What is the process for awarding mining rights in South Africa? What steps must the company and the government follow?
These ‘maps’ present this process as a step-by-step guide. They sheds light on a process that is often complex and complicated, making it more transparent.
Corruption Watch has produced three process maps – two that describe the process of awarding mining licences and one that describes the process of obtaining environmental authorisation to mine.
The first details the process of awarding mining rights for small-scale mining, and the second details the process of awarding prospecting and mining rights for mid to large-scale operations.
Read more about the process below and download the process map to see what steps exactly a company must follow to obtain permission to mine. You can also read about Corruption Watch’s work to assess and mitigate the corruption risks in the process of awarding mining permits in South Africa, via the South Africa country page link below.