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									Environmental Impact Assessment – Scoping Phase: Proposed New Multi-Products Pipeline (NMPP): Kendal (Mpumalanga Province) to Waltloo (Gauteng Province)




                    ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT –ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REPORT


                                                                           ISSUES TRAIL

                       PROPOSED NEW MULTI-PRODUCTS PIPELINE (NMPP): KENDAL
                       (MPUMALANGA PROVINCE) TO WALTLOO (GAUTENG PROVINCE)

                      ABBREVIATED SUMMARY OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMMENTS/CONCERNS AND
                         SUGGESTIONS RAISED BY INTERESTED AND/OR AFFECTED PARTIES

                                                           OCTOBER 2005 – FEBRUARY 2008



Stakeholders who contributed issues range across all sectors of society. A full record of every issue raised is available from the public
participation offices. Many stakeholders raised the same issue.                       This list of issues does not focus solely on a specific route corridor or
alternative. In stead, it lists all the issues raised by I&APs throughout the study area. In many instances, an issue raised about a particular
corridor/alternative, is also applicable to other corridors/alternatives.

The issues have been arranged into groups of similar issues, and are listed in each group more or less in the order in which they were
received. The name, affiliation and date of the commentator are also indicated. The affiliation, where indicated, of the person who raised the
comment is indicated; as it was at the time the comment was raised. The issues raised by technical specialists and the project proponents
are not included in the list below. Comments made during public meetings are however, included, as well as comments received in other
languages.

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                                                                  INDEX TO ISSUES IN THIS TABLE
1.              GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMMENTS / CONCERNS ................................................................................................................ 1
2.              WATER RELATED COMMENTS / CONCERNS ................................................................................................................................. 5
3.              WATER POLLUTION (LEAKAGE) COMMENTS / CONCERNS........................................................................................................... 8
4.              MINING COMMENTS / CONCERNS ............................................................................................................................................. 10
5.              KENDAL PUMP STATION COMMENTS / CONCERNS .................................................................................................................... 12
6.              PROPOSED NEW COAL-FIRED POWER STATION AND ANGLO COAL DEVELOPMENT ................................................................... 12
7.              EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURES COMMENTS / CONCERNS .......................................................................................................... 16
8.              PROPOSED/PLANNED INFRASTRUCTURES ON ROUTE ALTERNATIVES COMMENTS / CONCERNS .............................................. 18
9.              PROPOSED ROUTES & ROUTE ALTERNATIVES COMMENTS / CONCERNS ................................................................................... 19
10.             PROPOSED ROUTE ALIGNMENTS (MAPS) COMMENTS / CONCERNS .......................................................................................... 27
11.             GENERAL PIPELINE COMMENTS / CONCERNS ........................................................................................................................... 28
12.             SERVITUDE COMMENTS / CONCERNS ....................................................................................................................................... 31
13.             SAFETY & SECURITY DURING CONSTRUCTION COMMENTS / CONCERNS.................................................................................. 35
14.             CONSTRUCTION IMPACTS COMMENTS / CONCERNS ................................................................................................................. 41
15.             GENERAL CONSTRUCTION COMMENTS / CONCERNS ................................................................................................................. 45
16.             SOCIAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC COMMENTS/CONCERNS .......................................................................................................... 49
17.             COMMUNICATION COMMENTS/CONCERNS ............................................................................................................................... 59
18.             GENERAL COMMENTS & CONCERNS RAISED ............................................................................................................................. 67
19.             GOVERNMENTAL COMMENTS/CONCERNS RAISED .................................................................................................................... 76
20.             COMMENTS RECEIVED ON DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL SCOPING REPORT (ESR) .......................................................................... 79
21.             ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS COMMENTS ................................................................................................................................... 80
22.             COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT ESR ................................................................................................................................................ 82




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Note that issues raised by potentially affected landowners are included here as general statements and principles to be borne in mind, rather than providing the exact localised
details provided by the commentator.




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                       Issue/Comment                                                  Raised By                                               Response

           1. GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMMENTS / CONCERNS

DRAFT EIR COMMENTS

It was enquired as to when will I&APs know that the NMPP              Peter Just, Nan Hua Temple                     It is proposed to submit the final EIR to GDACE for review
project is approved.                                                  Bronkhorstpsruit Open Day: 29 01 2008          and decision-making (MDALA to receive a copy as
                                                                                                                     commenting authority) on 18th February 2008. It is
                                                                                                                     envisaged that GDACE might issue the RoD by April/May
                                                                                                                     2008.
It was requested that when the rehabilitation of the                     Lasi Maja, Kungwini Local Municipality      BSJV TO COMMENT
servitude needs to take place, that the Social Services               Bronkhorstpsruit Open Day: 29 01 2008
Department of the Kungwini Local Municipality be
approached to assist with the monitoring and also to submit
their inputs.
Impact Phase
Requested that the wetland on property be rehabilitated               Nelius van Tonder, Property Owner: Farm        It was agreed that consideration will be given to the
should the proposed pipeline traverse his property. This              Vaalbank. One-on-one Meeting (21.02.07)        proposed rehabilitation of the wetland should the pipeline
rehabilitation   to   be   considered   as   part   of   Transnet’s                                                  traverse the property. The BSJV recommended that
compensation for their servitude.                                                                                    discussions take place between the property owner and
                                                                                                                     Transnet to discuss the degree of rehabilitation of the
                                                                                                                     wetland should there be an agreement that rehabilitation
                                                                                                                     of the wetland forms part of the servitude negotiations /
                                                                                                                     compensation. It was suggested that the property owner
                                                                                                                     contact Arup-Worley JV directly regarding this matter.
                                                                                                                     The rehabilitation of wetlands along the proposed route is
                                                                                                                     also included in the EMP.
                                                                      E-mail (06.09.07)                              As confirmation, only the wetland area on the property
                                                                                                                     will be taken into consideration during the servitude
                                                                                                                     negotiations and not the total property as mentioned by
                                                                                                                     the social specialist.



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                       Issue/Comment                                                    Raised By                                            Response

Scoping Phase
   What would the impact of veld fires be on the pipeline?              Mr. Faan Roets, Property Owner: Farm         Veld fires should not have any impact on the pipeline, as
                                                                          Nooitgedacht. Focus Group Meeting          the pipe will be laid underground.     In Kwa-Zulu Natal,
                                                                                         (03.11.05)                  farmers burn sugar cane over the buried pipeline with no
                                                                                                                     adverse effects on the pipeline.
  What would the bio-diversity and general environmental             Clr Cecilia Knox, Councillor: Kungwini Local      A small amount of interruption may be caused during
                  impacts be on residents’ lives?                    Municipality. Registration & Comment Form         construction, however this will be further investigated
                                                                     (08.11.05)                                        during the EIA phase of the project. The EMP will also
                                                                                                                       provide mitigation and management measures to help
                                                                                                                      minimise impacts to both the receiving environment and
                                                                                                                      nearby communities during construction and operation.
Indicated   interested    in    fauna   and   flora,   Servitudes,    Clr Seoketsa Kekana, Councillor: Kungwini      The environmental aspects will be assessed during the
Geohydrology, Noise impact and Dust impact.                          Local Municipality. Registration & Comment      environmental scoping phase, and the outcome of these
                                                                                    Form (08.11.05)                  assessments will be captured in the draft Environmental
                                                                                                                     Scoping Report.
                                                                                                                     Registered I&APs will be informed of the dates and
                                                                                                                     venues of the availability of the Draft Scoping Report for
                                                                                                                     public review. Advertisements will also be placed in local
                                                                                                                     and national newspapers.
Although construction would not have a long-term impact on           Mr. Kobus Botha, Property Owner:       Farms.                         Comment noted
the galagos (bush babies) in the area, the presence of the           Kleinfontein & Rhenosterfontein. One-on-one
galagos’    are    brought     under    the   attention   of   the   visit (08.11.05)
environmental team.




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The Kleinfontein / Donkerhoek / Rhenosterfontein area is            Mr. Kobus Botha, Property Owner:              Farms.   Comment noted
known for the breeding of grass/marsh owls.                         Kleinfontein & Rhenosterfontein. One-on-one
                                                                    visit (08.11.05)


Route alternatives 4 and 7 pass through 2 major water lines,        Mr.   Hugh     Patrickson,      Deputy   Chairman:     Comment noted
a wetland, golden mole potential habitat and a game                 Greater Eastern Magaliesberg Conservancy
conservancy.                                                        Association.    Registration & Comment Form
                                                                    (17.11.05)
An EIA should be undertaken should any construction be              Mr.   Roelf     Coertze,       Experimental    Farm    The health issues would be part of the social impact
planned   that   might    have   a   negative   impact   on   the   Manager:      Marietjie   le   Roux   Experimental     assessment      and     that      air    quality    would      also    be
production of the Marietjie le Roux experimental farm.              Farm. E-mail (22.11.05)                                investigated.    Should it become evident during the
                                                                                                                           scoping phase that any of these aspects need to be
                                                                                                                           investigated further, it will be taken forward to the
                                                                                                                           environmental impact assessment phase.
It seems. there is inconsistency regarding the various              Mr. Noor Khan, Manager-Health, Safety &                It was replied that it was a matter of interpretation, but
sections of the EIA. Would the local municipalities’ be part        Environment: Shell SA.            Key Stakeholder      that the applicable environmental legislation would still be
of the decision-making authorities?                                 Workshop (22.11.05)                                    upheld in that the decision-making authority is the G
                                                                                                                           DACE.      Municipalities      should      not     be   seen    as     one
                                                                                                                           homogenous      mass,       and    the    EIA      team      would    also
                                                                                                                           incorporate their relevant regulations.
For clarity, if the assumption is correct that when references      Mr. ME Matseba, Assistant Director:                    Presentations of this nature are to provide a global picture
are made to existing infrastructures it means that additional       Department of Water Affairs and Forestry.              of the proposed project and EIA process and not to
impacts could be introduced to the proposed area?                   Key Stakeholder Workshop (22.11.05)                    precede any possible negative or positive environmental
                                                                                                                           impacts.
Would the construction of the pipeline be done parallel to the      Mr. ME Matseba, Assistant Director:                    No construction can take place before the decision-
EIA process?                                                        Department of Water Affairs and Forestry.              making authority has approved the EIA.
                                                                    Key Stakeholder Workshop (22.11.05)
There are wetlands on the southern side of the N4, on the           Mr. Kobus Botha, Property Owner: Farms.                Bohlweki-SiVEST       has      been     appointed       to   investigate
farm Donkerhoek, and no construction are allowed to take            Kleinfontein & Rhenosterfontein. One-on-one            matters such as these mentioned by the delegate and to
place along that strip.                                             visit (08.11.05)                                       provide    mitigation       measures       where        impacts       were
                                                                    Nelius van Tonder, Property Owner: Farm                identified. The N4 already caused a certain level of impact
                                                                    Vaalbank. Focus Group Meeting (24.11.05)               to the surrounding area and if the pipeline were to follow

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                                                                                                                       the N4 this would minimise the initial impacts of the
                                                                                                                       construction of the pipeline.
N4 is running through wetland areas, rivers and streams.          Mr. Karl Gribnitz, Chairman: Greater Eastern         Any environmental aspects that would need further
This is within sensitive area and is causing problems. The        Magaliesburg      Conservancy         Association.   investigation would be addressed in the EIA phase. Both
pipeline running next to N4 would also impact on the              Focus Group Meeting (24.11.05)                       the Scoping phase and the EIA phase will consider factors
following sensitive areas:                                                                                             such as land use, conservation areas, biodiversity, flora
Dams, streams. and river catchments would be impacted                                                                  and fauna, heritage areas, etc.
upon.
Moist Cool Highveld Grassland consisted of about 49 000
square kilometres of grassland, 74% has been transformed,
with only 0.29% conserved.
Bankenveld, which is 24 000 square Kilometres. 1.4%
consists of conserved grass and bird species. It takes a long
time to rehabilitate the area that has been destroyed with
the same species and sometimes it becomes impossible to
re-establish the same species to the area.
Grass Owls. These will decrease due to the construction
taking place. This impact must be carefully assessed.
There are colonies of Juliana’s Golden Mole. The proposed
pipeline may traverse mole colonies, it is therefore critical
that a detailed study be undertaken.
The southern corridor will be laid to the south of the
Bronkhorspruit dam.      Any leakage from the pipeline will
have a major pollution impact on the dam.
Why could the existing pipelines between Jameson Park and         Ms.   Jennifer   Kitto,   Assistant     Manager:     The need to expand Petronet’s pipeline infrastructure had
Langlaagte not be used?                                           SAHRA, Focus Group Meeting (22.11.05)                been identified in accordance with requests/forecast from
                                                                                                                       its   clients.    The   existing    pipelines’    diameter    is
                                                                                                                       approximately     300mm,        which     is   insufficient   to
                                                                                                                       accommodate the anticipated additional product loads.
                                                                                                                       One of the reasons for deviating from the existing pipeline
                                                                                                                       route     was    accommodating          housing    and    other
                                                                                                                       developments in areas such as Vosloorus, Katlehong, etc.

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What      types   of   activities   were   planned   between    the    Ms.     Jennifer       Kitto,   Assistant     Manager:     There was an existing pipeline between Alrode and
Langlaagte – Waltloo section?                                          SAHRA, Focus Group Meeting (22.11.05)                      Waltloo and that the pipeline to be constructed between
                                                                                                                                  Kendal and Waltloo would increase the capacity and
                                                                                                                                  flexibility of product supply to Waltloo.
Would it be possible to have a route alternative that follows          Ms.     Jennifer       Kitto,   Assistant     Manager:     The existing pipeline route could not be followed, as there
the existing pipeline and other existing infrastructure, e.g.          SAHRA, Focus Group Meeting (22.11.05)                      was a high level of residential development along a
the R26 and the N12?                                                                                                              substantial portion of the route south of the N12.          With
                                                                                                                                  regards to following the Kliprivier Road and subsequently
                                                                                                                                  running along the N12, it has been investigated, but there
                                                                                                                                  were steep embankments, solid rock and properties
                                                                                                                                  adjacent to the N12 that placed limitations on that route.
As a subterranean Mammal Biologist, advice from the                    Prof Nigel Bennett, Specialist Scientist: Dept             Comment noted.
Department of Zoology & Entomology could be obtained on                of    Zoology      &    Entomology:      University   of
areas where endangered or critically endangered Golden                 Pretoria.   (Registration         &    Comment   Form
Moles may occur with respect to the suggested pipeline                 (05.01.06)
routes.
Cognisance should be taken of the sensitivity of the Lynwood           Prof Nigel Bennett, Specialist Scientist: Dept             Comment noted.
Road / Bronberg Ridge region should a route alternative be             of    Zoology      &    Entomology:      University   of
considered in this area.                                               Pretoria.   (Registration         &    Comment   Form
                                                                       (05.01.06)
Environmental Impact Assessment’s feasibility study to                 Ms. Dorah Mabena, Executive Member: Land                   Social   Impact     Assessment        forms.   part    of    the
include any possible social related impacts.                           Care Forum.        Registration & Comment Form             Environmental     Impact   Assessment       process   and   any
                                                                       (03.01.06)                                                 positive or negative social related impacts would be
                                                                                                                                  assessed during this phase of the project.
Requested that the environmental team should assess the                Mr. Usuf Mallam, Muslim Community Leader:                    Concern noted. Should blasting be considered in the
soil composition in the area of the Muslim and Tribal                  Bronkhorstspruit.                 One-on-one      visit      area, the environmental team will assess any possible
Cemeteries, should blasting be considered.                             (30.01.06)                                                                            impacts.
What      happens      to   open     space    activities   including   Ms.     Michelle       Wheeler,       CTMM,   Manager,        Open spaces will be rehabilitated after construction.
transportation and land uses after construction?                       Environmental            Planning:       Stakeholder’s
                                                                       Meeting (14.12.05).
How would rehabilitation be done?                                            Ms. Michelle Wheeler, CTMM, Manager,                    The 6m registered servitude will be rehabilitated by
                                                                             Environmental Planning: Stakeholders                       means of re-establishment of grass and will be
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                                                                                Meeting (14.12.05).                   maintained by the Petronet’s maintenance department.
                                                                                                                      The working servitude (i.e. not the registered servitude)
                                                                                                                       will be rehabilitated through various activities such as
                                                                                                                      planting trees or replacement of roads or other existing
                                                                                                                                 infrastructures in its original state.
There are two sensitive areas along the Simon Vermooten           Mr. Siegwald Küsel, CTMM Deputy Manager,                  Comment noted and will be forwarded to the
route.                                                            Environmental       Planning:     Stakeholders                        environmental team.
                                                                  Meeting (14.12.05).
Concerned about possible increase in soil erosion as previous     Dr Haffert, Property Owner: Farm Klipfontein.      Concern noted. During the impact assessment phase, the
problems. have been experienced in this regard.                   Correspondence (06.03.06)                          risk of soil erosion will be assessed and should any impact
Concern raised regarding the possible damage to established                                                           be anticipated, the matter will be addressed in through
indigenous, ornamental and fruit trees on the property. The                                                                    the Environmental Management Plan.
indigenous trees serve as a windbreak.                                                                                Any possible impact / risk to indigenous flora would be
                                                                                                                           assessed during the impact assessment phase.
                                                                                                                     These matters will be discussed and addressed during the
                                                                                                                          one-on-one consultation between landowner and
                                                                                                                     Applicant, once a final route alignment has been identified
                                                                                                                                      through the EIA process.
           2. WATER RELATED COMMENTS / CONCERNS

Impact Phase
Wanted to know what impact the construction activities,           Mr. Peet Gouws, Landowner, Public Meeting.         The impact on ground water would be associated with
such as trenching, might have on the ground water.                (01.02.2007)                                       areas where shallow ground water is present.            He said
                                                                                                                     that certain measures will be taken to mitigate any
                                                                                                                     potential negative impacts on the ground water during the
                                                                                                                     construction phase.

He is of the opinion that the ground works will have definite     Mr. Peet Gouws, Landowner, Public Meeting.         Soil horizons should be removed and then replaced in the
impact on the groundwater resources in the area.                  (01.02.2007)                                       same order as they are found to ensure that the
                                                                                                                     hydrology of the area is not altered.

Informed the project team that his property has very high         Mr. Peet Gouws, Landowner, Public Meeting.         Transnet and Petronet have a legal responsibility to

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quality groundwater and he wants to know how potential                 (01.02.2007)                                   manage potential impacts, such as groundwater impacts,
groundwater pollution will be handled, as well as if any                                                              through the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) that
guaranties can be given if something would happen to                                                                  will address the entire life cycle (construction and
influence the water quality.                                                                                          operation) of the project but will mainly focus on the
                                                                                                                      construction phase and associated activities.


He informed the project team that the groundwater on his               Mr. Peet Gouws, Landowner, Public Meeting.     There are shallow ground water areas, perched water
farm has been tested by SABS and that it is been tested                (01.02.2007)                                   table areas, and deeper ground water resources.               The
every   second   week.      The   origin   of    the   fountain   is                                                  possible impact construction activities can probably only
approximately 6m from the ground surface.                                                                             occur in the shallow ground water areas.        The proposed
                                                                                                                      pipeline will only be approximately 1.5 m deep and will
                                                                                                                      most probably not affect any deeper ground water tables
                                                                                                                      and other deeper water resources.        He also stated that
                                                                                                                      the detailed geotechnical studies will identify areas of
                                                                                                                      concern.

                                                                                                                      A one-on-one meeting should be held with Mr. Peet
                                                                                                                      Gouws to establish the significance of the spring.

Informed the project team that he has concerns with regards            Mr. Pieter Venter, Landowner, public meeting   Mr. André Botha, Petronet, gave a positive response. He
to the nominated NMPP route. His farm borders directly on              on 31.01.2007                                  said that the proposed pipeline will only be approximately
the Kendal Pump Station.        There is an existing fountain                                                         1m under ground and that the chances of it having a
approximately 500m west of where the proposed pipeline                                                                negative effect on the fountain are very little.          If the
will leave the Kendal pump station. The fountain has been                                                             water supply to these households be influenced during the
supplying drinking water for the last 35 years to 15                                                                  construction, Petronet will take full responsibility.
households on his property.

                                                                                                                      From an environmental point of view, the area mentioned
There is an existing Petronet water pipeline that runs over
                                                                                                                      is flagged as a wetland area and stringent mitigation and
his property that supplies the pump station with water.
                                                                                                                      management      measures     will   be   in   place     for   the
Requests that Petronet gives them access to the pipeline and
                                                                                                                      construction phase of the proposed pipeline, to ensure
supply the 15 households with water.            The water supply
                                                                                                                      that the existing spring is not impacted upon.
must please be in working order if their water supply gets
cut off during the construction period.

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Stated that they cannot afford to be without water.           A    Mr. Pieter Venter, Landowner, public meeting      The provision of water to the residents from the spring is
contingency plan should be in place before construction            on 31.01.2007                                     an important concern.         However, through the servitude
commences to ensure that their water supply is not cut off                                                           acquisition, negotiations also occur regarding the loss of
and that the Petronet pipeline can supply the households                                                             income or damage to a property and the compensation
with water, with immediate effect should and impact occur.                                                           thereof if any impact should occur.               These types of
                                                                                                                     concerns should be stipulated in the servitude negotiation
                                                                                                                     and acquisition phase and these concerns will receive the
                                                                                                                     highest level of attention.
Stated that her concerns were primarily with the wetlands          Ms. Caroline Yetman, University of Pretoria &     Two seasonal pans are crossed on this section of the
that will be crossed, she is doing research on the bullfrogs in    Endangered Wildlife Trust, at Public Meeting      proposed route alignment between Kendal and Waltloo.
the area and has knowledge of these wetlands.         She also     06.02.2007.                                       He also added that all the wetlands on the route have
wanted to know how many seasonal pans will be traversed.                                                             already been impacted on through existing infrastructure
                                                                                                                     in the area, and the proposed pipeline will follow the
                                                                                                                     existing infrastructure as far as possible.
Ms. Caroline Yetman enquired as to how a wetland would be          Ms. Caroline Yetman, University of Pretoria &     Mr. Joe McMahon, Petronet, stated that Petronet is legally
rehabilitated after the construction of the proposed pipeline      Endangered Wildlife Trust, at Public Meeting      (according to NEMA and the Water Act) obliged to
and who would be responsible for the rehabilitation of the         06.02.2007.                                       rehabilitate the wetlands and any other area, if any
wetlands impacted upon by the proposed pipeline. She also                                                            impact should occur. He also stated that Petronet would
asked whether water purification will be done if and when a                                                          do   whatever     is    required,     including    getting   water
spillage occurs.                                                                                                     specification    and    conducting      water     purification,   to
                                                                                                                     rehabilitate    the    area   where     impact     has   occurred.
                                                                                                                     Petronet would be liable for the area, until the relevant
                                                                                                                     authorities are satisfied that the rehabilitation has been
                                                                                                                     adequate.
Enquired as to how a wetland is rehabilitated after construction   Ms. Caroline Yetman, University of Pretoria &     Mr. Dave Blair replied that the following process would be
has taken place.                                                   Endangered Wildlife Trust, at Public Meeting      implemented:
                                                                   06.02.2007.                                           each wetland would be addressed separately and
                                                                                                                          dealt with according to the type of the wetland
                                                                                                                         the construction methodology will differ for each
                                                                                                                          wetland and that will also be taken in consideration
                                                                                                                         it is important to:
                                                                                                                         remove and replace the substrate of the wetland in

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                                                                                                                           the same order as
                                                                                                                          remove (and keep intact) and replace the indigenous
                                                                                                                           vegetation that is found in each wetland
                                                                                                                          to replace the substrata of the soil in the same order
                                                                                                                           as it was found to ensure that the hydrological
                                                                                                                           functionality of the wetland stays intact.
Wanted to know how and where the proposed route will              Mr.    Gerrit   van   den      Berg,   Atterbury   Mr. Glen Price replied that a one-on-one discussion with
cross the Pienaars River.                                         Developers, at Public Meeting 06.02.2007.          Mr. Van den Berg will be held after the meeting to discuss
                                                                                                                     the aerial photos where the proposed Pienaars River
                                                                                                                     crossing is planned.

SCOPING PHASE
It was mentioned that Anglo Mine is in the process of             Mr. Adie van Taak, Contract Manager: Ingwe         Comment and request noted.
establishing a new coalmine in the Kendal area.         It was    Collieries.     Key   Stakeholder      Workshop
requested that, should this project have any possible impact      (22.11.05)
on the water usage in the area, PHB Billiton should be
consulted.

