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Draft Mine Health and Safety Amendment Bill out for comment before 29 July 2022

15 June 2022

On 15 June 2022 the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy published the Draft Mine Health and Safety Amendment Bill 2022 for public comment.

Interested and affected parties are encouraged to submit written comments to the Department before 29 July 2022.

The Draft Bill seeks to amend the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996 (the Act) by streamlining administrative processes,  strengthening enforcement provisions, reinforcing offences and penalties and amending certain definitions. The Act was last amended in 2008.

A copy of this Bill is available here.