Development of Radio Antennae, Matjiesfontein

The South African National Space Agency proposes to construct new radio antennae and associated infrastructure on two sites on Portion 8 of Farm 148, Koenie Kraal, near Matjiesfontein in the Western Cape Province.

The proposed development will include the following:

  • One site housing 4 deep space navigation antennae up to 45m in height, with a footprint of 360m², a Ka-antenna 18m in height with a 400m² footprint and 3 smaller antennas of up to 12m in height, each with a footprint of 100m².
  • This site will also have two 900m² curbed gravel parking areas, an operations building (525m²) inclusive of ablutions, conservancy tank and fire management system with adjacent security booth. A second building of equal size (525m²) will be used as a workshop, fuel storage and house the backup generator power supply. This building will connect to the offsite Eskom substation, with a 750m overhead powerline (22kv) and then run a below ground power cable to infrastructure within the site. Water will be sourced from the municipal supply via 50mm below ground PVC pipe, with the intention of supplementing water supply with an onsite borehole. Fibre lines will also run below ground in PVC ducting. The entire site will be fenced with ClearVu/diamond mesh fence with flatwrap on top.
  • The second site will include two short/long laser rangers which are the size of a shipping container, individually fenced, as well as an administration hut- solar panels will form part of the roofing of the infrastructure to supply power.
  • Other associated infrastructure includes Internal, gravel access roads 4m wide and laydown areas.

NOTIFICATION: SUBMISSION OF THE FINAL BASIC ASSESSMENT REPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES FOR THE PROPOSED SANSA DEVELOPMENT OF RADIO ANTENNA AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE ON PORTION 8 OF FARM 148 (KOENIE KRAAL) NEAR MATJIESFONETIN IN THE WESTERN CAPE.

EIA REFERENCE: 14/12/16/3/3/1/2267

Should you wish to submit any further comments please do so in writing directly to the Department case officer, Mr Herman Alberts (Email: HAlberts@environment.gov.za) with (cesct@cesnet.co.za) in copy and quote the application reference number 14/12/16/3/3/1/2267

Published:

13 February 2021


Review Period:

N/A

Contact Person: Mr Herman Alberts
Email: halberts@environment.gov.za and cesct@cesnet.co.za.co.za
Tel: 021-045 0900

Final Basic Assessment Report

Final Basic Assessment Report

 

Appendix A-F within the Basic Assessment Report

 

Appendix G1: Specialist Reports

Ecological Impact Assessment Heritage Impact Assessment

Appendix 1-6 within the HIA Report

 

Appendix 2: Archaeological Impact Assessment

 

Appendix 3: Palaeontological Impact Assessment

 

Appendix 4: Visual Impact Assessment

 

Appendix G2: Curricula Vitae of the Project Team- Within the BA report

Appendix G3: EAP Undertaking Under Oath- Within the BA report

Appendix G4: Specialist Declarations- Within the BA report

Heritage Final Comment

 

Final Environmental Management Programme

 

Comments and Responses Report

Comments and Responses Report Apppendix 1 Apppendix 2 Apppendix 3

 

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