THE MINERAL AND PETROLEUM RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT 28 OF 2002 AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Keywords:management, protection, environment, command-and-control, management planning, regulatory techniques, reconnaissance, prospecting, mining operations
The provisions aimed at the management and protection of the environment contained in the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act are discussed in this article. A combination of “command-and-control” and “management planning” regulatory techniques are employed in the Act, creating relatively stringent environmental management and protection obligations throughout the life-cycle of reconnaissance, prospecting and mining operations.
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