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  • Credit: © Greenpeace Africa / Mujahid Safodien

  • Credit: © Greenpeace Africa / Mujahid Safodien


The proposed KiPower Station: Trustees for the Time-being for the groundWork Trust v Minister of Environmental Affairs and others

04 August 2017

In this matter, groundWork applied to court for an order reviewing and setting aside the decision of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to grant environmental authorisation to Kuyasa Mining (Pty) Ltd (Kuyasa) for the proposed KiPower Coal-fired Power Station as well as the decision of the Minister of Environmental Affairs to dismiss its appeal against the decision of the DEA to grant environmental authorisation for that power station. groundWork is also asking the court to remit Kuyasa’s application for environmental authorisation to the DEA for reconsideration and for it specifically to consider the climate change impact of the application, the comment on a climate change impact assessment on interested and affected parties and any additional information the DEA may require to reach a decision.

High Court application