Buffalo Coal Corp. has announced that the Republic of South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has granted an official Environmental Authorisation to Zinoju Coal on the 22nd of July 2021 for the Balgray project.
The Environmental Authorisation has been granted in terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations (GNR 326), promulgated under the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA), 1998 (Act 107 of 1998).
In accordance with Regulation 4(2)(b) of the EIA’s regulations, appeals may be lodged against the DMRE’s decision in terms of NEMA’s National Appeal Regulations within 20 days from the date of notification of interested and affected parties.
“The granting of this environmental authorisation is a positive development, bringing the Company one step closer to the successful execution of Balgray. Balgray is the highest priority project in Buffalo Coal’s current project pipeline and will extend the Company’s operations at Aviemore by approximately 6-7 years”, comments Emma Oosthuizen, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.