Impendle Local Municipality Spatial Development Framework – Environmental Inputs

NWJ Environmental Consulting was appointed by Isibuko Development Planners to provide environmental inputs for the Impendle Local Municipality Spatial Development Framework (SDF). The study involved a desktop assessment of available data, including wetlands, rivers, agricultural areas, land cover and Critical Biodiversity Areas. The Municipality falls within the buffer zones of the Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage…

Report an Environmental Violation – New Online Portal

The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) has launched an environmental violations portal to report and direct these to the Departments of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), Forestry and Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE) and Water and Sanitation (DWS) for accountability, and as evidence of the violation to human and environmental rights. National Environmental Crimes &…

Greater Kokstad Municipality – Draft Status Quo Report available for review

The Greater Kokstad Municipality (GKM) has identified the need for a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) (Greater Kokstad Local Municipality , 2021), which is an integral part of the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and Spatial Development Framework (SDF), and that will guide future development within the Municipality. Building on previous work including the District Biodiversity Sector…

Ixopo Slums Clearance Housing Project – Notification of Environmental Authorisation

NOTIFICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION FOR THE PROPOSED IXOPO HOUSING PROJECT, PORTION 0 OF ERF 174 STUARTSTOWN, UBUHLEBEZWE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY, KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCE DC43-0006-2020   Notice is hereby given that the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) has granted Environmental Authorisation (EA) for the proposed Ixopo Slums Clearance Housing Project, Portion 0 of Erf 174…

The Economics of Biodiversity – the Dasgupta Review

The Dasgupta Review is an independent, global review on the Economics of Biodiversity led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta (Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge). The Review was commissioned in 2019 by HM Treasury and has been supported by an Advisory Panel drawn from public policy, science, economics, finance and business. The Review calls…

uMhlathuze uMfolozi IDZ Nodal Plan

NWJ Environmental Consulting has been appointed to assist iSiBuko se-Africa with the uMhlathuze uMfolozi Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) Nodal Plan project, on behalf of the King Cetshwayo District Municipality. The study area straddles the uMhlathuze and uMfolozi Local Municipalities, along the N2 highway, and includes mostly areas under commercial forestry plantations. The proposed Richards Bay…

Greater Kokstad Local Municipality Strategic Environmental Assessment

NWJ Environmental Consulting has been appointed as part of the SMEC Project Team to support the development of the Greater Kokstad Municipality Strategic Environmental Assessment. The project will run over 16 months and will include detailed mapping and analysis of the study area to inform land use planning and decision-making.

OR Tambo District Biodiversity Sector Plan

I have been appointed by the OR Tambo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape as part of the Earth Free Consultancy team to compile a Biodiversity Sector Plan (BSP) . The map below indicates the refinement of the 2019 provincial Eastern Cape Biodiversity Conservation Plan (2019 ECBCP) using aerial imagery and 2018 national land cover…