(a) (b) Yes, inspections have been conducted.
(i) 1737 mining inspections and 1188 petroleum inspections were conducted during period January till September 2023 to monitor compliance to legislative requirements.
(ii) Inspections took place in all nine provinces of the Republic of South Africa.
(iii) Total amount spent thus far on inspections is R4 379 264.46
Small-Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG) project are “behind the meter” solutions and not subject to regulator approval, but simply require a generator to register with the Regulator. The financial viability of SSEG projects is subject to a generator securing a concomitant power purchase agreement with a prospective buyer of the electricity produced.
Where the electricity is required to be wheeled, the wheeling agreements are subject ...
The country is committed to a fair transition, and this is supported by the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) of 2019. The IRP 2019 pursues a balanced energy mix made up of coal fired power stations, green energy power projects and other technologies. It is shown in IRP that green energy when combined with other technologies will be able to provide the necessary energy security ...More »
No, the Department does not conduct economic verification audits at mines. However, Mine Economic inspections are being conducted which focuses on the evaluation of financial statements to ascertain the company’s overall performance. Statistical returns are also investigated for data relating to employment and earnings per month as well as operating costs and production and sales.More »
With regard to 1 (a) the status is as follows:
• Two (02) projects reached Legal Close on 30 August 2023 and are working towards reaching financial close;
• Project Agreements for two (02) additional projects are being prepared for legal Close. One (01) of the 2 projects is experiencing port access issues which are currently being attended to in conjunction with the relevant ...
a) No, I was not informed.
b) No, I was not informed.
The Department does not have information on the owner of Portion 71 of the Farm Groenkloof in the Bojanala District, North West. Saferro Chrome and Resources Limited are not the holder of a mining right or mining permit. Section 28 (2) of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 applies to the rightful holders of a mining right or mining permit.
The Department does not have the authority to regulate the processing of residue deposits at the Jagersfontein dam. This is as a result of the De Beers court judgment over Jagersfontein mine residue deposits (De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd v Ataqua Mining (Pty) Ltd & others, case no. 3215/06, Free State Provincial Division, 13 December 2007). The judgement held that historical mine ...
Yes, the DMRE has established a Small-Scale mining component with officials at nine regional offices whose functions is to handle enquiries, guide and advice and assist with the application process. Furthermore, a policy was gazetted in 2022 to develop the mechanisms to formalise artisanal and small-scale mining operations and bring them within the mainstream economy.More »