02 July 2020 - NW1115
Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy
(a) Who are the directors of Ghunu Diamonds at the Brazil mine in Namaqualand, (b) which licence rights (i) have they applied for and (ii) have been afforded to them, (c) for how long will the licence be valid and (d) what total amount has the company put aside for rehabilitation?
a) The members in Ghunu Diamonds CC are Martins Bernardo Paolo Sergio who is a 50% member’s interest holder and Cloete Ghusain who is also a 50% member’s interest holder. All members are South African residence.
b) The corporation holds a prospecting rights with bulk sampling to prospect for diamonds.
c) The right was issued on the 10th September 2015 under reference number NC 30/5/1/1/2/10090 PR to prospect for Diamond (Alluvial) in respect of a Portion of the farm Brazil No 329, in extent of 4043.9282 hectares, situated within the administrative district of Namaqualand. The right was issued for a period of two years ending on the 9th September 2019. The corporation applied for a renewal under reference number NC 30/5/1/1/2/12024, which is now granted pending execution.
d) The rehab amount requested is R210 000.00 and is deemed adequate.
Recommended / Not Recommended
Advocate TS Mokoena
Director General: Department of Mineral Resources and Energy
Mr SG Mantashe
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy