19 June 2023 - NW2095
Madokwe, Ms P to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy
(a) What are the reasons that he withdrew the Gas Amendment Bill [B9-2021] on 8 September 2022 after the specified Bill was taken through public hearings in Parliament and (b) by what date does he intend to reintroduce the Bill?
a) The Bill was withdrawn to address the inputs received from stakeholders during the Parliamentary consultation processes. Additionally, the Department also considered other developments which have taken place in the gas industry over time. These were found to be crucial for reflexion in the legislation going forward.
b) The Bill will be introduced to Parliament after following the prescribed broad stakeholder consultation.