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Media statement: DMR Mpumalanga Office closure

Date Published: 03 Sep 2018

Members of the public are advised that the Department of Mineral Resources’ Mpumalanga Regional Office will be closed from Monday 3rd September 2018 until further notice.

The closure follows feedback received from clients on the challenges they face at that office, relating mainly to backlogs in the issuing of licenses and allegations of corruption.

The closure of the office will allow the investigation team set up by Minister Gwede Mantashe in July an opportunity to do its work in the region and provide feedback to the Minister in due course. As such, all administrative processes related to that office will be handled from the head office until further notice.

The online application system SAMRAD will also be closed for Mpumalanga applications. Applications for renewals and graduation of prospecting rights to mining rights should therefore be submitted manually to the Department’s Head Office in Sunnyside, Pretoria.


Issued by the Department of Mineral Resources.