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Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 3142 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 3700 E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 15 November 2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 38
3142. Mr K S Mubu (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

Whether her department received any funds for the Expanded Public Works Programme in the (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13 financial years;

( 2) whether any of these funds were earmarked for (a) capital or (b) infrastructure related projects; if so, (1) what are the names of these projects, (2) where are these projects situated, (3) what is the value of each project and (4) how many jobs have been created by each projects;

(3) in each case, what process was followed to appoint project (a) implementers and (b) consultants;

(4) in each case, were funds transferred to project implementers (a) in a lump sum or (b) through progress payment;

whether any projects have been impeded due to maladministration or corruption; if so, (a) which projects have been affected and (b) what action has been taken in each case? NW3700E

REPLY

(1) No (a), (b) and (c)
(2) N/A
(3) N/A
(4) N/A
(5) N/A

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 3078 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 3636E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 8 November 2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER:37

3078. Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) (a) What is the status of a certain application (details furnished) in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of 2000, for information on the list of applications which her department has received and acceded to regarding properties between Hopetown and Vanderkloof and (b) why has the application in terms of this Act not yet been granted;

(2) whether (a) requests for preliminary assent (RPAs), (b) prospecting rights applications (PRA's), (c) mining rights applications (MRAs) or (d) any other applications regarding minerals and gas on any farms and subdivisions between Hopetown and Vanderkloof have been (1) received and (2) granted by her department; if so, for each application received, (aa) who is the applicant, company, close corporation or trust that has brought the application, (bb) who are the directors of these companies, close corporations or trusts, (cc) what is the substance or capacity of the entity that has applied, (dd) what is the aim of each application and (ee) what are the contact details of each such company, close sorporation, trust or individual applicant;

(3) how many of these applications have been (a) received, (b) reviewed, (c) granted and (d) turned down;

(4) why was each individual application (a) granted or (b) turned down?

NW3636E

REPLY

(1) (a) The abovementioned request for access to records in terms of the Promotion of

Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been refused on 5 March

2013.

(b) See (a) above.

(2) (a) there is no provision in the MPRDA for applications for preliminary assent for any of the specified Rights or Permissions or Permits, and such none have been received or considered.

(b) The request for the information on applications or rights is vague and does not clearly define the area of interest. Any response without a clearly defined area of interest could lead to a misrepresentation of facts and misleading information.

(c) See (2b) above

(d) See (2b) above

(3) See (2) above

(4) See (2) above

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 3026 ADVANCE NOTICE NO:NW 3581E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 8 NOVEMBER2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER :37

3026. Mr N J J van R Koornhof(Cope) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:[Interdepartmental transfer on 08 November 2013)

Whether his department has done ally investigation into (the viability of exploration of gas in the Limpopo province? NW3581E

Yes

Approve /not approved

Ms S Shabangu
Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted
: 3 December 2013

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 2927 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 3478E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 25 October 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 35


2927. Mrs M Wenger (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) How much has (a) her department and (b) each of the entities reporting to her spent on advertisements placed on the Africa News Network 7 (ANN7) news channel;

(2) were these advertisements placed through the Government information and Communications System? NW3478E

REPLY

(i)

(1) How much has (a) her department and (b) each of the entities reporting to her spent on advertisement placed on the Africa News Network 7 (ANN7) news channel;

a

b

DMR

NONE

CGS

NONE

MINTEK

NONE

SDT

NONE

SADPMR

NONE

MHSC

NONE

(2) Were these advertisements place through the Government Information and Communication System? NW3478E

DMR

N/A

CGS

N/A

MINTEK

N/A

SDT

N/A

SADPMR

N/A

MHSC

N/A

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 2894 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 3445 E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 25 October 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER : 35

2894. Mr D C Ross (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:


(1) What amount has (a) her department and (b) each of the entities reporting to her spent on advertising (i) in The New Age newspaper and (ii) on its website between 1 December 2012 and 31 August 2013;

(2) were these advertisements placed through the Government information and Communication System? NW3445E

REPLY

(1) What amount has (a) her department and (b) each of the entities reporting to her spent on advertising (i) in The New Age newspaper and (ii) on its website between 1 December 2012 and 31 August 2013;

a

b

(i)

(ii)

DMR

NONE

NONE

NONE

CGS

NONE

NONE

NONE

MINTEK

NONE

NONE

NONE

SDT

NONE

NONE

NONE

SADPMR

NONE

NONE

NONE

MHSC

NONE

NONE

NONE



(2) Were these advertisements place through the Government Information and Communication System? NW3445E

DMR

N/A

CGS

N/A

MINTEK

N/A

SDT

N/A

SADPMR

N/A

MHSC

N/A

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 2805 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 3310

