Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill [B15-2013]

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Mineral Resources and Energy

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources (National Assembly) invites interested individuals and organisations to submit written comments on the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill [B15-2013]

The Bill seeks to:
▪ Amend the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (Act No. 28 of 2002), as amended by the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Act, 2008 (Act no.49 of 2008); so as to remove ambiguities that exist within the Act;
▪ Provide for the regulations of associated minerals, partitioning of rights and enhance provisions relating to beneficiation of minerals;
▪ Promote national energy security;
▪ 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 No16 of 2010);
▪ Provide for enhanced sanctions;
▪ Improve the regulatory system.

Public hearings will be held in Parliament.

Comments can be emailed to Ms Ayanda Boss at aboss@parliament.gov.za by no later than Friday, 06 September 2013, at 12:00.

Enquiries can be directed to Ms Ayanda Boss on tel (021) 403-3768 or cell 083 709 8515

Issued by Ms F C Bikani, MP, Acting Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources