Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill [B15D-2013]Call for comments opened 25 November 2016 Share this page:
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The National Assembly passed the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill [B15D-2013] and referred it to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) for further processing and concurrence.
The National Assembly adopted the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources report that outlines amendments to the Bill in accordance with reservations raised by the President.
The report noted that the consultation period in the NCOP and in the Provincial Legislatures was highly compressed and recommended that the Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources remedy this procedural defect by starting their legislative process anew.
In line with the above recommendation, all nine provincial legislatures have scheduled public hearings on the bill.
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;
▪ 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;
▪ promote national energy security; to streamline administrative processes;
▪ 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);
▪ provide for enhanced sanctions; to improve the regulatory system.
Find here: Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill [B15D-2013]
For Public hearings' dates and enquiries please contact Mr Asgar Bawa on tel (021) 403 3762 or cell 083 709 8530