Question NW1036 to the Minister of Mineral Resources

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03 August 2015 - NW1036

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

(1)What are the (a) details and (b) all relevant dates of all steps that have been taken to facilitate and ensure the effective functioning of his department’s compliance monitoring and enforcement since 1 January 2009;


  1. (a) (b) In June 2011, the Department established a compliance and enforcement structure in the Mineral Regulation. In 2013 funding was made available and accordingly utilised to enhance environment authorisation capacity.

(2) (a) (b) National Treasury has allocated funding sufficient to fund 22 positions, which are currently in the process of being filled.

(3)(a) 34 personnel have been appointed and designated.

(b) 28 persons have been successfully trained as Environmental Mineral Resource Inspectors whilst 6 had been previously trained. A further 60 persons will undergo training during this financial year.

(c) See (a) above

(4) The mining sector information will be provided to the Department of Environmental Affairs for inclusion into their relevant report.

Approved/not approved

Adv N.A. Ramatlhodi

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-………………/………………/2015

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