Department of Mineral Resources & Energy

Congratulations Minister Gwede Mantashe!

In the midst of South Africa’s woeful Covid programme and rolling power cuts – we congratulate the minister on his latest achievement.

DMRE grants renewal of Pan African Resources’ Barberton Mining Rights

“We view the granting of the mining right renewals by the DMRE for a 30-year period as an endorsement of our efforts and operations."

MCSA supports regulatory reforms to streamline self-generation projects

Self-generation projects can assist easing electricity supply constraints while improving the competitiveness of the mining sector.

Tackling HIV in the mining industry

The guidance assists companies to manage HIV which requires employers to put policies, plans, awareness and monitoring in place.

Karoo deep drilling: Geo-environmental baseline research project

The CGS is developing a geo-environmental baseline model which will influence requirements for shale gas exploration.

Another speed bump for Platinum Group Metals

Platinum Group has completed extensive consultations with recognized representatives in local communities, the DMRE and government.
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How can government increase mining’s GDP contribution in 2021?

“The goal to lift mining’s contribution to the GDP to 10%, from 8% at present, is realistic, but requires actions from the government."

Promises and predications for South Africa ahead of PDAC 2021

"I invite the investors to partner with us as we work to place South Africa's mining and energy sectors on an upward trend."

Step-change needed to expedite exploration in South Africa

Exploration is expected to become a key focus for South Africa as the DMRE looks to release a six-point exploration strategy.

South Africa slips further down investor popularity list

South Africa is now also ranked 11th of the 13 African countries included in the survey, ahead of only Zimbabwe and Tanzania.

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