Sani Pass Upgrade

27 Oct 2011 16:35 #4549 by intrepid
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A public meeting is being held to discuss the findings of the draft EIA for Phase 2.

Date: 10 November 2011
Time: 17h30
Venue: Kwa Sani Municipality Hall, 32 Arbuckle Street, Himeville

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04 May 2013 12:48 #56803 by Smurfatefrog
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From Snow Report SA's FB page

Sani Pass to be closed off for 4hrs daily , 11am to 3pm, between 3 May to 14 June, blasting of 2 corners to improve drainage & road width.

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05 Jul 2013 16:24 #57555 by domsmooth
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So it would appear that National Department of Environmental Affairs have approved the Sani Pass Upgrade, although it is not abundantly clear what they have authorised. From my cursory look through the Authorisation, it would appear that only the stormwater management of the pass is to be improved, and a re-gravelling. One can download the authorisation from here projects.gibb.co.za/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=zOflw7bYV4A%3d&tabid=364&mid=1145&language=en-US&forcedownload=true

Would love to hear others inputs.

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05 Jul 2013 16:27 #57556 by domsmooth
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I am assuming that this authorisation will be appealed by some lobbyists, which will delay the actual work, but I don't foresee the pass being open during construction which will be an issue!

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06 Aug 2013 05:54 - 06 Aug 2013 05:56 #57935 by intrepid
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The provincial Department of Transport (DOT) has appealed the decision as it would prefer to tar the road. Local organisations such as the Southern Drakensberg Community Tourism Organisation (SDCTO) and the Sani Wildlife branch of the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) will oppose the appeal.

New battle over Sani Pass road

I actually thought to have the road hard-topped was a good compromise. Something does need to be done to stabilise the road and reduce erosion etc, but it isn't tarring it either. Listen to the people on this one, DOT!

A good opinion expressed here .

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22 May 2014 07:54 #60817 by ghaznavid
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So this seems to be in the news again - see News24: www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Sani-Pass-to-be-tarred-20140521

Looks like they just want to tar the approach, not the pass itself. I'm ok with that.

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22 May 2014 08:12 #60819 by Captain
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I understood the article to make reference to upgrading the entire road to the summit of the pass, probably terminating at the Lesotho border post. Why not fix the R74 instead?
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22 May 2014 08:14 #60820 by JonWells
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But then I wonder why this chap is so disappointed?

Russel Suchet, a tour operator, said: "We are extremely disappointed."

He had been a part of a concerted effort to keep the top portion of the pass gravel.

He said that the appeal of the pass was its gravel status.


Surely he got his wish then?

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22 May 2014 08:16 #60821 by JonWells
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@Captain

Thats what I also understood until I read this bit:

The department of environmental affairs approved the upgrading of the road as long as the final 5km stretch up the pass to the border post remained gravel.


So its a bit confusing...

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