De Beers has been granted Environmental Authorisation to prospect for kimberlite in the heart of the Groot Marico River catchment area. The application area falls across the upper reaches of the river which provides water to the town and neighbouring township, restitution, commercial and game farms, including Madikwe Big 5 Game Reserve, the massive downstream traditional communities, Gaberone capital of Botswana, and the Limpopo River.
The deadline for submitting an appeal is Wednesday 15 March 2017.
The appeal must be submitted on the official appeal form (available from the DEA website - 'Appeal Questionnaire') to the Department of Environmental Affairs as follows:
Attention: Directorate Appeals and Legal Review
By email: email@example.com
By post: Private Bag x447, Pretoria, 0001
By hand: Environment House, Corner Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083
Reference: NW 30/5/1/1/3/2/1/11780EM
Copy of the appeal must be sent to the Department of Mineral Resources:
Attention: Regional Manager, North West Region
By email: Pieter.Swart@dmr.gov.za
By post: Private Bag A1, Klerksdorp, 2570
Details via Mmutlwa wa Noko’s facebook page.