13 June 2016
In this matter, the West Coast Environmental Protection Group (WCPG) is challenging the decision by the Department of Mineral Resources to grant a mining right to Elandsfontein Exploration and Mining (Pty) Ltd (now called Kropz Elandsfontein (Pty) Ltd) in respect of land bordering and in close vicinity the West Coast National Park, near the town of Hopefield in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002.
In the application, WCPG is also challenging the decision of the DMR to approve the environmental management programme for Kropz’s proposed mining operation. It is furthermore asking the Court to declare the failure by Kropz to obtain environmental autorisation in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 unlawful.
The court documents
- Notice of Motion
- Founding Affidavit and annexures CVZ1, CVZ2, CVZ3, CVZ4, CVZ5, CVZ6, CVZ7, CVZ8, CVZ9, CVZ10, CVZ11, CVZ12, CVZ13, CVZ14, CVZ15, CVZ16, CVZ17, CVZ18, CVZ19, CVZ20, CVZ21, CVZ22, CVZ23, CVZ24, CVZ25, CVZ26, CVZ27, CVZ28, CVZ29, CVZ30 and CVZ31 (annexures to be uploaded soon)
- Affidavit by a geochemist and annexure MS1