Client: De Beers Marine (Pty) Ltd on behalf of De Beers Consolidated Mines (Pty) Ltd
De Beers Consolidated Mines: Basic Assessment for a Prospecting Right Application for South African Sea Areas 4C and 5c, West Coast, South Africa
On 9 February 2021, De Beers Consolidated Mines (Pty) Ltd (DBCM) lodged an application for a prospecting right with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to undertake offshore diamond prospecting activities in Sea Areas 4C and 5C, off the West Coast of South Africa. An application for Environmental Authorisation (EA) in terms of National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998) (as amended) is required for the planned prospecting activities. SLR Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (SLR) has been appointed as the independent environmental assessment practitioner to undertake the Basic Assessment process in terms of the EIA Regulations, 2014 (as amended) for the above-mentioned project.
The draft Basic Assessment Report (BAR) is available to Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) for a 30-day review and comment period from 4 June to 5 July 2021. A full copy of the report is available for download below. Any comments should be forwarded to SLR at the contact details shown below. Comments should reach SLR by no later than 5 July 2021, using the contact details provided above.