Organisation : Department of Mineral Resources
Facility Name : SAMRAD South African Mineral Resources Administration System
Country : South Africa
Website : https://www.dmr.gov.za/samrad-online-system
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What is SAMRAD Online System?
SAMRAD ONLINE is the South African Mineral Resources Administration System where the general public can view the locality of applications, rights and permits made or held in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (Act 28 of 2002), (The MPRDA), and where applications in terms thereof can be submitted electronically.
Guidelines For SAMRAD Online Application System
Guideline For Consultation With Communities & Interested & Affected Parties
All applicants for prospecting rights, mining rights, or mining permits are herewith, in terms of the provisions of Section 29 (a) of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, directed to submit a consultation report strictly in accordance with parts G and H of this guideline, within 30 days of notification by the Regional Manager of the acceptance of such application.
‘Interested and affected’ parties include, but are not limited to:
(i) Host Communities
(ii) Landowners (Traditional and Title Deed owners)
(iii) Traditional Authority
(iv) Land Claimants
(v) Lawful land occupier
(vi) The Department of Land Affairs,
(vii) Any other person ( including on adjacent and non-adjacent properties) whose socio-economic conditions may be directly affected by the proposed prospecting or mining operation
(viii) The Local Municipality,
(ix) The relevant Government Departments, agencies and institutions responsible for the various aspects of the environment and for infrastructure which may be affected by the proposed project.
Rationale For Consultation
The purpose of consultation wit h the landowner, affected parties and communities is to provide them with the necessary information about the proposed prospecting or mining project so that they can make informed decisions, and to see whether some accommodation with them is possible insofar as the interference with their rights to use the affected properties is concerned. Consultation under the Act’s provisions requires engaging in good faith to attempt to reach such accommodation
The methodology applied to consultation, wherein the applicant must
1. Name the community as defined in the guideline, or explain why no such community was identified.
2. Specifically state whether or not the Community is also the landowner.
3. State whether or not the Department of Land Affairs been identified as an interested and affected party
4. State specifically whether or not a land claim is involved
5. Name the Traditional Authority identified by the applicant.
6. List the landowners identified by the applicant. (Traditional and Title Deed owners)
7. List the lawful occupiers of the land concerned
8. Explain whether or not other persons’ (including on adjacent and non-adjacent properties) socio-economic conditions will be directly affected by the proposed prospecting or mining operation and if not, explain why not.
9. Name the Local Municipality identified by the applicant
10. Name the relevant Government Departments, agencies and institutions responsible for the various aspects of the environment and for infrastructure which may be affected by the proposed project.
11. Submit evidence that the landowner or lawful occupier of the land in question, and any other interested and affected parties including all those listed above, were notified
Call : (012) 444 – 3000
Email : enquiries AT dmr.gov.za