Question NW3948 to the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

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11 November 2022 - NW3948

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(1)(a) What are the names of all the mining companies that mined in the Koingnaas mining area in the Kamiesberg Local Municipality after De Beers stopped mining, (b) who are/were their shareholders/directors and (c) what (i)amount was set aside for rehabilitation by each mining company and (ii) did each mining company contribute towards the municipality and communities; (2) whether he will furnish Mrs V van Dyk with the social labour plan of each of the (a) operational and (b) nonoperational mining companies over the past five years, specifically towards infrastructure; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?


1(a) West coast resources (Pty) Ltd

(b) West Coast Resources (Pty) Ltd is owned 67.2% by Trans Diamante Ltd a subsidiary of Trans Hex group Ltd, 4% is held by Namaqualand Diamond Fund Trust, 8.8% is held by Dininoka Investment Holdings and 20% is held Main Street (State SPV). Historically Disadvantaged South Africans holds 41.61% shares of the 67.2% shares in the Trans Hex group shares.

(c)(i) R125 386 427. 00

(ii) Yes, through the Local Economic Development programme

(2) Yes, through application for Access to Information.

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