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Review of the MPRDA, 2002 and MPRDA Amendment Act, 2008

February 20, 2011 at 10:08 pm

In 2011, the CER addressed a letter to the Minister of Mineral Resources requesting an an opportunity for non-governmental organisations to discuss review of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (MPRDA) to the extent that it relates to environment, environmental impact assessment and the MPRDA Amendment Act, 2008.

Also on 2011, the CER addressed a letter on behalf of 13 non-governmental organisations to the Minster of Mineral Resources proposing amendments to the MPRDA

The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill was introduced to Parliament in 2013 and it is still being considered by Parliament.

 

Section 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

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