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PAIA Requests for Environmental Records

Request to DEA for correspondence between the Atha-Africa Ventures (Pty) Ltd relating to the planned Yzermyn in the Mabola Protected Environment

7 December 2016

Department of Environmental Affairs
Reference Number:
CER-2016-DEA-0007 (Atha 2nd request)

Copies of the following records are requested in respect of the proposed Yzermyn underground coal mine in Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga Province:

  1. Any correspondence between Atha-Africa Ventures (Pty) Ltd (Atha) and the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and/or the Minister of Environmental Affairs (Minister) regarding her consent/permission to mine commercially in the Mabola Protected Environment, as contemplated in section 48(1)(b) of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act 57 of 2003 (NEMPAA), since Atha’s motivation for such consent/permission was submitted during or about May 2016;
  2. Any internal memoranda concerning Atha’s request for such consent/permission;
  3. Any decision in respect of such request for consent/permission;
  4. If such decision has been taken, then the reasons for that decision.

For further information please email [email protected].