19 June 2017 - NW1094
Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs
(a) What is the expected revenue and financial benefit for the South African National Parks (SANParks) regarding the proposed Malelane Safari Lodge in the south of the Kruger National Park, (b) were any monies exchanged between private and government entities during the period 01 January 2007 to 31 December 2010 regarding the approval of this project, (c) why has the project stalled for almost a decade and (d) why does her Department continue to approve this project despite the fact that a traffic assessment study has not been completed, as ordered by the last impact review process?
Malelane Safari Lodge:
a) The expected revenue will be higher than the minimum rentals of 6% of actual revenue.
Minimum Rentals are as follows:
Year 1 - R864, 525.55.
Year 2 - R1, 152,700.73.
Year 3 - R1, 440,875.91.
Year 4 - R1, 602,063.32.
Year 5 onwards - R2, 161,313.87.
b) No monies were exchanged.
c) Due to long public participation processes, further delays has recently been experienced due to the BEE partners contractual disputes, the EIA approval was only received in April 2016.
d) The construction of the lodge itself has no impact on the Traffic Impact Assessment associated with the access road in the different projects. The final alignment of the access road will be informed by all the required studies. This EIA study on the realignment of the access road will still commence.