Mining

The rational and non-conflictual exploitation of natural resources

SARW will hold a meeting on 13-14 October in Kampala on the rational and non-conflictual exploitation of natural resources between countries of the Great Lakes Region.

This is a follow up of the meeting that was held in Kinshasa on 29-30 may when consultants recruited to conduct a research in DRC, Angola and Uganda presented their findings and these were enriched by officials of government and civil society as well as other researchers from the 3 countries.

SARW Date: 
Monday, October 13, 2014 - 01:15 to Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 23:15
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Conclusion

This process was conducted to collect communities’ views on the draft MMP. This objective was achieved. The process of analyzing the data/information collected was quite a difficult one. The coordinators tried to reproduce the information as submitted by the participants in the districts. It is worth noting that the process was highly appreciated and instilled confidence in the people as said by some participants quoted below;

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Berea District: 3rd July, 2014

The District has a population of about 256,496, it is also the home to the Kome Cave Dwellers, in the  west it borders with Free State, while domestically , the district share its borders with the following districts; Leribe in the north, Thaba-Tseka in the Southeast and Maseru in the southern part. 

The mining and minerals sector fiscal and taxation regime

  • 49 per cent should be a share to the investors and Basotho should own 51%.

(Ntate Mohapi, will explain on this);

Ex: SEMPHUROANE/ Quarry

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Mafeteng District: 25th June, 2014 and 2nd July, 2014

The District has a population of about 193,682 and shares the border in the west with Free State while locally with Maseru in the northeast and Mohale’s Hoek in the southeast. There are both active Diamond Mines and Prospecting activities in the area. Consultations took place in two areas due to the locations, and these were Mafeteng and Kolo communities. The people in this area understand Mining and a lot of issues were raised.

Key Issues

The mining and minerals sector fiscal and taxation regime

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