SOUTH AFRICA: MORATORIUM ON MINING LICENCE APPLICATIONS

A 6-month moratorium on all new applications for mining licences will take effect from Sept 1 in South Africa. It was announced by the country’s Minister of Mineral and Resources, Susan Shabangu. Shabangu also explained that the moratorium will allow the ministry to identify any possible shortcomings in the current regulatory framework and ensure faster processing of applications for mining licences by the public administration .

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