The proposed Khanyisa IPP: groundWork v Department of Environmental Affairs and ACWA Power Khanyisa Thermal Power Station (RF) (Pty) Ltd
In this matter, groundWork is challenging a decision by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) grant environmental authorisation for ACWA Power Khanyisa Thermal Power Station RF (Pty) Ltd (ACWA)’s proposed coal-fired power station in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (NEMA). An application has been launched in the High Court by the Centre for Environmental Rights, on behalf of groundWork, for an order setting aside the DEA’s decision.
groundWork applied to the Minister of Environmental Affairs (Minister) for condonation for the late lodging of an appeal against the DEA’s decision in terms of the NEMA, but the Minister refused to grant groundWork condonation. An application has therefore been launched out of the High Court for an order reviewing and setting aside the decision the DEA. The DEA’s decision is challenged on the basis that it did not take into account the climate change impacts of ACWA’s proposed coal-fired power station.
Internal Appeal: Environmental Authorisation
High Court Review Proceedings: Environmental Authorisation
Internal Appeal: Provisional Atmospheric Emission Licence Transfer
In October 2017, the Nkangala District Municipality approved the transfer of the provisional atmospheric emission licence for the proposed Khanyisa coal-fired power station from Anglo Operations (Pty) Ltd to ACWA Power Khanyisa Thermal Power Station RF (Pty) Ltd. The Centre for Environmental rights, on behalf of groundWork lodged an appeal against that decision.
Internal Appeal: Water Use Licence
- Notice of Appeal (8 August 2018)
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Request to the Department of Water and Sanitation for access to the Climate Change Vulnerability Risk Assessment conducted in various catchment areas in South Africa (2 November 2018)
27 May 2019
27 May 2019
Request to the Department of Environmental Affairs for access to GHG related information (National Pollution Prevention Plans and Annual Progress Reports) (1 April 2019)
27 May 2019