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Invitation for Written Comments on the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill [B15D-2013]

The Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources invites interested people and stakeholders to submit written comments on the Mineral And Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill [B15D-2013].

The Bill seeks to amend the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002, as amended by the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2008 (Act No. 49 of 2008); so as to remove ambiguities that exist within the Act; to provide for the regulation of associated minerals, partitioning of rights and enhance provisions relating to the regulation of the mining industry through beneficiation of minerals or mineral products; to promote national energy security; to streamline administrative processes; to align the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act with the Geoscience Act, 1993 (Act No. 100 of 1993), as amended by the Geoscience Amendment Act, 2010 (Act No. 16 of 2010); to provide for enhanced sanctions; to improve the regulatory system; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Enquiries, as well as written submissions, can be directed to Mr Asgar A Bawa, Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources, 3rd floor, W/S 3/98, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town, 8001, or e-mailed to abawa@parliament.gov.za or faxed to 086 543 3124.

The closing date for submissions is Wednesday, 22 March 2017.

Copies of the Bill can be obtained from Mr A A Bawa on tel: 021-403 3762, cell 083 709 8530 or www.parliament.gov.za.

Issued by Mr OJ Sefako, MP, Chairperson of the Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources.