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Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998) (NEMA), and the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations 2014 (as amended), that Henred Trading (Pty) Ltd applied for:

  • environmental authorization to mine aggregate from a portion of Remaining Extent of Farm 89, Ngquza Hill Local Municipality, Eastern Cape Province.
  • environmental authorization in terms of regulation 16(1) of the EIA Regulations to stockpile material on the above-mentioned property.
  • a mining permit in terms of Section 27 of the MPRDA;

The proposed mining footprint will be 5 ha and will be developed over an undisturbed area of the farm.  The mining method will make use of blasting in order to loosen the hard rock; the material will then be loaded and hauled to the crushing plant where it will be screened to various sized stockpiles. The aggregate will be stockpiled until it is transported from site using tipper trucks. All mining related activities will be contained within the approved mining permit boundaries.

In addition to the mining permit application, the applicant proposes to establish a 19-ha area for stockpiling and crushing of the material mined from the quarry on the same property. The material will be transported from the quarry into the stockpile area where it will be screened/crushed and stockpiled until removed from site.

The proposed two projects trigger the following listed activities in terms of NEMA, and the EIA Regulations 2014 (as amended):

  • GNR 983 Listing Notice 1 Activity 21 as amended:

Any activity including the operation of that activity which requires a mining permit in terms of section 27 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, as well as any other applicable activity as continued in this Listing Notice or in Listing Notice 3 of 2014, required to exercise the mining permit.

  • GNR 983 Listing Notice 1 Activity 27 as amended:

The clearance of an area of 1 hectare or more, but less than 20 hectares of indigenous vegetation.

  • GNR 985 Listing Notice 1 Activity 28 as amended:

Residential, mixed, retail, commercial, industrial or institutional developments where such land was used for agriculture, game farming, equestrian purposes or afforestation on or after 01 April 1998 and where such development:

  1. ii) will occur outside an urban area, where the total land to be developed is bigger than 1 hectare.

excluding where such land has already been developed for residential, mixed, retail, commercial, industrial or institutional purposes.

  • GNR 985 Listing Notice 3 Activity 12 as amended:

The clearance of an area of 300 square metres or more of indigenous vegetation.

  1. Eastern Cape
  2. Within any critically endangered or endangered ecosystem listed in terms of section 52 of the NEMBA or prior to the publication of such a list, within an area that has been identified as critically endangered in the National Spatial Biodiversity Assessment 2004;
  3. Within critical biodiversity areas identified in bioregional plans;

The Daft Basic Assessment Reports (DBAR) with Environmental Management Programmes (EMPR) will be made available for comments as follows:

  • Mining Permit Application, from 20 May 2024 to 21 June 2024; and
  • Stockpile (EA) Application, from 3 June 2024 to 3 July 2024.

Copies thereof can be obtained from Greenmined upon request or downloaded from alternatively be viewed at Pondoland Quarry.  Interested and Affected Parties are invited to provide written comments. Should additional information be required it can be obtained from Greenmined. Please use EC 30/5/1/3/2/10843 MP as a reference when commenting.

By taking part in this process, you hereby consent, in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”), to the lawful processing of your personal information by Greenmined, which personal information may be used as part of documentation pertaining to the Environmental Authorisation application process.  By providing your details and by taking part in this process you authorise such information to be shared for the purpose of this application.

The contact consultant is Greenmined Environmental, Suite 62, Private Bag X15, Somerset West, 7129 or contact Zoë Norval at (072) 759 9059 or Tel (021) 851 2673, (Fax) (086) 546 0579, (email)

Environmental Consultant & Contact Person:

Greenmined Environmental (Pty) Ltd

Zoë Norval

Postnet Suite 62

Private Bag X15

Somerset West


Tel:      021 851 2673

Fax:      072 759 9059

Cell:     076 792 6327



Henred Trading (Pty) Ltd

P.O. Box 3101

Erf 455



Contact Person: Mr James Arthur

Tell: 083 625 2910 / 076 816 7841




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