Question NW3016 to the Minister of Environmental Affairs

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08 September 2015 - NW3016

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

Whether, with regard to the awarding of the tender for the development of Portions 87, 148, 149 and the remainder of Portion 1 of the farm Rietfontein 61 IR, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality and in view of the Final Environmental Impact Assessment Report Gaut: 002/13-14/E0153 (details furnished), all graves and/or grave yards on the specified property that are over 60 years old will be declared as a heritage site; if not, why not; (2) whether she (a) has found that all the graves older than 60 years have been identified and (b) will ensure that no graves will be damaged or destroyed during the construction phase?



(1) and (2) The National Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has no record of an application for environmental authorisation for the abovementioned project. The application was lodged with the provincial department of environmental affairs, the Gauteng Department of Rural Development (GDARD), for which the MEC is the competent authority in terms of S24C of NEMA. Please contact the GDARD for a response.


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