             3. WATER POLLUTION (LEAKAGE) COMMENTS / CONCERNS

Impact Phase
Should there be a leakage, what would the impact on the           Dr Haffert, Property Owner: Farm Klipfontein.            The pressure of the pipeline would be constantly
groundwater quality be?         The household is completely       One-on-one      Consultation    (14.02.06)   and        monitored by Petronet to detect possible leakages
dependent on borehole water and should there be any               Correspondence (06.03.06)                                 timeously. Petronet also have Environmental
leakage, the impact would be immediate – even before                                                                  Preparedness and Response Plans, and other safety and
detection by Petronet. The property is situated on a slope                                                           security procedures in place to address these issues. The
and should there be a leakage, the house could be                                                                     pipeline routes would be inspected by helicopter, as well
negatively impacted, as the product(s) would leak towards                                                                as occasionally by ground patrols on the servitude to
the house.                                                                                                                         check for any possible leakages.
                                                                                                                     The pipeline is constructed and checked against many
It was mentioned that the fact that the pipeline will be
                                                                                                                     Health and Safety Standards prior to operation of the
inspected implies that there would be a risk of leakage.
                                                                                                                     pipeline.

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SCOPING PHASE
What would be the impact to the underground water should             Mr. Ruan Roets, Property Owner: Farm            The pipelines are completely welded and are pressure
there be a leakage?                                                    Nooitgedacht. Focus Group Meeting             tested to minimise the potential for any possible leakage.
                                                                                    (02.11.05).                      The pressure is constantly monitored to detect possible
                                                                                                                     leakage     timeously.      Petronet     has   Environmental
                                                                                                                     Management and Response Plans, and other safety and
                                                                                                                     security procedures in place to address these issues. The
                                                                                                                     pipeline routes would be inspected by helicopter, as well
                                                                                                                     as,   occasionally,   through   ground   patrols    along   the
                                                                                                                     servitude to check for any possible leakages. During the
                                                                                                                     groundwater assessment, it has also been determined
                                                                                                                     that given the locality of the pipeline and the quantities
                                                                                                                     involved, any leaks are not anticipated to significant
                                                                                                                     impact on groundwater beyond a local extent.            In any
                                                                                                                     event all appropriate design and management measures
                                                                                                                     will be in place to minimise the potential for leaks in the
                                                                                                                     pipeline.
What impacts could be envisaged when the pipeline crosses         Mr. Ruan Roets, Property Owner:            Farm    The environmental studies had already identified that
rivers and streams.                                               Nooitgedacht.      Focus     Group      Meeting    rivers    and   streams.   need    be    crossed.       During
                                                                  (02.11.05).                                        construction, rivers and streams. could be diverted
                                                                                                                     temporarily, or other methods could be used to cross
                                                                                                                     rivers. All pipelines would be laid underneath the rivers.
Since the Southern corridors indicated to be laid to the south    Mr. Karl Gribnitz, Chairman: Greater Eastern       Both the Scoping and EIA phase would consider factors
of Bronkhorstspruit dam, should there be any leakage; the         Magaliesberg Conservation Association, Focus       such as land use, conservation areas, biodiversity, flora
whole dam will be polluted with ensuing massive ecological        Group Meeting (24.11.05)                           and fauna, heritage areas, etc.
problems.
Water tests should be done more frequently to monitor             Mr. Japie Krynauw, Property Owner:         Farm    All environmental aspects will be monitored. Regular
leakages since that the farmers around Donkerhoek use             Kleinfontein. Focus Group Meeting (24.11.05)       water quality tests may be proposed as part of the EMP
underground water for domestic purposes.                                                                             for the areas affected during the construction.
Since that the pipeline will be running over/under few            Mr. Nelius van Tonder, Property Owner: Farm        A covering over the steel pipelines will form corroding of
streams, wetlands and rivers, it is not enough to leave it         Vaalbank. Focus Group Meeting (24.11.05)          these pipelines e.g. if it could be a steel pipeline within a

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uncovered with another steel/cement coverage to protect                                                               steel pipeline.
undetected leaks.
           4. MINING COMMENTS / CONCERNS

The proposed NMPP will be passing adjacent to Anglo Coal’s           M Vertue, Project Manager: Anglo Coal
prospecting permit area. This issue was raised by Anglo Coal         Draft EIR Comment Form:
as an I&AP. Transnet were made aware of the future
planned opencast mining activities. Various independent
blasting studies have subsequently been completed in order
to provide guidelines to mitigate the effects of blasting.
Table 35 (p84) of the EMP states “an exclusion zone of no
blasting may be necessary”. Anglo Coal objects to this
comment as the company reserves the right to conduct
mining operations in its permit area.
SCOPING PHASE
The area traversed by the proposed southern corridor was             Mr. Annis van Rooyen, Property Owner:            Comment noted
identified, some years back, to be earmarked for open cast           Farm Hartebeesfontein.      One-on-one visit
mining.                                                              (8.11.05)
Anglo prospected for coal deposits some years back.                  Mr. Annis van Rooyen, Property Owner:            Comment noted
                                                                     Farm Hartebeesfontein.      One-on-one visit
                                                                     (8.11.05)
Condemned that the southern route alternatives in the                Mr. Adie van Taak, Contract Manager: Ingwe        A deeds search will be conducted on the final preferred
Kendal area might impact on Ingwe Collieries planed open             Collieries: Klipspruit Project. Registration &         route alignment and all mining activities will be
cast mining activities.                                              Comment Form (22.11.05)                                                  considered.
Concerns   raised   regarding   the   possible   effect   of   the   Mr.   G     Gcutshwa,    Assistant   Director:   Concern noted.
proposed project on mining areas.                                    Department of Minerals & Energy Affairs.         Section 53 of the MPRD Act and Mine Health and Safety
                                                                     Registration & Comment Form (22.11.05)           Act and Regulations, Chapter 17, Regulation 17(7) and
                                                                                                                      17(8) will be adhered to.
The project team has been informed that, should the project          Mr.   G     Gcutshwa,    Assistant   Director:   A meeting will be conducted with DME to discuss the
have any possible impact on mining areas, adherence is               Department of Minerals & Energy Affairs. Key     matter regarding application processes.
required to Section 53 of the Mineral and Petroleum                  Stakeholder Workshop (22.11.05)
Resources Development Act, 2002 (Act 28 of 2002) [MPRD                                                                Post Meeting Note: A meeting was held on the 1 st of

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Act].                                                                                                                December 2005 with DME and their requirements were
                                                                                                                     discussed in terms. of Section 53 of the MPRD Act. It was
Apart from the EMP, an application needs to be lodged with                                                           agreed that the said application would be lodged as soon
DME should a project have any impact on mining land.                                                                 as a preferred route was selected.


What EIA applications had been submitted to date and has a        Mr.    G     Gcutshwa,    Assistant    Director:   According to the EIA Regulations, DME would receive a
deeds search been undertaken.                                     Department of Minerals & Energy Affairs. Key       copy of the draft Environmental Scoping Report (ESR) for
                                                                  Stakeholder Workshop (22.11.05)                    review.


                                                                                                                     Post Meeting Note: Propnet has been appointed to
                                                                                                                     conduct the deed search for the NMPP project.                This
                                                                                                                     information would aid in the compilation of the application
                                                                                                                     in terms. of the MPRD Act as mentioned above.
The possible impact on Witbank Brickwork’s clay mining            Mr. Eric Brink, Managing Director: Witbank         The environmental team identified the mining activity
activities on their property.    Property located within the      Brickworks.    Registration & Comment Form         during the scoping phase of the project. As the northern
northern corridor, adjacent to the southern side of the N4        (23.01.06)                                         corridor is identified as the environmentally most feasible
and on the western side of the R545 (Balmoral/Ogies road).                                                           and       technical    acceptable      corridor,     one-on-one
                                                                                                                     consultation    will   be   taking   place   with   all   affected
                                                                                                                     landowners within the northern corridor. It is also during
                                                                                                                     the impact assessment phase that detailed studies will be
                                                                                                                     undertaken to identify the possible negative, and positive,
                                                                                                                     impacts the proposed pipeline might have on these
                                                                                                                     properties.
Information was provided regarding the undermining that           Dr Haffert, Property Owner: Farm Klipfontein.      Information     has    already   been    obtained     from    the
has been done in the area, and sections being earmarked for          One-on-one Consultation (14.02.06) and          Department of Minerals and Energy (DME), and a Deeds
future undermining on the Farm Kleinfontein.      The concern                Communication (06.03.06)                search will be done through the DME to establish the
raised was as to how this would affect the proposed project.                                                         extent of existing undermining and future undermining in
                                                                                                                     the area. This information will be obtained officially and
                                                                                                                     in writing from the DME
It was commented that the Kendal / Balmoral area has been         Dr Haffert, Property Owner: Farm Klipfontein.      This type of information would be officially requested from
earmarked for future open-cast mining.                                  One-on-one Consultation (14.02.06)           the Dept of Mineral and Energy and the relevant mining
                                                                                                                     houses operating in the area to ensure that the proposed

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                                                                                                                     pipeline does not encroach on areas that are earmarked
                                                                                                                     for future mining activities. This information will also be
                                                                                                                     obtained during the Deeds search.
           5. KENDAL PUMP STATION COMMENTS / CONCERNS

SCOPING PHASE
In earlier years the undermined areas at the Kendal pump          Mr. Annis van Rooyen, Property Owner:              Comment and question noted. Such activities are outside
station was used as storage facility for crude oil.      Is the   Farm Hartebeesfontein.       One-on-one visit      the scope of this project, but a response will be requested
undermined areas still being utilised as storage facility?        held on 8.11.05                                    from Petronet.
The concerned is raised regarding the impact of route             Clr Cecilia Knox, Councillor: Kungwini Local         A key stakeholders’ workshop will be held with mining
alternative 2, which would traverse the mineral/ore mining        Municipality.   Registration & Comment Form        houses as well as the Department of Minerals and Energy
in the Groenfontein area.                                         (08.11.05)                                         Affairs. These stakeholders would form part of the public
                                                                                                                                          participation process.
Would the decommissioned pipelines in the Kendal/Ogies            Mr. Adie van Taak, Contract Manager: Ingwe         This falls outside the scope of this project and as such the
area be utilized to store crude oil?                              Collieries.     Key   Stakeholder     Workshop     project team has not been briefed on these issues. The
                                                                  (22.11.05)                                         query will, however, be forwarded to Petronet.


           6.    PROPOSED NEW COAL-FIRED POWER STATION AND ANGLO COAL DEVELOPMENT

Impact Phase
In terms. of the potential impact of the transmission power       Mr. Kuben Nair, Eskom, at the Focus Group          Comment Noted
lines exiting the proposed new coal-fired power station on        Meeting on 07.11.2006.
the proposed NMPP, Mr. Nair stated that there are no fixed
points at which the transmission power lines would need to
exit the power station.

From a procedural point of view it could be possible for          Mr. Brett Lawson, Ninham Shand, at the             Conceptually, it should be        possible to   re-align the
Eskom’s Site Y for the proposed new coal-fired power station      Focus Group Meeting on 07.11.2006.                 proposed Kendal-Waltloo NMPP to skirt the south-eastern
to co-exist with the proposed route alignment of the Kendal-                                                         corner of Eskom’s proposed Site Y, though it would be
Waltloo NMPP within the same area, though possibly with                                                              necessary to do field studies to determine the feasibility
certain minor route adjustments to the latter. This would at                                                         of such a routing.
this stage seem to be the most viable solution, though it
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would nevertheless present a number of challenges.                                                                   The above-described re-alignment might result in the
                                                                                                                     proposed pipeline crossing the mineral rights (off-coal),
                                                                                                                     though      this   might   be   worked      around.       Detailed
                                                                                                                     information in this regard would need to be obtained from
                                                                                                                     Mr.   Syd     Parkhouse    (Anglo   Coal)     –   as    mentioned
                                                                                                                     previously discussions would need to take place between
                                                                                                                     Fluor and Anglo Coal.

It is not possible for Eskom / Ninham Shand, at this stage,       Mr. Brett Lawson, Ninham Shand, at the             Comment Noted
to eliminate Site Y as Site X might, through the detailed EIA-    Focus Group Meeting on 07.11.2006.
phase studies, transpire to be less optimal for the proposed
power station than Site Y.      Furthermore, such a change in
the alternatives being considered in the EIA phase would
necessitate the Ninham Shand having to revise the scoping
phase and would have significant time implications. Eskom
might not have that amount of time available due to the
urgency of the project.

Vibration, due to blasting, could have a negative impact on       Mr. Hugh Rigby, Fluor,        at   Focus Group     Comment Noted
the proposed NMPP as it might cause damage to the NMPP            Meeting on 07.11.2006.
pipes. This concern covers Petronet’s existing pipe lines in
the area.    Data will need to be made available to Fluor         Mr. Andrew Duthie, Oryx Environmental, at
regarding the levels of vibration resulting from blasting         Focus Group Meeting on 07.11.2006.
activities by Anglo Coal as part of their new mining
operation. This information to be obtained during discussed
between Anglo Coal and Fluor at a meeting to be set up
within the next 4 working days from the date of this
meeting.

Flour needs to determine the tolerances of the pipeline to
ground vibration.

Anglo Coal to be informed regarding the potential impact of       Mr. Hugh Rigby, Fluor,        at   Focus Group     Comment Noted
the proposed NMPP on their coal fields in the Kendal area,        Meeting on 07.11.2006.

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particularly with regards to sterilization of coal fields due to
requirements such as minimum distances from the pipeline           Mr. Andrew Duthie, Oryx Environmental, at
in which blasting and other mining activities would be             Focus Group Meeting on 07.11.2006.
restricted.   To be discussed between Fluor and Anglo Coal
themselves at the meeting to be set up within 4 working
days.

Anglo Coal has purchased the land on which the Kendal              Mr. Andrew Duthie, Oryx Environmental, at         Comment Noted
pump station is situated, and it is uncertain whether Anglo        Focus Group Meeting on 07.11.2006.
Coal would wish to see the existing Kendal pump station
moved to a different location.    To be discussed outside this
FGM.

Coal will be transported to the proposed new coal-fired            Mr. Andrew Duthie, Oryx Environmental, at         Comment Noted
power station with a conveyor system. Trucks will only be          Focus Group Meeting on 07.11.2006.
used at coal pits.

Vibration resulting from trucks operating on the coal fields       Mr. Andrew Duthie, Oryx Environmental, at         Comment Noted
might cause damage to the existing and proposed pipelines.         Focus Group Meeting on 07.11.2006.
The proposed location of access roads, as well as protection
measures of the proposed pipelines, will be discussed              Mr. Glen Price, Fluor, at Focus Group Meeting
between Fluor and Anglo Coal.                                      on 07.11.2006.

The meeting was also made aware that the proposed new              Mr. Brett Lawson, Ninham Shand, at the            Comment Noted
coal-fired power station in the Witbank area will receive          Focus Group Meeting on 07.11.2006.
water from the existing Kendal Power Station. The pipeline
route between the two stations will more than likely cross
the proposed Petronet pipeline, trying to keep away from the
Coal blocks/reserves.

Not all information regarding discussions between Transnet         Mr. Brett Lawson, Ninham Shand, at the            Comment Noted
and Eskom, especially in reference to the newly proposed           Focus Group Meeting on 07.11.2006.
route alignment, was passed on to Ninham Shand.             The
newly proposed route alignment of the proposed NMPP has            Ms. Nicolene Venter, Bohlweki SiVEST JV, at
therefore not been taken into considered during the site           Focus Group Meeting on 07.11.2006.
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selection process for the proposed power station during the
scoping phase of the EIA.

It is imperative that the correct information is provided to          Mr. Sifiso Dlamini, Transnet, at Focus Group   Comment Noted
the correct persons of these three proposed project at all            Meeting on 07.11.2006.
times, and that the lines of communication are kept open
throughout the process.

The   proposed    NMPP    cannot   be   aligned   parallel   to   a   Mr. Andy Robertshaw, Fluor, at Focus Group     Comment Noted
transmission power line (especially 400kVs), as the induction         Meeting on 07.11.2006.
fields cause corrosion of the pipelines.    Where the pipeline
crosses transmission power lines, cathodic protection will be
installed. However, this cannot be done where long sections
of the pipeline run parallel with a transmission power line.

A forum must be maintained between the parties (Clients)              Mr. Dave Blair, Bohlweki SiVEST JV, at Focus   Comment Noted
undertaking the EIAs for the proposed power station, coal             Group Meeting on 07.11.2006.
mine and NMPP.      This forum should be independent of the
individual EIAs and should be conducted at a higher level in
order to ensure that none of the projects are jeopardized.

The Bohlweki-SiVEST JV and Fluor will investigate the                 Mr. Dave Blair, Bohlweki SiVEST JV, at Focus   Should a minor route deviation be considered by Fluor as
possibility of re-aligning the south-western section (off-coal        Group Meeting on 07.11.2006.                   described above, Eskom Transmission will take Transnet
reserve, but still within Anglo Coal’s mining rights boundary)                                                       pipeline servitude into consideration when planning the
of the newly proposed pipeline route around Eskom’s Site Y.           Mr. Andy Robertshaw, Fluor, at Focus Group     transmission power lines at the proposed new coal-fired
This can be done by:                                                  Meeting on 07.11.2006.                         power station.

-   Remaining entirely outside of the boundary of the Eskom
    Site Y
-   Cutting across the portion of land that is off-coal reserve,
    but still within Anglo Coal’s mining rights boundary for
    Site Y.
Though Fluor would prefer not to re-route unless necessary,           Mr. Hugh Rigby, Fluor,     at   Focus Group    Comment Noted
they are prepared to do what it takes to resolve the issue of         Meeting on 07.11.2006.


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the conflicting projects.

Ninham    Shand    to   take    note   of   Bohlweki-SiVEST   JV’s   Mr. Dave Blair, Bohlweki SiVEST JV, at Focus    Comment Noted
significant concern regarding Site Y and to this significant         Group Meeting on 07.11.2006.
concern to be reflected in the relevant EIA documents.

           7. EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURES COMMENTS / CONCERNS

DRAFT EIR COMMENTS
Concerns were raised regarding the impacts on:                       G Vermaak, Property Owner                       Arup-Worley to respond (Glen please)
      Boreholes                                                     Bronkhorstspruit Open Day: 29 01 2008
      Crops (Lucerne)
      Dam on property
      Neighbours house
      Road that would be used by contractors
      Fencing of the servitude

SCOPING PHASE
There is existing communication towers on the property               Mr. Pieter Glintzer, Property Owner:    Farm    Comment noted
owned by Telkom, Vodacom and MTN.                                    Onverwacht. One-on-one visit (25.10.05)
There are centre pivot points on the farm, which is used for         Mr. Ruan Roets, Property Owner:         Farm    These types of details issues would be discussed with the
irrigation purpose.                                                  Nooitgedacht.     Focus    Group     Meeting    property owner once the final route alignment has been
                                                                     (02.11.05).                                     approved. The pipeline route could be deviated to avoid
                                                                                                                     these   obstacles.     All   structural   issues   and   specific
                                                                                                                     requirements would need to be captured in the servitude
                                                                                                                     agreement and the landowners are requested to notify
                                                                                                                     Petronet of these requirements during the servitude
                                                                                                                     negotiation process.
There are sections of the road that is only 40 metres wide,          Mr. Martin Le Maitre, Property Owner: Farm      The information is valuable to the design team and
which includes the road servitude.           This would have a       Nooitgedacht.     Focus    Group     Meeting    needed to be provided during this process.         It would be
negative impact on traffic during construction, should a 30 –        (03.11.05)                                      taken into account in the final alignment of the pipeline.
50 metre be required.                                                                                                Comment was noted.



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What would be the process should there be an existing                   Mr. Johann Venter, Property Owner: Farms.          The   Petronet’s     pipeline    is   flexible   and    could   be
structure on the proposed pipeline route?                               Blesbokfontein,     Witpoort    &   Brakfontein.   constructed around infrastructure that cannot be moved /
                                                                        Focus Group Meeting (02.11.05)                     removed.
                                                                        Mr. Amos Khotha, Chief Executive Officer:
                                                                        Ogies Development Initiative. Focus Group
                                                                        Meeting (07.11.05)
                                                                        Mr. Chris Kool, Managing Director: Mansonia
                                                                        Joinery & Wood @ Ease. Focus Group Meeting
                                                                        (24.11.05)


An existing Telkom communication tower (duct system) on                 Mr. Albert Smit, Town Planner: Kleinfontein        Comment noted
property.                                                               Boerebelange Koöp Beperk. One-on-one visit
                                                                        (10.11.05)
Can vehicles be driven over pipelines after construction?               Mr. Chris Kool, Director: Mansonia Joinery.        Yes. Once construction is completed and the trench is
                                                                        Focus Group Meeting (24.11.05)                     backfilled, it is safe to drive over the pipelines. The
                                                                                                                           existing pipelines are currently laid under some of the
                                                                                                                           roads.
How will the servitude negotiations be handled and will they            Mr.   Driaan   Beyers,    Financial   Manager:     The servitude negotiations will be based on market-
be fair?                                                                Mansionia Joinery & Wood @ Ease.          Focus    related values.
                                                                        Group Meeting (24.11.05)
Will Petronet take into account the devaluation of properties           Mr.   Driaan   Beyers,    Financial   Manager:     The servitude negotiations with individuals will address
due to the registration of servitude during negotiations?               Mansonia Joinery & Wood @ Ease. Focus              this issue.
                                                                        Group Meeting (24.11.05)
The possible impact on the servitude of property Remaining              Mr. Beyers Lategan, Project Manager: Caliber       The   northern     corridor     has   been   identified   as    the
Extent     of   Portion    6    and   Portion   138   of   the   Farm   Property          Development         Managers.    environmentally most feasible and technical acceptable
Zwartkoppies      No      364   JR.    Development     on   property    Correspondence (19.01.06)                          corridor.     During the impact assessment phase, one-on-
proposed.                                                                                                                  one consultation with possibly affected landowners on the
                                                                                                                           northern corridor will take place during the impact
                                                                                                                           assessment phase.
The possible impact on the servitude of property Remaining              Mr. Beyers Lategan, Project Manager: Caliber       The   northern     corridor     has   been   identified   as    the
Extent     of   Portion    6    and   Portion   138   of   the   Farm   Property          Development         Managers.    environmentally most feasible and technically acceptable
Zwartkoppies No 364 JR. Development is planned on these                 Correspondence (19.01.06)                          corridor.     During the impact assessment phase, one-on-

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properties and is concerned regarding the possible impact of                                                         one consultation with possibly affected landowners on the
these developments.                                                                                                  northern corridor will take place.

SANRAL needs to be consulted should the proposed pipeline            Mr. Ismail Essa, Regional Manager: SANRAL.      Contact with service providers and roads authorities will
be constructed within 20 metres of a road reserve or its             Registration & Comment Form (07.12.05)          be made to obtain their requirements/conditions, once a
boundaries that falls under the management and control of                                                            final   route   alignment   has   been   identified   by   the
SANRAL.                                                                                                              environmental and technical team.



Requirements regarding the crossings of national road                Mr. Danie Venter, Operations & Maintenance
reserves are available on request from SANRAL.                       Manager: SANRAL. Registration & Comment
                                                                     Form (07.12.05)


             8. PROPOSED/PLANNED INFRASTRUCTURES ON ROUTE ALTERNATIVES COMMENTS / CONCERNS

SCOPING PHASE
A group of property owners on the southern side of the N4 is         Mr. Kobus Botha, Property Owner:      Farms.    Comment noted.
in the planning phase of constructing a berm to mitigate the         Kleinfontein & Rhenosterfontein. One-on-one
noise impact from the N4.                                            visit (08.11.05)


There are irreplaceable sites along the railway line area next       Ms. Janet Loubser, CTMM General Manager,                              Comment noted.
to Greenview Station.                                                Environmental      Planning:    Stakeholders
                                                                     Meeting (14.12.05).
CTMM has a Development Framework for the above-                      Ms. Janet Loubser, CTMM General Manager,         The team was given a copy of the CTMM’s Development
mentioned     areas,    which    indicates   the   CTMM’s   future   Environmental      Planning:    Stakeholders                    Framework after the meeting.
development plans. It would be worth Petronet’s while to             Meeting (14.12.05).
obtain   a   copy      and   familiarise   themselves   with   the
development plans of the CTMM.
The SA Railway Commuter Corporation (SARCC) is also                  Mr. Siegwald Küsel, CTMM Deputy Manager,                              Comment noted.
planning to expand its railway line by adding two additional         Environmental      Planning:    Stakeholders
stations after Eerste Fabriek Station. There is also a future        Meeting (14.12.05).
planning for a landfill site and a cemetery on Municipal

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property within the study area.
           9. PROPOSED ROUTES & ROUTE ALTERNATIVES COMMENTS / CONCERNS

Impact Phase
Enquired on why the nominated preferred pipeline route was        Mr. Nelius van Tonder, Landowner at public         Communicated with the Greater Eastern Magaliesburg
selected to the north of the N4 and not to the south of the       meeting on (01.02.2007)                            Conservancy Association (GEMCA) but have not received
N4.                                                                                                                  any information from them on where the conservancy’s
                                                                                                                     borders are precisely.         The GEMCA is on the southern
                                                                                                                     side of the N4 according to the specialist’s knowledge.
                                                                                                                     GEMCA has stated that any proposed development must
                                                                                                                     avoid the conservancy.


