orion minerals

The following is required to apply for a Mining Right in South Africa as stipulated by the Department of Mineral Resources:

Details of the land or area

Applicant’s for a Mining Right must provide a plan as contemplated in regulation 2(2) of the MPRDA.

Mining work programme

Full particulars of the mining work programme as detailed in regulation 11 of the MPRDA.

Financial and technical competence

Provide details and documentary proof of the applicant’s technical ability and financial resources compatible with the mining work programme that are readily available or how they will be provided for, to enable the applicant to carry out the mining activities in terms of the mining work programme and to mitigate and rehabilitate relevant environmental impacts satisfactorily.

Detailed financing plan contemplated in regulation 11(g) of the MPRDA

Existing rights

Provide a list of existing rights and permits held by the applicant to be compiled in table form which indicate the region and the location with regard to the land name and the existing right or permit number for each mineral or minerals.

Social and labour plan

A social and labour plan contemplated in regulation 46 of the MPRDA.

Prescribed fee

An amount of R1 000 application fee for a Mining Right is payable as specified in regulation 75(1)(c) of the MPRDA.

Copy of identity document (ID)

An individual applicant must attach a certified copy of the identity document.

A certified copy of the certification issued by the CIPC

Environmental Authorisation

All applicants are required to apply for the necessary environmental authorisation in terms of NEMA, 2008 and NEWMA, 2008 in respect of listed activities that have been triggered by applications in terms of the MPRDA, 2002 as amended.

Note: NEMA pricing schedule ranges from R10 000 – R20 000

Department of Mineral Resources head office:

Trevenna CampusBuilding 2 Cc/o Meintjies and Francis Baard Streets



012 444 3000enquiries@dmr.gov.za




Regional offices:

Gauteng78 De Korte Street

c/o De Korte and De Beer



011 358 9700/9758
Mpumalanga Save Ways Crescent Centre

c/o OR Tambo and Mandela Road


013 653 0500
Free State9459 The Strip building

314 Stateway and Bok Streets


057 391 1300
LimpopoOld Premier House

101 Dorp Street


015 287 4700
KwaZulu-NatalDurban Bay House

333 Anton Lembede Street


031 335 9600
Eastern CapePier 14 Shopping Centre

444 Govan Mbeki Avenue

Port Elizabeth

041 396 3900
Satellite Office Eastern Cape (Mthatha)PRD Building

96 Sutherland Road


047 532 4488
Western CapeAscension House

c/o Riebeeck and Lower Burg Streets

Cape Town

021 427 1000
Northern CapePerm Building

65 Phakamile Street

c/o Mabitja Street


053 807 1700
Satellite Office Northern Cape (Springbok)Hopley Centre

c/o Van der Stel and Van Riebeeck Streets


027 712 8160
North-WestVaal University of Technology Building

c/o Corrie de Keck



018 487 4300
Satellite Office North West (Rustenburg)Propcor Building


Bayers Naude Street


014 594 9240