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Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) proposed installation of telecommunication masts and associated infrastructure at various locations in Mpumalanga, South Africa (DEFF Ref: 14/12/16/3/3/1/2216)

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) proposes to construct a high radio telecommunication mast and associated infrastructure at Geluksplaas, Halfgewonnen C and Davel (Mpumalanga), in an effort to improve the communication channels between train conductors along existing freight rails.

In accordance with the EIA regulations, the proposed development required a Basic Assessment to be undertaken in fulfilment of the Environmental Authorisation application. CES Environmental and Social Advisory Services (CES) was appointed by TFR to undertake the Basic Assessment and manage the associated specialist studies. The final reports were submitted to the National Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) on 16 October 2020 for their consideration and decision on the applications, pending a 107-day decision-making period.

Registered Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) will be notified of the outcome within 14 days of the decision being issued by DEFF.

Please direct further comments in writing to the case officer at the below contact details:
TFR Telecommunications Masts – Mpumalanga (Ref: 14/12/16/3/3/1/2216)
Case officer:       Mr Thando Booi
Tel:                       012 399 9387
Email:                  TBooi@environment.gov.za
Subject line:       14/12/16/3/3/1/2215 (Att: Mr Thando Booi)

Published: 20 October 2020
Review Period: N/A

Contact Person: Mr. Aidan Gouws
Email: a.gouws@cesnet.co.za
Tel:

Tel: (+27) 010 045 1372

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