Transnet Brine Pond

Application for Regularisation of the Unlawful Waste Management Activity: Construction and Operation of a Brine Pond at the Port of Saldanha

Short Project Title: Transnet Brine Pond
Project Title: Application for Regularisation of the Unlawful Waste Management Activity: Construction and Operation of a Brine Pond at the Port of Saldanha
Project Synopsis: Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) Saldanha received Environmental Authorisation (EA) from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) for the construction of a Reverse Osmosis (RO) Desalination Plant at the Iron Ore Handling Facility (IOHF - the site), Port of Saldanha on 17 November 2008. At the time of authorisation, the project did not trigger the need for a Waste Management Licence (WML) in terms of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008 (NEM:WA).
At the time of construction and the commencement of storage of brine on the site in 2012, these activities triggered waste management activities in terms of Category B of GN 718 of 3 July 2009, promulgated in terms of NEM:WA. These activities required a WML, which was not obtained, and by implication, the construction and operation of the RO Desalination Plant commenced unlawfully.
SRK Consulting (South Africa) Pty Ltd (SRK) has been appointed to undertake the application process for the regularisation of unlawful commencement of a waste management activity in terms of section 24G of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998), as amended.
SRK Project Reference Number: 512499
Official Reference: DEA Ref. No.: CD:Enf/2015/Transnet Port of Saldanha/14/13/9/6/127
Project Location: Port of Saldanha
Status of the project: The draft application, containing all relevant information regarding the brine ponds and associated impacts is available for public review on SRK website on (via the ‘Library’ and ‘Public Documents’ links) before submission to the DEA.Stakeholders are invited to comment on the application and/or register on the project database. Submissions from stakeholders must include their name, contact details (specifying the preferred method of notification, e.g. e-mail) and an indication of any direct business, financial, personal, or other interest which they have in the application, to the contact person below, by 9 March 2018.
SRK Project Manager: Sharon Jones
Contact person: Amy Hill
Contact Email:
Contact Number: 021 659 3060



 Document  File Size  Date  Status  
Draft Application Form 789 KB Feb  2018 Active



 Document  File Size  Date  Status  

A_Locality Map

1,617 KB Feb  2018 Active

B_Site Plans

957 KB Feb  2018 Active

C_Operating Licence (Owners Consent)

1,571 KB Feb  2018 Active


2,118 KB Feb  2018 Active

E1_DWA_Approval of General Authorisation_23 May 14

530  KB Feb  2018 Active

E2_Transnet CWDP

733 KB Feb  2018 Active

E3_Environmental Authorisation

 622 KB Feb  2018 Active

E3b_Environmental Authorisation

169 KB Feb  2018 Active

E3c-Appeal Decision

406 KB Feb  2018 Active

E3d_Appeal Decison 2

53 KB Feb  2018 Active

E4_Atmospheric Emission Licence

1,614 KB Feb  2018 Active

H1_RO Plant Commissioning Specification

1,874 KB Feb  2018 Active

H2_Monitoring Wells Co-ordinates

156 KB Feb  2018 Active


204 KB Feb  2018 Active


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