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Cabinet approves the Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill

Cabinet approves the Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill

Nick Mangwana

Cabinet has approved the Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill. 

This was announced by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Mr Nick Mangwana.

“Cabinet has approved the Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill which was presented By Minister of Justice Hon Ziyambi and Deputy Attorney General, Hon Diaz,” said Mangwana.

The incoming law now limits mining rights on farming land of 200 hectares or less without farmer’s consent.

“In terms of the current or the incoming law, a miner cannot just walk onto a farmer’s land and start prospecting. They must seek permission from the landowner first. If consent is unreasonably withheld, then there is procedure for resolving the dispute…” DAG Dias

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