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Mining: Government Publications: Policy Documents/Acts

Publications published by the Government of South Africa and some of Southern African countries on mining

How law is made

Here you will find the documents on how law is made in South Africa. Starting from the Green Papers for Agriculture to the Acts. Some of the documents is only available as hard copies.  You will have to visit the Government Publications library to access them.

Green Paper

Green Paper A: a minerals and mining policy for South Africa  12 1997

White Paper

Report of the Commission of Enquiry in regard to coal shortages (1951) memorandum 1952 D

Base Mineral Investigation Bill to amend the Base Minerals Amendment Act 1942 Explanatory Memorandum 1951 8

Relief to needy Gold Mines.  Explanatory Memorandum Report J 1968

Precious and Base metals amendment bill explanatory memorandum 1952 19

Fuel Research institute and coal amendment bill explanatory memorandum 1952 21

Fuel reseach institute and coal amendment bill 1953 explanatory memorandum 1953 8

White Paper on the mineral policy of the RSA 1986 J

Parliamentary explanatory memorandum adjustment estimates: 1994/1995 vote 13 Mineral and Energy Affairs 1995 12

Parliamentary explanatory memorandum vote 22: Mineral and Energy Affairs 1995 25

Gold Minings Labour Markets.  Legacies of the past, challenges of the present.  Labour Market Policy papers 1996 45

