Electrical Grid Connection for the Banna ba Pifhu Wind Energy Facility, Eastern Cape Province

On the 11 June 2020 a Part 1 Application for Amendment of the Environmental Authorisation was submitted to the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries in terms of Chapter 5 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014 as amended.

DEFF Reference Numbers: 12/12/20/2289/1/AM2; 12/12/20/2289/1; and 12/12/20/2289/1/AM1

Please be advised that the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) has decided to grant the application for amendment of the Environmental Authorisation (EA) to the Applicant, Banna ba Pifhu Wind Farm (RF) (Pty) Ltd on 1 July 2020. The Environmental Authorisation was issued on the 21 July 2014 and validity has now been extended to 21 July 2024.

Appeal Procedures for the Banna ba Pifhu Electrical Grid Connection: Attention is drawn to Chapter 2 of the Government Notice No. R993, which prescribes the appeal procedure to be followed. An appellant must submit an appeal to the appeal administrator and a copy of the appeal to the applicant, any registered Interested and Affected Party (I&AP) and any organ of state with interest in the matter within 20 days from the date that the notification of the decision was sent to the registered I&APs by the applicant; or the date that the notification of the decision was sent to the applicant by the Department, whichever is applicable.

Appeals must be submitted in writing to the details below:

Appeals must be submitted to : Director: Appeals and Legal Review, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

By e-mail :

By post    : Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001

By hand   : Environment House, 473 Steve Biko, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083

To obtain the prescribed appeal form and for guidance on the submission of appeals, please visit the Department’s website at or request a copy of the documents at

Please click on the link below to download a copy of the Amendment of Environmental Authorisation, dated 1 July 2020 which must be read in conjunction with the Environmental Authorisation, dated 21 July 2014; and the National Appeals Regulation 2014, as amended.

National Appeal Regulations 2014 as amended

EA 12-12-20-2289-1-AM2_20200701

EA 12-12-20-2289-1_20140721

Arcus Consultancy Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd

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