Highlands South Wind Energy Facility, Eastern Cape Province

Highlands South Wind Energy Facility (RF) (Pty) Ltd appointed Arcus to undertake the Basic Assessment Process for the proposed Highlands South Wind Energy Facility (WEF) and Associated Infrastructure, 20 km west of Somerset East in the Eastern Cape Province.

DEA Reference Number: 14/12/16/3/3/1/1960

In terms of regulation 4(2) of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014 as amended, please be advised that the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has decided to grant Environmental Authorisation (EA) to Highlands South Wind Energy Facility (RF) (Pty) Ltd (the Applicant) on 21 January 2020 for the proposed Highlands South Wind Energy Facility, near Somerset East in the Eastern Cape Province. A copy of the EA and reasons for the decision are available for download below.

Appeal Procedures: 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 I&APs by the applicant.

Appeals and responding statement must be submitted in writing to the details below:

Appeals must be submitted to : Director: Appeals and Legal Review, Department of Environmental Affairs

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 Environmental Authorisation and the National Appeals Regulation 2014, as amended.

EA – 14-12-16-3-3-1-1960

National Appeal Regulations 2014 as amended

Arcus Consultancy Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Contact person: Aneesah Alwie

Tel: +27 (0) 21 412 1529 / Fax: +27 (0) 86 609 7327

Postal address: Office 607 Cube Workspace Cnr Long Street and Hans Strijdom Road, Cape Town 8001