Mining and Energy

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Mineral Resources and Energy.

Nuclear Build Programme Plans on Track

Department of Energy

Government has reiterated its commitment to the nuclear build programme.

In a statement, the energy department emphasised that the nuclear programme would contribute towards South Africa’s industrialisation, revitalisation of the local nuclear industry, job creation, skills development and the transfer of technology.

Marikana Commission of Inquiry Extended

The Presidency

The Marikana Commission of Inquiry has a new completion date.

In a proclamation published in Government Gazette 38030, an amendment to the Commission’s terms of reference has set a new completion date of 14 November 2014.

Platinum Belt to Get SEZ

Department of Trade and Industry

A Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is on the cards for Rustenburg.

Speaking at the Japan Seminar in Johannesburg this week, the trade and industry minister, Rob Davies, confirmed that the SEZ would be directed at platinum beneficiation.