2019-w85 - 20 November 2019

Gwede Mantashe to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

What total number of permanent jobs (a) have been and (b) will be created at the Vedanta Zinc International Mine?

Reply from the Minister of Mineral Resources on 20 Nov 2019

(a) Total number of posts created: 2449

(b) Total number of posts to be created: 1700

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2018-w3260 - 05 December 2018

Yoliswa Nomampondomise Yako to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

With reference to the reply to question 2952 on 24 October 2018, what is the (a) black economic empowerment (BEE) arrangement regarding the potential mineral commodities mine in Xolobeni, (b) name of each BEE beneficiary and (c) company registration number of each specified BEE beneficiary?

Reply from the Minister of Mineral Resources on 5 Dec 2018

a) According to the information submitted at the time of application, Keysha Investments 178 Proprietary Limited (Xolco), is the BEE partner and they were to be given 26% of the issued share capital.

b) The proposed BEE beneficiaries are community trusts, however, the supporting documents have not yet been submitted by the applicant.

c) Registration number 2007/005556/07

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Mr SG ...

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2018-w3079 - 05 December 2018

Hendrik Cornelus Schmidt to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

With regard to each and every mineral, what number of applications for (a) prospecting rights, (b) prospecting permits, (c) mining rights and (d) mining permits were (i) accepted, (ii) granted, (iii) issued and (iv) rejected in the 2017-18 financial year?

Reply from the Minister of Mineral Resources on 5 Dec 2018

 

Mining rights

prospecting rights

mining permits

Accepted

64

417

438

Rejected

08

328

277

Granted

26

128

-

Issued

32

113

99

Approved/Not Approved

Mr SG Mantashe

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-……………/………………/2018

Mining Rights

Regions

Accepted

Granted

Issued

Rejected

Northern Cape

13

-

-

02

North West

06

03

08

01

Limpopo

09

-

-

02

Free State

04

-

03

-

KwaZulu Natal

03

-

-

-

Western Cape

03 ...

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2018-w2948 - 05 December 2018

Yoliswa Nomampondomise Yako to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

What (a) are the names of the companies that provided transport for the meeting held in Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape on 23 September 2018, (b) was the value of each contract to provide transport to the meeting, (c) is each company’s registration number to whom the contracts were awarded, (d) number of persons were catered for at the meeting and (e)(i) companies provided catering for the meeting and (ii) is the value of each contract?

Reply from the Minister of Mineral Resources on 5 Dec 2018

a) The Department was not involved in the transport logistics, Mbizana local municipality was responsible for transportation.

b) Please see (a) above

c) Please see (a) above

d) 5000 people

e) 

(i) Supplier name

(ii) Amount

Masixasane Trading

R 35 000.00

Mthi-Omhle Trading

R 40 000.00

Bhukwani Farming

R 35 000.00

Bongwas Trading

R 35 000.00

Sigwaiza Construction

R 35 ...

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2018-w2710 - 05 December 2018

Thembinkosi Rawula to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

(a) What is the total number of operational mines in the country and (b) what are the relevant details of the (i) location, (ii) size, (iii) minerals extracted, (iv) years of operation, (v) company which operates and (vi) number of employees at each specified operational mine?

Reply from the Minister of Mineral Resources on 5 Dec 2018

(a) (b)

Company Name

Location

Commodity

Years of Operation

Size in Hectares

Number of Employees

           

Maharaj Bothers Transport C. C.

Ilembe

Sand

15

8.3

10

Brandwyne Valley Investments

Amajuba

Coal

10

1190

572

Zululand Anthracite Colliery

Zululand

Coal

20

1781,1319

1360

Port - Shepstone Country quarry

Ugu

Aggregate, Stone, Crusher Sand, Granite/Synite

30

33,9345

15

Natal Sand Supplies

Mandeni

Sand

6 ...

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2018-w3284 - 12 November 2018

Yoliswa Nomampondomise Yako to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) entities reporting to him awarded any contracts and/or tenders to certain companies (names and details furnished) from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, in each case, (i) what service was provided, (ii) what was the (aa) value and (bb) length of the tender and/or contract, (iii) who approved the tender and/or contract and (iv) was the tender and/or contract in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Reply from the Minister of Mineral Resources on 12 Nov 2018

(a) No tender awarded to listed companies the Department of Mineral Resources and or entities reporting to me.  (i) (ii) (aa) (bb) (iii) (iv) : Falls away

Approved/Not Approved

Mr SG Mantashe

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-……………/………………/2018

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2018-w3239 - 12 November 2018

Gwen Ngwenya to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

What (a) amount did (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him borrow from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) is the name of the lender of each loan, (c) conditions are attached to each loan and (d) are the repayment periods for each loan in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Mineral Resources on 12 Nov 2018

(a) None (i) (ii) (aa) (bb), (b), (c) (d) falls away

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Mr SG Mantashe

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-……………/………………/2018

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2018-w3080 - 12 November 2018

Hendrik Cornelus Schmidt to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

What (a) is the number of notices issued in terms of (i) section 54 and (ii) section 55 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Act, Act 28 of 2002, in the 2017-18 financial year and (b) are the reasons for each section 54 and section 55 notice issued to (i) companies and (ii) other mining and prospecting companies?

Reply from the Minister of Mineral Resources on 12 Nov 2018

(a) Provisions of section 54 and 55 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Act, Act 28 of 2002 does not necessitate issuing of any notices.

(b) Please see (a) above

Approved/Not Approved

Mr SG Mantashe

Minister of Mineral Resources

Date Submitted:-……………/………………/2018

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2018-w2950 - 12 November 2018

Nokulunga Primrose Sonti to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

(1)Whether media personnel was given access to the meeting held in Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape on 23 September 2018; if not, (a) why not and (b) under whose instructions; (2) were any lawyers excluded from the meeting; if so, (a) which lawyers and (b) on what basis?

Reply from the Minister of Mineral Resources on 12 Nov 2018

(1)Whether media personnel was given access to the meeting held in Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape on 23 September 2018; if not, (a) why not and (b) under whose instructions; (2) were any lawyers excluded from the meeting; if so, (a) which lawyers and (b) on what basis?

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2018-w2947 - 09 November 2018

Yoliswa Nomampondomise Yako to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

(1)Who (a) arranged the meeting held in Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape on 23 September 2018, (b) was invited to the meeting and (c) sent the invitations for the specified meeting; (2) whether, besides invitations, there was any other form of communication to inform people of the meeting; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3259E

Reply from the Minister of Mineral Resources on 9 Nov 2018

  1. (a) The meeting was arranged by the Department of Mineral Resources, National and Regional Offices, District Municipality, Local Municipality as well as the relevant security agencies.

(b) The following stakeholders were invited to the meeting – Kindly see the attached register

(c) Invitations to the political principals were sent by the Minister’s Office; Media was invited by the Department’s Chief Directorate: Communication and ...

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