Project Details

Client Eskom, Majuba Power Station
Location Amersfoort, Mpumalanga
Project Value R10 million
Completed August 2013

Majuba Rail Resetlement

Project Description

A new railway line was to be constructed by Eskom to its Majuba Power Station, located outside Amersfoort in the Mpumalanga Province. The railway line traversed several inhabited properties within its servitude. Eskom engaged in negotiations, via their consultants, with three of these families that were identified to be relocated from two separate sites to an Eskom owned farm outside Amersfoort.

Approximately two (2) hectares of the vacant farm site has been developed to accommodate the families as well as their livestock. The development includes five (5) houses, kraal areas, arable land for subsistence farming, potable water reservoirs and potable water pipe networks, LDPE septic tanks with percolation areas and sewer pipe network, small earth dams, a windmill and solar powered submersible pump for pumping potable water from the existing borehole on site and a new borehole that has been drilled.

The construction phase of the project began in November 2012 and was completed in June 2013. Thereafter, a final inspection was done in August 2013 and the families were moved into their new homes.

Scope of Services

  • Inception
  • Concept and Viability
  • Design Development
  • Documentation and Procurement
  • Contract Administration & Construction Monitoring
  • Close Out