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Pollution & Climate Change

Promote environmental justice, ensure compliance, and strengthen civil society participation.

The 400MW Richards Bay Gas to Power Plant

Internal Appeal: Environmental Authorisation Amendment

groundWork’s appeal documents (May 2021)

Appeal decision of the Minister of the Department of Fisheries, Forestry and the Environment, Barbara Creecy

Appeal correspondence

Review Application: Environmental Authorisation Amendment

Environmental justice groups gW and SDCEA, represented by CER, approached the Pretoria High Court on 20 April 2022 to challenge the reissued environmental authorisation granted to Richards Bay Gas to Power 2 (RB2), a proposed gas to power station in the Richards Bay IDZ. Read the Media Release.

High Court Judgment

Judgment of the High Court, Gauteng Division (per Cilliers AJ) (16 August 2023)

Applicants’ Application for Leave to Appeal

Application for leave to appeal (12 September 2023)