25 August 2017 - NW2302
Mokause, Ms MO to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources
Whether the Petroleum Association of South Africa refused any application for reconnaissance permission, technical cooperation permit, exploration right or production right in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, Act 28 of 2002 in the past five years; if so, what are the reasons for the refusal?
Yes. The reasons for refusal differ from one application to the other and can be summarised as follows:
- Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the granted Exploration Rights in case of renewal of Exploration Rights applications e.g. failure to conduct exploration activities in accordance with the work programme, failure to pay exploration fees etc.;
- Failure to submit Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) or submission of an EMPr that fails to meet the requirements of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act,2002 (MPRDA), failure to apply for Environmental Authorisations;
- Failure to submit proof of access to financial resources as required by the MPRDA;
- Areas applied for already encumbered by another permit or right.
Mr MJ Zwane, MP
Minister of Mineral Resources