Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment (S&EIA) for Ludidi Community Afforestation in the Eastern Cape

Project Overview The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), through its implementing agent Rural Forestry Development (RFD) has identified new areas with forestry potential for establishing a community-based commercial afforestation project in the Ludidi area, which is an expansion of the Ludidi South forestry project in the Eastern Cape Province. The Ludidi community is under the leadership…

Development of an Environmental Management Framework for the Umgungundlovu District Municipality

The uMgungundlovu District Municipality (UMDM) has, with the support of the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), undertaken to develop an Environmental Management Framework (EMF) that builds on the recently completed Strategic Environmental Assessment and Management Plan (SEMP). It is required that information related to key environmental features established in the…

Scoping and EIA for the Proposed Expansion of the Pietermaritzburg Airport

ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION Environmental Authorisation was issued by the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) on 14 June 2017 in terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regulations promulgated in Government Notice 38282 (4 December 2014), in terms of Section 24(5) (read with Section 44), of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA), No. 107 of…

Development of a Natural Resource Management Strategy and Implementation Plan for KwaZulu-Natal

DEVELOPMENT OF A STRATEGIC PROVINCIAL NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN Research Context The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) NRM programme represent one of government’s most significant responses to the degradation of natural systems and the loss of associated ecosystem services. These programmes contribute to poverty alleviation through the labour intensive approach to NRM and the associated…