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 18 October 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 33

2805. Mr N D du Toit (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:


(1) What amount has (a) her department and (b) each of the entities reporting to her spent on advertisements placed on the SABC 24 hour ,news channel:

(2) were these advertisements placed through the Government Communication and Information System? NW3310E

REPLY

(1) What amount has each of the entities reporting to her spent on advertisement placed on the SABC 24 hour news channel

a

b

DMR

NONE

CGS

NONE

MINTEK

NONE

SDT

NONE

SADPMR

NONE

MHSC

NONE

MHSI

NONE

(2) Were these advertisements placed through the Government Communication and Information System? NW3310E

DMR

N/A

CGS

N/A

MINTEK

N/A

SDT

N/A

SADPMR

N/A

MHSC

N/A

MHSI

N/A

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 2699 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 3196 E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 11 October 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 32
2699. Mr N J J van R Koornhof (Cope) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) Whether the platinum mining operations in the vicinity of Rustenburg will face restrictions on the amount of water they can use to mitigate problems caused by a drought;

(2) whether she has found that this declaration of drought will impact on the economy of the country; if not, how was this conclusion reached; if so, what action she intends taking in this regard? NW3196E

REPLY:

1. Water restrictions are applied in terms of the National Water Act, as administered by the Department of Water Affairs

2. As above.

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 2645 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 3067
DATE QF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 11 October 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 32
2645. Dr S M van Dyk (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

1 Whether any performance bonuses were paid to employees in her department in the 2012-13 financial year; if so, what is the total (a] number of employees that received bonuses and (b) amount paid out by her department for these bonuses:

(2) what percentage of outputs were achieved by her department as measured against each target set in its Annual Performance Plan in the 2012-53 financial year? NW3134E


REPLY

(1) Yes. this Department has paid performance bonuses for 2012-13 financial year.
(a) Six hundred and eighty seven (687) employees received performance bonuses:
(b) One million. thirty one thousand, five hundred and forty rand (R1, 031,540) was paid out for performance bonuses.

(2) The Department achieved 79% of targets set in the 2012-13 financial year.

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 2620 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 3108E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 11 October 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 32
2620. Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) How does someone access the central registry to ascertain which land is available for (a) prospecting and (b) exploration;

(2) why is this registry not accessible on her department's website;

(3) whether plans are in place to enable access to this registry on her department's website? NW3 108E


REPLY

1) The central registry for prospecting is accessible through the SAMRAD system and exploration is accessible at Petroleum Agency of South Africa.

2) It is accessible through the SAMRAD link
3) See above

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 2580 ADVANCED NOTICE NO: NW3067
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 11 October 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 32
2580. Mr T D Lee (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:


How much has (a) her department and (b) each of the entities reporting to her spent on promotional events organised by The New Age newspaper between 1 September 2012 and 30 August 2013: NW3067E

REPLY

1. (a) The department did not spend money on promotional events organised by The New Age newspaper between 1 September 2012 and 30 August 2013.

Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)

No


(b) None of the entities reporting to the Minister of Mineral Resources has spent money on promotional events organised by the New Age newspaper between 1 September 2012 and 30 August 2013.

Council for Geoscience (GCS)

No

Council for Mineral Technology (MINTEK)

No

Mine Health and Safety Council

No

South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator (SADPMR)

No

State Diamond Trader (SDT)

No

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 2448 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2933E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 20 September 2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 31

2448. Adv H.C Schmidt (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(a) Whether the internal appeal lodged by a certain company (name furnished) in terms of section 96 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, Act 28 of 2002, with respect to granting permit MP 02/2009 has finalised; if not, when will it be finalised; if so, what was the result of the appeal;

(b) whether a certain person and certain company (name furnished) will be given an opportunity to respond to the internal appeal? NW2933E

Reply

(a) The appeal is still being processed

(b) The department will follow processes as prescribed

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 2438 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2923E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 20 September 2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER : 31

2438. Mr J.R.B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(a) Whether her department made any request tyo a certain company (name furnished) to include certain persons (details furnished) in an empowerment scheme to obtain mining licences;

(b) whether her department permits mining houses to select its own empowerment partners when applying for a mining licence? NW2923E

Reply

(a) No

(b) Yes

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 2137 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2559

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 16 August 2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER : 27

2137. Mrs J F Terblanche (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) Whether any staff member in her department (a) performed work in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work, outside normal working hours, in the (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11, (iv) 2011-12 and (v) 2012-13 financial years and (b) has been performing such work during the period 1 April 2013 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, how is it determined whether such work is being performed or not; if so, in each case, (aa) how many staff members and (bb) in what job or work categories are the specified staff members employed;

