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Urgent Change of Date and Time: The Department of Environmental Affairs, SANPARKS and Coal of Africa to sign Biodiversity Offset Agreement for Vele Colliery

03 October 2014


Mrs BEE Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, cordially invites you to the signing of a biodiversity offset agreement in respect of Vele Colliery, reached between Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL), South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Department of Environmental Affairs.

In attendance at the event will be:

Mr David Brown, CEO, Coal of Africa Limited

Advocate N A Ramatlhodi, Minister of Mineral Resources

Dr Nomvuselelo Songelwa, Acting CEO, SANParks

Date: Wednesday, 08 October 2014

Time: 15:00 to 17:00

Venue: Leriba Hotel, 245 End Avenue, Clubview, Centurion

Lunch:  Light snacks will be served.


Roopa  Singh
Tel: 012 399 9971
Cell: 082 225 3076

Eleanor Momberg
Tel 012 399 9948
Cell: 083 400 5741

NB: Please advise: of any special dietary requirements


The biodiversity offset agreement for Vele Colliery is aimed at strengthening co-operation between the three parties towards the conservation and sustainable development of the Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site. It is also aimed at maintaining the integrity of the site, and ensuring that the negative impacts of development are avoided, minimised or remedied in the pursuit of sustainable development. The agreement will promote the development of Mapungubwe so that it benefits the surrounding environment, the local communities and economy.