25 August 2017 - NW2222
Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources
(1)(a) Who invited him to the community engagement imbizo in Steve Tshwete Local Municipality on 23 June 2017(b) On what basis were the venues chosen(c) what were the reasons for his engagement with the communities; (2) what were the reasons for promising the community food parcels for attendance. (3) whether the food parcels were delivered; if so, (a)what was the total cost, and (b) from which budget was the money allocated NW2454E
1. (a) The Minister was not invited but initiated the imbizo after the amendment and the gazetting of the Mining Charter.
(b) Nkangala District Municipality, a mining area, was contacted and requested to assist in identifying a suitable venue within the province.
(c) To inform and educate stakeholders about the 2017 Mining Charter.
2. The Department did not promise or provide food parcels to any of the attendees.
Mr MJ Zwane, MP
Minister of Mineral Resources