(2) whether approval for such work was obtained in each case; if not, what are the relevant details; if so, (a) what is the policy of her department in this regard, (b) by whom are such applications considered and approved, (c) how many contraventions of this policy were brought to the attention of her department in the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13 financial years and (d) what steps have been taken against transgressors? NW2559E

REPLY

(1) Yes,

(a) (i) N/A

(ii) 2009-10: twenty three (23) applications

(iii) 2010-11: twenty four (24) applications

(iv) 2011-12: thirty two (32) applications

(v) 2012-13: twenty six (26) applications

(b) (aa) hundred and five (105) staff members

(bb) one (1) in Administration, two (2) in Middle Management and one hundred and two (102) in Senior Management

(2) Approval has been granted in all cases

(a) In terms of the Departmental policy; no employee shall engage or perform work outside employment in the public service.

(b) Director General..

(c) None

(d) N/A

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 2104 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2526E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 16 August 2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER : 27

2104. Mrs P C Duncan (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(a) Does her department prepare quarterly interim financial statements and (b) are these statements considered by the Audit Committee? NW2526E

REPLY

(a) Yes

(b) No

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1980 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2336E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 8 August 2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER : 25

1980. Mr M Hlengwa (IFP) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) What progress has been made by the Mining Occupational Health Advisory Committee (MOHAC) in ensuring safety in mines;

(2) how many persons in rural areas have benefited from small scale mining projects? NW2336E

Reply:

1. MOHAC does not deal with safety in mines

2. A substantial number of people have benefited.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1937 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2286E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 2 August 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 24
1937. Adv H C Schmidt (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) Has she converted an old order mining right to a certain company (name furnished) on the Farm Driefontein 46 ID in the North West Province in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, Act 28 of 2002; if so, (a) when and (b) what were the conditions for the conversion of the right; if not, (2) whether she has issued a mining right to the company for the said location; if so, (a) when and (b) what are the further relevant details? NW2286E

Reply:
(1){a) The old order right of Lafarge Holdings SA (PTY) Limited was converted and issued on 8 March 2013.

(b) The standard terms and conditions as prescribed by the legislation.

(2) See (1) above.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1936 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2285E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 2 August 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 24
1936. Adv H C Schmidt (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

Has a certain company (name furnished) paid any amount related to the use of land outside Driefontein for any other purpose than having been being awarded a mining right in terms of the old Minerals Act, Act 51 of 1991, or the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, Act 28 of 2002, to the Tau Rapulana Tribal Council or any other tribal council, chieftaincy, trust or person; if so, in each case, (a) how much has been paid to date, (b) in how many payments has the amount been paid, (c) what were the reasons for the payments and (d) on what date was each payment made? NW2285E

Reply:
(a)(b)(c)(d) The Department is not a party to any agreement entered into between mining companies and communities or Tribal Councils, Trusts or individuals for compensation on any matter, and would therefore not have any records on payments made to any community or tribal council.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1917 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2266E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 2 August 2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER : 24

1917. Mrs P C Duncan (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

What was the (a) make, (b) model, (c) year, (d) purpose, (e) date and/or dates, (f) financial cost and (g) sum total of kilometres driven in respect of each vehicle hired for use by (i) her and (ii) the Deputy Minister since 1 January 2012? NW2266E

Reply:

See attached details:-:

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1897 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2246E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 2 August 2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER : 24

1897. Adv H C Schmidt (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

With reference to her reply to question 1628 on 24 July 2013, (a) on which page of each specified year's annual report do the statistics appear and (b) in the event that they are not reported in the annual reports, what are the statistics in each case? NW2246E

Reply (a) see the table below, legislators are also encouraged as part of their research to scrutinize documents as most of the information that is required is contained in them.

Financial Year

PAGE NUMBERS ON ANNUAL REPORTS

2009/10

59

61

66

72

75

78

83

85

88

2010/11

46

49

53

62

66

69

74

78

81

2011/12

48

53

58

2012/13

ANNUAL REPORT NOT PUBLISHED AS YET

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1896 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2245E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 2 August 2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER : 24

1896. Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(a) What steps has her department taken in conjunction with the Department of Science and Technology to ensure the co-existence of hydraulic fracking and the Square Kilometre Array based on the recommendations in the Investigation of Hydraulic Fracturing in the Karoo Basin of South Africa report and (b) what progress has been made in this regard? NW2245E

Reply

(a) The department of Science and Technology is part of an inter-departmental task team working on hydraulic fracturing.