                                                                                                                     Eight different route alternative sections were provided
                                                                                                                     by the route engineers to go through the environmental
                                                                                                                     scoping     phase   between         Kendal   and   Waltloo    pump
                                                                                                                     stations.     Through the environmental scoping phase the
                                                                                                                     alternatives were assessed through the environmental
                                                                                                                     process and a preferred route alignment was nominated.
                                                                                                                     Through the environmental scoping phase the team was
                                                                                                                     guided by several factors such as following existing
                                                                                                                     infrastructure, access for the construction vehicles in
                                                                                                                     order to nominate a preferred route alignment.                 The
                                                                                                                     public participation process also guided the team to
                                                                                                                     nominate the current route alignment.
Commented stating that a pipeline exists from Kendal to                                                              A     certain    amount        of   alternatives    where     given
Waltloo but runs through Alrode. He enquired as to why the                                                           consideration through the environmental scoping phase.
existing pipeline cannot be upgraded to carry a greater                                                              As explained by Mr. Glen Price a straight line is drawn
capacity of product because it might be more cost effective                                                          from point A and B to get the shortest route.               Through
and will prevent any inconvenience caused to landowners                                                              the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) phase a
along the Kendal to Waltloo section.                                                                                 preferred route is nominated by the environmental team
                                                                                                                     and    sent     through   to    the   relevant     decision-making

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                                                                                                                     authority to receive authorisation to proceed with the
                                                                                                                     EIA. If a more feasible route is discovered during the EIA
                                                                                                                     phase, a motivation should be submitted in order for it to
                                                                                                                     be assessed and considered.


                                                                                                                     During the environmental scoping phase a route corridor
                                                                                                                     along the N4 on the southern side was indicated, which
                                                                                                                     means that the preferred route alignment could be on
                                                                                                                     either the northern or southern side of the N4.
Stated that he can understand the fact that the EIA process                                                          His questions are noted and should be attended to. He
needs to look at certain alternatives but wants to know                                                              mentioned that the public meeting is there specifically to
whether the Kendal – Alrode – Waltloo alternative (upgrade)                                                          get the inputs from the community to be incorporated
was considered.                                                                                                      into the process.


                                                                                                                     He said that the EIA process is the first step to get the
                                                                                                                     community to participate in the process of gathering
                                                                                                                     information.     If an individual landowner or a group of
                                                                                                                     landowners require more information a meeting will be
                                                                                                                     arranged to assist the landowners.       Transnet wants to
                                                                                                                     build the pipeline in harmony with the community, since
                                                                                                                     the concerns and issues raised by the community are
                                                                                                                     seen as assistance to the project and not obstacles.
                                                                                                                     Transnet is a parastatal, and a responsible corporate
                                                                                                                     entity that wants the co-operation of the community.


                                                                                                                     He mentioned that detailed investigations have been
                                                                                                                     undertaken by Transnet, Petronet and Fluor to maximise
                                                                                                                     the   national   network   of   pipelines.   This   included
                                                                                                                     investigating the routing of the pipeline from Kendal to
                                                                                                                     Alrode to Waltloo.    However, due to capacity demands
                                                                                                                     and the stress on the existing infrastructure, this option
                                                                                                                     was ruled out and the currently proposed Kendal to

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                                                                                                                     Waltloo alternative is undergoing detail investigations in
                                                                                                                     the EIA phase.
The proposed route alignment along the R104 would impact          Mr. Nelius van Tonder, Property Owner:             The    proposed     route    alternative   deviation    was
of Portion 33 of property and this is unacceptable.               Vaalbank: E-mail 18 October 2007                   investigated as it was requested from an adjoining
                                                                                                                     landowner and not one that was submitted to be
                                                                                                                     considered through the EIA process. This proposed
                                                                                                                     deviation is therefore not considered
Informed the project team that the proposed pipeline will         Mr.   Peet   Gouws,    Landowner,    at   public   Comment noted
influence his land in a negative way. If the line is to fall on   meeting on (01.02.2007)
the boundary of his farm, there is no problem. He would like
a one-on-one meeting with the project route engineer and
the environmental specialist.
Enquired as to why the route engineers cannot route the           Mr. Rob Taylor, Rob Taylor & Associates, at        Mr. Glen Price, Fluor stated that the route runs along the
proposed alignment along the N4.      He stated that it would     the Public Meeting on 06.02.2007.                  N4 (outside the road reserve and on private property) as
have a far less impact on the environment.                                                                           far as possible, but the existing township developments
                                                                                                                     close to the Hans Strydom off ramp pushed the proposed
                                                                                                                     route alignment towards the R104.

Enquired as to why the route engineers cannot route the           Mr. Rob Taylor, Rob Taylor & Associates, at        Mr. Glen Price stated that certain measures still need to
proposed alignment in the median of the N4.                       the Public Meeting on 06.02.2007.                  be taken during operation such as the checking of block
                                                                                                                     valves, pipeline markers that need to be erected and kept
                                                                                                                     maintained and painted.      The safety hazard is a major
                                                                                                                     concern regarding the placement of a route within a
                                                                                                                     national road reserve.

                                                                                                                     The road reserves are required by the roads’ authorities
                                                                                                                     for future road expansion, placing of their services, etc.


Said that the existing Kendal pipeline runs next to a power       Mr. Peet Gouws, Landowner, at the Focus            Mr. Glen Price said that it is dependant on the kilo volt
line and enquired why this could not happen on the Kendal-        Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                       size of the power line. The proposed pipeline can safely
Waltloo route?                                                                                                       run parallel to power lines up to 132kV.       However, as
                                                                                                                     soon as the power lines are above 132kV the integrity of


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                                                                                                                     the pipeline will be affected by the power lines and
                                                                                                                     requires an 800m distance between the power line and
                                                                                                                     pipeline.

Suggest    that    the   alignment   of    the   pipeline   avoids   Mr. Peet Gouws, Landowner, at the Focus         Comment noted
Bronkhorstspruit    completely   and      another   alignment   be   Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.
investigated to the south of the Bronkhorstspruit dam.

Enquired as to the proposed route alternative routes in the          Mr. Guido Deacon, Landowner, at the Focus       Ms Nicolene Venter explained the four route routes
Klipeiland area.                                                     Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                    alternatives to be considered at the hand of several maps.

                                                                                                                     Ms Janette Horn explained that the purple route has been
                                                                                                                     scoped and that the green and orange route alternative
                                                                                                                     would now form part of the EIA phase.        She enquired
                                                                                                                     from the attendees what additional issues/comments
                                                                                                                     they        have   regarding    the    purple/green/orange
                                                                                                                     combination, and the orange route for further studies.

Informed the attendees that there are more residential               Mr. Guido Deacon, Landowner, at the Focus       Mr. Glen Price also responded that on the orange route
houses on the orange route than on the green route.                  Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                    there are power lines that need to be taken into
                                                                                                                     consideration by the technical team.

                                                                                                                     Mr. Guido Deacon said that the green route is an access
                                                                                                                     route to other farms and has a 16m right of way for
                                                                                                                     several of the landowners present at the meeting. There
                                                                                                                     are 6 houses adjacent to the road, as well as grass owls
                                                                                                                     that need to be considered as well as future development
                                                                                                                     possibilities.

Informed the attendees that he does not want to agree on             Mr. Peet Gouws, Landowner, at the Focus         Dr David de Waal notified that information gathered
the alignment of the proposed purple line through his                Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                    through the EIA process is public domain and that it is
property and that he has revealed the reason during a                                                                required to table the issues according to legislation.
confidential discussion with the technical team. However, he                                                         Should Mr. Gouws not agree with a proposed alignment
would not like to make this announcement public.                                                                     through his property, he needs to inform the EIA
                                                                                                                     consultants, in writing, of his objection?

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                                                                                                                     Mr.   Sean    O’Beirne      asked   for    clarification     purposed
                                                                                                                     whether     the   proposed     alternative        routes   are        being
                                                                                                                     considered due to Mr. Gouws’ concern.

                                                                                                                     Mr. Jannette Horn confirmed that that is the case.

                                                                                                                     Dr David de Waal said that Mr. Gouws will not be forced
                                                                                                                     at this meeting to disclose the reason of his objection but
                                                                                                                     that he needs to consult his advisors and then put his
                                                                                                                     objection    in   writing    and    send     it    through       to     the
                                                                                                                     environment        consultants      to      ensure          that        his
                                                                                                                     objection/concern is reflected in the environmental report.

                                                                                                                     Mr. Sean O’Beirne seconds this suggestion.

                                                                                                                     The date for this correspondence was agreed by Mr.
                                                                                                                     Gouws as Tuesday, 18 September 2007.                             If this
                                                                                                                     information is not tabled and disclosed it could have legal
                                                                                                                     implications.

Informed Mr. Gouws that his objection will be captured            Ms. Nonka Byker, at the Focus Group Meeting        Mr. Peet Gouws agreed that this information can be
through the Social Impact Assessment and that their               on 11.09.2007.                                     disclosed in her report.
discussion held on Tuesday, 11 September 2007 will be
included in her report.

Notes that his house is also close to the purple line.            Mr. Theuns Eloff, Landowner, at the Focus          Comment noted
                                                                  Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.


Requested the team to look at the orange and green line as        Mr. Peet Gouws, Landowner, at the Focus            Comment noted
route alternatives and said that the route B-D is acceptable      Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.
as long as it is west of the K175.

Suggested that if the alternative route (orange) is utilized he   Mr. Guido Deacon, Landowner, at the Focus          Mr. Glen Price indicated that the relevant service providers
request that the road be tarred. He enquired whether or not       Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                       are not willing to give permission to construct the pipeline
the road reserve could be utilized as a servitude.                                                                   within the road reserve.



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Informed the project team that one of the properties on the       Mr. Guido Deacon, Landowner, at the Focus          Comment noted
proposed route alternative (Bronkhorstspruit North) has           Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.
been demarcated for town development.

Mr. T Eloff added that he would like to know why the              Mr. Theuns Eloff, Landowner, at the Focus          Mr. Glen Price referred to the scoping phase, where various
pipeline needs to run past the plots and why it does not only     Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                       route alternatives were proposed between two points, Kendal
cross over one farm.                                                                                                 and Waltloo.      The easiest route would be a straight line,
                                                                                                                     however this is not possible. As far as possible they try and
                                                                                                                     stay long existing infrastructure and cadastral boundaries.
                                                                                                                     Again it was indicated that this was not always possible. He
                                                                                                                     went on to say that a lot of the alternative routes identified
                                                                                                                     were influenced by existing power lines in the area. These
                                                                                                                     power lines could have a detrimental impact on the integrity
                                                                                                                     of the pipeline if the proposed pipeline is constructed in
                                                                                                                     parallel to these high voltage power lines.

SCOPING PHASE
Who would be responsible for maintaining the local roads          Mr. Chris Janse        van   Rensburg, Property    The responsibility still lies with the local municipalities.
and   who    would   be   responsible   for   damages    during   Owner:       Farm Nooitgedacht, Focus Group        Should there be any damages to the road during the
construction?                                                     Meeting (03.11.05).                                construction period as a result of construction activities,
                                                                                                                     then the appointed contracting company would be held
                                                                                                                     responsible for the repair.
What route would be the best one from all the alternatives?       Mr.   Faan    Roets,   Property   Owner:   Farm    From a technical point of view, the northern route, which
                                                                  Nooitgedacht,      Focus       Group    Meeting    runs parallel to the N4, would be the preferred option.
                                                                  (03.11.05).                                        Financially it would likely be a greater cost as it’s a longer
                                                                                                                     route, but this northern corridor does not traverse
                                                                                                                     agricultural land and it runs adjacent to existing road
                                                                                                                     infrastructure.
                                                                                                                     In relation to Protekon’s response, there is currently not a
                                                                                                                     preferred alternative as the scoping phase of the EIA was
                                                                                                                     still underway. Based on all the environmental specialists’
                                                                                                                     inputs and evaluations, a preferred alternative WILL be
                                                                                                                     identified to be carried through to the detailed EIA phase

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                                                                                                                            of the process and investigated in more detail.
It is suggested that the project team investigate the                    Mr. Kobus Botha, Property Owner:          Farms.    Petronet prefers not to follow railroad infrastructure for
possibility of constructing the pipeline within the road                 Kleinfontein & Rhenosterfontein. One-on-one         maintenance reasons. However the comment is noted.
reserve of Spoornet, as this alignment would have the least              visit (08.11.05)
impact and might be more cost-effective for Petronet.
Alternative 2 (southern corridor) would be a preferred                   Mr. Kobus Botha, Property Owner:          Farms.   Comment noted
corridor than alternative 8, as alternative 2 would traverse             Kleinfontein & Rhenosterfontein. One-on-one
on the southern side of the existing railway line.                       visit (08.11.05)
The proposed southern route of the Kendal-Waltloo section                Mr.   Hugh     Patrickson,   Deputy    Chairman:   From a technical and financial point of view, Protekon
would    have    detrimental     affects     on    the   environment,    Greater Eastern Magaliesburg Conservancy           would prefer the shortest route, but no decision would be
especially around the Bronkhorstspruit Dam, the various                  Association.       Key   Stakeholder   Workshop    taken without the         ognizance   n of the environmental
wetlands and streams. in the areas. The proposed northern                (22.11.05)                                         scoping phase. Currently, the northern corridor is 80km
route, from GEMCA’s point of view, seems. to have the least                                                                 long and the southern route is 70km long.
environmental impact.
The project team to take note that the proposed pipeline                 Mr. Grant Stock, Director: Trans African           The comments will be forwarded to Protekon.
should   not    be   located    within     the    N4   Road   Reserve.   Concessions      (TRAC).         Correspondence
Furthermore, if the pipeline crosses the N4, a review process            (23.11.05)
will need to be undertaken by TRAC and the SANRAL after
which the proposed crossing will be approved or rejected.
Should a crossing be approved, a commercial contract would
be required in which various issues will be outline amongst
which will be the indemnities and liabilities of the various
parties involved.
It was enquired whether the route alternatives through                   Mr. Peter Just, Secretary to Abbot: Nun Hua        In response we would like to inform you that the project
Bronkhorstspruit and south of Bronkhorstspruit Dam was the               Temple, Bronkhorstspruit. E-mail (23.11.05)        includes two proposed corridors within the scoping phase
only options for an alignment between Petronet’s Kendal-                                                                    of the Environmental Impact Assessment, a northern and
and Waltloo pump stations?                                                                                                  southern corridor.    Within each of the two proposed
                                                                                                                            corridors   there   are    various    alternatives    routes   to
                                                                                                                            accommodate developments, structures, etc.


                                                                                                                            From a technical point of view, the project proponent,
                                                                                                                            Protekon (a subsidiary of Transnet), the route alternatives

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                                                                                                                        made provision for topography, constructability, following
                                                                                                                        existing infrastructures e.g. roads, etc. From a financial
                                                                                                                        point of view, the project proponent would also like to
                                                                                                                        follow the shortest route possible due to the financial
                                                                                                                        implications.   The southern corridor, passing on the
                                                                                                                        southern side of the Bronkhorspruit Dam, is at this stage
                                                                                                                        the shortest, technical, route but would traverse over vast
                                                                                                                        sections of agricultural properties. The northern corridor,
                                                                                                                        following the N4 and the R545, would be a longer
                                                                                                                        distance, but will follow existing road reserves.
Which factors influence the final route determination?              Mr. Francois Smith, Property Owner:       Farm      The final route alignment depends on factors such as the
                                                                    Donkerhoek.       Focus     Group       Meeting     environment (biophysical and social), economic viability,
                                                                    (24.11.05).                                         constructability and other considerations.



Finalisation of pipeline route.                                     Mr.   Makgolo,      CEO:   Northern     Flagship
                                                                    Institution.   Registration & Comment Form
                                                                    (23.01.06)
Concern regarding the finalisation of the pipeline route as         Mr. Makgolo Makgolo, CEO: Northern Flagship         These sites will be included in the Heritage specialist
the Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum and Sammy Marks             Institution.   Registration & Comment Form          studies.
Museum are on the proposed pipeline route (northern                 (23.01.06)
corridor).
Commented that a route alignment on the northern side of            Mr. Usuf Mallam, Muslim Community Leader:           Comment noted.
the N4 (Bronkhorstspruit) cannot be considered due to the           Bronkhorstspruit.          One-on-one       visit
hatchery.                                                           (30.01.06)
Can an alternative be investigated by following Simon               Mr. Siegwald Küsel, CTMM Deputy Manager,            The suggestion will be forwarded to Protekon’s Route
Vermooten Road       from the        R104, joining   the existing   Environmental       Planning:    Stakeholder’s      Engineer and to the Environmental team as possibilities.
Waltloo-Alrode     pipeline   into    Petronet’s   Waltloo   pump   Meeting (14.12.05).
station? Can a route following the R104 up to Waltloo Road
be investigated?
It was commented that it would be a comfortable thought if          Dr Haffert, Property Owner: Farm Klipfontein.       Comment noted.
the pipeline is constructed around the property to the              One-on-one Consultation (14.02.06)

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western side, but not on the property itself.
           10. PROPOSED ROUTE ALIGNMENTS (MAPS) COMMENTS / CONCERNS

Impact Phase
Information received regarding the coal reserve and initial           Mr. Glen Price, Fluor, at Focus Group Meeting      An overview was presented of the site selection process
proposed power station sites east of the R545, played a role          07.11.2006.                                        followed by Ninham Shand, which led to the selection of
in the selection of the route alternative now being proposed                                                             Sites X and Y during the scoping phase and for the
for the NMPP. The project team selected a route that would                                                               originally proposed site (south of the R545) to be
avoid infringing on the mineral rights/coal reserves and the                                                             discarded.   A selection matrix was used, and air quality
proposed power station site. However, the proposed power                                                                 was one of the major decision making tools.
station alternative sites have changed and one of the site
alternatives, Site Y, covers an area that will traverse the
alternative scoped NMPP route alignment that is now being
proposed as preferred option.       It was questioned why the
proposed power station sites have moved.

SCOPING PHASE
What corridor is the shortest distance between Petronet’s             Mr. Eric van Niekerk, Property Owner: Farm         The southern corridor is the shortest route.
Kendal- and Waltloo pump stations?                                    Nooitgedacht,       Focus     Group      Meeting
                                                                      (03.11.05).



More detailed route alternatives map, especially within the           Clr Seoketsa Kekana, Councillor: Kungwini          The route alternatives map can be presented to Council
boundaries     of   Kungwini    Local   Municipality;   would   be    Local Municipality.     Registration & Comment     Members on request.      It needs to be pointed out that
appreciated.                                                          Form (08.11.05)                                    owing to the National Key Points Act, Bohlweki-SiVEST
                                                                                                                         Joint Venture cannot provide Kungwini Local Municipality
                                                                                                                         with a copy the detailed 1:50 000 maps, however maps of
                                                                                                                         greater scale have been provided.
Would the maps, indicated the various route alternatives, be          Mr.   Hugh     Patrickson,   Deputy    Chairman:   Only 1:250 000 (or there about) will be made available
made available on a 1:50 000 scale on-line as the map in              Greater Eastern Magaliesburg Conservancy           on-line and in the draft Scoping Report.
the Briefing Paper does not address their         ognizance     ns’   Association.      Key    Stakeholder   Workshop

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needs.                                                            (22.11.05)
When will the public be informed about the final preferred        Mr. Francois Smith, Property Owner:        Farm    Once the environmental specialists had completed their
route?                                                            Donkerhoek. Focus Group Meeting (24.11.05)         desk-top    studies,    a   preferred     route    alternative
                                                                                                                     (alternatives) would be identified.      The preferred route
                                                                                                                     alignment would be communicated to all registered I&APs
                                                                                                                     and would also be captured in the Draft Environmental
                                                                                                                     Scoping Report.
The pipeline should be put on the western side of the railway     Mr. Japie Krynauw, Property Owner:         Farm    The final route alignment will result from the EIA studies.
line within the rail reserve.                                     Kleinfontein.       Focus    Group      Meeting    Comment noted.
                                                                  (24.11.05).


There is no reason to construct the proposed pipeline on the      Mr. Kobus Botha, Property Owner:         Farms.    Comment noted.
proposed route. It must be constructed via Sasolburg to           Kleinfontein    &   Rehnosterfontein.     Focus
Waltloo.                                                          Group Meeting (24.11.05)


           11. GENERAL PIPELINE COMMENTS / CONCERNS

DRAFT EIR COMMENTS
Reference was made to the recent (±18 months) fuel                Peter Just, Nan Hua Temple                         The various safety procedures and mechanism was
leakage at OR Thambo Airport and raised the concern               Bronkhorstpsruit Open Day: 29 01 2008              explained to curb accidents such as patrolling every 2 nd
regarding the safety of the proposed NMPP.                                                                           week, flying the route by helicopter and the leak detection
                                                                                                                     systems in place that is monitored 24hrs. It was also
                                                                                                                     mentioned that the valves’ maintenance programme are
                                                                                                                     operated and managed by Transnet employees and not by
                                                                                                                     sub-contractors.
Impact Phase
Should the pipeline be constructed along the R545, the            Dr Haffert, Property Owner: Farm Klipfontein.      Comment noted. The mining activities in the area will be
concern is raised that the vibration caused by heavy trucks       Communication (06.03.06)                           investigated further during the impact assessment phase
or blasting might cause damage to the pipeline.                                                                                             of the project.
Informed the project team that he feels very strongly             Mr. Nelius van Tonder, Landowner, at public                               Comment Noted
against the remuneration of land on the market value basis        meeting on (01.02.2007)

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even tough the line will be used for an undetermined time.
The servitude remuneration should be in such a way that it
would be a positive to the landowners and not a negative.
He made the following suggestion if the proposed pipeline
would be approved:


A certain amount should be pay to the landowners either
monthly or yearly, almost like a toll fee. The payment must
be linked to the land and not to the landowner that the land
belongs to at the time the pipeline is constructed.


He also informed the project team that this suggestion is
linked to the Focus Group Meeting of 6 December 2006.


Enquired about the “selected fill” with which the pipeline is     Mr. Jack Rapatsa, Executive Mayor: Delmas            Petronet is required to meet stringent specifications in
laid in the ground and covered as indicated in the technical      Local   Municipality,   at   the   Focus    Group    terms. of the material in which the pipeline is laid and
presentation by Mr. Glen Price. It was enquired whether this      Meeting on 22.11.2006.                               with which the pipeline is covered. This includes inter alia
“selected fill” was used where the local soil did not meet the                                                         particle sizes. Prior to commencement of installation, the
required standards for fill / cover material.                                                                          local soil conditions are tested and should the set
                                                                                                                       specifications not be met, the selected fill material needs
                                                                                                                       to be sourced from a suitable borrow area / quarry.

SCOPING PHASE
What is the lifespan of a pipeline?                               Mr. Hannes Joubert, Property Owner: Farm             The current pipelines have been in place for a period of
                                                                  Witpoort. Focus Group Meeting (02.11.05)             approximately 40 years.     The proposed pipeline will be
                                                                                                                       designed, engineered and constructed according to the
                                                                                                                       American Society of Mechanical Engineers B31.4 code
                                                                                                                       and, if properly operated and maintained, should have an
                                                                                                                       indefinite lifespan.
Would the proposed pipeline impact positively on the petrol       Councillor      Nhlapo,      Kungwini        Local   Government regulates petrol prices.     Petronet does not
price, and what is the intended capacity of the pipeline?         Municipality,     Focus      Group         Meeting   have powers over these prices. The diameter of the pipes
                                                                  (08.11.05).                                          would be between 400 – 500 millimetres.

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What is the lifespan of pipelines?                                Mr.    ME      Matseba,    Assistant    Director:    If strict construction, maintenance and management
                                                                  Department of Water Affairs and Forestry.            regulations are upheld, the lifespan of the pipeline could
                                                                  Key Stakeholder Workshop (22.11.05)                  be indefinite.     The existing pipelines constructed ±40
                                                                                                                       years ago, with the technology available at that time, are
                                                                                                                       still in operation.
What is the required minimum distance should blasting be          Mr.    ME      Matseba,    Assistant    Director:    The information in this regard would be obtained and
required for the proposed pipeline.                               Department of Water Affairs and Forestry.            would be forwarded to Mr. Matseba as soon as it is
                                                                  Key Stakeholder Workshop (22.11.05)                  available.
Is the proposed pipelines planned to meet the demands of          Mr. Noor Khan, Manager-Health, Safety &              All   question,       comments   and/or   concerns   raised
Petronet’s clients, and if so, it would be appreciated if more    Environment: Shell SA.        Key Stakeholder        throughout the scoping phase would be captured in the
background information could be provided regarding the            Workshop (22.11.05)                                  Issues Trail where responses would be provided to all
capacity of the existing pipelines and the different grades of                                                         questions, comments and/or concerns raised.
products.
                                                                                                                       Post Meeting note: The flow rate for the current pipeline
                                                                                                                       is between 2 and 5 m/s and the products being
                                                                                                                       transported are refined petroleum products.
What is the pressure volume of the pipelines?                     Mr. Japie Krynauw, Property Owner:           Farm    The pressure system will only be known once the detail
                                                                  Kleinfontein. Focus Group Meeting (24.11.05)         engineering is complete and will depend mainly on the
                                                                                                                       elevation and volumes of product transported.
Are there no pipelines from Secunda to Kendal? If there is        Mr. Nelius van Tonder, Property Owner: Farm          There is a pipeline from Secunda to Kendal. To supply
one, what was its purpose                                         Vaalbank. Focus Group Meeting (24.11.05)             petroleum products to Witbank.


