Conservation & Environmental Matters

See below the correspondence with reference to the building of illegal dams on the sand road between the N3 high way and the Villiers to Veeringing Road. For more information or to report any activity near you contact David Liindley on

From: David Lindley <>
Date: Fri, 5 May 2006 09:49:52 +0200
To: <>
Subject: Dams in wetlands

Some more success. Well done for raising the point. David

From: Van der Westhuizen Walther (GAU)
Sent: 03 May 2006 08:38 AM
To: Wynand Maartens
Cc: De Wilde Marinus (GAU);; Muir Anet
Subject: FW: Dams in wetlands

It seems the VRESAP pipeline contractor is building illegal dams for farmers with excess material. Please prevent this from happening. The general principle is that no new dams may be constructed without a license. The exception is that a farmer may create total storage on a property to a max of 10 000 m3 without a license but then only on condition that it is not in a wetland and it may not have any undue effects on other water users.
Walther v. d. Westhuizen
(DWAF: Gauteng Regional Office)
Tel: 012 3921305
Fax: 012 3921408
Cell: 082 807 3527

From: De Wilde Marinus (GAU)
Sent: 03 May 2006 07:33 AM
To: Young Gerald (GAU); Van der Westhuizen Walther (GAU)
Cc: Vermaak Pieter (GAU)
Subject: FW: Dams in wetlands

We must stop the dam constructions that make use of the VRESUP excess materials. Pieter was already at this site.
Can you on the next meeting with the VRESUP asked the pipe line contractors to never construct any dams with excess materials.

Mondi Wetlands Project: Manager
Wildlife & Environment Society of South Africa
PO Box 338
South Africa
Phone:       083 - 222 9155
                012 - 667 6597
fax:           012 - 667 5720

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