Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Bill: deliberations

This premium content has been made freely available

Mineral Resources and Energy

12 June 2002
Share this page:

Meeting Summary

A summary of this committee meeting is not yet available.

Meeting report

______________________________________________________________
CONTACT TRUST
Your experts in natural resource policy and legislation information services

Tel: (021) 426 1446
email:
ismail@contacttrust.org.za

www.contacttrust.org.za
______________________________________________________________

The aim of this report is to summarise the main events at the meeting and identify the key role players. This report is not a verbatim transcript of proceedings.

MINERALS AND ENERGY PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE
12 June 2002
DELIBERATIONS ON THE MINERALS AND PETROLEUM RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT BILL

Chairperson:
Mr M. Goniwe (NA)
Mr M. Moosa (NCOP)

Documents handed out:
None

MINUTES
Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Bill
The Chairperson, Mr Goniwe noted that the aim of the meeting was to identify key issues that had arisen out of the public hearings. He appealed to members not to discuss substantive issues.
Comments were made by various members about the process followed during the hearings and what the outcomes had been on the submissions that had been received. Members from both the majority and the minority were unanimous in their praise for the positive way in which the process had played itself out and the meaningful participation that had resulted as a result. Concerns were however raised over the process that was to be followed after the hearings as the Committee had limited time within which to consider the Bill. Points were made that the process should not be fast-tracked, whilst at the same time the processing of the Bill should not be unduly delayed.

The Chair asked members to enumerate key issues that had arisen out of the public hearing process. Mr Goniwe listed the following:
Constitutionality of the Bill
Security of Tenure
Discretionary Powers of the Minister
Judicial Appeal
Transferrability and Bankability
Community Leverage over minerals rights
Beneficiation
Expropriation
Money Bill

The following were those additional issues listed by members:
Transitional arrangements - Mr G Bell (DP)
Rights of landowners - Mr A Nell (NNP)
Financial Assistance and institutional support - Mr Dlali (ANC)
Royalties, pending applications and guidelines for the Social Plan - Mr S Mongwaketse (ANC)
Black Economic Empowerment, Sections 10 and 43 rights, joint ventures, overlap with other statutes, composition of the Mining Board and conversion from old to new order rights - Mr I Davidson (DP)
Labour Plan and retrenchments - Mr M Moosa (ANC)

Mr Goniwe noted that the issues listed were not a closed list and members could add on additional issues at a later time.

The meeting was adjourned.


Should you wish to submit any comments regarding the content of this meeting to the members of the parliamentary committee, kindly email them to ismail@contacttrust.org.za and we will ensure that they are hand delivered to the members.

The copyright in this material subsists with the Contact Trust. Further distribution or copying of this material is prohibited without the prior agreement of the Contact Trust.
___________________________________________________________________________________

Audio

No related

Documents

No related documents

Present

  • We don't have attendance info for this committee meeting

Download as PDF

You can download this page as a PDF using your browser's print functionality. Click on the "Print" button below and select the "PDF" option under destinations/printers.

See detailed instructions for your browser here.

Share this page: