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Overseas Mining Laws

South Africa

South Africa

South Africa is the world's largest producer of chrome, manganese, platinum, vanadium and vermiculite.



Key Mining Legislation:

Mine Health and Safety Act 1996

Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act 2002

Useful Links:

South African Government Online

A Minerals and Mining Policy for South Africa Green Paper for public discussion

Under newly enacted legislation, mining companies will be able to dig only under government licence. The legislation brings South Africa's mining industry in line with the laws of other major mining nations such as Australia and Canada.