Portfolio Committee to hold pre-public hearing stakeholder workshop


Namhla Luhabe

BY KEDIBONE MOLAETSI

The Portfolio Committee on Tourism and Rural Environment and Agricultural Development will be conducting pre-public Hearing Stakeholder Workshop on the MINERAL AND PETROLEUM RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENT BILL [B15D – 2013] from the 03 – 10 April 2017 in the Rustenburg Local Municipality.

North West Provincial Legislature spokesperson, Namhla Luhabe said: “The bill aims to amend the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002, as amended by the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2008 (Act No.49 of 2008).

“So, as to remove ambiguities that exist within the Act, to provide for the regulation of associated minerals, partitioning of rights and enhance provisions relating to the regulation of the mining industry through beneficiation of minerals or mineral products, to promote national energy security, to streamline administrative processes, to align the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act with the Geoscience Act, 1993 (Act No. 100 of 1993), as amended by the Geoscience Amendment Act, 2010 (Act No. 16 of 2010),”  Luhabe said.

She further said the workshop will to provide for enhanced sanctions, to improve the regulatory system and to provide for matters connected therewith. Luhabe added that the Committee is conducting workshops on the bill with communities in mining areas to solicit impressions on the Bill and to inform them on how the Bill affects them, as well as get valuable inputs from these affected communities.

The Workshops are scheduled as follows (four areas per day):

 

Date Area Time
03 April 2017 Ward 31 Marikana RDP(church) 09HOO
  Ward 32 Maditlhokwa 11HOO
  Ward 33 Nkaneng Sport ground 12H3O
  Ward 34 14HOO
07 April 2017 Ward 35 Kroondal Sports ground 09HOO
  Ward 45 Tshukudu  High School 11HOO
  Ward 30 Bethanie 13HOO
05 April 2017 Ward 1 Phatsima RCC 09HOO
  Ward 2 Robega Com Hall 11HOO
  Ward 3 Mogono Com Hall 13HOO
  Ward 4 Ramotse Primary School 15HOO
06 April 2017 ward 5 Mosweu church 09HOO
  Ward 6 Park opposite Phokeng mall 11HOO
  Ward 7 Elshadai Church 13HOO
04 April 2017 Ward 8;9;10;11;& 13 Tlhabane community hall 09HOO
  Ward 39 Ramochana Sports ground 11HOO
  Ward 12 Meriting Com Hall 13HOO
10 April 2017    
  Ward 19 Boikagong primary school 14HOO
  Ward 20 Tsholofelo college 09HOO
  Ward 21 Tsholofelo College 09HOO
  Ward 22 Sunrise park community Hall 11HOO
  Ward 40 EXT 23 Community Hall 12h30

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