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Latest PAIA Requests for Environmental Records

Request to the DMR for access to all records in relation to section 102 (MPRDA, 2009) amendments granted to existing mining rights

14 May 2018

Requested copies of all records indicating, instances over the past 5 years in which the Minister and/or any delegated official has granted consent for the amendment of a reconnaissance permission, prospecting right, mining right, mining permit, retention permit, technical corporation permit, reconnaissance permit, exploration right, production right, prospecting work programme, exploration work programme, production work programme, mining work programme, environmental management programme or an environmental authorisation, in accordance with section 102 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002, including:

  • the name of the permission, right, permit, programme or authorisation holder;
  • the name of the mining operation to which the permission, right, permit, programme or authorisation relates;
  • the date on which consent for the amendment was obtained; and
  • the validity period of the amended permission, right, permit, programme or authorisation.
Department of Mineral Resources
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Section 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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