Some of MEJCON-SA’s activities to date include the following:
Submissions to the Department of Mineral Resources and Parliament on the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill, 2013
MEJCON-SA made written submissions to the Department of Mineral Resources on the proposed amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002. Three of its members also made an oral presentation to the DMR in March 2013.MEJCON-SA also made written submissions to National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces on the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill, 2013. Its members also made oral submissions to both the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces on that Bill.
Participation in the Civil Society Coalition on the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act
MEJCON-SA is one of eight parties challenging the decisions of various various organs of state authorising Atha-Africa Ventures (Pty) Ltd to mine coal in the Mabola Protected Environment. MEJCON-SA is represented by the Centre for Environmental Rights in that matter.
MEJCON-SA, together with Mining-Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) and Women Affected by Mining United in Action (WAMUA), has applied to the High Court to join the review application brought by the Chamber of Mines to have the Mining Charter set aside on review. MEJCON-SA, MACUA and WAMUA also seek to have the Mining Charter set aside on review, but on the ground that the Minister of Mineral Resources and the Department of Mineral Resources did not adequately consult mining-affected communities when drafting the Charter. MEJCON-SA is represented by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies in that matter. On 14 November 2017, the High Court ruled that MEJCON-SA, MACUA and WAMUA must be joined in the Chamber of Mines’ review of the Mining Charter. The Chamber of Mines opposed the intervention application and was therefore ordered to pay costs. the main matter will be heard on 19/20/21 February 2018.
- National Legislation36
- International instruments4
- Provincial Legislation17
- Government Documents8
- Case watch2
- What's new?5
Request to the Department of Water and Sanitation in relation to number of inspections, inspection reports, administrative enforcement, Environmental Management Inspectors, Water Use Licences and criminal enforcement (2 May 2019)
14 May 2019
Request to the Department of Mineral Resources for information in relation to Environmental Mineral Resource Inspectors, Compliance Monitoring, Administrative Enforcement and Section 24G of NEMA (3 April 2019)
14 May 2019
12 October 2018