Is there any existing pipeline from Kendal to Waltloo?            Mr. Kobus Botha, Property Owner:            Farms.   There is an existing pipeline from Secunda to Kendal and
                                                                  Kleinfontein    &   Rehnosterfontein.   ,    Focus   on to Witbank, as well as from Sasolburg to Alrode and on
                                                                  Group Meeting (24.11.05)                             to Waltloo. There are no pipelines between Kendall and
                                                                                                                       Waltloo.       The proposed reason for this project is to
                                                                                                                       expand Petronet’s pipeline infrastructure capacity and
                                                                                                                       flexibility.
What material would be used for the pipelines, for instance       Mr. Nelius van Tonder, Property Owner: Farm          The pipeline consists of steel pipe continuously welded for
carbon steel, steel within steel or steel within cement           Vaalbank. Focus Group Meeting (24.11.05)             the entire length.
channels?
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A 30m-construction servitude would have a significant             Ms.   Michelle   Wheeler,    CTMM,    Manager,     Depending on the topography, an approximately 30m-
impact. Why is such a wide construction servitude required?       Environmental       Planning:     Stakeholders     wide construction servitude is required to make provision
                                                                  Meeting (14.12.05).                                for heavy construction vehicles hat would be required to
                                                                                                                     move along the trench to lay the pipes, etc.
           12. SERVITUDE COMMENTS / CONCERNS

DRAFT EIR COMMENTS

The project team was informed that the property that will be      Babs Janse van Rensburg, Property Owner            It was requested that a copy of the master plan be submitted
affected by the proposed NMPP is earmarked for township           Bronkhorstpsruit Open Day: 29 01 2008              to Arup-Worley Parson JV to assess the proposed route
development. The master plan and development planning is                                                             alignment through the property.
underway. An application for rezoning still needs to be
submitted to the local municipality.
It was enquired as to when the servitude negotiations will be     Peter Just, Nan Hua Temple                         Propnet, a Division of Transnet, is currently in the process
completed.                                                        Bronkhorstpsruit Open Day: 29 01 2008              of negotiating the acquiring of servitudes.


Impact Phase

The property owner states that she does not approve the           R Scheepers, Property Owner                        Comment noted and forwarded to Arup-Worley Parsons JV.
pipeline servitude on her property.                               Correspondence: 07 02 2008
Enquired whether a parking area would be permitted over the       Mr. Rob Taylor, Rob Taylor & Associates, at        Mr. William Carstens replied in a positive manner and stated
proposed pipeline’s servitude.                                    the Public Meeting on 06.02.2007.                  that a parking area is very accessible and should not pose a
                                                                                                                     problem, provided the paving is not concrete.


Referred to the servitude of the gas pipeline that specifies      Mr. Deon Deacon, Landowner, at the Focus           Mr. Hannes Coetzee, SHE Manager; Fluor, replied that the
that no buildings are to be erected within a 300 meters           Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                       construction width will be 30m and the registered
radius of the pipeline. He acknowledges that currently the                                                           servitude will be 6 meters.      There are some restricts
servitude specifies 6 meters for the NMPP pipeline but would                                                         associated to the registered servitude e.g. no blasting
like to know what will happen within ten years from now e.g.                                                         within 500m from the pipeline and should blasting be
will the 6m servitude extend to maybe 8m?.             He also                                                       necessary, prior permission needs to be obtained from
mentions that the plots in the area are relatively small.                                                            Transnet for blasting activities. No permanent structures
                                                                                                                     are allowed to be constructed on the 6m registered
                                                                                                                     servitude. Additional negotiations and compensation will
                                                                                                                     be made should the servitude be changed from the

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                                                                                                                     agreed 6m, but the 6m servitude will be registered in the
                                                                                                                     title deed.

Said that after the gas pipeline was completed, additional        Mr. Deon Deacon, Landowner, at the Focus           Mr. Hannes Coetzee responded that the 6m servitude is
booster pumps were added to the line and this was done            Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                       registered as a right of way from the landowner.                 In
without consultation with the affected landowners and due to                                                         addition to the servitude for the pipeline, motorized
the agreement of the initial construction the landowner could                                                        valves and electricity is necessary but this will be
not do anything about it. He expresses concern with regard                                                           stipulated and agreed upon within a specific contract
to construction agreements now made by Transnet.                                                                     negotiated with the landowner.

                                                                                                                     Dr David de Waal, Afrosearch, informed the attendees
                                                                                                                     that gas pipelines and fluid pipelines differ from each
                                                                                                                     other    although     the   legal   process   is   the        same.
                                                                                                                     Authorization is only given to a specified servitude and
                                                                                                                     should the project specifications change the registration
                                                                                                                     and negotiation process will restart from the beginning.

Wanted to know if the servitude will only be registered for       Mr. Deon Deacon, Landowner, at the Focus           Mr. Hannes Coetzee explained that the title deed, contract
the 6m for one specified pipeline or could the diameter of        Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                       and the servitude describe the specifications of the
the   pipe   change   unconditionally   to   accommodate    two                                                      pipeline, and no changes can be made without undergoing
pipelines at a later stage.                                                                                          another EIA process.

                                                                                                                     Mr. Glen Price, Route Engineer; Fluor, further explained
                                                                                                                     that the pipe size can only be changed if it has not been
                                                                                                                     specified in the deeds contract or in the design phase. In
                                                                                                                     addition to the fact that the size is specified on the title
                                                                                                                     deed, an existing pipeline will have to be unearthed, and
                                                                                                                     a new pipeline be constructed.         Time, as well as the
                                                                                                                     demand for petroleum products, will not allow for the
                                                                                                                     down time of the existing pipeline or construction of a
                                                                                                                     new     pipeline   should   the   demand   increase      to    such
                                                                                                                     capacity.     In other words should a new pipeline be
                                                                                                                     required it will have to be added to the network on
                                                                                                                     another route alignment.

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Mr. T Eloff said he has an existing road servitude and that              Mr. Theuns Eloff, Landowner, at the Focus                 Mr. Hannes Coetzee answered that it would be the
the proposed NMPP servitude will be crossing the existing                Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                              responsibility of Transnet.
road servitude. He enquire as to who will be responsible for
                                                                                                                                   Mr. Glen Price added that if agricultural activities take
the maintenance and clearing of the area servitude where it
                                                                                                                                   place on the servitude then the landowner will be able to
impact on the existing road servitude?
                                                                                                                                   use the area but will also be responsible for the
                                                                                                                                   maintenance of the servitude as it will be utilized for
                                                                                                                                   agricultural activities.

SCOPING PHASE

Would     the   construction     servitude     be    fenced    during    Mr.   Jack     Legodi,    Property       Owner:   Farm    The construction area would not be fenced; however,
construction time?                                                       Nooitgedacht,           Focus      Group       Meeting    should a landowner request fencing during construction
                                                                         (03.11.05)                                                this would be discussed during the servitude negotiations.


                                                                         Mr. Erich van Niekerk, Property Owner: Farm
                                                                         Nooitgedacht. Registration & Comment Form
                                                                         (24.01.06)
What would the width of the servitude be?                                Mr. Johann Venter, Property Owner: Farms.                 During    construction,    depending      on   the    soil   and
                                                                         Blesbokfontein,         Witpoort     &     Brakfontein.   typography, a temporary servitude of 30m is typically
                                                                         Focus Group Meeting (02.11.05)                            required. The registered servitude would generally be 6
                                                                                                                                   metres
                                                                         Mr.   Le      Maitre,    Property        Owner:   Farm
                                                                         Nooitgedacht & Witklip, Focus Group Meeting
                                                                         (03.11.03).
How close to an existing servitude can a pipeline be                     Mr. Adie van Taak, Contract Manager: Ingwe                Depending on the topography, soil conditions, etc, it is
constructed?                                                             Collieries.       Key      Stakeholder       Workshop     envisaged that the pipeline could be construction adjacent
                                                                         (22.11.05)                                                to existing servitudes.
How far from the N4 road servitude will the pipelines be                 Mr. Chris Kool, Managing Director: Mansonia               The pipeline will be constructed adjacent to the N4 and
laid?                                                                    Joinery & Wood @ Ease. Focus Group Meeting                between 5 and 10 metres outside the N4 road boundary.
                                                                         (24.11.05)


Project   teams.     attention    is   drawn    to    the     possible   Ms. Annelien Potgieter, Land Development:                 As   requested,    once    the   final   alignment    has    been


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encroachment of Eskom’s servitudes of their power lines and             Eskom.       Registration   &    Comment   Form     identified, Eskom would be informed thereof.           Once a
substations as well as their medium voltage power lines                 (22.11.05)                                          preferred alternative has been identified, discussions will
along the proposed alternative routes                                   Mr. Jan de Klerk, Property Rights Assets:           take place with all service providers on a one-on-one
                                                                        Eskom.       Registration   &    Comment   Form     basis to discuss matters relating to their infrastructure
                                                                        (19.12.05)                                          and conditions / requirements.         These discussions will
                                                                                                                            take place before any construction activities take place.
Will    Petronet   engage   in    servitude     negotiations      for   Mr. Johann Venter, Property Owner: Farms.           The landowners would be compensated for the servitude
compensation with the affected property owners and who                  Blesbokfontein,    Witpoort      &   Brakfontein.   as well as for any damages caused as a result of
would be liable for the rehabilitation of the area?                     Focus Group Meeting (02.11.05)                      construction activities. The contractor will be responsible
                                                                                                                            for the rehabilitation of the area.
 Enquired whether Protekon has submitted any applications               Mr. Bonolo, Telkom.         Telephone enquiry       Once a final route alignment has been identified, Telkom
       for possible encroachment on Telkom’s servitudes.                (06.02.06)                                          would be informed thereof, and discussions will take place
                                                                                                                            with all service providers on a one-on-one basis to discuss
                                                                                                                            matters relating to their infrastructure and conditions /
                                                                                                                            requirements,    application    procedures,    etc.      These
                                                                                                                            discussions   will   take   place   before   any   construction
                                                                                                                            activities take place.
Would    landowners    be   compensated       for    the   servitude    Dr Haffert, Property Owner: Farm Klipfontein.       Landowners would be compensated for the 6m registered
required?                                                               One-on-one Consultation (14.02.06)                  servitude. The compensation values will be at market related
                                                                                                                            prices, and negotiated during the servitude negotiations as
                                                                                                                            mentioned in point 9 above.


PETRONET      employees,    who   would    be       responsible   for   Mr. Ruan Roets, Property Owner:            Farm     Normally permission is not sought from the property
maintaining the servitude as well as maintenance, must                  Nooitgedacht.      Focus        Group    Meeting    owner, but should the property owners require permission
contact the property owner prior to the activity as to obtain           (02.11.05).                                         to be obtained prior to any activity on their property; this
permission for access onto the property.                                                                                    should be highlighted during the servitude negotiation
                                                                                                                            stage with Petronet.
The concerned was raised regarding residents’ security                  Dr Haffert, Property Owner: Farm Klipfontein.       The requirements by the individual land owners regarding
during servitude inspection by ground crew members and                  One-on-one Consultation (14.02.06)                     access to their property will be discussed during the
the consequences should these members be attacked by the                                                                                         servitude negotiations.
residents’ dog(s).                                                                                                          According to Bylaws, property owners are responsible for


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                                                                                                                                  any injuries caused by their pets.
           13. SAFETY & SECURITY DURING CONSTRUCTION COMMENTS / CONCERNS

Impact Phase
He understands that block valves are being planned.        How    Mr. Nelius van Tonder, Landowner, at public        The block valves are installed in the pipelines specifically
far apart will they be and what is their functionality?           meeting on (01.02.2007)                            to stop flow should an incident occur.    The block valves
                                                                                                                     can be closed automatically or manually when a possible
                                                                                                                     spillage is reported and hence minimise possible spillages
                                                                                                                     / loss of the product.    The possibility for line failure is
                                                                                                                     almost zero, bar the third party interference.

                                                                                                                     The distances between the block valves are dictated by
                                                                                                                     the attributes of the land it passes through.      The block
                                                                                                                     valves are normally between 14km – 16km apart.

                                                                                                                     If an incident does occur, it will be immediately identified
                                                                                                                     in the Petronet Master Control Centre (MCC) in Durban.
                                                                                                                     The block valves closest to the leak will be immediately
                                                                                                                     closed (automatically and/or manually) to stop the flow of
                                                                                                                     product in that area.

                                                                                                                     Petronet’s   Emergency     Preparedness     Plan    will   be
                                                                                                                     immediately activated; A response team will be sent out
                                                                                                                     to identify the exact location and the necessary clean up
                                                                                                                     and repairs to the pipeline will take place. The pipeline
                                                                                                                     will be repaired and reinstated.
Acknowledged the emergency systems. Petronet have in              Mr. Nelius van Tonder, Landowner, at public        There will always be a slight delay to finding the exact
place, but expressed his concern regarding the time delay to      meeting on (01.02.2007)                            position of the leak due to various circumstances such as:
pin point the possible leakage area.
                                                                                                                          traffic intensity, distance to the leak site from the
                                                                                                                           nearest depot,
                                                                                                                          The time to conduct the necessary patrols to
                                                                                                                           pinpoint the exact location and so forth.
                                                                                                                          Helicopters are used to assist where and whenever
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                                                                                                                           required.


                                                                                                                     The leak detection system will give Petronet a close
                                                                                                                     indication of the area of the leak. However, if the position
                                                                                                                     of the leak is identified by a third party this definitely
                                                                                                                     speeds up the process. One must remember that this leg
                                                                                                                     of the pipeline is shut down as soon as a leak is detected
                                                                                                                     and confirmed so as to limit the size of the spill.

Enquired if there are always emergency staff on duty?             Mr. Nelius van Tonder, Landowner, at public        Mr. Joe McMahon stated that there is not always staff at
                                                                  meeting on (01.02.2007)                            the depot, although he stated that he and Mr. Roelf
                                                                                                                     Human are always on call, 24 hours a day.             Drizit and
                                                                                                                     Hazmat, and similar companies are part of the emergency
                                                                                                                     team to react if an incident should occur.
Expressed his concern regarding the general lack of service       Mr. Peter Just, Nan Hua Temple, at public          Concern Noted
or emergency response in the country.        He acknowledges      meeting on (01.02.2007)
the fact that time will always be a factor but how much time
will be lost before an incident is attended to?



Mr. Nelius van Tonder seconded his concern.

He accepts that the proposed pipeline is almost 100% safe.        Mr. Nelius van Tonder, Landowner, at public        Carlos Galego stated that he would put his name behind
He would like to know owners can sign an unlimited contract       meeting on (01.02.2007)                            the lifelong surety and safety of the NMPP that Mr. van
that they will personally take responsibility if anything would                                                      Tonder requested.
go wrong with the pipeline on their land.

Will the property owners be compensated for the 6m-               Mr.   Jack   Legodi,   Focus    Group   Meeting    Petronet will negotiate all servitudes with the relevant
registered servitude?                                             (02.11.05)                                         landowners.    Should there be any proven damages to
                                                                  Mr. Amos Khotha, Chief Executive Officer:          structures/property during the construction period; those
                                                                  Ogies Development Initiative. Focus Group          damages would also be compensated for.
                                                                  Meeting (07.11.05)



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The concerned was raised regarding residents’ security            Dr Haffert, Property Owner: Farm Klipfontein.      The requirements by the individual land owners regarding
during servitude inspection by ground crew members and            One-on-one Consultation (14.02.06)                    access to their property will be discussed during the
the consequences should these members be attacked by the                                                                                     servitude negotiations.
residents’ dog(s).                                                                                                   According to Bylaws, property owners are responsible for
                                                                                                                                     any injuries caused by their pets.
The question was raised as to how property owners would be                                                           The 6m registered servitude will not be fenced. Should a
able to prevent veld fires if the 6m servitude is fenced?                                                            property owner request the 6m registered servitude to be
                                                                                                                     fenced, negotiations will be entered into between the
                                                                                                                     property owner and Petronet

Enquired about safety and security during construction and        Mr. Guido Deacon, Landowner, at the Focus          Mr. Hannes Coetzee replied that the construction team
operational phase of the proposed pipeline.                       Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                       will   fence     the     30m    construction    servitude       before
                                                                                                                     construction commences.              After the    construction is
                                                                                                                     completed and the rehabilitation done, the fence would be
                                                                                                                     removed.       He also mentioned that the 6m permanent
                                                                                                                     servitude will not be fenced, and the only sign of the
                                                                                                                     pipeline will be the pipeline markers at regular intervals.
                                                                                                                     He informed the attendees that the pipeline will be
                                                                                                                     inspected, on foot, on a regular basis, but that the
                                                                                                                     landowner will be notified prior to the inspection and be
                                                                                                                     any maintenance work that needs to be done.                        He
                                                                                                                     informed       the     attendees   that,   in   general,    a    good
                                                                                                                     relationship is established between Transnet Pipelines’
                                                                                                                     service manager and the landowner.              Helicopter surveys
                                                                                                                     of the pipeline will also be done annually.

Would like to know what the pressure within the pipe would        Mr. Peet Gouws, Landowner, at the Focus            Mr. Glen Price said that the pressure in the pipe has not
be and what would happen if it starts to leak.                    Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                       yet been determined but it is estimated at around 90bar.
                                                                                                                     He further explained that should the pipe start leaking,
                                                                                                                     the block valve would kick-in and will shutdown that
                                                                                                                     specific section of the pipeline, in order to prevent
                                                                                                                     backflow.      A 24hr monitoring system is in place, from
                                                                                                                     both the depots at Kendall and KwaZulu Natal, and

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                                                                                                                     weekly inspection takes place on the pipeline. In case a
                                                                                                                     leak is detected by any party other than the systems.
                                                                                                                     operator,    Transnet   Pipelines     should    be   informed
                                                                                                                     immediately to ensure immediate reaction from Transnet
                                                                                                                     Pipelines.   It was also re-iterated that the design of the
                                                                                                                     pipeline is according to strict international standards to
                                                                                                                     ensure a safe as possible pipeline.

                                                                                                                     Mr. Sean O’ Beirne informed the attendees that the EIA
                                                                                                                     process also addresses safety issues.

                                                                                                                     Ms. Jannette Horn added that during the EIA a risk
                                                                                                                     assessment will also be done.

Said that he saw, on television, that a fire erupted from a        Mr. Peet Gouws, Landowner, at the Focus           Mr. Glen Price responded that, to address this concern
leak in a similar pipeline overseas, after a train accident, and   Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                      one would need to know how the leak was started and
according to the emergency workers the emergency block                                                               that several other factors should be taken into account as
valves could not be closed due to the fact that it would                                                             to why it happened.
cause a major internal fire within the pipeline.
                                                                                                                     Mr. Wilhelm Joubert added that the report will indicate the
                                                                                                                     valve specifications and details.

                                                                                                                     Mr. David de Waal also stated that a response will be
                                                                                                                     speculative and that the team cannot respond to such
                                                                                                                     comments.



Noted that the pipeline runs very close (between 9-20m) to         Mr. Deon Deacon, Landowner, at the Focus          Post meeting note:
the houses and he fears for their safety with regards to the       Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.
                                                                                                                     Please refer to safety precaution measures as attached in
impact of an explosion.
                                                                                                                     Annexure C.

Enquired as to how far these block valves will be from each        Mr. Peter Just, Nun Hua Temple, at the Focus      Mr. Glen Price replied that the specifications are set and
other, and wanted to know if there is a safety risk.               Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                      block valves are situated every 20km.          However, these
                                                                                                                     distances are subjected to proximity to communities,
                                                                                                                     wetlands and rivers which require one block valve on each

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                                                                                                                     side.   He used the following example; when crossing a
                                                                                                                     river one block valve will be on the one side of the river
                                                                                                                     and the other placed directly on the other side of the
                                                                                                                     river, to ensure that the least amount of product is
                                                                                                                     situated within the pipeline should an incident occur.

Enquired as to how quickly Transnet can respond in case of        Mr. Peter Just, Nun Hua Temple, at the Focus       Mr. Glen Price informed the attendees that the monitoring
an incident.                                                      Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                       stations are manned 24hrs, but that response time
                                                                                                                     depends on the distance from the station to the block
                                                                                                                     valve as well as other factors such as traffic and
                                                                                                                     availability of local emergency services. He also informed
                                                                                                                     the attendees that an emergency preparedness plan is
                                                                                                                     drawn up in conjunction with the local municipalities’
                                                                                                                     emergency services that will kick in when any incident
                                                                                                                     occurs.

                                                                                                                     Mr. Jannette Horn further mentioned that it is in Transnet
                                                                                                                     Pipeline’s best   interest to    avoid   any spillage since
                                                                                                                     Transnet Pipelines is reimbursed on the amount of
                                                                                                                     product that reaches the end destination, therefore any
                                                                                                                     spillage will be a financial loss to them.

SCOPING PHASE
Who would be responsible for the loss of cattle/animals           Mr. Chris Janse      van   Rensburg, Property      The appointed contractor would be responsible for any
should they fall into the trenches.                               Owner: Farm Jakkelsfontein. Focus Group            financial losses incurred should cattle/animals be trapped
                                                                  Meeting (03.11.05)                                 and die in the trenches. Should property owners require
                                                                                                                     fences; this can be discussed and negotiated during the
                                                                                                                     servitude negotiations.


What security plan is in place should a leakage/spillage          Clr Franz Weber, Councillor: Kungwini Local         Petronet have an effective monitoring and maintenance
occur?                                                            Municipality.   Registration & Comment Form        system in place. Should there be any tampering by third
                                                                  (08.11.05)                                          parties, this activity would be detected immediately by
                                                                                                                        Petronet’s monitoring systems. Should there be any

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                                                                                                                             leakage along the pipeline route, this would also be
                                                                                                                        detected by Petronet’s monitoring systems. Immediate
                                                                                                                        action would be taken by Petronet to stop/prevent any
                                                                                                                                                  further leakage.
Is the project team aware of any impact, e.g. leakage, on              Mr. Noor Khan, Manager-Health, Safety &         The delegates were informed that certain information
the existing pipeline?                                                 Environment: Shell SA.     Key Stakeholder      might not be readily available and, due to the strategic
                                                                       Workshop (22.11.05)                             nature of the project, the NKP Act prohibits the project
                                                                                                                       team from proving answers to certain questions raised by
                                                                                                                       delegates.


                                                                                                                       Post Meeting Note: It is not anticipated that the new
                                                                                                                       pipeline would have an impact on the existing pipeline
                                                                                                                       (i.e. through leaks) as the integrity of the pipeline was
                                                                                                                       being       ensured    by    the   design,     construction     and
                                                                                                                       maintenance procedures.


Would Petronet take “lessons learned” from the existing                Mr. Noor Khan, Manager-Health, Safety &         Regular maintenance inspections would be undertaken on
pipeline into consideration for this proposed new pipeline, so         Environment: Shell SA.     Key Stakeholder      the    pipeline   route.      These    inspections     are   usually
as to prevent repetition of previous mistakes?                         Workshop (22.11.05)                             undertaken by helicopter and by ground patrols along the
                                                                                                                       routes.      Technology has improved since the existing
                                                                                                                       pipeline was constructed ±40 years ago.
Are there any emergency response process in place, should              Mr.   Brian   Magongoa,   Public    Relations   Petronet’s information brochures are being distributed to
it   be   needed,   and   is   this   information   distributed   to   Superintendent:   Ingwe   Collieries.    Key    landowners who have existing pipelines on their property
communities located on or near the pipeline.                           Stakeholder Workshop (22.11.05)                 as well as communities on or adjacent to existing pipeline
                                                                                                                       infrastructures.      These brochures are the same as were
                                                                                                                       distributed at the workshop’s registration table.
                                                                                                                       Any possible safety aspects/risks would be communicated
                                                                                                                       to    the    communities      during   the    public   participation
                                                                                                                       consultations.
What would the possible benefit of the proposed project hold           Mr. Sikhumbuzo Mngadi, Project Officer: Land    The scope of the project is the proposed NMPP and the
for the communities in the study area? Land claims. might              Claims. Commission (Mpumalanga).                comments regarding the standard of health and living
have been submitted on properties that could be traversed              Registration & Comment Form (17.01.06)          conditions of the people in the study area would be put

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by the proposed route alternatives, and how would those                                                              forward to the project proponent.      Mr. Maharah, Route
communities gain from the proposed project.                                                                          Engineer, Protekon, mentioned at the Public Meeting held
                                                                                                                     on Tuesday, 17 January 2006, that the construction of a
                                                                                                                     pipeline is flexible and can be constructed to avoid
                                                                                                                     existing infrastructures. It is therefore not foreseen that
                                                                                                                     any relocation of individuals or communities would need
                                                                                                                     to take place for this proposed project.

