The Mineral Regulation Branch was created when the Mineral Development Branch was restructured following the promulgation of the
The strategic plan behind this restructuring was based on the fact that the functions performed by the former Mineral Development Branch could broadly be divided into three main streams: regulatory; promotion; and policy formulation.
Furthermore, the Mineral Regulation Branch works from both the Head office and Regional Offices
Chief directorates have been created under the Mineral Regulation Branch, namely:
Each chief directorate is responsible for overseeing the activities performed by the Directorate Licensing and Legal Compliance in the three regional offices or directorates.
The functions of the Mineral Regulation branch are to: