The following is required to apply for a Prospecting Right in South Africa as stipulated by the Department of Mineral Resources:
Details of the land of area
Provide a plan as comtemplated in Regulation 2(2) of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA).
Prospecting work programme
Full particulars of the prospecting work programme contemplated in regulation 7 of the MPRDA.
Financial and technical competence
Provide detailed documents proving that the application has access to both technical ability and financial resources compatible with the prospecting work programme that are readily available or how they will be provided for.
This will enable the applicant to carry out the prospecting activities in terms of the prospecting work programme and to mitigate and rehabilitate relevant environmental impact satisfactorily.
Existing rights and past compliance with provisions of the Act
Provide a list of existing rights and permits held by the applicant to be compiled in table form.
The form should indicate the region, the location with regard to the land name and the existing right or permit number for each mineral or minerals.
An amount of R500 application fee, is payable as specified in Regulation 75(1) (b) of the MPRDA.
Copy of Identity Document
An individual applicant must attach a certified copy of their identity document.
A certified copy of the certificate issued by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC).
Copy of resolution if acting in a representing capacity
All applicants are required to apply for the necessary environmental authorisation in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA), 2008 and the National Environmental Waste management Act (NEWMA), 2008 in respect of listed activities that have been triggered by application in terms of the MPRDA, 2002 as amended.
NOTE: NEMA PRICING SCHEDULE RANGES FROM R2 000 – R10 000
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