Concern was raised regarding the safety and security during       Dr Haffert, Property Owner: Farm Klipfontein.      The requirements of the property owner will be addressed
construction and operation phases.                                One-on-one Consultation (14.02.06)                 during the servitude negotiations between the property
                                                                                                                     owner and the applicant (Petronet/Protekon) The safety
                                                                                                                     and security concern will be addressed through the
                                                                                                                     Environmental Management Plan.

Would like to discuss safety aspects with project team.           Ms. Erna Jacobs, Future Property Owner:            Request noted.    The Public Participation Consultants will
                                                                  Farm Donkerhoek.      Registration & Comment       contact Ms. Jacobs in due course.
                                                                  Form (28.02.06)
           14. CONSTRUCTION IMPACTS COMMENTS / CONCERNS

Impact Phase
Stated that the residents in the area appreciate and welcome      Mr. Abes Masango, Landowner, at Public             The project team is aware of the new developments planned
the project. He enquired whether the project team is aware of     Meeting 31.01.2007                                 by Anglo Coal and Eskom’s proposed power station and the
the newly proposed developments in the area such as the new                                                          project team has had several detailed discussions with them.
mining operations and he questioned whether the mining                                                               The reason for the proposed route alignment is to
operations will have an impact on the proposed NMPP project.                                                         accommodate Anglo Coal’s coal reserve and any possible
                                                                                                                     blasting activities, as well as Eskom’s proposed power
                                                                                                                     station. A corridor exists along the N12 where Anglo cannot
                                                                                                                     mine and that is the corridor that the proposed NMPP route
                                                                                                                     alignment is proposing to follow.

                                                                                                                     The blasting specialists of Fluor are in discussion with the
                                                                                                                     blasting specialists of Anglo Coal, therefore Anglo Coal is
                                                                                                                     fully aware of the existing as well as the proposed

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                                                                                                                                infrastructure of Petronet.       A blasting specialist will be
                                                                                                                                brought onto the project team prior to the construction
                                                                                                                                phase.
Enquired on how new road and/or water channel crossing be                    Mr. Gerrit van den Berg, at the Public Meeting     Mr. William Carstens, Propnet explained temporary crossings
handled over the proposed pipeline.                                          06.02.2007.                                        over the servitude would not be a problem, but as soon as a
                                                                                                                                permanent activity is proposed an application should be
                                                                                                                                lodged with Petronet for the necessary permission and
                                                                                                                                construction rules. No permanent or temporary structure is
                                                                                                                                allowed to be constructed in the servitude.

                                                                                                                                Mr. André Botha, Petronet, mentioned certain requirements
                                                                                                                                will be set if an activity is approved (eg. A 300mm space
                                                                                                                                between the proposed pipeline and other services) and the
                                                                                                                                road may only carry a certain weight to not damage the
                                                                                                                                integrity of the pipeline.

Wanted to know what the proposed construction time frames                    Mr. Rob Taylor, Rob Taylor & Associates, at        Mr.    Rinus   Stroebel,     Fluor,   stated    that     under   ideal
are e.g. when will the proposed project commence and when                    the Public Meeting on 06.02.2007.                  conditions the progress is aimed at 1000 m per day and
will it be finished.                                                                                                            under less favourable conditions approximately 500 m per
                                                                                                                                day.     He added that commencement of construction,
                                                                                                                                should a positive Record of Decision be issued by the
                                                                                                                                decision-making      authority,       it   is        envisaged   that
                                                                                                                                construction the proposed Kendal to Waltloo route will
                                                                                                                                commence within the first quarter of 2008 and is planned
                                                                                                                                to be finished within approximately 6 months.
Enquired as to whether one contractor would be used in the                   Mr. Jack Rapatsa, Executive Mayor: Delmas          Mr. Glen Price replied that it is not known at this stage
construction     of     the    proposed    pipeline   or   if    several     Local   Municipality,   at   the   Focus   Group   whether one or more contractors would be used.                     He
contractors would be required.                                               Meeting, 22.11.2006.                               added    that,   should      authorisation      be    received   from
                                                                                                                                GDACE, it is foreseen that the contracting portion of the
                                                                                                                                proposed project would be put out to tender around the
                                                                                                                                end of 2007.

Enquired     into      the    proposed    commencement          date   for   Mr. Jack Rapatsa, Executive Mayor: Delmas          Mr. Glen Price indicated that construction could not
construction of the proposed pipeline.                                       Local   Municipality,   at   the   Focus   Group   commence before approval is granted by GDACE. GDACE
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                                                                  Meeting, 22.11.2006.                               is expected to issue a Record of Decision on the proposed
                                                                                                                     project by mid-2007.        Should approval be granted, it is
                                                                                                                     envisaged      that   the    various   components    of    the
                                                                                                                     construction process would be put out to tender by the
                                                                                                                     end of 2007.

SCOPING PHASE
Negative experiences with construction by other service           Mr. Pieter Glintzer, Property Owners:      Farm    Comment noted
providers, e.g. damages to fences, etc.                           Onverwacht. One-on-one visit (25.10.05)
What would the impact be on ground should there be a              Mr. Ruan Roets, Property Owner:            Farm    The pipe would be welded at the joints are bunded to
leakage.                                                          Nooitgedacht.        Focus    Group     Meeting    prevent any possible leakage. The pressure would be
                                                                  (02.11.05).                                        constantly monitored to be able to detect any possible
                                                                                                                     leakage timeously. There are also various Environmental
                                                                                                                     Management Plans, safety and security procedure, etc in
                                                                                                                     place to address the problem, should it occur.             Mr.
                                                                                                                     Maharaj informed the meeting that the servitude would
                                                                                                                     be inspect mostly by helicopter as well as PETRONET
                                                                                                                     employees who will be walking the servitude clear the
                                                                                                                     servitude and to check for any possible leakages.
What would the depth of the trench be for the pipeline?           Mr. Corrie van Eeden, Property Owner: Farm         The depth of the pipeline is usually about 1.5 m below
                                                                  Klipfontein. Focus Group Meeting (02.11.05).       ground, with 1.0 m cover above the pipeline.


                                                                  Le    Maitre,      Property   Owner:       Farm
                                                                  Nooitgedacht,        Focus    Group     Meeting
                                                                  (03.11.03).


Care should be taken where there are heritage sites on the        Mr. Tshepo Rakoena, Executive Member:              A heritage specialist is part of the environmental team.
proposed alternatives.                                            Greater Ogies Indaba. Focus Group Meeting
                                                                  (07.11.05)
It was mentioned that the Government/Municipality took a          Mr. Kobus Botha, Property Owner:         Farms.    Comment noted
decision that no further developments would take place from       Kleinfontein & Rhenosterfontein. One-on-one
the eastern side of the R515.                                     visit (08.11.05)

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Construction limitation identified on the eastern side of              Mr. Albert Smit, Town Planner: Kleinfontein        Comment noted
Route Alternative 2 (adjacent to the existing railway line). It        Boerebelange Koöp Beperk. One-on-one visit
also includes construction limitation in the area between the          (10.11.05)
existing substation, the overhead power lines and the
railway line as well as the diabaas hill.
Project     teams.      attention   is   drawn   to   the   possible   Ms. Annelien Potgieter, Land Development:          As    requested,    once     the    final   alignment      has   been
encroachment of Eskom’s servitudes of their power lines and            Eskom.       Registration   &   Comment   Form     identified, Eskom would be informed thereof.                 Once a
substations as well as their medium voltage power lines                (22.11.05)                                         preferred alternative has been identified, discussions will
along the proposed alternative routes                                  Mr. Jan de Klerk, Property Rights Assets:          take place with all service providers on a one-on-one
                                                                       Eskom.       Registration   &   Comment   Form     basis to discuss matters relating to their infrastructure
                                                                       (19.12.05)                                         and conditions / requirements.              These discussions will
                                                                                                                          take place before any construction activities take place.
Should the proposed pipeline be constructed within the road            Mr. Malesela Mojapelo, Control Technician:         It has been requested that a copy of the Mpumalanga
reserves     of   the     Mpumalanga      Province,   the   relevant   Mpumalanga Dept of Roads & Transport.              Roads      and     Transport       Department’s        conditions   /
applications need to be submitted to the Department of                 Registration & Comment Form (05.12.05)             regulations be forwarded to them as well as the necessary
Roads & Transport?                                                                                                        application forms. If this information is available on their
                                                                                                                          website, please notify accordingly.
Concern regarding the safety of cattle during construction             Mr. Erich van Niekerk, Property Owner: Farm        Currently it is not envisaged to fence off the full length of
due to the unintentional removal / damage to camp fences.              Nooitgedacht. Registration & Comment Form          the construction servitude, but should the need arise for a
                                                                       (26.01.06)                                         section to be fenced off, it would be considered.                This
                                                                                                                          activity   will    be    discussed     during    the     one-on-one
                                                                                                                          consultation between the            project    applicant    and the
                                                                                                                          property owner.
Project teams. attention is drawn to the conditions stipulated         Mr. FE Mouton, Manager: Water Services                   Once a preferred alternative has been identified,
by the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality and needs             Development      and    Regulation,   City    of    discussions will take place with all service providers on a
   to be adhered to. Documents are available on request.               Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.        Letter        one-on-one basis to discuss matters relating to their
                                                                       (15.02.06)                                              infrastructure and conditions / requirements. These
                                                                        Ms. S Komal, Services Co-ordinator: Sasol               discussions will take place before any construction
Sasol Gas may directly be affected by the NMPP and
                                                                        Gas. Electronic communication (22.02.06)                                  activities take place.
requests details of the final route alignment for the proposed
pipeline.

Sasol Gas may incur expenses directly or indirectly related

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to the route of the pipe. Therefore, Sasol Gas request
notification of the final route alignment as soon as it is
available.

Has the route alignment between Kendal and Waltloo been           Mr.   Johann   Haarhoff,   Telephone    Enquiry    The Environmental Scoping Report (ESR) is completed,
finalised yet?                                                    (28.02.06)                                         and the northern corridor has been identified as the
                                                                                                                     preferred corridor.      The N4 route alternative falls within
                                                                                                                     the northern corridor.       The southern corridor has been
                                                                                                                     discarded. Bohlweki-SiVEST JV awaits the approval of the
                                                                                                                     ESR   from       the   Gauteng   Department   of   Agriculture,
                                                                                                                     Conservation       and   Environment    (G DACE)     and   the
                                                                                                                     Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture and Land Affairs
                                                                                                                     (M DALA). The outcome of the authority’s decision will be
                                                                                                                     communicated to all registered I&APs.



             15. GENERAL CONSTRUCTION COMMENTS / CONCERNS

Impact Phase
Enquired as to why power line servitudes can be followed but      Mr. Idris Jones, Resident at Public Meeting.       Stray currents from the railway lines causes corrosion on the
not railway lines?                                                (01.02.2007)                                       pipeline.   If a pipeline follows a section of a low voltage
                                                                                                                     power line, the pipeline needs to be insulated (cathodic
                                                                                                                     protection) to ensure that the stray currents in the ground
                                                                                                                     do not use the pipeline as a vehicle for conduction. But the
                                                                                                                     routing of the pipeline has largely avoided power line and
                                                                                                                     railway lines.

Enquired as to how far the pipeline will be constructed from      Mr. E Mashia, Landowner, at Public Meeting.        Suggested that he discussed the proposed corridor with
the road fence onto private property.                             (01.02.2007)                                       Mr. Mashia after the meeting with the aid of the aerial
                                                                                                                     photographs.




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Enquired as to whether the impact of the possible blasting              Mr. E Mashia, Landowner, at Public Meeting.   The proponent is legally bound to compensate for the
on the surrounding structures has been considered.              What    (01.02.2007)                                  damages, but the onus is still on the landowner to be
will happen if blasting is required and after the construction                                                        able to prove that those cracks and damages were
phase    cracks    and    damages       appear    in    the    houses                                                 caused by the construction activities.
surrounding       the    construction    areas,        and    whether
compensation will be awarded for that impact?                                                                         Blasting   is   an   important   concern   but   the   blasting
                                                                                                                      activities will be managed in a professional and controlled
                                                                                                                      manner. Petronet will employ a blasting expert to ensure
                                                                                                                      that no incidents, such as the above-mentioned, occur.
Expressed his concern that if he agrees to the pipeline that it         Mr. Guido Deacon, Landowner, at the Focus     Mr. Sean O Beirne, responded that the EIA process is
will affect him negatively, should Transnet decide to increase          Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                  specifically designed to identify the concerns of the
the volumes or add additional pipelines in the future, which                                                          interested and affected parties and that any deviations
was indicated, is possibility.                                                                                        will require a complete new EIA.

                                                                                                                      Ms Jannette Horn mentioned that the Environmental
                                                                                                                      Impact Assessment process is a structured process with
                                                                                                                      specific requirements and specific regulations and that all
                                                                                                                      I&APs will have to be notified and consulted as part of the
                                                                                                                      these changes, specifically with regards to the new EIA
                                                                                                                      process as mentioned by Mr. O’Beirne.




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Referred to the mention of the 100m, 30m and 6m                   Mr. Guido Deacon, Landowner, at the Focus          Ms   Jannette    Horn,   explained    that    the    EIA    process
servitudes and is concerned about degradation within these        Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                       considered a 100m corridor assessment area (50m on
areas.                                                                                                               each side of the proposed alignment) so that the impact
                                                                                                                     of the pipeline can be assessed and that the alignment of
                                                                                                                     the pipeline can take place anywhere within the 100m
                                                                                                                     corridor.    The 30m servitude area refers to the actual
                                                                                                                     construction servitude that will be required to construct
                                                                                                                     the pipeline and to physically get the pipeline in the
                                                                                                                     ground.     The 6m permanent servitude will be registered
                                                                                                                     against the title deed of the property and that will be
                                                                                                                     maintained and kept clean for inspection by Transnet.
                                                                                                                     Both the 30m and 6m servitudes have to fall within the
                                                                                                                     100m corridor investigated as part of the EIA process.
                                                                                                                     The final pipeline markers will be placed, and will be
                                                                                                                     visible, within the 6m permanent servitude.

                                                                                                                     Mr. Sean O Beirne confirmed that the pipeline could be
                                                                                                                     constructed anywhere within the 100m assessment area
                                                                                                                     and that the application for alignment is very site specific.

Enquired if he will have to give up land within the 30m zone      Mr. Guido Deacon, Landowner, at the Focus          Mr. Hannes Coetzee replied that during construction the
for construction.                                                 Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                       30m area is fenced off but that after construction the
                                                                                                                     fence is removed and the only indication of the pipeline
                                                                                                                     would be the cement pipeline markers.

Wanted to know what the process would be, should a                Mr. Peet Gouws, Landowner, at the Focus            Mr. Glen Price explained that a 500m blasting area, as a
property owner needs to do blasting on his property.              Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                       protective measure, is instituted and that Transnet
                                                                                                                     Pipelines should be notified of any such plans.             Should
                                                                                                                     blasting be required within the 500m blasting zone,
                                                                                                                     Transnet     would   need    to   give       input    and    make
                                                                                                                     recommendations on the blasting activity.              It is also
                                                                                                                     necessary for them to be on standby should an incident
                                                                                                                     occur during the blasting.


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Wanted to know what the required distance between a               Mr. Peet Gouws, Landowner, at the Focus             Mr. Hannes Coetzee said that a distance of approximately
power line and the proposed pipeline is.                          Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                        800m is required to run parallel with power lines, but
                                                                                                                      power lines can be crossed.

SCOPING PHASE
How deep would the pipeline be constructed?                       Ms. Letitia Prinsloo, Property Owner:       Farm    The depth of the trench will be ±1.5m for pipes of 40 to
                                                                  Vaalbank. One-on-one visit (08.11.05); and          50 cm in diameter. The pipeline depth also varies
                                                                                                                      according to the land-use and could be buried even
                                                                  Dr Haffert, Property Owner: Farm Klipfontein.       deeper where needed e.g. at stream and road crossings.
                                                                  One-on-one Consultation (14.02.06)
Would the pipeline be constructed in the road reserves or on      Ms. Letitia Prinsloo, Property Owner:       Farm    The current planning is to construct the pipeline on
private property?                                                 Vaalbank. One-on-one visit (08.11.05)               private property.    To ensure the least impact on the
                                                                                                                      property, the pipeline would be constructed as close to
                                                                                                                      the road reserve as and where possible.
What would be the impacts of the pipeline should existing         Mr. Chris Kool, Managing Director: Mansonia         These structures can be removed during construction and
structures such as covered parking bays occur on the              Joinery & Wood @ Ease. Focus Group Meeting          replaced after construction, but as far as possible the
preferred alternative.                                            (24.11.05)                                          pipeline route would avoid existing structures. These
                                                                                                                      structures would be identified during the detail alignment
                                                                                                                      phase, once the preferred route has been chosen.
Amandla Wethu Construction’s possible involvement with the        Mr. Ephraim Matukane, Director: Amandla             Comment noted
construction phase of the proposed project. The company’s         Wethu    Construction.       Registration    and
focus of construction is the laying, welding and testing of the   Comment Form (18.01.06)
pipelines.

Possible impact on water and electricity supply to property       Ms. Elfrieda Miller, Property Owner:        Farm    Concern    noted.     All   impacts   on   any   services   to
during the construction phase.                                    Kleinfontein.    Registration   and   Comment       properties/infrastructures will be taken into consideration
                                                                  Form (16.01.06)                                     during the final route design.
Concern regarding the possible impact of blasting activities      Mr. Usuf Mallam, Muslim Community Leader:           Concern noted.      Should blasting be considered in the
on the Muslim and Tribal Cemeteries that are situated in          Bronkhorstspruit.          One-on-one       visit   area, the environmental team will assess any possible
close proximity to the N4.                                        (30.01.06)                                          impacts.




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Expressed    interest   in   civil   construction   regarding   the   Mr.   Abram    Mashishi,     Director:      Seloba    Comment noted.
proposed project.                                                     Business     Enterprise.        Registration     &
                                                                      Comment Form (09.02.06)
Enquired as to project applicant’s application for possible           Mr. Sthembiso Mchunu, Wayleave Liaison                NMPP project still in scoping phase. Northern corridor has
infringement on Telkom’s servitude.                                   Officer:     Telkom.       Telephone     discussion   been identified as preferred corridor.    Telkom will be
                                                                      (13.02.06)                                            informed one a preferred alignment has been identified.
                                                                                                                            All relevant public participation documentation to date
                                                                                                                            was forwarded to Telkom.
It was commented that carbon steel is highly sensitive to             Dr Haffert, Property Owner: Farm Klipfontein.         Engineering best practices will be applied to the NMPP
lightning – lightning has a negative impact on carbon steel           One-on-one        Consultation         (14.02.06).    project to ensure that the integrity and safety of the
products.    Concerned regarding the possible impact of               Communication (06.03.06)                              pipeline is not compromised.
lightning on the proposed pipeline.




            16. SOCIAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC COMMENTS/CONCERNS

DRAFT EIR COMMENTS

Concern was raised regarding the safety & security of                 G Vermaak, Property Owner                             SIA to respond
residents along the proposed construction route.                      Bronkhorstspruit Open Day: 29 01 2008
Submitted key concerns and comments regarding the Risk                Mr.   Kobus    Cilliers, Property   Owner:
Assessment Report. Full correspondence attached as                    Donkerhoek
Annexure A                                                            Correspondence (18.02.2008)
Submitted key concerns regarding the fact that Transnet
Pipelines do not conform to Major Hazardous Regulations.
Requested that the Environmental Authorisation is subjected
to Transnet Pipelines conforming to the MHI Regulations. Full
correspondence attached as Annexure B
Submitted copy of presentation materials, capturing key MHI
issues and interpretation of Risk Assessment Report.
Submitted report regarding Transnet Pipeline’s MHI status.            Mr    Kobus    Cilliers, Property          Owner:
Full report attached as Annexure C                                    Donkerhoek
                                                                      Correspondence (02.01.2007)
Received e-mail stating that Transnet Pipeline does not see           E-mail (02.07.2008)

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them as MHI and impression at public meting of January
2007 was that they are not planning to do so.
Various comments and concerns raised regarding the Risk            E-mail (07.02.2008)                                   See Annexure Da for formal response
Assessment and Transnet’s lack of registering as a MHI. See
Annexure D for full e-mail message.
Follow-up e-mails regarding above-mentioned and response           E-mails (11 & 12 Feb 2008)                            See Annexure E for responses
Impact Phase
It is stated that if, by any means, this pipeline derogate The     R Scheepers, Property Owner                           Statement noted and forwarded to Arup-Worley Parsons
selling of my property, that the property owner will be            Correspondence: 07 02 2008                            JV.
obliged to claim the full amount of R5.000 000.00 (Five
Million Rands) from Transnet.
Stated that Transnet is a public entity. According to the          Mr.   Theunis     Eloff,   Landowner,   at    Pubic   This factor is already included in Transnet’s financial
Financial Act, he enquired as to how guarantees will be            Meeting (01.02.2007)                                  statements.      The principal of the “polluter pays” will be
delivered with regards to incidents such as a spillage and if it                                                         enforced if a spillage does occur, because Transnet needs
will be added to Transnet’s financial statements?                                                                        to adhere to certain regulations that specify liability in the
                                                                                                                         case of an incident.

                                                                                                                         According to the National Environmental Management Act
                                                                                                                         (NEMA) and the National Water Act, all clean up costs i.e.
                                                                                                                         remediation and rehabilitation costs are for the polluter’s
                                                                                                                         account.    N DEAT and Department of Water Affairs and
                                                                                                                         Forestry (DWAF) will hold Petronet to clean up the area to
                                                                                                                         their   satisfaction,   before   allowing   Petronet   off site.
                                                                                                                         However, if a 3rd party is responsible for the damage, the
                                                                                                                         costs incurred to rectify the incident will be transferred to
                                                                                                                         the 3rd party.

Enquired as to how the contractors within the affected             Mr. Andries Gumede, Ogies Development                 With regards to the operational phase of the proposed
community can get involve with the project with regards to         Initiative   at     the    Public   Meeting     on    pipeline, certain maintenance activities will be required on
possible employment opportunities?                                 31.01.2007.                                           an ongoing basis; this includes the clearing of deep rooted
                                                                                                                         plants and trees, as well as the painting of pipeline
                                                                                                                         markers along the proposed alignment. Local contractors
                                                                                                                         will be identified who can be employed to perform the


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                                                                                                                      above-mentioned requirements.


                                                                                                                      Petronet needs to ensure a maximum benefit for the
                                                                                                                      surrounding communities, and Petronet therefore have a
                                                                                                                      target of 60% local labour to be employed. Petronet will
                                                                                                                      however, be in close contact with the Department of
                                                                                                                      Labour to co-ordinate the local employment of contractors
                                                                                                                      that have been identified by the Department of Labour.
                                                                                                                      Additional benefits include the provision of training for the
                                                                                                                      local residents and obtaining of certain skills that can be
                                                                                                                      applied when the proposed NMPP is completed.

                                                                                                                      He also mentioned that the proposed NMPP is not yet in
                                                                                                                      the detailed phase, and no firm numbers can be provided.
                                                                                                                      Although the bigger construction contractors will also
                                                                                                                      have to ensure that a target of 60% is reached with
                                                                                                                      regards to local employment.

Stated that a nearby community has a problem with the             Mr. Amos Khota, SANCO, at            the   Public   The suggestion is very important. Transnet is in the
supply of drinking water. He enquired about the possibility       Meeting 31.01.2007.                                 process of gathering information with regards to projects
of Petronet donating a pipe or funds to assist the community                                                          in   communities      in     terms.       of   Transnet’s   social
with its water supply.                                                                                                responsibility.   Transnet    has     a    programme    with   an
                                                                                                                      associated fund to seek out community projects for
                                                                                                                      possible investment.       He requested Mr. Khato to please
                                                                                                                      submit a formal request in this regard through the
                                                                                                                      environmental project team, which will be forwarded to
                                                                                                                      Transnet for evaluation.

Mentioned that in terms. of skilled labour which he had           Mr. Amos Khota, SANCO, at            the   Public   Mr. Rinus Stroebel replied that, as previously mentioned,
mentioned earlier, he enquired whether Petronet couldn’t do       Meeting 31.01.2007.                                 Petronet needs to ensure maximum benefit for the
future planning to identify what type of skilled labour would                                                         surrounding communities, and therefore have a target of
be required to ensure that people can be trained timeously                                                            60% local labour to be employed. Collaboration with the
once the call for tenders / employment is announced.                                                                  Department of Labour will take place to ensure that local
                                                                                                                      contractors are provided the opportunity to tender or local
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                                                                                                                      labour to be employed.

