Robertson Bakstene Environmental Authorisation / Gannabosch Clay Mining Rights Application / Oudtshoorn Local Municipality – DAGEOS / Groundwater Development

Robertson Bakstene Environmental Authorisation

Robertson Bakstene (Pty) Ltd

Umvoto Africa (Pty) Ltd has been appointed by, Robertson Bakstene (Pty) Ltd, as the lead consultants to undertake the Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment process for Environmental Authorisation of a brick making facility.  The proposed development will allow the manufacture of clay bricks for the supply to the local construction industry within the Robertson/Montagu/Bonnievale triangle.  The brick factory will support the Gannabosch Clay Mine and provide the beneficiation of the clay.  A Draft Scoping Report has been released to Registered IAP’s and Stakeholders in order to encourage participative dialogue between the proponent and interested and affected persons and to ensure that the application process is transparent, serves the region socio-economically and safeguards the biodiversity of the environment.  The Public Participation process will run for 30 days from 8 Feb to 10 March 2017 following which a Final Scoping Report will be submitted to the DEA&DP Western Cape.… Read the rest

Gannabosch Clay Mining Rights Application

Gannabosch Clay Mine (Pty) Ltd (GCM)

Gannabosch Clay Mine (Pty) Ltd (GCM) have submitted a new mining right application covering a portion of the farm Gannabosch Vlakte, portion 51, for the mining of brick/shale clay from the property. The proposed development of the GCM clay mine would allow the manufacture of clay bricks for the local supply of the local construction industry within the surrounding towns.… Read the rest

Oudtshoorn Local Municipality – DAGEOS

Oudtshoorn Local Municipality

Umvoto has been responsible for the Deep Artesian Groundwater Exploration for Oudtshoorn Supply (DAGEOS) project since 2001. The project aims to explore for and abstract groundwater from the deep Peninsula Formation aquifer (~400 meters below ground), along a geological structure termed the Witkliprug Anticline 20 km south of Oudtshoorn. A single high yielding (40-50 l/s) artesian production borehole currently exists, and exploration and production drilling is underway to expand the wellfield.… Read the rest

Groundwater Development

Overstrand Local Municipality

Umvoto is responsible for all groundwater development aspects (exploration, monitoring, and modeling) and wellfield management at Hermanus (Gateway, Camphill and Volmoed Wellfields) and Stanford (Kouevlakte Wellfield), along the Overberg coastline of the Western Cape.

The Stanford primary aquifer is conjunctively used by the municipality as well as agricultural, industrial and private users.… Read the rest