(b) They continue to work together as a team

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1895 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2244E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 2 August 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER 24
1895. Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) (a) How many investigations has she conducted since I January 2013 in terms of section 50 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, Act 28 of 2002, and (b) where was each investigation conducted;

(2) was any compensation paid in terms of section 50(2); if so, how much in each case? NW2244E

Reply:
The Department has not conducted any investigations in terms of section 50 of the MPRDA since 01 January 2013.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1894 ADVANCE NOTICE NO:NW 2243E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 2 August2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER :24

1894. Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

Since 1 January 2013, (a) which mining houses have contacted her to consult about the retrenchment of workers, (b) on what date was she contacted in each case, (c) what was discussed in each instance and (d) how many retrenchments were discussed in each instance? NW2243E

REPLY:

(a) The Minister meets with different mining companies to discuss various issues, information relating to proceedings of those meetings cannot be divulged at this time.

(b) See above

(c) See above

(d) See above

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1832 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2180E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 July 2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER : 23

1832. Mr D J Stubbe (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) How many consultants has her department contracted and/or appointed (a) in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2013;

(2) how many consultants contracted and/or appointed by her department (a) in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2013 are former officials of her department and/or former public servants? NW2180E

REPLY:

1. (a)(i) N/A

(ii) 8

(iii) 7

(iv) 12

(b) 2

2. (a)(i) N/A

(ii)(iii)(iv) None

(b) None

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1798 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2145E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 July 2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER : 23

1798 Adv L H Max (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

What (a) buildings under the administration of (i) her department and (ii) entities reporting to her are national key points and (b) criteria were used to classify them as such? NW2145E

Reply:-

(1)(a) Disclosure is prohibited in terms of Sec 38 (a) and 38 (b) (1) (aa) of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (Act 2 of 200).

(1)(b) Refer to (1)(a)

(1)(c) Refer to (1)(a)

(2)(a) Expenses regarding the Operational Budget in this regard are not the responsibility of the South African Police Service.

(2)(b) (i) Refer to (2)(a)

(ii) Refer to (2)(a)

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1765 ADVANCE NOTICE N0:NW 2112E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER24 July2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER :23
1765. Mrs S V Kalyan (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:


What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) year and (d) purchase price of each vehicle that was bought for official use by (i) her and (ii) the Deputy Minister since January 2013? NW2112E

REPLY
i
(a) None
(b) None
(c) None
(d) None

ii
(a) None
(b) None
(c) None
(d) None

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1707 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2054E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 July 2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER : 23

1707. Adv H C Schmidt (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(a) What positions are vacant and (b) for how long have they been vacant in (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her? NW2054E

Reply

(a) Unable to confirm due to organizational restructuring

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1706 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2053E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 July 2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER : 23

1706. Adv H C Schmidt (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

What is the breakdown of costs for the last five Mining Indabas? NW2053E

Reply:

2009

R 92 670.18

2010

R 81 819.00

2011

R 323 330.71

2012

R 629 727.34

2013

R 547 858.26

Approved by the Minister on 20 August 2013

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1703 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2050E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 July 2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER : 23

1703. Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) With reference to her reply to question 1379 on 24 June 2013, (a) why does her department not have statistics readily available on how long it has stopped mines and (b) how does her department measure the impact of mine stoppages on the mining industry in the absence of such statistics;

(2) whether her department has statistics for each year since 1 January 2006 on (a) how many section 57 appeals in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act, Act 29 of 1996, (i) have been (aa) confirmed, (bb) varied, (cc) substituted, and (dd) set aside and (ii) are pending before the Chief Inspector of Mines and (b) from which mining company each specified appeal stemmed; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; if not, why does it not have the statistics available;

(3) how long has it taken on average for a decision on a section 57 appeal to be made (a) in the (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11, (iv) 2011-12 and (v) 2012-13 financial years and (b) during the period 1 April 2013 up to the latest specified date for which information is available? NW2050E

Reply:

1. There is no legislative requirement to keep statistics

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1700 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2047
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 July 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 23
1700. Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) When will the rescue plan that she mentioned in her budget speech on 28 May 2013 be made public;

(2) (a) who has been appointed to draft the plan and (b) who will be consulted in particular? NW2047E
REPLY

1. As soon as a comprehensive plan is concluded
2. (a), DMR Officials have been assigned the task to draft the plan
(b) Affected stakeholders in MIGDETT, including other protagonists in the platinum value chain

Reply received: July 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1628 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 1974 E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 21 JUNE 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER:
22
1628. Adv H C Schmidt (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:


How many instructions in terms of section 54 of the Mine Health and Safety Act, Act 29 of 1996, were issued in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010- 11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13 financial years? NW1974E

REPLY

Please refer to the annual report"

Reply received: July 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1627 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 1973 E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 21 June 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER:
22
1627. Adv H C Schmidt (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:


With reference to her reply to question 1329 on 11 June 2013, what is the breakdown of expenditure indicating to whom each amount was paid in each month? NW1973

REPLY

Approximately R2700.00 per month for the Minister, approximately R4 300.00 per month for the Deputy Minister and approximately R400.00 for the Director General. Payments were in respect of various incidental expenses.

Reply received: July 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1421 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 1763 E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 31 May 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 20
1421. Mr K S Mubu (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

What amount did her department spend on (a) promotional items and (b) cocktail receptions on the occasion of her 2013 Budget Vote debate? NW1763E

REPLY
a) No promotional items were procured for the DMR Budget Vote debate
b) R250,000.00

Reply received: July 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: ` 1379 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 1721 E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 7 JUNE 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 20
1379. Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

How many production hours have been lost at each specified mine since 1 January 2010 due to mine safely stoppages in terms of section 54 of the Mine Health and Safety Act, Act 29 of 1996? NW1721E

REPLY
There are no readily available statistics regarding this matter.

Reply received: July 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1300 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 1630 E
DATE OF PUBLICATlON IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 31 May 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 19
1300. Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) (a) How many positions in her department are designated for (i) environmental compliance and enforcement and (ii) the assessment of and recommendation on (aa) environmental management plans (EMPs) and (bb) environmental management reports (EMPRs) and (b)(i) how many of these positions are currently vacant and (ii) what are the job levels of these positions;

(2) how many inspections to assess compliance with environmental management (a) plans and (b) programmes were conducted in each region (i) in the (aa) 2010-11, (bb) 2011-12 and (cc) 2012-13 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2013;

(3) how many (a)(i) directives and (ii) notices were issued to and (b) SA Police Service (SAPS) dockets were opened against holders of (i) mining and (ii) prospecting rights for noncompliance with (aa) EMPs and (bb) EMPRs in each region (aaa) in the (aaaa) 2010-11, (bbbb) 2011-12 and (cccc) 2012-13 financial years and (bbb) since 1 April 2013;

(4) (a) how many of these SAPS dockets were handed over to the National Prosecuting Authority, (b) how many were prosecuted, (c) how many resulted in a guilty verdict and (d) what was the sentence in each case (i) in the (aa) 2010-11, (bb) 2011-12 and (cc) 2012-13 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2013? NW1630E

REPLY

There is a review of the organisational structure including the MPRDA amendments.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1299
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 31 May 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 19
1299. Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(I) (a) Who decides which mines are chosen for her department's programme for rehabilitating ownerless and derelict mines and (b) on what basis is the decision made;

(2) which mines (a) are being rehabilitated at present and (b) are to be rehabilitated from the 2013-14 budget;

(3) whether there is a mechanism through which members of the public can report (a) derelict and (b) dangerous mines to her department; if not, why not; if so, how (i) does reporting work and (ii) are reports handled? NW1629E

REPLY

(1) (a) The Department in consultation with the Council for Geoscience and Mintek.

(b) The decision is based largely on risk posed by the site to the communities and human health.

(2) (a) A number of sites are being rehabilitated in Gauteng.

(b) Based on prioritisation, we will be rehabilitating sites in Gauteng, Eastern Cape and Kwazulu Natal.

(3) (a) Yes
(b) Yes

(i) The public can report the dangerous mines at the Department of Mineral Resources.

(ii) Once the grievance is received or registered, then the Department undertakes necessary investigation to corroborate the report against the existing database of Derelict and Ownerless mine sites, upon which the Department officially responds to the complainant.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NUMBER 1280 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 1590 E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 31 May 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 19
1280. Mr P D Mbhele (Cope) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) Whether her department has developed any industrial policies with specific attention to the mining industry in the (a) shod term, (b) medium term or (c) long term; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details, in each case:

(2) which international benchmarks inform the development of these policies?
NW1590E
REPLY
1, No, industrial policy development is a purview of responsibility of the Department of Trade and Industry

2. N/A

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1232 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 1478 E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 May 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 17
1232. Mr M M Swathe (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

What amount has her department spent on (a) catering and (b) entertainment in the (i) 202-13 financial year and (ii) since 1 April 2013? NW1478E

REPLY
(a) (i) R 552,598.15
(ii) R 67,915.49
(b) (i) R 6,436.96
(ii) 0

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NUMBER 1129 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 1362E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 May 201 3
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 16
1129. Mr T D Lee (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(a) What total amount has (i) her department and (ii) each specified entity reporting to her spent on conferences in the (aa) 2009-10, (bb) 2010-11, (cc) 2011-12 and (dd) 2012-13 financial years and (b) what (i) amount was spent on, and (ii) is the breakdown of the expenditure for, each specified conference? NW1362E

REPLY
a)
i) DEPARTMENT: TBC

ii) ENTITIES:

