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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.

Prescribed fee

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

Environmental authorisation

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

Department of Mineral Resources head office:

Trevenna Campus

Building 2 C

c/o Meintjies and Francis Baard Streets

Sunnyside

Pretora

012 444 3000

enquiries@dmr.gov.za

samradonline@dmr.gov.za

www.dmr.gov.za

 

Regional offices:

 Gauteng

78 De Korte Street

c/o De Korte and De Beer

Braamfontein

Johannesburg

011 358 9700/9758
Mpumalanga

Save Ways Crescent Centre

c/o OR Tambo and Mandela Road

Witbank

013 653 0500
Free State

9459 The Strip building

314 Stateway and Bok Streets

Welkom

057 391 1300
 Limpopo

Old Premier House

101 Dorp Street

Polokwane

015 287 4700
KwaZulu-Natal

Durban Bay House

333 Anton Lembede Street

Durban

031 335 9600
Eastern Cape

Pier 14 Shopping Centre

444 Govan Mbeki Avenue

Port Elizabeth

041 396 3900
Satellite Office Eastern Cape (Mthatha)

PRD Building

96 Sutherland Road

Mthatha

047 532 4488
Western Cape

Ascension House

c/o Riebeeck and Lower Burg Streets

Cape Town

021 427 1000
Northern Cape

Perm Building

65 Phakamile Street

c/o Mabitja Street

Kimberley

053 807 1700
Satellite Office Northern Cape (Springbok)

Hopley Centre

c/o Van der Stel and Van Riebeeck Streets

Springbok

027 712 8160
North-West

Vaal University of Technology Building

c/o Corrie de Keck

Klerksdorp

2570

018 487 4300
Satellite Office North West (Rustenburg)

Propcor Building

254A

Bayers Naude Street

Rustenburg

014 594 9240