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PAIA Requests for Environmental Records

Request to DMRE for records in respect of Samancor Western Chrome Mines’ Sky Chrome Mining (Pty) Ltd

25 May 2023

Requestee:
Department of Mineral Resources and Energy
Reference Number:
CER-2023-DMRE-002
Status:
Appeal submitted

On 25 May 2023, the CER submitted a PAIA request to the DMRE for records in respect of Samancor Western Chrome Mines’ Sky Chrome Mining (Pty) Ltd mine located near Mooinooi in the North West Province.

The documents requested were:

  1. The current, approved Social and Labour plan
  2. Environment Authorisation
  3. Mining and Prospecting Rights
  4. Water Use Licence
  5. Environmental Management Programme (EMPr)
  6. Proof of consultation with interested and affected communities
  7. Any heritage approvals relating to graves
  8. Mine blasting:
    1. Application and supporting documents submitted by Samancor to the DMRE/Mining Inspectorate to conduct mine blasting within 500m of public structures
    2. Permission granted by the Mining Inspectorate to Samancor to conduct mine blasting operations within 500m from public structures

Following no response from the DMRE, the CER submitted an internal PAIA appeal on 17 July 2023.

The CER received no response from DMRE and therefore lodged a complaint with the Information Regulator on 22 August 2023.

For further information please email [email protected].