Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Mineral Resources and Energy.
Department of Mineral Resources
A section on refuge bays has been added to the Mine Health and Safety Act regulations.
The new section was published in Government Gazette 38216.
It falls under chapter 16 of the regulations which deals with rescue, first aid and emergency preparedness and response.
Department of Energy
A second nuclear vendor workshop is on the cards.
The first workshop was held with the Russian Federation towards the end of October 2014.
Department of Environmental Affairs
Environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa has published draft regulations to control the residue from mining and related activities.
According to a notice in the Government Gazette (38209 / 1005 of 14 November 2014), the guidelines, drawn up according to the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, must “regulate the planning and management of residue stockpiles and residue deposits from a prospecting, mining, exploration or production operation”.