Mining, Minerals & Energy

The SA Mining Industry is predominantly governed by the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (‘MPRDA’) read together with the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 and a host of other legislation. The Minerals Act 50, 1991 regulates the prospecting for and the optimal exploitation, processing and utilization of minerals and the orderly utilization and rehabilitation of the surface of land during and after operations.

The South African energy mix is made up of coal, renewables, gas, hydroelectric and nuclear power. The Integrated Resource Plan 2019 (IRP) sets out the country’s electricity demands, how it is to be addressed and the cost thereof.