Kameelhoek mine environmental authorisation audit


Essential Prospects was awarded an environmental authorisation for Kameelhoek mine on 12 December 2016. Ukwazi was appointed to undertake an audit of the environmental authorisation and conditions in the mine’s environmental management programme.


Portion 1 of Farm 477 (Kameelhoek) and the remaining extent of the Farm 478, near Postmasburg, Northern Cape.


A mining right application and environmental authorisation process were undertaken in 2015 for the proposed Kameelhoek Mine.

Essential Prospects was awarded an environmental authorisation on 12 December 2016, while the mining right was granted on 11 September 2018 (reference number: NC30/5/1/2/2/10088 MR).

Construction of the mine has not yet commenced.

The scope of this audit focuses on compliance with the 2015 environmental impact assessment and environmental management programme report, and the environmental authorisation for the mine issued by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (“DMRE”) on 12 December 2016.