Heritage Cases

5MVA Load Shift from Unin-Syferkuil





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Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, Limpopo Operating Unit (LOU) intends to construct the powerline for the above-mentioned project. The powerline will include new 1107.17 M MV which will T-off from the existing powerline in pole number UMY139/51/39 (refer to the Span plan sheets and the Pegging Coordinates for more information) traversing on thefarm Doornfontein 912 LS portion 07 in Polokwane Local Municipality of Capricorn District Municipality of the Limpopo Province.


Environmental Screening of the powerline route was conducted during the survey of the project and pegging of the route by Survey team and site verification by Environmental Practitioner which lead to the generation of the servitude planning documents [Distribution Environmental Screening Document (DESD), Wayleave, Span plan and Pegging coordinates attached for your reference].No Heritage resources were observed on site to 6.3 of the DESD.The project area is an open field which is currently used for residential purposes and it’s already disturbed by current land use activities such as the roads, existing powerline, grazing and firewood collection by the community and property boundary fences lines. Given the observation that the area is already disturbed, Eskom LOU request the Heritage Compliance Agency to exempt this project from full heritage assessment studies or any further AIA/HIA studies and grant us permission to proceed with the development as proposed. However, should any of the heritage resources, including graves or human remains be encountered or discovered during construction, Eskom shall immediately cease construction, inform LIHRA office, other relevant Department and as soon as possible contract a professional archaeologist to inspect the findings and conduct investigation as prescribed by the Act.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:38






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