25 August 2017 - NW2300
Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources
Does his department ensure that public participation is conducted in relation to applications/requests for Ministerial consent for the amendment or varying of reconnaissance permission, prospecting rights, mining rights, mining permits, retention permits, technical corporation permits, reconnaissance permits, exploration rights, production rights and other relevant programmes and authorisations (details furnished); if not, why not?
Yes, in terms of section 102 of the Act, applicants are requested to conduct public participation with interested and affected parties and amend Social and Labour Plan, Environmental Management Plan and Mining Work Programme/Prospecting Work Plan if necessary.
Mr MJ Zwane, MP
Minister of Mineral Resources