Expansion of the Vygekraal Cemetery, Rylands

02 November 2023 | Client: Vygekraal Cemetery Board

Environmental Authorisation (EA) for the proposed expansion of the Vygekraal Cemetery and associated infrastructure on Erf 171553 and Erf 171554, Rylands was obtained on 11 September 2015. A condition of the EA requires that dewatering be undertaken in order to maintain groundwater levels at approximately 2 m below burial depth. An Amendment to the EA would be required in order for dewatering to a shallower depth to be implemented. SLR has been appointed by the Vygekraal Cemetery Board as the independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner to undertake the Part 2 (substantive) EA Amendment process.


On 20 October 2023 the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning granted and issued an Amended Environmental Authorisation for the expansion of the Vygekraal Cemetery. A notification letter informing Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) of the decision and setting out the appeal procedure, as well as the full Amended Environmental Authorisation, are available for download below.

Any appeal submissions must be sent to the appeal authority within 20 days of the notification date (i.e. 20 days from 2 November 2023).