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PAIA Requests for Environmental Records

Request to Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries for entities that have applied for and/or have been granted, Environmental Authorisations

1 February 2021

Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries
Reference Number:

The Centre For Environmental Rights requested copies of the following records:

  • List of all the entities and/or persons that have applied for, and/or have been granted, Environmental Authorisations (EA) in terms of Chapter 4 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014 as amended (published under GN R982 in GG 38282 of 4 December 2014) and National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998, for the development and related operation of facilities or infrastructure for the generation of electricity from non-renewable resources (coal and gas)
  • The list is restricted to applications for coal-fired and gas-fired power generation facilities with the electricity output of 20 megawatts (MW) and above, during the period of January 2016 to date (January 2021).

The following were the documents received from the Department:

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Section 24of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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