Mining Permit Opportunities in South Africa

The following is required to apply for a Mining Permit in South Africa as stipulated by the Department of Mineral Resources:

Details of the land or area – Mining Permit

Provide a plan as contemplated in Regulation 2(2) read with Regulation 2(3) of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA).

Financial and technical competence

Provide detailed documents proving that the applicant has the technical ability and financial resources that are readily available or how they will be provided for. This will enable the applicant  to carry out the mining activities and to mitigate as well as rehabilitate environmental impacts.

Provide details of any mineral or minerals and the quantity thereof, which the applicant intends to remove and dispose of during mining operations.

Prescribed fee

An amount of R100 application fee is payable as specified in regulation 75(1) (d) of the MPRDA.

Copy of identity document

An individual applicant must attach a certified copy of the identity document.

A certified copy of the certificate issued by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC).

Copy of resolution if acting in a representative capacity

Environmental authorisation

All applicants are required to apply for the necessary environmental authorisation in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA), 2008 and the National Environmental Waste Management Act (NEWMA), 2008 in respect of listed activities that have been triggered by applications in terms of the MPRDA, 2002 as amended.


Department of Mineral Resources head office:

Trevenna CampusBuilding 2 Cc/o Meintjies and Francis Baard StreetsSunnysidePretora012 444 

Regional offices:

Gauteng78 De Korte Streetc/o De Korte and De BeerBraamfonteinJohannesburg011 358 9700/9758
Mpumalanga Save Ways Crescent Centrec/o OR Tambo and Mandela RoadWitbank013 653 0500
Free State9459 The Strip building314 Stateway and Bok StreetsWelkom057 391 1300
LimpopoOld Premier House101 Dorp StreetPolokwane015 287 4700
KwaZulu-NatalDurban Bay House333 Anton Lembede StreetDurban031 335 9600
Eastern CapePier 14 Shopping Centre444 Govan Mbeki AvenuePort Elizabeth041 396 3900
Satellite Office Eastern Cape (Mthatha)PRD Building96 Sutherland RoadMthatha047 532 4488
Western CapeAscension Housec/o Riebeeck and Lower Burg StreetsCape Town021 427 1000
Northern CapePerm Building65 Phakamile Streetc/o Mabitja StreetKimberley053 807 1700
Satellite Office Northern Cape (Springbok)Hopley Centrec/o Van der Stel and Van Riebeeck StreetsSpringbok027 712 8160
North-WestVaal University of Technology Buildingc/o Corrie de KeckKlerksdorp2570018 487 4300
Satellite Office North West (Rustenburg)Propcor Building254ABayers Naude StreetRustenburg014 594 9240

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