2008 AMENDMENTS TO THE MPRDA COMMENCE – SECTION 11 AMENDED

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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In a move that has the potential to create confusion in the already beleaguered mining sector the Minister of Mineral Resources gazetted the commencement of the 2008 amendments to the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 last week. MPRDA Amendment Act 49 of 2008 (“the 2008 Amendment Act”) will enter into force on 7 June 2013. The 2008 Amendment Act was widely thought to be on hold pending further amendments to the MPRDA which were proposed for public comment last year (“the proposed 2012 amendments”).

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