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South Africa: DMR Looks to Clarify State Participation in MPRDA

On 8 November the NCOP Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources held its first hearing on the MPRDA Amendment Bill. While the Department of Mineral Resources provided the committee with an overview of the various amendments in the bill, the key development for IOCs were three additional proposals that the department would like to see included in the bill’s final version. The most important of these is the clause on state participation on exploration and production rights reworked in line with an apparent deal with industry.

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