Informed the project team that one of Delmas’ Local                   Mr. Jack Rapatsa, Executive Mayor: Delmas       Comment Noted
Municipality’s main interests is employment for the local             Local Municipality at the Focus Group Meeting
communities.      The Municipality would like to see the local        on 22.11.2006.
community being involved in the proposed project through
materials supply, job creation, skills transfer, registration on
procurement databases, etc.
Enquired whether filling material would be obtained from              Mr. Jack Rapatsa, Executive Mayor: Delmas       Mr. Glen Price replied that it is not at this stage possible
borrow pits and if so, which borrow pit(s) would be used. He          Local Municipality at the Focus Group Meeting   to indicate which borrow pit(s), if any, would be used.
informed the project team that there are various established          on 22.11.2006.                                  The project team realises that the utilisation of a borrow
borrow    pits   in    the   surrounding   area   and   information                                                   pit will require a licence application to the DME.
regarding the location of these borrow puts could be
                                                                                                                      Should it be determined that borrow pits would be required;
obtained from Mr. Steenkamp, Town Planner at the Delmas
                                                                                                                      an open tender process would be followed. He noted that, in
Municipality.
                                                                                                                      the tender process, it is also endeavoured to maximize local
                                                                                                                      labour and supply.

                                                                                                                      Ms. Nicolene Venter, Bohlweki-SiVEST JV added that
                                                                                                                      Bohlweki-SiVEST JV would notify Fluor of the availability
                                                                                                                      of borrow pits in the Delmas area.

Enquired into the potential for local labour to be involved in        Mr. Jack Rapatsa, Executive Mayor: Delmas       A large portion of the work on the proposed pipeline
the proposed project and whether the project would allow              Local Municipality at the Focus Group Meeting   would be of a specialised nature, for instance specialised
for skills transfer.                                                  on 22.11.2006.                                  welding by certified welders. It is not known at this stage
                                                                                                                      whether this kind of specialised labour would be available
                                                                                                                      in the local community.

Reiterated that local labour must be used as far as possible          Mr. Jack Rapatsa, Executive Mayor: Delmas       Comments noted
and indicated that although only a relatively small portion of        Local Municipality at the Focus Group Meeting
the proposed pipeline (approximately 10km) is situated                on 22.11.2006.
within the Mpumalanga Province, labourers from the Delmas
area could be utilized as far as Bronkhorstspruit in the
Gauteng Province. He added that the local community must
be informed of where and how they can register for possible

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employment or for the supply of equipment or materials for
use during construction of the proposed pipeline.
It is requested that the servitude compensation be linked to      Nelius van Tonder, Property Owner: Farm            Transnet is a member of the South African Right of Way
the property and not to the person (property owner) and           Vaalbank. One-on-one Meeting (21.02.07)            Association         (SARWA    -        http://www.sarwa.co.za/)            and
that the servitude compensation be paid on a monthly basis                                                           needs       to   comply      with       the     Association’s        principles
and not a once off payment.                                                                                          regarding servitude negotiations and compensations. It
                                                                                                                     would therefore not be possible to link the compensation
                                                                                                                     to the property.
                                                                                                                     As mentioned at the meeting, the following points are
                                                                                                                     taken into consideration for the once off payment (before
                                                                                                                     and after valuations):
                                                                                                                            Current market value of property
                                                                                                                            Upgrading / increased property value
                                                                                                                            Impact on existing infrastructure
                                                                                                                            Devaluation    of    property         due      to    the    registered
                                                                                                                             servitude
The registered servitude will devaluate property.                                                                    Property value will decrease and it is for this reason that a
                                                                                                                     property owner is compensated by compensating the
                                                                                                                     property. It is the property owner’s prerogative to used
                                                                                                                     the compensation as he/she sees fit.

Concern was raised regarding the safety of residents /                                                               No property will be traversed without obtaining prior
property owners as Transnet maintenance / inspection team                                                            permission from the property owner. It needs to be
will freely have access to their property.                                                                           mentioned that only exception will be in an emergency
                                                                                                                     situation.
Enquired if expropriation is a possibility.                       Mr. Guido Deacon, Landowner, at the Focus          Mr. Hannes Coetzee replied that previously expropriation
                                                                  Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                       was done by Transnet but the process has changed and
                                                                                                                     will consist of the following:

                                                                                                                              Valuation    that       is     done     by        an   independent
                                                                                                                               registered valuator;
                                                                                                                              Negotiate the servitude value with the registered
                                                                                                                               landowner;

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                                                                                                                           Should there be a dispute, the landowner can
                                                                                                                            obtain the services of his own valuator;
                                                                                                                           A comparison is made of the two valuators’ values,
                                                                                                                            and the landowner will receive compensation on an
                                                                                                                            agreed amount for the servitude to place the
                                                                                                                            landowner in the same position as prior to the
                                                                                                                            servitude; and
                                                                                                                           Only if there are no agreed resolution will the
                                                                                                                            request for expropriation be made to the Minister
                                                                                                                            by Transnet.
Said that the Spatial Framework Development Plan (SFDP) is         Mr. Deon Deacon, Landowner, at the Focus          Mr. Glen Price said that development will not be impeded
not yet finalized for their area, due to the proposed pipeline,    Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                      due to servitudes.      He responded by referring to other
and he is waiting for this document before any expansion or                                                          areas where expansion has taken place and the pipeline
developments can be planned.        He enquired whether this                                                         servitude was included as a green belt area that would be
proposed project is delaying the (SFDP) and wanted to know                                                           an    added    motivation     for    environmentally    friendly
if his development plans will be threatened? If he wants to                                                          development.
subdivide his property, would he need permission from
                                                                                                                     Dr David de Waal mentioned that the servitude is
Transnet   to   do   so?    He   also   enquired   whether   the
                                                                                                                     registered to the property title deed and is not linked
municipalities will enforce the least amount of development
                                                                                                                     directly to the property owner. As you subdivide, the title
along the proposed route alignment when the proposed
                                                                                                                     deed of the different properties will just reflect the
pipeline has been constructed.
                                                                                                                     registered servitude.

Mr. Guido Deacon is concerned that Transnet might liaise           Mr. Guido Deacon, Landowner, at the Focus         Mr. Sean O’Beirne, SE Solutions, referred to the example
with authorities to limit development.                             Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                      of the Alrode to Langlaagte section of the existing
                                                                                                                     pipeline, where large scale residential development took
                                                                                                                     place and wanted to know from the route engineers
                                                                                                                     present, if there was any impact on development?

                                                                                                                     Mr. Glen Price confirmed that there was no influence on
                                                                                                                     development and that the only requirements are to notify
                                                                                                                     Transnet of potential developments. He also informed the
                                                                                                                     attendees that the servitude will be registered with
                                                                                                                     certain   building    restrictions   for   example,    that   no
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                                                                                                                     permanent structures can be built on top of the servitude.

                                                                                                                     Ms. Jannette Horn further confirms. that any development
                                                                                                                     needs to undergo an EIA process and that the pipeline is
                                                                                                                     not a justifiable concern to counter development.     She
                                                                                                                     added that there is no benefit for Transnet to limit
                                                                                                                     development, as development will not affect the pipeline
                                                                                                                     or the servitude.

SCOPING PHASE
Will Petronet do any investment into the local community,         Mr. Amos Khotha, Chief Executive Officer:          The project team cannot provide a response to this
e.g. would there be any benefits in the proposed project for      Ogies Development Initiative. Focus Group          question and it will be referred to Protekon for a
the local community.                                              Meeting (07.11.05).                                response.
How much funds were allocated to this project?                    Councillor      Makutama,    Kungwini      Local   Kendal – Waltloo section was almost 10% of the total
                                                                  Municipality, Focus Group Meeting (08.11.05)       length of 785Km and therefore 10% of the estimated
                                                                                                                     project cost of R3, 5 billion costing between R300 million
                                                                                                                     and R350 million.
Who are the funders of this project?                              Councillor      Nhlapo,     Kungwini       Local   Transnet, of which Petronet is a Division.
                                                                  Municipality, Focus Group Meeting (08.11.05)
Will the proposed project impact positively on petrol price?      Councillor      Nhlapo,     Kungwini       Local   Government regulates the petrol price. Petronet does not
                                                                  Municipality,     Focus      Group      Meeting    have power over petrol price and the petrol price does not
                                                                  (08.11.05).                                        impact this project.


How would the project be financed e.g. Financial institutions,    Clr Franz Weber, Councillor: Kungwini Local        Petronet, Transnet’s Pipeline Division, would cover all
Treasury or Transnet?                                             Municipality.   Registration & Comment Form        financial implications.
                                                                  (08.11.05)
It was requested as to what the projected growth figures are      Ms. Fatima Shaik, Environmental Advisor:           The end-use of the products to be transported by the
that justify the proposed new pipeline, as the Gautrain           Shell   SA.      Key   Stakeholder     Workshop    proposed pipeline is outside the scope of work of this
project is initiated by Government to limit cars on the roads.    (22.11.05)                                         project. Petronet are responding to a demand from their
Shouldn’t alternative energy sources be considered to make                                                           clients.
petroleum redundant?
                                                                                                                     Some information might not be available off-hand, and

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                                                                                                                             due to the strategic matter of the project, the National
                                                                                                                             Key-Points    Act     (NKP)   restrict    the   project   team    of
                                                                                                                             providing answers as raised by delegates.
What will happen if we do not come to an agreement with               Mr. Karl Gribnitz, Chairman: Greater Eastern           Petronet does have expropriation rights, but it is not
Petronet?                                                             Magaliesburg      Conservancy           Association.   foreseen that that route need be undertaken.
Does Petronet have an expropriation policy?                           Focus Group Meeting (24.11.05)
                                                                      Mr.   Driaan    Beyers,     Financial     Manager:
                                                                      Mansionia Joinery & Wood @ Ease. Focus
                                                                      Group Meeting (24.11.05)


Proposed a route alignment in the middle-road reserve of              Mr. Kobus Botha, Property Owner: Farms.                Comment noted. Dept of Roads will not permit Petronet’s
the   N4    to   avoid   a   route   alignment   through    private   Kleinfontein&Rehnosterfontein. Focus Group             pipelines to run within its road reserve.
properties.                                                           Meeting (24.11.05)
A formal request will be submitted enquiring the reason why           Mr. Karl Gribnitz, Chairman: Greater Eastern           Comment noted.
Petronet did not use property where they already had                  Magaliesburg      Conservancy           Association.
registered servitudes or property belonging to Transnet.              Focus Group Meeting (24.11.05)
Who   would      be   held   responsible   should   there   be   an   Mr.   Driaan    Beyers,     Financial     Manager:     Each incident would have to be assessed individually.
undetected leak and a cigarette butt is dropped, possibly             Mansionia Joinery & Wood @ Ease: Focus                 Petronet have an emergency response plan that would be
causing an explosion or fire?                                         Group Meeting (24.11.05)                               put into action, but cannot assume responsibility for
                                                                                                                             negligent third party behaviour.
We would like to confirm that the Road Freight Association’s          Mr.   Bongi    Mpondo,    Manager:        Policy   &   There should be no effect or impact on the trucking
main area of interest regarding the proposed project is the           Regulations:      Road    Freight       Association.   industry should the pipeline go ahead as this project is
possible impact be on the efficient movement of freight by            Registration Form (07.12.05)                           aiming to provide for future capacity of petroleum
road in South Africa, should the proposed project be                                                                         products
approved.
Compensation to people who might be affected by the                   Mr. Bheki Nyathi, Project Manager: Land                Bohlweki-SiVEST JV would like to inform the Land Claims.
proposed project, especially in relation to the land claim            Claims.        Commission        (Mpumalanga).         Commission, Mpumalanga Province, that consultation with
beneficiaries.                                                        Registration Form (04.01.06)                           the Land Claims. Commission will take place once a
                                                                                                                             preferred alignment has been identified through the EIA
                                                                      Mr. Thomas Sambo, Project Officer: Land                process.     The purpose of the consultation would be to
                                                                      Claims.        Commission        (Mpumalanga).         establish whether any land claims. have been submitted,
                                                                      Registration & Comment Form (17.01.06)                 and   those    that    have   been       approved,   against     the

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                                                                                                                       properties that would be affected on the preferred
                                                                                                                       alignment.
The comment was raised that it would not be possible to            Dr Haffert, Property Owner: Farm Klipfontein.       Comment noted and will be forwarded to the social and
continue living on the property should the pipeline be             One-on-one      Consultation   (14.02.06)    and    land-use     specialists   to   assess   during      the   impact
constructed adjacent to the R545 side of the property.        It   Communication (06.03.06)                            assessment phase.
was enquired as to who would be responsible for costs
incurred should it be necessary to move, if the property
decreases in value or no interest is shown by buyers due to
the existence of the pipeline. Should the pipeline be located
between the R545 and his house, it would have a negative
impact on the property value.

Will the project have any job opportunities for the local          Mr.   Faan    Roets,   Property    Owner:   Farm    The skills required for constructing pipelines are not yet
communities?                                                       Nooitgedacht.      Focus       Group    Meeting     fully developed in the country and most of the activities
                                                                   (03.11.05)                                          would be done mechanically. There might be limited job
                                                                                                                       opportunities, on a temporary basis, available during the
                                                                   Councillor Makutama, Focus Group Meeting            construction period, but not during the operational phase.
                                                                   (08.11.05).                                         She further informed the meeting that permanently
                                                                                                                       appointed individuals should not be tempted to leave their
                                                                                                                       posts and only to find themselves without employment
                                                                                                                       after the construction phase.


Will local labour be employed – for what period and at what        Clr Cecilia Knox, Councillor: Kungwini Local        PROTEKON to confirm response
skill level?                                                       Municipality. Registration & Comment Form.          Discussion     between     Petronet      and   the     appointed
                                                                   Mr. Amos Khotha Chief Executive Officer:            Construction Company would include the utilisation of
                                                                   Ogies Development Initiative. Focus, Group          local labour, as and when required in the Kungwini
                                                                   Meeting (07.11.05).                                 Municipal area.
Will there be any training/skill transfer opportunities.           Mr. Amos Khotha, Chief Executive Officer:           The project team cannot provide a response to this
                                                                   Ogies Development Initiative. Focus Group           question. This will be referred to Protekon for a response.
                                                                   Meeting (07.11.05).
Local labour that should be considered although it would be        Clr Bushy Mokwena, Member of Mayoral                   The construction of the pipeline requires very highly
for a short period of time.                                        Committee:      Kungwini   Local    Municipality.    skilled labourers. However, discussion between Petronet

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                                                                    Registration & Comment Form (08.11.05)                  and the appointed Construction Company would include
                                                                                                                             the utilisation of local labour, as and when required, in
                                                                                                                                          the Kungwini Municipal area.


How many labourers will be employed?                                Madam Speaker, Ms. Mitsi Mahlangu. Local               It is important to note that at this stage no firm numbers
                                                                    Municipality,        Focus     Group        Meeting    can be provided on job opportunities. These details will
                                                                    (08.11.05).                                            emerge later on in the project.
How would the people qualify for employment and what is             Madam        Speaker,    Ms.    Mitsi     Mahlangu.    The successful contractor would be given the contact
the BEE status of Petronet?                                         Kungwini Local Municipality. Focus Group               details of the municipality and existing formal structures
                                                                    Meeting (08.11.05).                                    to facilitate employment of local people. Petronet, being
                                                                    Councillor      Nkabinde       Kungwini        Local   a parastatal company, embraces the BEE principles.
                                                                    Municipality, Focus Group Meeting (08.11.05)
Any type of jobs, even of a temporary basis, would help             Madam        Speaker,    Ms.    Mitsi     Mahlangu.    Comment noted.
address the issue regarding high unemployment in the area           Kungwini Local Municipality. Focus Group
and even provide the food for the people during their               Meeting (08.11.05).
employment on the project.
How will the community know if there are job opportunities          Madam        Speaker,    Ms.    Mitsi     Mahlangu,    When time come for procurement to take place, the
in an area?                                                         Kungwini Local Municipality. Focus Group               successful contractor would be given the contact details of
                                                                    Meeting (08.11.05).                                    the municipality and existing formal structures to facilitate
                                                                                                                           employment of local people.
It should be noted that this type of project is of a temporary      Councillor      Mokwena        Kungwini        Local   Comment noted.
nature just like the water pipeline project.                        Municipality, Focus Group Meeting (08.11.05)
Company’s     skills   and   possible   employment    placements    Ms.     Daolphonia      Motaung,        Chairperson:   Comment noted.
offered to project team during construction.                        Nompak Close Corporation. Registration &
                                                                    Comment Form (13.12.05)
                                                                    Mr. Fanie Mohlala, Secretary: Enjoy Freedom
                                                                    –     Section   21   Company.      Registration   &
                                                                    Comment Form (13.12.05)
Interested     in      environmental     training    and   social   Mr. Tshepo Rakwena, Ogies Development                  Comment noted
responsibilities.                                                   Initiative, Comment Sheet (29.11.05)
Identification of I&APs and Key stakeholders.
Dr David de Waal asked Mr. Rinus Stroebel to give a brief           Dr David de Waal, independent facilitator, at          Mr. Rinus Stroebel, explained that Transnet as a prudent
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overview of the employment opportunities and the process          the Public Meeting 06.02.2007.                     operator of the pipeline would like to maximise local
to be followed.                                                                                                      employment to the effect of a 60 % preference standard
                                                                                                                     rate for local labour of labourers residing with a 100 km
                                                                                                                     radius of the proposed NMPP project area.              He also
                                                                                                                     mentioned that this intention will be made possible
                                                                                                                     working through the local Department of Labour where
                                                                                                                     possible support (labourers as well as contractors) can be
                                                                                                                     identified. He explained that the construction phase will
                                                                                                                     require   skilled   and   unskilled   labour,   and   that   the
                                                                                                                     employment possibilities will be addressed, and a specific
                                                                                                                     benefit of the proposed NMPP project will include that
                                                                                                                     available labourers from the surrounding areas will be
                                                                                                                     provided with training if and where possible, and will
                                                                                                                     therefore have acquired new skills when the NMPP project
                                                                                                                     has been completed.

           17. COMMUNICATION COMMENTS/CONCERNS

DRAFT EIR COMMENTS
The contact details were requested of the GDACE official that     Peet Gouws, Property Owner                         The information was submitted in writing on Thursday, 7
will review and issue the Record of Decision.                     Bronkhorstspruit Open Day: 29 01 2008              February 2008.
Impact Phase
Comments were made that the public participation team             Mr.   Kobus    Cilliers, Property       Owner:     Please refer to Annexure D for full response and record
does not respond to correspondence and that the experience        Donkerhoek                                         of correspondence.
with the public participation team was bad.                       E-mail (02.07.2007)
It is requested that the three (3) EIA Newsletters be             N van den Bosch, Property Owner                    Request noted.
submitted in Afrikaans as well as the Servitude Contract.         Correspondence: 28 01 2008                         Servitude contract is translated in Afrikaans and the
                                                                                                                     February 2008 Newsletter will be translated to Afrikaans.
Enquire on what happens to the comments that are raised           Mr. Nelius van Tonder, Landowner, at public        All comments and queries of I&APs are attached to the
by I&APs during meetings and who has access to these              meeting on (01.02.2007)                            EIA report that is submitted to the decision making
comments.                                                                                                            authorities.   The comments and response report shows
                                                                                                                     all comments and queries, who they where lodged by,

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                                                                                                                          where it was raised and who answered the query. In the
                                                                                                                          response   column   it    should   indicate    the   where    the
                                                                                                                          comment is addressed in the EIR report.
State that he would like to have a copy of the comments and                                                               Informed him that the comments and response report will
response report.                                                                                                          be available at public places and in electronic format on
                                                                                                                          request.


Enquired for purposes of clarity, how the community /                     Mr. Jack Rapatsa, Executive Mayor: Delmas       Ms. Nicolene Venter informed the attendees that to
residents of Delmas would be informed regarding the various               Local Municipality at the Focus Group Meeting   convene a public meeting in Delmas did not seem fruitful
public meetings mentioned during the Public Participation                 on 22.11.2006.                                  in terms. of the location of the proposed pipeline.
Process presentation.                                                                                                     However, to ensure that the Delmas residents are
                                                                                                                          informed of the proposed project, this meeting was
                                                                                                                          requested with the relevant Head of Departments of the
Supported the motion that it would not be necessary to
                                                                                                                          Delmas Municipality.      It was enquired from Mr. Rapatsa
conduct a Public Meeting in Delmas.
                                                                                                                          whether, in his opinion as Mayor, he sees a need for the
                                                                                                                          project team to conduct a Public Meeting in the Delmas
                                                                                                                          area as part of the planned series of public meetings
                                                                                                                          during the EIA phase of this project.

Indicated that the Delmas LM distributes a municipal                      Mr. Jack Rapatsa, Executive Mayor: Delmas       Ms. Nicolene Venter thanked Mr. Rapatsa for pointing out
newsletter and that Bohlweki-SiVEST would be welcome to                   Local Municipality at the Focus Group Meeting   this additional vehicle that the project team might use to
place an article regarding the proposed project in the                    on 22.11.2006.                                  inform the public regarding the proposed project. A copy
newsletter.     He    indicated    that    the    closing   date    for                                                   of the EIA Newsletter would be submitted to Mr. Masipha
submissions was within the coming week and that any                                                                       for placement in the municipal newsletter.
materials should be submitted to Mr. Jacob Masipha, the
Personal Assistant to the Executive Mayor.
Requested that, as part of the public review process of the               Mr. Jack Rapatsa, Executive Mayor: Delmas       Ms.   Nicolene   Venter    thanked    Mr.     Rapatsa   for   his
draft Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR), the                  Local Municipality at the Focus Group Meeting   assistance and indicated that the project team would
Delmas Municipality be provided not only with a hard copy,                on 22.11.2006.                                  provide the Municipality with the requested electronic
but also with a number of electronic copies on CD. The draft                                                              copies of the draft EIAR together with the hard copy.
EIAR   would   be    distributed   to     the    relevant   Heads   of
Departments within the Municipality, as well as to the Local


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Business Development Forum.

Enquired as to whether the project team have started                      Mr. Jack Rapatsa, Executive Mayor: Delmas       Ms. Nicolene Venter indicated that the majority of
informing the affected landowners regarding the proposed                  Local Municipality at the Focus Group Meeting   landowners have been informed, but in the EIA phase of
pipeline.                                                                 on 22.11.2006.                                  the project the project team would ensure that all
                                                                                                                          affected landowners are informed.

Requested that the project team provide the Municipality                  Mr. Jack Rapatsa, Executive Mayor: Delmas       Request noted.      The information will be submitted
with the contact details of the environmental consultants                 Local Municipality at the Focus Group Meeting   formally to Mr. Rapatsa
who are conducting the EIA processes for the proposed coal                on 22.11.2006.
mine and the proposed coal-fired power plant in the Kendal
area.
Kindly      offered,   “in   the     spirit    of   Local    Economic     Mr. Jack Rapatsa, Executive Mayor: Delmas       Ms.   Nicolene   Venter   thanked    Mr.   Rapatsa   for   his
Development”, to provide the project team with contact                    Local Municipality at the Focus Group Meeting   assistance.
details of local businessmen, who should be contacted with                on 22.11.2006.
regards to the proposed project.

Request that all correspondence to be in Afrikaans regarding              Mr. G Killian, Attorney for Property Owner (P   Correspondence between the          project   team and the
the proposed NMPP project.                                                Gouws): Correspondence 13(13.11.07)             property owner will be in Afrikaans, but all official
                                                                                                                          documents (e.g. draft EIR, Issues Trails, etc) will be in
                                                                                                                          English.

SCOPING PHASE
Requested       the    opportunity     to     scrutinise    the   route   Mr. Amos Khotha, Chief Executive Officer:       The route alternatives map presented at the meeting, as
alternatives on a more appropriate scale and a copy of the                Ogies Development Initiative. Registration &    was mentioned at the meeting, owing to the National Key
maps indicating the possible impact of the Kendal/Ogies                   Comment Form (07.11.05)                         Points Act cannot be made available to the ODI.       These
area.                                                                                                                     route alternative maps would be available for viewing at
                                                                                                                          the public meetings that will be held in January 2006. A
                                                                                                                          map with a scale of 1:250 000 will be available in the
                                                                                                                          Briefing Paper that will be sent to all those who attended
                                                                                                                          the meeting.
Requested that the Local Chiefs (073 783 1974) be included                Mr. Amos Khotha, Chief Executive Officer:       As part of the EIA and public participation process,
in the IEA and public participation process.                              Ogies Development Initiative. Registration &    Bohlweki Environmental-SiVEST JV will ensure that all
                                                                          Comment Form (07.11.05)                         relevant Local Chiefs and Traditional Leaders are included

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                                                                                                                                in the process.
Will transport be provided for community members to attend           Mr. Amos Khotha, Chief Executive Officer:                  We cannot provide a positive answer at this stage but
the public meeting?                                                  Ogies Development Initiative. Focus Group                  clarity will be obtained from the project proponent.
                                                                     Meeting (07.11.05).                                        Post Meeting Note: It will not be possible to provide
                                                                                                                                transport to the public meetings.       Every effort will be
                                                                                                                                however be made to ensure that the meeting venues are
                                                                                                                                accessible to I&APs
Have the public meeting venues been identified.                      Mr. Amos Khotha, Chief Executive Officer:                  The public participation team is still evaluating venues,
                                                                     Ogies Development Initiative. Focus Group                  but   should   there   be   any   suggestion,   it    would   be
                                                                     Meeting (07.11.05).                                        welcomed.


