WAPFSA Members formally submitted comments on TEEPSA ESIA on the 7th December 2022.
The Wildlife Animal Protection Forum South Africa (WAPFSA) submitted preliminary comments to the Draft Scoping Report (DSR) on the 4th of July 2022. This network consisting of thirty-one member organisations remains deeply concerned about the overall lack of urgency in addressing the shift towards renewable energy alternatives in South Africa.
We highlight the fact that the public response to the DSC (Annexure 4.2- Comments to the DSR) reflects an overwhelming outcry against the proposed project.
This negative response to the prosed project included well-represented feedback from local municipalities, provincial and national government authorities, and National Parks and Provincial Environmental authorities.
The public adverse response to the project included representation from ratepayers’ associations, community associations, councils and coalitions, scientists and researchers, representatives of local businesses and a very large number of concerned local residents.