Nonetheless, South Africa is one of the premier ores and mineral sources in the world, and a net exporter of mining technologies. It is a major supplier of Platinum Group Metals (PGM), coal, iron, manganese, chrome and nickel.
South Africa. • The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (the MPRDA). The MPRDA sets out the process a mining company must follow to get a licence or permit to mine. The MPRDA is administered by the Department of Mineral Resources. • The National Water Act, 1998 (the NWA) also has a role to play in regulating mining.