Client: De Beers Consolidated Mines (Pty) Ltd

De Beers Consolidated Mines: Environmental Impact Assessment Process for Bulk Sampling Activities, Sea Concession 6C, West Coast

De Beers Consolidated Mines (Pty) Ltd (De Beers) has submitted an application for a Prospecting Right (DMR Ref No. NC30/5/1/1/2(12189PR)) over Sea Concession 6C off the West Coast of South Africa. As part of the Prospecting Right application, De Beers plans to undertake bulk sampling activities within the Sea Concession area. An application for Environmental Authorisation (EA) in terms of National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998) (as amended) is required for the planned bulk sampling activities. SLR Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (SLR) has been appointed as the independent environmental assessment practitioner to undertake the Scoping and EIA process in terms of the EIA Regulations, 2014 (as amended) for the above-mentioned project.

Status

The Scoping Report has been updated to incorporate the comments received during the public and authority comment and review period and is submitted to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy for acceptance. If the updated Scoping Report is accepted, the project will proceed onto the EIA Phase.

Contact Person:

Rizqah Baker / Nicholas Arnott