MINTEK

2010

2011

2012

2013

TOTAL AMOUNT SPENT

R1 091 403

R893 457

R1 073 703

R1 726 781

ATTENDED BY EMPLOYEES

R884 994

R710 763

R844 202

R1 403 956

Conferences and Indabas

R662 292

R710 763

R710 800

R1 403 956

Seminars and summits

R14 953

R553 136

R33 816

R891 188

Workshops and symposiums

R207 749

R101 871

R99 586

R508 969

HOSTED BY MINTEK

R134 409

R182 694

R229 501

R322 825

Conference and accommodation

R53 759

0

R92 947

R135 765

Catering

0

R31 207

0

0

Travel

R1 479

R26 487

R11 799

R7 060

Facilitation

R79 171

R125 000

R124 754

R180 000

SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMOND AND PRECIOUS METALS REGULATOR (SADPMR)

(ii) The South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator has spent the following for conferences:

(aa) 2009/10 R22,722.48

(bb) 2010/11 R39,576.15

(cc) 2011/12 R28,407,00

(dd) 2012/13 Not available as yet

MINE HEALTH AND SAFETY COUNCIL (MHSC)

Conference

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

OHS & HIVIAIDS & TB Summit

R0.00

R0.00

R1231 000.00

R0.00

Break down

Events management

R476 163

Traveling

R246 143

Accommodation

R55 929

Framing of pledges

R59 800

Program director

R48 450

Printing and support

R29400

Venue hire

R266 616

Shuttle services

R16 100

General support expenses

R32 532

STATE DIAMOND TRADER (SDT)

Year

(a) (i) Spent

(b) (ii)
Per Conference expenditure

(aa) 2009-10

R0.00

(bb) 2010-11

R20,054

Diamond Conferences - R20,054

(cc) 2011-12

R119,743

Diamond Conferences - R15,202

Mining lndaba - R104,541

(dd) 2012-13

R179,196

Diamond Conferences - R74,300

Mining lndaba - R104,896


COUNCIL FOR GEOSCIENCE (CGS)

Financial Year

Amount

(aa) 2009 – 10

(bb) 2010- 2011

(CC) 2011 - 2012

(dd) 2012 – 2013

(b) what (i) amount was spent on, and (ii) is the breakdown of the expenditure

for, each specified conference?

R 533,666.05

R 132,985,88

R 412,218,33

R1,103,802.83

1. The Council for Geoscience does not distinguish between "each specified conference" for reporting purposes.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1097 ADVANCE NOTICE N0:NW 1330E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER:17 May 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER :16
1097. Mr S C Motau(DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:


(1) What total amounts has (a) her department and (b) each specified entity reporting to her spent on (i) print and (ii) broadcast advertising in the (aa) 2009-10, (bb) 2010-11, (cc) 2011-12 and (dd) 2012-13 financial years;
(2) in each case, (a)(i) by which radio or television station were the advertisements broadcast and (ii) in which newspapers were the advertisements published in the (aa) 2009-10, (bb) 2010-11, (cc) 2011-12 and (dd) 2012-13 financial years and (b) at what cost in each specified case? NW1330E

Reply: (a) (i) advertising on print (newspapers)

(aa) 2009/10

(bb) 2010/11

(cc) 2011/12

(dd) 2012/13

DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES (DMR)

1a (i)

Advertisements

R1,917, 363.12

R878,131.45

R784,328.96

R880,127.96

1a (ii)

Broadcast Advertising

NIL

NIL

NIL

NIL

2a (i)

Radio and television station

NIL

NIL

NIL

NIL

2a (ii) The advertisements were published in the Sunday Times, City Press, Business Day, Media 24 and Sowetan.

2a (ii)

Cost of advertising in the newspapers

R1, 917,363.12

R878,131.45

R784,328.96

R880,127.96


See attachment: Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) Financial Years

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 975 ADVANCE NOTICE N0:NW 1198E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER:10 May2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER :15
975. Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) Since 1 January 2011, how many applications under the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of 2000, were received by (a) her department and (b) entities reporting to her, and in each case, how many were (i) granted, (ii) refused and (iii) deemed refused under section 27;

(2) since 1 January 2011, how many internal appeals under the Act were received by (a) her department and (b) entities reporting to her, and in each case, how many were (i) granted, (ii) refused and (iii) deemed refused under section 77(7);

(3) who is the information officer for (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her, and in each case, what are the contact details of the officer? NW1198E

DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES

(I) (a) Requests for access to information received by the Department is as follows:

  • 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 – 11
  • 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 – 182


(ii) The number of requests refused or partially refused by the DMR IS AS FROLLOWS:

  • 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 – 348
  • 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 – 325


(iii) The number of deemed refusals by the DMR in terms of section 27

  • 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 – 2
  • 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 – none


(iv) (a) The number of appeals received by DMR Iis as follows:

  • 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 – 6
  • 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 – 3


(b) The number of appeals received by entities reporting to the Minister is not available.

