South Africa’s Mining Fiscal Regime 2021

South Africa's Mining Fiscal Regime 2021

Governing Bodies, Governing Laws, Mineral Licenses and Fees by State and Territory –

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The report provides a comprehensive coverage on South Africa’s mining fiscal regime. The report provides country’s overview with macroeconomic performance, ease of doing business, corruption index and mineral overview. It also provides a comprehensive coverage on the country’s mining regulatory bodies, laws, rights, and obligations, as well as current and future tax-related proposals.

South Africa is well known for its abundance of mineral resources. It has extensive mineral deposits, including gold, platinum group metals (PGM), manganese, iron ore, copper, nickel, diamond and coal. The report covers the country’s governing bodies, laws, rights, and obligations, as well as current and future tax-related proposals.

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) was established in June 2019 by the merger of the Department of Energy and the Department of Mineral Resources. The department is responsible for the mining industry of South Africa, exploitation of the country’s mineral resources and the energy industry. National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) and the Department of Environmental Affairs are the other government departments and regulatory bodies in the country.

The report outlines the governing bodies, governing laws, various mineral licenses and fees by state and territory.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Executive Summary

2 Country Overview

2.1 Macroeconomic Performance

2.2 Ease of Doing Business

2.3 Corruption Index

3 Governing Bodies

3.1 Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE)

3.2 Council for Geoscience (CGS)

3.3 Council for Mineral Technology (Mintek)

3.4 Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA)

3.5 South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator (SADPMR)


3.6 Diamond Exchange and Export Centre (DEEC)

3.7 State Diamond Trader (SDT)

3.8 Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC)

3.9 National Nuclear Regulator (NNR)

3.10 Department of Environmental Affairs

4 Mining Laws, Licenses and Permits

4.1 Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act

4.2 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act

4.3 Precious Metals Act

4.4 Precious Metals Licenses and Permits

4.5 Nuclear Energy Act

4.6 National Nuclear Regulatory Act

4.7 Mine Health and Safety Act

4.8 Diamond Export Levy (Administration) Act

4.9 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act

5 Prospecting and Mining Rights

5.1 Application for a Prospecting Right or a Mining Right

5.2 Prospecting Rights

5.3 Mining Rights

5.4 Prospecting and Mining Obligations

6 Taxes and Royalties

6.1 Royalties

6.2 Depreciation

6.3 Corporate Income Tax (CIT)

6.4 Withholding Tax

6.5 Value-Added Tax (VAT)

6.6 Diamond Export Levy

6.7 Carbon Tax


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