South Africa: MPRDA to be withdrawn


Issue 377 - 28 Sep 2018 | 1 minute read

A cabinet meeting on 19 September approved asking parliament to withdraw a long-delayed bill amending the Mineral & Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA), which has been under discussion since December 2012. Withdrawal of the amendment bill, which had been heavily criticised by the oil industry, will allow for oil and gas to be separated from mining and given their own law, a solution that will be widely welcomed by upstream petroleum companies.

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