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TitleReview of the environmental authorization followed during the construction of Eskom"s Kusile and Medupi power stations, South Africa
AuthorMolepo, Emmy
Subject333.79320968
SubjectElectric utilities -- South Africa -- Case studies
SubjectEnergy industries -- Environmental aspects -- South Africa -- Mpumalanga -- Case studies
SubjectElectric power production -- Environmental aspects -- South Africa -- Mpumalanga -- Case studies
SubjectEnvironmental impact analysis -- South Africa -- Mpumalanga -- Case studies
SubjectEnergy industries -- Environmental aspects -- South Africa -- Limpopo -- Case studies
SubjectElectric power production -- Environmental aspects -- South Africa -- Limpopo -- Case studies
SubjectEnvironmental impact analysis -- South Africa -- Limpopo -- Case studies
Date2017-03-14T06:20:43Z
Date2017-03-14T06:20:43Z
Date2016-06
TypeDissertation
Format1 online resource (xi, 101 leaves) : color illustrations, color maps
AbstractEnvironmental impact assessment follow-up has been widely addressed by various researchers. However, there is still a gap in the actual implementation of this process. This study addresses this gap by evaluating the effectiveness of implementing the environmental authorizations of Eskom’s Kusile and Medupi Power Stations during the construction phase. The main aim of the study is to determine whether the environmental authorization conditions were effectively implemented by project developers and whether full compliance which could lead towards sustainable development was at the forefront of Kusile and Medupi developments. The survey method was used whereby questionnaires were formulated and completed by fifty (50) participants involved in the implementation of both power stations’ environmental authorizations. The results showed that the importance of protecting the environment and overall compliance with the projects’ environmental authorization conditions are well understood and implemented. However, some of the responses indicated the difficulty in implementing certain environmental authorization conditions such as retaining existing vegetation cover. About Nineteen (19) external audit reports (of which nine were for Kusile and ten for Medupi) between the periods of 2008 to 2014 were reviewed and the audit results shown good percentage of over 90% compliance with the environmental authorization at both power stations. In conclusion, the environmental authorizations were well implemented by both Kusile and Medupi Power Stations. The environmental management through compliance with the environmental authorization is at the forefront of the Eskom’s developments and thus promotes sustainable development. The outcome of this study has a wide application that includes application to any new project that involves building infrastructure.
AbstractEnvironmental Sciences
AbstractM. Sc. (Environmental Management)
IdentifierMolepo, Emmy (2016) Review of the environmental authorization followed during the construction of Eskom"s Kusile and Medupi power stations, South Africa, University of South Africa, Pretoria,
Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10500/22126