(i) The number of requests granted by DMR subsequent to appeals is as follows:

  • 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 – 2
  • 1 April 2012 to 31 March – none (Appeals pending)


(iii) The number of deemed refusals by the DMR in terms of section 77(7)

  • 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 – none
  • 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 – none


(v) (a) The Information Officer for the DMR and his contact is as follows:

Dr T Ramotja
Private Bag X 59
Arcadia
0007
Tel: 021 444 3868
Fax: 022 444 3136

COUNCIL FOR MINERAL TECHNOLOGY (MINTEK)
(l)(b) None

(2)(b) None

(3)(b) Mr Haveline Michau; Telephone: 011709 4256;
Email address: havelinem@mintek.co.za
Postal: P/Bag X3015 Randburg 2125


COUNCIL FOR GEOSCIENCE (CGS)
(l)(b) None

(2)(b) None

(3)(b) Mr Mxolisi Wiseman Kota
CEO: GCS
012 841 1230
mkota@geoscience.org.za

MINE HEALTH AND SAFETY COUNCIL (MHSC)
(1)(A) None

(2)(a) None

(3)(b) Johannes Nkambule
Corporate Service Officer
Tel 011 656 1797
jnkambule@mhsc.org.za

STATE DIAMOND TRADER (SDT)
(1) (b) None
(2) (b) None
(3) (b) CEO
Ms Futhi Zikalala
(011) 334 2691,
futhi.zikalala@statediamondtrader,qov,za

SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMOND AND PRECIOUS METALS REGULATOR (SADPMR)
(1)(b) None

(2)(b) None

(3)(b) Mr. Levy Rapoo

(t) 011 223 7000, (t) 011 334 8898,
levyr@sadprnr.co.za

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 832 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 1029E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 3 May 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 14
Adv A de W Alberts (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

Whether she will consider for the sake of fairness, regardless of the ruling by the Constitutional Court in the AgriSA matter, in which it was found that the State cannot expropriate the property rights in minerals of landowners without compensation, a regime whereby the landowners and the community on the land must receive a statutory tantieme from any profitable mining activities taking place on the land in question; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1029E

REPLY
On the Agri-SA case, the constitutional court found that the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) did not expropriate old order mineral rights. The MPRDA furthermore provides sufficient mechanisms for consultations, which would include socio-economic matters, with interested and affected parties.

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 643 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 802E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 28 March
2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 10
643. Mrs D A Schafer (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) How many claims were instituted against her department (a) in the (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09, (iii) 2009-10, (iv) 201 0-11 and (v) 2011-12 financial years and (b) during the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;

(2) in respect of each specified financial year, (a) what amount was claimed, (b) how many claims were (i) finalised in court, (ii) settled out of court and (iii) are still outstanding and (c) what amount has been paid to each plaintiff in each case that was (i) finalised in court and (ii) settled out of court? NW802E

REPLY

(1) During the financial years (a) (i) 2007-08 = 3 claims (ii) 2008-09 I claim (iii) 2009-10 no claims (iv) 2010-11 I claim (v) 2011-12 = no claims (b) the period 1 April 2012 to date=6 claims were instituted against the Department.

(2) (a) The following amounts were claimed for each financial year

2007-08 = R2 122 437.93
2008-09 = R118 000.00
2009-10 = none
2010 -11 = R39 700.00
201 1-12 = none
2012 -13 = R 51,710,852.00

(b) (i) One claim was finalised in court (ii) none was settled out of court and (iii) 10 is still outstanding.

(c) R118 000.00 was paid to the plaint in respect of the matterwhich was finalised in court.

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 547 E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 8 MARCH 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 6
395. Mr M G P Lekota (Cope) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:


Whether her department has made any interventions to ensure that the big diamond mining hole at Jagersfontein, which is bigger and of greater historical significance than the hole at Kimberley (a) is made safe for visitors expeditiously and (b) opened to tourists; if not, why not; if so, what steps does she intend to take to ensure that (i) the site is opened to tourists again and (ii) new jobs are created in the process? NW547E

REPLY :
(a) The Department of Mineral Resources does not regulate tourism and access by visitors to tourist sites.
(b) Not Applicable.