New Largo and Ogies School should be considered as                   Mr. Amos Khotha, Chief Executive Officer:                  Thanked him for the useful information and assured
possible venues for the public meeting. He emphasised that           Ogies Development Initiative. Focus Group                  everyone that the public participation team will visit the
even to these venues the community would still require               Meeting (07.11.05).                                        venues.
transport.
Names of neighbouring property owners provided.                      Mr. Frik Harmse, Property Owner: Farm                      Comment noted
                                                                     Kleinzonderhout.                One-on-one         visit
                                                                     (08.11.05)
                                                                     Mr. Kobus Botha, Property Owner:                 Farms.    Comment noted
                                                                     Kleinfontein & Rhenosterfontein. One-on-one
                                                                     visit (08.11.05)
I am responsible      for co-ordinating     Public Participation     Councillor     Oupa    Bapela,        Kungwini    Local    Comment noted, the Councillor would be contacted
Process in the area, and I will appreciate if I can be kept          Municipality. Focus Group Meeting (08.11.05)               regarding any public meetings to be held in the area.
informed at all times about the developments of the project.
Undertook to distribute project’s Briefing Paper to the              Mr. Wim du Plessis, Chief Executive Officer:               Comment noted
business community of Waltloo and Silverton at the Gauteng           Greater      North    Council    of    Commerce       &
North Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) Special               Industry.     One-on-one visit (10.11.05)
Annual   General    Meeting.    Briefing   Papers   to   also   be
distributed to the Waltloo/Dykor Industrialists Association,
and the business community in Bronkhorstspruit.
Depending on the outcome of the Key Stakeholder Workshop             Mr. Wim du Plessis, Chief Executive Officer:               Comment noted
of Tuesday, 22 November 2005, a focus group meeting with             Greater      North    Council    of    Commerce       &
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the GNCCI members might be necessary.                   This meeting       Industry.    One-on-one visit (10.11.05)
might not take place in 2005, but probably in January 2006.
Mr. Cliff Ferreira, possibly affected property owner to be                 Mr. Albert Smit, Town Planner: Kleinfontein    Comment noted
registered on the project’s database.                                      Boerebelange Koöp Beperk. One-on-one visit
                                                                           (10.11.05)
The following role-players were identified to be registered on             Mr. AO Nkabinde, Regional Organiser: South     Comment noted
the project’s database:                                                    African National Civil Organisation,
Office of the Speaker, Kungwini Local Municipality; and                    EKANGANA.       Registration & Comment Form
Office of the Municipal Manager, Kungwini Local Municipality               (08.11.05)


The following role-players were identified to be registered on             Clr Cecilia Knox, Councillor: Kungwini Local   Comment noted
the project’s database:                                                    Municipality.   Registration & Comment Form
Ms. Sheila Marks – Bronkhorstspruit; and                                   (08.11.05)
Transvaal Farmers Union
The Office of the Speaker takes full responsibility of co-                 Mr. Oupa Bapela, Councillor: Kungwini Local    Comment noted
ordinating    meetings    within     the     Kungwini       Municipal      Municipality.   Registration & Comment Form
boundaries, and the Office should be informed regarding all                (08.11.05)
proposed     meetings and       planned    activities within their
municipal boundaries.       This includes the organising of
venues and to invite the relevant stakeholders.
Ample time before scheduled meetings should be provided                    Mr. Oupa Bapela, Councillor: Kungwini Local    Comment noted
to stakeholders, whether it is the public or the Kungwini                  Municipality.   Registration & Comment Form
Local Municipality, to ensure that they are prepared to                    (08.11.05)
provide informed comments and concerns.
Community      Development       Workers      were      identified    as   Mr. Oupa Bapela, Councillor: Kungwini Local    Comment noted
additional role-players to be registered as I&APs.                         Municipality.   Registration & Comment Form
                                                                           (08.11.05)
The   following   role-players    were     identified    and   it    was   Clr Seoketsa Kekana, Councillor: Kungwini      Comment noted
registered that they be registered on the project’s database:              Local Municipality.   Registration & Comment
Ms. Ida Botha and Ms. Grace Modubu                                         Form (08.11.05)


How   would    the   communities     be      informed      about     job   Madam Speaker, Mitsi Mahlangu. Kungwini        When the time came for procurement to take place, the
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opportunities?                                                     Local     Council,      Focus        Group      Meeting   successful contractor would be given the contact details of
                                                                   (08.11.05)                                                the municipality and existing formal structures to facilitate
                                                                                                                             employment of local people.        It is Petronet’s wish to
                                                                                                                             centralise   all   appointments.   The   Councillors   will   be
                                                                                                                             involved in the process.
A conservancy has been established known as the Greater            Mr. Kobus Botha, Property Owner:                Farms.    Comment noted
Eastern Magalies Burg Conservancy Association (GEMCA).             Kleinfontein & Rhenosterfontein. One-on-one
Project team to ensure that they are consulted regarding the       visit (08.11.05)
proposed project.
Eskom Distribution, Northern Region, has in principle no           Ms. Annelien Potgieter, Land Development:                 Comment noted
objections, at this stage, regarding the proposed project.         Eskom.          Registration     &   Comment      Form
Eskom’s conditions and requirement will be forwarded to the        (22.11.05)
public participation consultants once they’ve been informed        Mr. Jan de Klerk, Property Rights Assets:
of the preferred route alignment.                                  Eskom.          Registration     &   Comment      Form
                                                                   (19.12.05)
The main purpose of our discussion was to obtain the               Mr. Flip van der Walt, Liaison Manager: City              Comment noted
information of the Ward Councillors responsible for the            of Tshwane. One-on-one visit (22.11.05)
suburbs that might be affected by the proposed project. The
Ward Councillors identified to be consulted regarding this
project is:
Ward 38 – Councillor Jerry Nnawe
Ward 40 – Councillor Johan Gloy
Ward 43 – Councillor Dot Feldman


The Marietjie le Roux Experimental Farm is being utilised          Mr.     Roelf     Coertze,       Experimental     Farm    Comment noted
mainly for training and research by students. Any proposed         Manager,        Marietjie   le   Roux   Experimental
activity/construction   on   the   experimental   farm   to   be   Farm. E-mail (22.11.05)
approved by the Experimental Farm Committee.
Comments, concerns or issues will be raised after receiving        Mr. Pieter Glintzer, Property Owners:             Farm    Comment noted
the project’s Briefing Paper.                                      Onverwacht. One-on-one visit (25.10.05)
It was commented that the public participation process             Mr. M Matseba, Assistant Director: Dept of                Comment noted
needs to disseminate information to the public, and that the       Water Affairs & Forestry:            Key Stakeholder

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project team needs to comply with the various authorities’        Workshop (22.11.05)
regulations. It was also stated that reports are to be made
available to the public. The project needs to prevent events
similar to the Rand Water pipeline disaster.
Were the residents of Mamelodi and informal communities           Mr.   Brian     Magongoa,    Public      Relations   According to Protocol, Ward Counselors of the various
on the route alternatives consulted regarding the proposed        Superintendent:      Ingwe   Colliery.        Key    Municipalities are firstly consulted regarding the proposed
project?                                                          Stakeholder Workshop (22.11.05)                      project.     The project team envisaged that the Ward
                                                                                                                       Councilors    would   inform   residents   associations   (if
                                                                                                                       applicable) and the residents of their Wards regarding the
                                                                                                                       proposed project.     After consultation with the Ward
                                                                                                                       Councilors, the public participation team would commence
                                                                                                                       with consultation with communities/informal communities
                                                                                                                       on the various route alternatives.
                                                                                                                       Any safety aspects / risks would be communicated to the
                                                                                                                       communities during the above-mentioned consultations.
How many landowners have been contacted between Kendal            Councillor Elizabeth Maboa, Kendal. Focus            Almost 80% of possibly affected landowners had been
and Bronkhorspruit?                                               Group Meeting (24.11.05)                             identified and consulted with to date.


Zero Plus Trading & Mr. Mario Pretorius have been identified      Mr. Kobus Meyburgh, Property Owner: Farm             Comment noted
as additional role-players to be contacted regarding the          Zwartkoppies. Registration & Comment Form
proposed project.                                                 (25.11.05)
Mr. Danie Venter (SANRAL) to be consulted.                        Mr. Ismail Essa, Regional Manager: SANRAL.           Comment noted.
                                                                  Registration & Comment Form (07.12.05)
TRAC, the N4 Toll Concessionaire, needs to be consulted.          Mr. Danie Venter, Operations & Maintenance           Comment noted.
                                                                  Manager: SANRAL. Registration & Comment
                                                                  Form (07.12.05)
Ward Committee and Councillors to be consulted.                   Mr. Oupa Bapela, Councillor: Kungwini Local          Comment noted
                                                                  Municipality.   Registration & Comment Form
                                                                  (13.12.05)
Kungwini Local Municipality has not objections regarding the      Clr   G   Modubu,     Manager:   Environmental       Comment noted. Such aspects will be addressed through
proposed project, providing that the following conditions are     Health       Practitioner,   Kungwini       Local    an EMP.
clearly outline in the project’s environmental plan:              Municipality. Correspondence (14.12.05)
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 Mitigation measures that during an emergency incident
   before and after project has been completed;
 Management and handling of liquid waste; and.
 Air Quality Management during construction
Have the various Ward Councillors been consulted?                    Ms.    Michelle   Wheeler,      CTMM,       Manager,    Contact has been made with the Councillors’ Liaison
                                                                     Environmental        Planning:         Stakeholders     Officer to secure a meeting with them.
                                                                     Meeting (14.12.05).
In principle, Eskom Distribution has no objections to the            Ms.    Annelien    Potgier,   Lands     &    Rights:    Once the environmental specialists have identified a
proposed project.       Specified conditions are provided that       Eskom. Letter (28.12.05)                                preferred route alignment, consultation will take place
needs to be adhered to.                                                                                                      with service providers.

Prof Chris Chimimba, University of Pretoria, needs to be             Prof   Nigel   Bennett,   Dept    of    Zoology    &    Project’s Briefing Paper, route map and an invitation to
contacted regarding the proposed project.                            Entomology:        University     of        Pretoria.   the public meetings has been e-mailed to Prof Chimimba.
                                                                     (Registration & Comment Form (05.01.06)
Mr. TT Gwanya to be involved in the process.                         Mr. Thomas Sambo, Project Officer: Land                 Mr. Gwanya is a registered stakeholder on the project
                                                                     Claims.        Commission         (Mpumalanga).         database and information regarding this project has been
                                                                     Registration & Comment Form (17.01.06)                  forwarded to him.
   Local authorities in Ogies and Kendal, and their various          Mr. Sikhumbuzo Mngadi, Project Officer: Land            Local   authorities   are   informed   and    consulted    with
      Departments, to be consulted regarding the proposed            Claims. Commission (Mpumalanga).                        regarding the proposed project. A Focus Group Meeting
                             project.                                Registration & Comment Form (17.01.06)                  was held with the Councillors of Ogies Local Municipality
                                                                                                                             in November 2005 and the Councillor for Kendal attended
                                                                                                                             a Focus Group Meeting also held in November 2005.
The     dissemination   of   information   to   the   community,     Ms.    Bulelwa    Myataza,    Director:      Camasu     Mr. Gift Magangane, one of our public participation
especially   women,     previously   disadvantaged     individuals   Construction. Registration & Comment Form               consultants, focus his expertise consultation methodology
(PDIs) and stakeholders.                                             (18.01.06)                                              to ensure that the surrounding communities along the
                                                                                                                             proposed    project’s     route   alignment   are     informed.
                                                                                                                             Bohlweki-SiVEST JV’s public participation process also
                                                                                                                             ensures that all stakeholders, including PDIs, are well
                                                                                                                             informed to ensure their effective participation in the
                                                                                                                             environmental impact assessment process.
Ms. Elizabeth Mahlangu needs to be informed regarding the            Ms.    Bulelwa    Myataza,    Director:      Camasu     The project Briefing Paper, route map and Registration &
proposed project.                                                    Construction. Registration & Comment Form               Comment form was forwarded to Ms. Mahlangu.

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                                                                  (18.01.06)
Requested confirmation that Caliber Property Development          Mr.   Beyers     Lategan,    Caliber   Property    It was confirmed that their company is registered on the
Managers, acting on behalf of their client, is registered on      Development     Managers.       Correspondence     project database as an I&AP and that they would be kept
the project database and that Caliber be kept informed            (19.01.06)                                         informed    throughout      the       Environmental   Impact
during the various stages of the project.                                                                            Assessment (EIA) process for this proposed project.
Mr. Erich van Niekerk, Mr. Corrie van Eeden and Mr. Perreira      Dr Haffert, Property Owner: Farm Klipfontein.      Mr. Van Niekerk and Mr. Van Eeden have already been
need to be consulted.                                             One-on-one Consultation (14.02.06)                 contacted and consulted regarding the proposed project
                                                                                                                     and Mr. Perreira will be contacted shortly

Requested to be kept inform regarding the progress of the         Ms. Erna Jacobs, Future Property Owner:            Request noted.
proposed project.                                                 Farm Donkerhoek.      Registration & Comment
                                                                  Form (28.02.06)

           18. GENERAL COMMENTS & CONCERNS RAISED

DRAFT EIR COMMENTS
It was enquired as to why did Petronet changed their name         Peter Just, Nan Hua Temple                         The focus has changed to the bulk transportation of
to Transnet Pipelines.                                            Bronkhorstpsruit Open Day: 29 01 2008              products.
                                                                                                                     Joe McMahon, Transnet Pipelines
It is proposed that there is no further delay in the EIA          Idris Jones, Bronkhorstspruit Resident             Comment noted.
process and that work needs to commence                           Bronkhorstpsruit Open Day: 29 01 2008
The environmental team was congratulated on the
compilation and informative draft EIR submitted to the
I&APs for review.
Impact Phase
Enquire on what capacity of the pipeline is, what the volume      Mr. Nelius van Tonder, Landowner, at public        The flow rate of the pipeline is approximately 319 m 3 per
per hour /per day is of the products that is transported.         meeting on (01.02.2007)                            hour.   The lifetime of the pipeline, without third party
What is the lifetime of the proposed pipeline?                                                                       interference and regular maintenance, can be indefinite.
                                                                                                                     Certain measures such as pipeline monitoring are an
                                                                                                                     ongoing activity, which ensures the pipeline’s integrity
                                                                                                                     and longevity.

Informed the attendees that when the pipeline will be                                                                Maintenance is a very important factor that has to be

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decommissioned in his children or grandchildren’s lifetime                                                           addressed accordingly.
and that he will speak for them. His concerns do not apply
to the first ten years from the construction of the pipeline,
but what happens after 20 or 50 years. The maintenance of
the proposed pipeline or lack thereof is the concern that
needs to be addressed.

What is the length of the route from Kendal to Waltloo via                                                          The Kendal – Alrode – Waltloo alternative the existing
Alrode?                                                                                                              pipeline is operating at full capacity and that will be
                                                                                                                     maintained. The demand for refined petroleum products
                                                                                                                     volume dictates that an additional pipeline is required.


                                                                                                                     There are two sections in which the Petronet network
                                                                                                                     operates:
                                                                                                                     Firstly, the massive bulk transportation of products from
                                                                                                                     Durban to Gauteng, for which a 24 inch pipeline is used.
                                                                                                                     This line is called the trunk line, and it has two distinct
                                                                                                                     points with large storage facilities at each end. The one
                                                                                                                     point is Durban from where the product will be pumped
                                                                                                                     and Jameson Park was identified as the inland terminal,
                                                                                                                     or central distribution hub. There were other options such
                                                                                                                     as Secunda and Sasolburg but these two options required
                                                                                                                     up to seven additional pipelines to be built. Hence the
                                                                                                                     option for the Jameson Park Terminal, with only two
                                                                                                                     additional pipelines was chosen with the least amount of
                                                                                                                     environmental impacts. He explained that a full analysis
                                                                                                                     has been completed on the entire network and proposed
                                                                                                                     project and within that analysis the Kendal – Alrode –
                                                                                                                     Waltloo alternative was considered not to be feasible.
Requested a one-on-one discussion session to come to an           Mr. Nelius van Tonder, Landowner, at public        Request noted
agreement with the route engineers.                               meeting on (01.02.2007)
The appointment of a new management and project team              E-mail (06.09.07)                                  The appointment of a new contract management team


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will hamper the trust and relationship already established.                                                              should have not impact on the relationship between I&APs
                                                                                                                         and the project team as key members are still part of the
                                                                                                                         project team.

Expressed his appreciation for the project and the spirit in      Mr. Isaiah Mahlangu, Landowner, at public              Comment noted.
which this project is brought to the community; he hopes          meeting on (01.02.2007)
that it will continue that way.       He also expressed his
gratitude with regards to the PPP and BEE charters that are
being complied with.

Enquired as to what products will be carried in the proposed      Mr.     Theunis   Eloff,   Landowner,    at   public   Refined petroleum products will be transported (for
pipeline?                                                         meeting on (01.02.2007)                                example, petrol and diesel) within the proposed pipeline.

Enquired as to the age of the oldest pipeline in operation in     Dr David de Waal, independent facilitator, at          Mr. Joe McMahon replied that the oldest operational
South Africa.                                                     public meeting on (01.02.2007)                         pipeline is approximately 41 years old.

Sought clarification as to whether Bohlweki-SiVEST JV was         Mr. Jack Rapatsa, Executive Mayor: Delmas              Ms. Louise Agenbag, Bohlweki-SiVEST JV clarified that
the contractors who were going to handle installation of the      Local    Municipality,     at   the   Focus   Group    Bohlweki-SiVEST JV have been appointed to conduct the
proposed pipeline.                                                Meeting, 22.11.2006.                                   Environmental     Impact    Assessment            process    (which
                                                                                                                         includes the Public Participation Process) only.            Fluor is
                                                                                                                         responsible for the Route Engineering and Contract
                                                                                                                         Management of the proposed NMPP project and the
                                                                                                                         implementation and construction thereof.

Enquired as to how Delmas Local Municipality (LM) would be        Mr. Jack Rapatsa, Executive Mayor: Delmas              Ms. Venter replied that the section of the preferred route
affected by the proposed pipeline.                                Local    Municipality,     at   the   Focus   Group    alignment exiting the Kendal Pump Depot traverses the
                                                                  Meeting, 22.11.2006.                                   boundaries of Delmas Local Municipality.

Indicated that the Municipality gives their unqualified,          Mr. Jack Rapatsa, Executive Mayor: Delmas              Ms. Nicolene Venter thanked the Mayor for indicating their
undivided support to the proposed project and that this           Local    Municipality,     at   the   Focus   Group    positive outlook on the proposed project.
would be stated in writing if required.                           Meeting, 22.11.2006.

Mr. Jack Rapatsa enquired as to whether the EIA application       Mr. Jack Rapatsa, Executive Mayor: Delmas              Ms.     Louise   Agenbag        replied    that     the     relevant
would be submitted to the Mpumalanga Department of                Local    Municipality,     at   the   Focus   Group    environmental authorities, being the National Department
Environmental Affairs regarding the proposed pipeline.            Meeting, 22.11.2006.                                   of    Environmental   Affairs    and      Tourism    (DEAT),    the
                                                                                                                         Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and

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                                                                                                                     Environment (GDACE) and the Mpumalanga Department
                                                                                                                     of Agriculture and Land Affairs (MDALA), had been
                                                                                                                     consulted at the outset of the EIA process.        Due to the
                                                                                                                     fact that the proposed pipeline would traverse more than
                                                                                                                     one province, DEAT would normally be the decision-
                                                                                                                     making authority; however due to capacity concerns at
                                                                                                                     DEAT, for this proposed project DEAT have delegated
                                                                                                                     authority   to   GDACE,    with    MDALA     acting    as   the
                                                                                                                     commenting authority.      This is due to the fact that the
                                                                                                                     bulk of the pipeline falls within the Gauteng Province.

Wanted    to   know   how   independent    the   environmental    Mr. Theuns Eloff, Landowner, at the Focus          Dr David de Waal said that the law requires from the
consultant, Bohlweki-SiVEST Joint Venture, is.                    Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                       client to employ the environmental consultant, hence the
                                                                                                                     consultant gets paid for their work by the proponent. He
                                                                                                                     explained that the consultant may not receive more than
                                                                                                                     a certain amount/percentage of work from the same
                                                                                                                     client per year.     The consultant may not have any
                                                                                                                     investment into the project after the completion of the
                                                                                                                     EIA process, e.g. the consultant may not proceed with
                                                                                                                     additional work such as town planning when an EIA has
                                                                                                                     been completed for a residential development.               The
                                                                                                                     consultant may not have any further interest in the
                                                                                                                     project after the Record of Decision (RoD) has been
                                                                                                                     received. He also mentioned that the consultant needs to
                                                                                                                     stay independent to maintain their professional and legal
                                                                                                                     status and to ensure that they can compete in the
                                                                                                                     environmental industry.

                                                                                                                     Ms   Jannette    Horn     said    that   legislation   requires
                                                                                                                     independence from all consultants, and further requires
                                                                                                                     that all interests and financial gains be declared before
                                                                                                                     hand. These regulations were put in place by the National
                                                                                                                     Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.            She

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                                                                                                                     went on to say that most of the specialist appointed on
                                                                                                                     the   project   is independent    from the   BSJV.        More
                                                                                                                     specifically to this project, the report will also be
                                                                                                                     forwarded to a third-party for final review. The process is
                                                                                                                     completely transparent and allows for any comments
                                                                                                                     throughout the process.

Stated that no specialist has been onto his land since the        Mr. Peet Gouws, Landowner, at the Focus            Ms Jannette Horn said that the specialist does not only do
proposed route alignment was identified during the scoping        Group Meeting on 11.09.2007.                       visual studies but that the specialists consider all relevant
phase of the project.                                                                                                and   available   documentation    and   research    as   well.
                                                                                                                     During the scoping phase a desk-top study is sufficient
                                                                                                                     but that during the EIA phase the specialist are requested
                                                                                                                     to physically visit the areas.

                                                                                                                     Mr. Paul da Cruz, Bohlweki-SiVEST JV responded that the
                                                                                                                     specialist consider surface water, fauna and flora and
                                                                                                                     different land uses, red data species as well as identifying
                                                                                                                     rivers and wetlands.    The specialist does not necessarily
                                                                                                                     need to be on site to identify red data species if there is
                                                                                                                     no viable habitat for them to be present in that area. He
                                                                                                                     also added that currently geological and hydrological
                                                                                                                     studies are being undertaken.

Mentioned that he was concerned that a detailed risk              Mr. Kobus Cilliers, Landowner, at         Public   Comment noted.
assessment has not been undertaken and completed at this          Meeting 06.02.2007.
                                                                                                                     Mr. Joe McMahon, Petronet, agreed with Mr. Kobus Cilliers
stage.    He stated that the route alignment should be
                                                                                                                     that the impact on human life is of great concern.          He
determined by this risk assessment, which would address
                                                                                                                     mentioned that these concerns are considered during the
the consequences that the proposed pipeline might have on
                                                                                                                     design and planning phase for mitigation measures.           A
the surrounding people.         He strongly objects to the
                                                                                                                     monitoring system is in place that is in operation 24 hours
petroleum pipeline in residential areas.
                                                                                                                     a day and can immediately activate any emergency
                                                                                                                     measures if an incident has occurred. He also stated that
                                                                                                                     a detailed risk assessment will be conducted.
Mr. Kobus Cilliers acknowledges the fact that several
management and monitoring systems are in place but the

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possibility of fatalities still exist.

                                                                                                                         It was also stated that Petronet is not classified as an MHI
                                                                                                                         (Major Hazardous Installation).

Enquired as to how many pump stations are planned for the                Mr. Rob Taylor, Rob Taylor & Associates, at     For the Kendal-Waltloo proposed route alignment, no
route and where these pump stations would be situated.                   the Public Meeting on 06.02.2007.               additional pump stations will be constructed

Request that standard practice be followed regarding access              Mr. G Killian, Attorney for Property Owner (P
to cattle camps:                                                         Gouws): Correspondence 13(13.11.07)
1.     Permission for access                                                                                             1.   The NMPP project team follows a professional and
                                                                                                                              courteous     towards      properties     owners      regarding
                                                                                                                              access to their properties e.g. verbal & written
                                                                                                                              (where requested).
2.     Not reliable for any “natural” incidents occurred during                                                          2.   Accepted
       the studies.
3.     Request     compensation          for   supervising   access by                                                   3.   All   specialist   studies    / investigations       are   done
       specialist(s).                                                                                                         according to the NEMA. As the EIA process is an
                                                                                                                              independent process, the Environmental Consultants
                                                                                                                              cannot adhere to this request. This request might set
                                                                                                                              a president for all other property owners. The
                                                                                                                              request was forwarded to Transnet pipelines, the
                                                                                                                              applicant.
Environmental specialist access property without permission.                                                             The project team requested permission (via e-mail &
                                                                                                                         telephonically) but access for specialist studies was
                                                                                                                         denied.    The    specialist    was     not   familiar   with   farm
                                                                                                                         boundaries and accidentally accesses the property. The
                                                                                                                         project team contacted the property owner to personally
                                                                                                                         apologise for the incident.
The project team needs to collect correspondence from their                                                              The project team obtained all relevant town planning
offices addressed to the Kungwini Municipality regarding the                                                             information from the local authorities at which stage this
water, sewage pipelines etc for the proposed town planning                                                               specific information was not available.
on the property.                                                                                                         It   was   requested     that     the    information     please   be
                                                                                                                         forwarded to the project team.
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SCOPING PHASE
Interested in providing cleaning services for the proposed        Mr. Lesley Ntethe, Contract Manager: Zothe         Comment noted
project.                                                          Cleaning Company. Fax (03.11.05)


Does Petronet’s policy recognise BEE opportunities?               Mr. Amos Khotha, Chief Executive Officer:          Petronet, being a parastatal company, embraces the BEE
                                                                  Ogies Development Initiative. Focus Group          principles.
                                                                  Meeting (07.11.05).
                                                                  Councillor      Nkabinde     Kungwini      Local
                                                                  Municipality (08.11.05).


