20 November 2019 - NW435
Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy
Whether he has found that the granting of the (a) 5a, (b) 6a, (c) 7a, (d) 8a and
1. No, the granting of the above-concessions will not result in the monopolization and sterilization of the resources, since all these rights were issued with approved Mining Work Programmes that details how the minerals will be extracted in different phases.
2. Because the company has applied for renewals, host communities and the local municipalities are consulted before the Social and Labour Plans before the renewals are submitted, the Marine Artisanal Miners Primary Cooperative Limited should have been consulted as part of the host communities not in their capacity as the representatives of the Cooperative.