Reply received: March 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 149 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: MW 155 E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 14 February 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 1
149. Dr L L Bosman (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:


(I) How many legal matters were dealt with by her department (a) in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12 financial years and (b) during the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;

(2) (a) how many of the specified legal matters were dealt with by (i) the State Attorney and (ii) private attorneys during the specified periods and (b) what are the reasons why her department was not represented by the State Attorney in each specified case;

(3) what total amounts were paid by her department to (a) the State Attorney and (b) private attorneys during the specified periods? NW155E

REPLY

(I) The number of legal matters dealt with by the Department of Mineral Resources is

(a) (i) 51 in the 2009-10,

(ii) 53 in the 2010-11,

(iii) 40 in the 2011-12 financial years and

(b) during the period 1 April 2012 up to 31 January 2013.

(2) (a) (i) All legal matters for the abovementioned period were dealt with by the State Attorney.

(ii) Falls away
(b) Falls away

(3) (a) The total amounts paid by the Department to the State Attorney is reflected in the Departments Annual Reports for the respective specified periods. The total amount paid for the period 1 April 2012 to 31 January 2013 is not yet available.

(b) Falls away

Reply received: March 2013

QUESTION NUMBER 116 ADVANCE NOTICE NO:NW 122E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 14 February 2013 INTERNAL

QUESTION PAPER NUMBER :1

6 . Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1)Whether (a) her department and (b) any entities reporting to it paid any bonuses to senior officials in December 2012; if so, in each specified case, (i)to whom and (ii) what amount was paid;

(2) whether the specified bonuses were performance-based; if not, what is the justification for each bonus; if so, in each case, from which budget were the performance bonuses paid;

(3) whether, in each case, (a) a performance agreement was signed with the official and(b) regular performance assessments were conducted; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case? NWl22E

REPLY: DEPARTMENT

(1) The Department did not pay any performance bonuses to senior officials in
(2) December 2012.
(3) Not applicable
(4) Not applicable

REPLY: SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMOND AND PRECIOUS METALS REGULATOR (SADPMR)

(1) (b) The South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator did not pay bonuses to senior officials in December 2012.

(2) N/A
(3) N/A


REPLY: COUNCIL FOR MINERAL TECHNOLOGY (MINTEK)

(1)(b) Mintek did not pay any bonuses to any of its senior officials in December 2012.

(2) and (3) Not applicable

REPLY: MINE HEALTH AND SAFETY COUNCIL (MHSC)

(1) The MHSC paid performance bonuses to 3 senior officials in December 2012 as follows:

MHSC CFO: David Molapo R71 497.24
MHSC Chief Research and Operations Officer: Navin Singh R62 946.87
MHSC IT Manager: Geoffrey Letsoalo R43 520.00

(2) The bonuses were performance based.

(3) Performance agreements were signed with the above officials and regular performance assessments wereconducted.

REPLY: COUNCIL FOR GEOSCIENCE {CGS)

(1) (b) Dr G Graham R105 301.00
Mr LD MatsepeR113 764.00
Ms JM Mabuza R64 041.00
Mr FL Ramagwede R107487.00

(2) Yes, bonus budget funded from commercial surplus of 2011/12.

(3) Yes. Individual performance agreements are signed in the form of a Balanced Score Card with agreed annual targets for each key performance areas. These are evaluated quarterly, where applicable, and an annual performance score is determined in accordance with the performance management policy.


The performance incentive bonus are paid in the subsequent year based on the audited financial performance of the organisation and is distributed in accordance with the performance Incentive Bonus Scheme.

REPLY: STATE DIAMOND TRADER (SDT)

(1) (b)The State Diamond Trader has not paid any performance bonuses to senior officials for 2011/2012.

(2) If the payments do get made, these will be in line with assessed performance and in line with the SDT's Performance Management Policy provisions.

(3) Any performance bonus payment that can still be made for the year 201 112012 will be on the basis of the performance contracts entered with any senior manager and based on assessed performance in line with the SDT's Performance Policy.

Reply received: March 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 83 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 89 E
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 14 February 2013
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 1
83. Dr H C van Schalkwyk (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:


(a) How many tickets did (i) her department and (ii) any of its entities purchase to attend business breakfasts hosted by a certain newspaper (name furnished) (aa) in the (aaa) 2010-11 and (bbb) 2011-12 financial years and (bb) during the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) what was the total cost in each case? NW89E

REPLY

(a) None
(i) None
(ii) Not applicable
(aa) Not applicable
(aaa) Not applicable
(bbb) not applicable
(bb) not applicable
(b) Not applicable

Reply received: March 2013

QUESTION NUMBER 6 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 7E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 14 February 2013 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER: 1
6. Adv A de W Alberts (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:


With reference to her reply to question 3431 on 4 December 2012, what quantity of coal reserves (a) in each province and (b) nationally are (i) mineable and (ii) marketable?
NW7E

REPLY

The department initiated the coal resource and reserve study, which will be published in the near future.