I am grateful that the Public Participation Process be            Councillor      Mabona      Kungwini       Local   Comment noted
considered in this project as a major role whereby the            Municipality, Focus Group Meeting (08.11.05)
community is involved from the beginning.


No concerns to be raised currently regarding the proposed         Mr. AO Nkabinde, Regional Organiser: South         Comment noted
project but it was pointed out that it is assumed that the        African National Civil Organisation,
project would be a sound investment.                              EKANGANA.       Registration & Comment Form
                                                                  (08.11.05)
During discussions held it was identified that properties         Mr. John Godrich, Property Owner:        Farms.    Comment noted
Skietpoort and Mooiplaas are currently not affected.              Skietpoort & Mooiplaas. One-on-one visit
                                                                  (08.11.05)
Property on both sides of the N4 highway is available should      Ms. Letitia Prinsloo, Property Owner:      Farm    Comment noted
any of Petronet’s clients be interested in developing an Ultra    Vaalbank. One-on-one visit (08.11.05)
City
What are the links between G DACE and MDALA and the               Councillor      Matukane     Kungwini      Local   The links are brought about by the fact that the project
Municipalities involved?                                          Municipality,     Focus      Group      Meeting    transverses two Provinces. G DACE will be the lead
                                                                  (08.11.05).                                        environmental authority in this project. MDALA would
                                                                                                                     provide their inputs and comments to be incorporated into
                                                                                                                     the GDACE’s responses thus, saving time and enabling
                                                                                                                     the project team to meet the timeframes of the EIA.



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What capacity does Petronet need?                                     Councillor      Nhlapo     Kungwini       Local    The capacity referred to was to meet the future demands
                                                                      Municipality,     Focus     Group       Meeting    for refined petroleum products.    This was to expand the
                                                                      (08.11.05).                                        existing services that are being provided by Petronet.
Is the proposed route available and is there any web-                 Mr.    Mpho      Kekana     Kungwini      Local    There are proposed route alternatives, which will be
address to this project?                                              Municipality, Focus Group Meeting (08.11.05)       provided   by   Protekon.    The   e-mail   address   is   k-
                                                                                                                         w@nmppeia.co.za        and     the      web-address        is
                                                                                                                         www.nmppeia.co.za.
That Section 53 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources                Mr.   G      Gcutshwa,    Assistant    Director:   Comment noted
Development Act, 2002 (Act 28 of 2002) and Mine Health                Department of Minerals & Energy Affairs.
and Safety Act and Regulations, Chapter 17, Regulation                Registration & Comment Form (22.11.05)
17(7) and 17(8) must be adhered to
Requested, for clarity purposes, a list of the newspapers in          Mr. M Matseba, Assistant Director: Dept of         Kendal-Waltloo section:
which the EIA process was advertised, for both sections.              Water Affairs & Forestry: Key Stakeholder          The Star, Die Beeld, Pretoria Record Mamelodi, Pretoria
                                                                      Workshop (22.11.05)                                Record East, Streeknuus, Middelburg Observer, Witbank
                                                                                                                         News


                                                                                                                         Jameson Park-Langlaagte
                                                                                                                         The Star, Die Beeld, Alberton Record, Heidelberg Nigel
                                                                                                                         Herald, Southern Courier, City vision


Although the EIA consultants are independent, Petronet is             Ms. Fatima Shaik, Environmental Advisor:           The project team cannot speculate on political decisions.
still a parastatal organization, and being a Governmental             Shell SA. Key Stakeholder Workshop                 The decision-making authority is also bound to the
decision-making authority, would this project be “politically         (22.11.05)                                         Environmental Act.
approved”.
It was requested that answers be provided to questions                Mr. Noor Khan, Manager-Health, Safety &            Comment noted
raised at the meeting, be captured in the minutes.                    Environment: Shell SA. Key Stakeholder
                                                                      Workshop (22.11.05)
Mr. ME Matseba commented that Petronet should take                    Mr. ME Matseba, Assistant Director:                Comment noted
  ognizance of the full picture.                                      Department of Water Affairs and Forestry.
                                                                      Key Stakeholder Workshop (22.11.05)
At   present   the   properties    are   being   sub-divided   into   Mr. Chris Kool, Managing Director: Mansonia        Continue with any planning of possible developments as
portions. These portions will be fenced off. Should we                Joinery & Wood @ Ease. Focus Group Meeting         the project was in its scoping phase and the relevant
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continue with our plans or should we stop?                           (24.11.05)                                              properties might not be affected if another route was
                                                                                                                             chosen which avoided the relevant properties.
The property Zwartkoppies 346JR (Remainder 6) is in the              Mr. Kobus Meyburgh, Property Owner: Farm                Comment noted
process of being sold.                                               Zwartkoppies. Registration & Comment Form
                                                                     (25.11.05)
Financial assistance / investment requested as part of the           Mr. Tshepo         Rakoena, Executive       Director:   Comment noted
project’s Social Investment Plan.                                    Greater     Ogies     Indaba.       Communication
                                                                     (21.12.05)


Requested that NAFCOC Metsweding and NAFCOC Nkangala                 Mr.    Abram       Mashishi,    Director:     Seloba    Noted.
region be included in the consultation process.                      Business      Enterprise.          Registration    &
                                                                     Comment Form (09.02.06)

Either   the   Waltloo    Testing   Grounds   or   the   Silverton   Ms.     Michelle    Wheeler,     CTMM,      Manager,    According to Mr. Flip van der Walt, the Testing Grounds
Recreation Club should be considered for convening a public          Environmental          Planning:       Stakeholders     do not have a hall to accommodate the public, and
meeting.                                                             Meeting (14.12.05).                                     enquiries had been made at the Recreation Club. The
                                                                                                                             latter could only be made available during the day and
                                                                                                                             not in the evening.

The contents of the report should not be vague, instead they         Ms.     Michelle    Wheeler,     CTMM,      Manager,    The Draft ESR is issues based. The project is following the
should be specific.      Comments such as “Should a wetland          Environmental          Planning:       Stakeholders     full EIA process, i.e. the issues based scoping phase
be impacted on, mitigation measures would be considered”,            Meeting (14.12.05).                                     followed by the impact assessment phase. The comment
etc., is not quantifiable and cannot be commented on or                                                                      is   noted     and    will   be   attended   to   once    the    draft
facilitate an informed decision.                                                                                             Environmental Report has been compiled.

Have any assessments (ground work) been undertaken                         Ms. Michelle Wheeler, CTMM, Manager,              During the Scoping Phase, only desk-top studies are
regarding the possible environmental impacts?                              Environmental Planning: Stakeholders              done,    but    the    specialists   have    undertaken      a    site
                                                                                    Meeting (14.12.05).                      inspection.

It was mentioned that it is perceived that one can feel the          Dr Haffert, Property Owner: Farm Klipfontein.           Although the product is pumped at high pressure, no
vibration when the product(s) is pumped.           Mine blasting     One-on-one Consultation (14.02.06)                      vibration will be felt above ground.
tremors can be felt in this area.



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                                                                19. GOVERNMENTAL COMMENTS/CONCERNS RAISED

Impact Phase
Although Anglo Coal is represented by Oryx Environmental,                  Mr. Andy Robertshaw, Fluor, at Focus Group       Comment Noted
there is certain information that Oryx Environmental do not                Meeting on 07.11.2006.
have access to and it is suggested that technical details be
discussed between Transnet / Fluor and Anglo Coal.

SCOPING PHASE
The following should be included in the Scoping Report:                    Ms. N Koning, G DACE                                             Comment noted
a. expected extent and depth of surface subsidence of the
area where the pipe will be located
b. an emergency response plan must be provided
Department of Minerals and Energy were concerned over the                  Mr.   G   Gcutshwa,      Assistant   Director:   Comment noted
sterilisation of land with existing or potential future mining             Department of Minerals & Energy Affairs.
rights.   He also indicated that there was concern over the                Registration & Comment Form (01.12.05)
need to observe a buffer zone on either side of the pipeline
in terms. of blasting activities.          He indicated that in this
regard    it    would    be   preferable    to    route   the   pipeline
sufficiently away from existing or possible future mining
activities. He also raised concern over the pipeline possible
passing        through   areas    that     have     been    previously
undermined
Mr. Gcutshwa indicated that a 1:5000 scale would be                        Mr.   G   Gcutshwa,      Assistant   Director:                   Comment noted
sufficient for the site plan.        The locality plan could use           Department of Minerals & Energy Affairs.
existing 1:50 000 topographical mapping as a base                          Registration & Comment Form (01.12.05)
Mr. Gcutshwa indicated that the DME’s typical review period                Mr.   G   Gcutshwa,      Assistant   Director:   Comment noted
was 60 days.                                                               Department of Minerals & Energy Affairs.
                                                                           Registration & Comment Form (01.12.05)
Mpumalanga DME would be responsible for the relevant                       Mr.   G   Gcutshwa,      Assistant   Director:   Comment noted
section and that they would need to be contacted in this                   Department of Minerals & Energy Affairs.

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regard.                                                             Registration & Comment Form (01.12.05)
Concern was raised that if the application were submitted                 Mr. G Gcutshwa, Assistant Director:        Comment noted
now, it would be very complicated and would likely take               Department of Minerals & Energy Affairs.
considerable time to process.                                        Registration & Comment Form (01.12.05)
It was agreed that the application should therefore only be
submitted to DME once the route alignment has been
finalised.   DME would, however, be kept involved in the
project through the public participation process and that
their    concerns   would   be   considered   within   both   the
Environmental Scoping Study and Environmental Impact
Assessment phases of the project.


The project team were welcome to review the information             Mr.    G    Gcutshwa,    Assistant   Director:   Comment noted
contained in their map office, as it would likely be very           Department of Minerals & Energy Affairs.
informative when considered alternatives from a mining              Registration & Comment Form (01.12.05)
perspective.
G DACE has no objection against the public participation            Ms.   Nadene   Koning,   G   DACE,   Authority   Ms. N Koning added that if she has not received feedback
process beginning before the approval of the Plan of Study          Meeting 1 (07.10.2005)                           on the delegation by early the following week, she would
for Scoping.                                                                                                         draft a letter authorising the placement of the EIA process
                                                                                                                     advertisement.
Siphiwe Mahlangu indicated that M DALA would support the            Mr. Siphiwe Mahlangu, M DALA, Authority          Comment noted.
commencement of the public participation process prior to           Meeting 1 (07.10.2005)
approval of the Plan of Study for Scoping.
Nadene Koning said that the Pretoria News is also a good            Ms.   Nadene   Koning,   G   DACE,   Authority   Comment noted.
option for certain portions of the pipeline, but agreed that        Meeting 1 (07.10.2005)
the newspapers with the highest circulation should be used.
Nadene Koning and Jo-Anne Thomas agreed that the public             Ms.   Nadene   Koning,   G   DACE,   Authority   Comment noted.
participation process in the scoping phase would be issues-         Meeting 1 (07.10.2005)
based.
GDACE would take between fifteen (15) and thirty (30) days          Ms.   Nadene   Koning,   G   DACE,   Authority   Comment noted
to review the Plan of Study for Scoping, but she has no             Meeting 1 (07.10.2005)
objection to the statement of 21 days in the Memorandum of
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Understanding.
Kendal-Waltloo and Jameson Park-Langlaagte sections of the        Ms.    Nadene       Koning,   G     DACE,   Authority   Comment noted.
pipeline would be handled as distinct projects, with two          Meeting 1 (07.10.2005)
separate processes.
GDACE appreciates the strategic importance of the project         Ms.    Nadene       Koning,   G     DACE,   Authority   S. Mahlangu also acknowledged the need for short turn
and will make the necessary adjustments to accommodate            Meeting 1, 07.10.2005                                   around times and mentioned that capacity was available
the required turn around times for the project.                   Mr. Siphiwe Mahlangu, M DALA, Authority                 to handle the workload.
                                                                  Meeting 1 (07.10.2005)
It would be the EIA project team’s responsibility to provide                         All present agreed                   Comment noted.
the necessary information to I&APs, who did not attend
public or other meetings.
GDACE would internally circulate project documentation to         All present agreed                                      Comment noted.
the Agriculture and Conservation Directorates for comment.
The Department of Land Affairs would have to be contacted         All present agreed                                      Comment noted.
separately. In Mpumalanga the Conservation authorities will
have to be contacted separately.
The relevant briefing documents are to be provided to the               Ms. Nadene Koning, G DACE, Authority              Comment noted.
Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) and other                      Meeting 1 (07.10.2005)
non-DEAT authorities; Bohlweki Environmental must then
engage these authorities as stakeholders and if they request
the scoping report, they should be provided with it.
The promulgation of the new EIA Regulations would not             Ms.    Nadene       Koning,   G     DACE,   Authority   Comment noted.
affect the EIA process for the NMPP project. This project will    Meeting 1 (07.10.2005)
be evaluated under the ECA Regulations.
It was undertaken to find out whether the Klipriviersberg         Ms.    Nadene       Koning,   G     DACE,   Authority   Awaiting information.
Nature Reserve is managed by Johannesburg City Parks or           Meeting 1 (07.10.2005)
GDACE, and who the responsible person is.                                                                                 Post meeting note: the nature reserve is managed by City
                                                                                                                          Parks
Two copies of the Draft ESR should be submitted to CTMM’s         Ms.     Michelle     Wheeler,     CTMM,     Manager,    The request is noted and the project team will ensure that
Department of Environmental Planning to ensure circulation        Environmental           Planning:       Stakeholders    CTMM receives two copies.
to the internal departments for comments                          Meeting (14.12.05).


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                                  20. COMMENTS RECEIVED ON DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL SCOPING REPORT (ESR)

SCOPING PHASE
The following comments were received:                              Mr. Thabo Kgomommu, Provincial Manager:           Comments noted
                                                                  SAHRA Gauteng. Communication (16 02 06)
   Cognisance taken of the fact that the Kendal-Waltloo
    corridor passes in close proximity to some known
    heritage resources as listed in paragraph 5.7.1.

   It is noted that none of the proposed route alternatives
    would have any apparent effect on heritage resources.

   It was indicated that more detailed studies will follow
    once a final route alternative has been identified.

   Detailed heritage impact study will be awaited before
    substantive comments can be submitted.
Expressed his satisfaction with the contents of the draft ESR.     Mr. Justin Mahlangu, Director: Justin’s Civils    Comment noted.
                                                                    & Construction. Draft ESR Comment Form
The following comments were received:                              Mr. Siphiwe F Mahlangu: MDALA. Draft ESR          Comments acknowledged and will be incorporated into
                                                                              Comment faxed letter.                  the final ESR.
   The location of boreholes in relation to the pipeline must
    be quantified in order to determine the effect of
    dewatering on these boreholes during the construction of
    the pipeline. (5.3.2)

   What measures will be put in place to mitigate against
    possible impacts associated with the pipeline on the
    wetland next to the N4. (5.4.3)

   What will happen should it be found that there are
    endangered or threatened flora species occuring on the
    proposed route? (5.6.3)

What would happen if the EIA to be undertaken reveals that


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the preferred route is a no go area? (5.2)

                                                              21. ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS COMMENTS

Impact Phase

How long the EIA process lasts.                                    Mr. Nelius van Tonder, Landowner, at public       The EIA process started in October 2005 when the initial
                                                                             meeting on (01.02.2007)                 site visits were undertaken.        The process is now in the
                                                                                                                     detailed phase where specialists go onto site and survey
                                                                                                                     in detail. The EIA phase commenced in September 2006
                                                                                                                     and ROD, at this stage is anticipated in June 2007.

Enquired as to how the specialists gained access onto his                                                            The specialists who went out on the proposed servitude
property to do their detailed survey since he does not know                                                          might have gained access to the property off the N4, or
of anyone conducting a site visit on his property.     He also                                                       the specialists could have walked along the fence line at
mentioned that the safety and security risk on the farms.                                                            certain areas as the site is very close to the N4 highway.
currently is of great concern.                                                                                       He did not accompany the specialists when the studies
                                                                                                                     were conducted and he will have to go back to the
                                                                                                                     specialists to clarify the question with them.

Enquired as to what the decommissioning phase entailed.                                                              The decommissioning of the proposed pipeline will not
                                                                                                                     occur      in   our   lifetime.   However,    in   the   new    EIA
                                                                                                                     regulations the decommissioning of any infrastructure or
                                                                                                                     activity is regarded as a listed activity, which will require
                                                                                                                     a   full        Environmental     Impact     Assessment        when
                                                                                                                     decommissioning is required.

                                                                                                                     He also mentioned that conditions are normally included
                                                                                                                     in the Record of Decision to follow certain steps before
                                                                                                                     the decommissioning phase.

Feels that the program for the proposed project is very busy                                                         Comments and query noted.
and that the team just goes trough the process because of
                                                                                                                     The EIA process is a legal activity that is required as per
its strategic importance. He feels that the landowners’
                                                                                                                     legislation. She added that the EIA process adds value to
concerns is recorded and noted, but noting is done to
                                                                                                                     the planning and construction phase of the proposed

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address their concerns.                                                                                              project.    The environmental team is given a certain
                                                                                                                     amount of technically feasible alternatives from where the
                                                                                                                     EIA guides the route selection process and that is the
                                                                                                                     reason why the EIA process needs to be completed in the
                                                                                                                     early stages of any development.      It is envisaged that
                                                                                                                     the proposed pipeline be in operation come 2010.      The
                                                                                                                     EIA process is setting up the proposed project to be most
                                                                                                                     efficient, although environmental authorisation is still
                                                                                                                     required from the relevant decision-making authority
                                                                                                                     through a Record of Decision (RoD).

                                                                                                                     The I&APs have a 30 day period to appeal against the
                                                                                                                     RoD.     Their comments and concerns at this stage are
                                                                                                                     captured in the Issues Trail by the environmental
                                                                                                                     consultants (Bohlweki-SiVEST JV) but when an appeal is
                                                                                                                     submitted on the RoD, it must be addressed to the MEC.


Informed the project team that there is a serious problem in       Mr. Nelius van Tonder, Landowner, at public       No one from the Bohlweki-SiVEST team accompanied the
the process. He enquired on how a details specialist report                  meeting on (01.02.2007)                 specialists on the surveys.    He also mentioned that he
can be compiled by walking next to the boundary fence for                                                            would go back to the specialist and speak to them with
only 30meters of the proposed route.        He beliefs that no                                                       regards to Mr. van Tonder’s property and provide a formal
specialist was on his farm.                                                                                          response to Mr. Van Tonder.

He informed the project team that the specialists are                                                                One of the Bohlweki-SiVEST team goes out to Mr. van
welcome on his property as long as they inform him. This                                                             Tonder’s property with the specialists to conduct another
will give him the opportunity to show them potential crisis                                                          survey to capture Mr. van Tonder’s potentially critical
areas.                                                                                                               areas.

                                                                                                                     The concerns mentioned above are of great concern to
                                                                                                                     everyone.    He also said that Propnet will engage with
                                                                                                                     each property owner separately, to capture all the
                                                                                                                     concerns such as safety and security.       However, the
                                                                                                                     servitude negotiation and acquisition is a long and

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                                                                                                                     separate   process.      He    clarified   that   the   servitude
                                                                                                                     negotiation process is set in place to put the landowners
                                                                                                                     at ease and to ensure the landowners are comfortable
                                                                                                                     with the processes and measures in place, allowing them
                                                                                                                     to set conditions and requirements.

The EIA for the proposed NMPP is in an advanced stage and           Mr. R. Stroebel, Fluor, at the Focus Group       There is very little, if any, flexibility in terms. of Site Y, as
having to revise the scoping stage for the newly identified                    Meeting, 07.11.2006.                  the   spatial   dimensions and      orientation    of this   site
route alignment is costing valuable time for this project. It                                                        necessitates a very specific alignment of the required
would seem that flexibility in this matter is required from all                                                      infrastructures on the site.
parties present.


                                                            22.          COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT ESR
It was enquired as to when will I&APs know that the NMPP          Peter Just, Nan Hua Temple                         It is proposed to submit the final EIR to GDACE for review
project is approved.                                              Bronkhorstpsruit Open Day: 29 01 2008              and decision-making (MDALA to receive a copy as
                                                                                                                     commenting authority) on 18th February 2008. It is
                                                                                                                     envisaged that GDACE might issue the RoD by April/May
                                                                                                                     2008.
It was requested that when the rehabilitation of the                  Lasi Maja, Kungwini Local Municipality         BSJV TO COMMENT
servitude needs to take place, that the Social Services           Bronkhorstpsruit Open Day: 29 01 2008
Department of the Kungwini Local Municipality be
approached to assist with the monitoring and also to submit
their inputs.
Concern was raised regarding the safety & security of             G Vermaak, Property Owner                          SIA to respond
residents along the proposed construction route.                  Bronkhorstspruit Open Day: 29 01 2008
Reference was made to the recent (±18 months) fuel                Peter Just, Nan Hua Temple                         The various safety procedures and mechanism was
leakage at OR Thambo Airport and raised the concern               Bronkhorstpsruit Open Day: 29 01 2008              explained to curb accidents such as patrolling every 2 nd
regarding the safety of the proposed NMPP.                                                                           week, flying the route by helicopter and the leak detection
                                                                                                                     systems in place that is monitored 24hrs. It was also
                                                                                                                     mentioned that the valves’ maintenance programme are
                                                                                                                     operated and managed by Transnet employees and not by
                                                                                                                     sub-contractors.
The project team was informed that the property that will be      Babs Janse van Rensburg, Property Owner            It was requested that a copy of the master plan be
affected by the proposed NMPP is earmarked for township           Bronkhorstpsruit Open Day: 29 01 2008
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development. The master plan and development planning is                                                             submitted to Arup-Worley Parson JV to assess the
underway. An application for rezoning still needs to be                                                              proposed route alignment through the property.
submitted to the local municipality.

It was enquired as to when the servitude negotiations will be      Peter Just, Nan Hua Temple                        Propnet, a Division of Transnet, is currently in the process
completed.                                                         Bronkhorstpsruit Open Day: 29 01 2008             of negotiating the acquiring of servitudes.

The proposed NMPP will be passing adjacent to Anglo Coal’s         M Vertue, Project Manager: Anglo Coal
prospecting permit area. This issue was raised by Anglo Coal       Draft EIR Comment Form:
as an I&AP. Transnet were made aware of the future
planned opencast mining activities. Various independent
blasting studies have subsequently been completed in order
to provide guidelines to mitigate the effects of blasting.
Table 35 (p84) of the EMP states “an exclusion zone of no
blasting may be necessary”. Anglo Coal objects to this
comment as the company reserves the right to conduct
mining operations in its permit area.

Concerns were raised regarding the impacts on:                     G Vermaak, Property Owner                         Arup-Worley to respond (Glen please)
                                                                   Bronkhorstspruit Open Day: 29 01 2008
      Boreholes
      Crops (Lucerne)
      Dam on property
      Neighbours house
      Road that would be used by contractors
      Fencing of the servitude
The contact details were requested of the GDACE official that      Peet Gouws, Property Owner                        The information was submitted in writing on Thursday, 7
will review and issue the Record of Decision.                      Bronkhorstspruit Open Day: 2901 2008              February 2008.

It was enquired as to why did Petronet changed their name          Peter Just, Nan Hua Temple                        The focus has changed to the bulk transportation of
to Transnet Pipelines.                                             Bronkhorstpsruit Open Day: 29 01 2008             products.
                                                                                                                     Joe McMahon, Transnet Pipelines
It is proposed that there is no further delay in the EIA           Idris Jones, Bronkhorstspruit Resident            Comment noted.
process and that work needs to commence                            Bronkhorstpsruit Open Day: 29 01 2008

The   environmental      team   was     congratulated   on   the
compilation and informative draft EIR submitted to the
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Environmental Impact Assessment – Scoping Phase: Proposed New Multi-Products Pipeline (NMPP): Kendal (Mpumalanga Province) to Waltloo (Gauteng Province)




I&APs for review.




Bohlweki-SiVEST Joint Venture                                                     Page 84 of 78                                                            February 2008

								
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