Client: Sedibelo Resources Limited
Kruidfontein Mining Right Application and Triple Crown Project EIA & EMPr
Sedibelo Resources Limited (SRL) (previously known as Sedibelo Platinum Mines Limited), through its South African operating subsidiaries Pilanesberg Platinum Mines (Pty) Ltd (PPM), Itereleng Bakgatla Mineral Resources (Pty) Ltd (IBMR), Richtrau No. 123 (Pty) Ltd and C&L Mining and Resources (Pty) Ltd (C&L), has mining interests over various properties to the northwest and north of the Pilanesberg National Park. In 2022, IBMR ceded the Mining Right for the Wilgespruit Project to PPM.
This Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process consists of two parallel processes, a Mining Right Application (MRA) for the Kruidfontein Project and the consolidation of the Kruidfontein Mining Right (MR) (should it be approved by the North West Department of Minerals and Energy - DMRE) and the approved Magazynskraal MR into the approved Wilgespruit Project MR (the Triple Crown Project). The proposed Triple Crown Project site is located northwest of the Pilanesberg National Park within the Moses Kotane Local Municipality (MKLM) in the North West Province of South Africa.
The objective of this Environmental Authorisation (EA) application is in support of creating “one mine”. The total extent of the Triple Crown Project area will be equivalent to 16 927 ha. SLR Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (SLR) was appointed as the Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) to undertake the regulatory EIA and associated EMPr Amendment process for the proposed Triple Crown Project. In this regard, PPM intends to lodge an application for EA to the DMRE in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA), the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (No. 28 of 2002) (MPRDA) and other relevant legislation.
This Scoping Report has been distributed in order to provide I&APs with an opportunity to comment on any aspect of the proposed project and the findings of the EIA process to date. All identified I&APs were notified of the opportunity to comment on the Scoping Report and provided with a copy of the Non-Technical Summary of this BAR. The notice advised of the review period and confirmed this Scoping Report’s availability for download on the SLR and MTS websites.
Any comments should be forwarded to MTS at the address: mts-engage.co.za/sedibelo, or the telephone/fax numbers or e-mail address shown below. For comments to be included in the updated Scoping Report, comments should reach MTS by no later than 7 September 2022.