Client: Northam Platinum Limited (Northam)

Northam Platinum Limited: Proposed Relocation of Security Perimeter and Infrastructure Changes at Zondereinde Mine Smelter and Base Metals Recovery Plant

The Zondereinde mine division of Northam is planning to relocate the security perimeter at the smelter and BMR plant complex to allow for future expansions and to cater for infrastructure changes and additions to supporting services and facilities.  The proposed project would also align the processing capacity of the BMR plant with the current design capacity of the smelter.  The proposed changes require the completion of a Basic Assessment process and amendments to the approved Environmental Management Programme (EMPr).


A Basic Assessment Report (BAR) has been compiled and made available for a 30-day public and authority review and comment period from 23 February to 27 March 2018.  The full report is available for download below.  Hard copies of the report will also be available at the Thabazimbi and Northam public libraries from 23 February 2018.  Any comments on the BAR should reach SLR at the below contact details by no later than Tuesday 27 March 2018.  The BAR and EMPr will be updated with any comments received and submitted to the Department of Mineral Resources for decision-making.

    SLR Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd   
    PO Box 1596, Cramerview, 2060
    Attention: Ena de Villiers
    Tel: (021) 461 1118/9    Fax: (021) 461 1120

Contact Person:

Ena de Villiers