Client: United Manganese of Kalarari (Pty) Ltd
UMK Closure Amendment EIA
United Manganese of Kalahari (Pty) Ltd (UMK) is an opencast manganese mine located to the south of the town of Hotazel in the Northern Cape Province and lies directly adjacent and to the west of the R380 provincial road.
UMK is proposing to apply for an amendment of its environmental management programme (EMPr) on farm Botha 313, the remaining extent (RE) of the farm Smartt 314, and portion 1 and RE of the farm Rissik 330.
The mine consists of open-pit mining sections, crushing and screening operations, run of mine, stockpiles, waste rock and product stockpile dumps, and associated support and administrative infrastructure. UMK is proposing to change the approved surface layout for the mine to optimize their mining operations.
This EIA Report is being distributed for a 30-day comment period from 25 March- 25 April 2022 in order to provide I&APs with an opportunity to comment on any aspect of the proposed project and the findings of the S&EIA process to date. Copies of the full EIA Report, Executive Summary and Background Information Document are available below for download.