Diamonds amendment bill 26 1988

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Bill

Mine Health and Safety Bill 26 1996

Mineral and Energy Laws rationalisation bill 40 1994

Minerals amendment bill 95 1993

Occupation diseases in mines and works amendment bill 175 1993

Coal resources act repeal bill 10 1992

Minerals bill 11 1991

Diamonds amendment bill 23 1991

Mining Rights amendment bill 28 1991

Mines and Works amendment bill 29 1991

Mining titles registration amendment bill 30 1991

Coal amendment bill 49 1991

Occupational diseases in mines and works amendment bill 136 1991

Occupational diseases in mines and works amendment bill 144 1991

Mineral bill 29 1990

Gold currency exchanges amendment bill 51 1990

Diamonds amendment bill 24 1989

Mineral Technology bill 37 1989

Mineral Technology bill 20 1988

Mineral laws supplementary act amendment bill 71 1988

Mining Rights amendment bill 81 1988

Mines and Works amendment bill 7 1987

Coal amendment bill 8 1987

Gold Mines Assistance Act Repeal bill 95 1987

Mineral Technology amendment bill 20 1988

Diamond amendment bill 26 1988

Mineral laws supplementary act amendment bill 71 1988

Mining rights amendment bill 81 1988

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Statutes of Natal

Natal Coal Company Law 26 1864

Mineral Leases Law 15 1867

Search for Gold Law 16 1869

Search for Minerals Law 23 1883

Search for Minerals Law 23 1883

Search for Gold Law 26 1885

Mining Law 17 1887

Mining Law 34 1888

Mines and Colliers Law 43 1899

Mines and Collieries Act 34 1905

Transvaal Statute Law

Gold Law 10 1887

Mining Law (Base Metals) Ordinance 5 1866 

Gold Law (precious stones and precious metals) Law 1 1871

Gold Law (precious stones and precious metals)  Law 2 1872

To Incorporate the Transvaal Mining Company, Ltd. Law 5 1873

Gold Law (precious stones and precious metals) Law 7 1874

Gold Law (precious stones and precious metals) Law 6 1875

Gold Law (precious stones and precious metals) Law 1 1883

Gold Law (precious stones and precious metals) Law 8 1885

Gold Law 10 1887

Amendment of Law 8 1895 (Gold Law) Law 9 1888

Gold Law 8 1889

Amendment of Law 8, 1889 (Gold Law) Law 8 1890

Gold Law (with chapters on silver and base metals) Law 10 1891

Gold Law (with chapters on silver and base metals) Law 18 1892

Mining Regulations Law 3 1893

Gold Law 14 1894

Examination of Mine Surveyors Law 5 1895

Base Metals (including silver and quicksilver) Law 17 1895

Gold Law 19 1895

Amendment of Law 5, 1895 (examination of mine surveyors) Law 9 1896

Mining Regulations Law 12 1896

Truck Law (trading on mining areas) Law 18 1896

Gold Law 21 1896

Explosives Law 27 1896 

Native Labour Regulations on Goldfields Law 31 1896

Mining Regulations Law 11 1897

Base Metals and Minerals Law 14 1897

Mining Regulations Law 12 1898

Gold Law 15 1898

Precious Stones Law 22 1898

Establisment of School of Mines Law 1 1899

Tariff for Mine Suveyors Law 13 1899

Examination of Mine Surveyors Law 14 1899

Tax on the gross yield of gold in the South African Republic Law 22 1899

Registration of Mining Rights Amendment Ordinance 6 1902

Pegging of claims in certain mining districts Ordinance 21 1902

Amendment of Tr. Pr. 35 1902 (registration of mining rights) Ordinance 6 1903

Amendment of Law 14, 1897 (base metals and minerals) Ordinance 42 1903

Mining Certificates Ordinace 50 1903

Mines, Works and Machinery Ordinance 54 1903

Diamond trade Ordinance 63 1903

Precious stones Ordinance 66 1903

Premier (Transvaal) Diamond Mining Company Water Ordinance 25 1905

Mines, Works, and Machinery Regulation Amendment Ordinance 31 1905 

Mining Certificates Amendment Ordinance 11 1906

Mines, Works, and Machinery Further Amendment Ordinance 23 1906

Trading on Mining Ground Amendment Act 35 1907

Mining Titles Registration Act 29 1908

Precious Stones Amendment Act 31 1908

Precious and Base Metals Act 35 1908

Mines, Works, Machinery and Certificates Act 32 1909

South African School of Mines and Technical Incorporation  Act 4 1910

Mines, Works, Machinery and Certificates Amendment Act 8 1910

Trading on Mining Ground Regulation Act 13 1910

Statutes Cape of Good Hope

British Silver a Legal Tender Ordinance 2 1825

Act to cancel and make void a certain proclamation imposing an increased rate of postage upon letters carried from this Colony to England by Steamers belonging to the Diamond Line Act 6 1865

Act for fixing the terms upon which Mineral Lands in Namaqualand, the property of the Crown, may be leased and worked Act 12 1865

Act to authorize the Cape Copper Mining Company (Limited) to construct a tramway or railway between Port Nolloth and Momans and to build a Jetty at Port Nolloth Act 4 1869

Act to authorize the Cape Copper Mining Company (Limited) to extend the line of tramway or railway authorized by Act No. 4 of 1869, "The Nolloth Tramway or Railway and Jetty Act" Act 3 1871

Act to authorize the Cape Cpper Mining Company (Limited) to extend the line of tramway or railway authorized by Act No. 4 of 1869; "The Port Nolloth Tramway or Railway and Jetty Act" 3 1871

Act to regulate the disposal of certain Diamonds and other property Act 14 1873

Act to authorise the Cape Copper Mining Company (Limited) to construct and work a tramway or railway from Kookfontein to O'okiep Act 24 1873

Act to authorise the leasing of Crown lands supposed to contain minerals Act 9 1877

 Act to authorise the construction of a railway from Imvani on the East London and Queen's town railway to the Indwe Coal Mines, by a Company or an indivicual Act 3 1882

Act to amend and consolidate the laws for the regulation of the trade in diamonds, and to provide for the trial and punishment of certain offences Act 48 1882

Act to amend the "Mineral Lands Leasing Act, 1877" Act 15 1883

Act for establisment, working and management of Alluvial digging and mines of precious stones and minerals Act 19 1883

Act to provide for the inspection of private mines and alluvial digging and the regulation of certain works therein Act 18 1894

Precious stones and minerals Act 19 1883

Precious stones and minerals Act 22 1885

Precious stones and minerals Act 18 1886

Precious stones and mierals Act 44 4887

Gold Mining Act 10 1888

The precious minerals amendment Act 45 1905

Mineral Law amendment Act 16 1907

Income tax continuance and mining profits tax Act 26 1907

The precious stones act amendment A 27 1907

Orange River Colony Statutes

Compulsory working claims in the mine at Koffiefontein Act 1 1892

 Coal Tax Ordinace 25 1903

 Mining of  Precious Metals Ordinance 3 1904

Mining of preceious stones Ordinance 4 1904

Mining of base metals Ordinance 8 1904

 Mining of precious stones amendment Ordinance 16 1906

Database for Government Gazettes 1910-1993

Here you can search for a government gazette from 1910 - 1993 using keywords to find gazette's published by the Government of South Africa.

Union of South Africa Statutes 1910-1959

Mining Taxation Act 6 1910

Mines and Works Act 12 1911

Miners' phthisis allowances Act 34 1911

Miners' phthisis Act 19 1912

Transvaal precious and base metals act amendment Act 18 1913

Miners' phthisis act amendment Act 29 1914

Mining taxation amendment Act 24 1915

Special war tax (gold mines) Act 34 1916

Diamond export duty Act 36 1916

Miners' phthisis Act 44 1916

Diamond export duty Act 27 1917

Miners' phthisis acts amendment Act 44 1917

Miners' phthisis acts further amendment Act 24 1918

Transvaal mining leases and mineral law amendment Act 30 1918

Rand mines power supply company and water supply (private) Act 14 1919

Precious Stones (Alluvial) Amendment Act 15 1919

Diamond cutting Act 38 1919

Miners phthisis Act 10 1919

Coal Act 27 1922

Trading on mining ground regulation act (Transvaal) amendment Act 10 1924

Miners phthisis Act Amendment Act 35 1924

Miners' phthisis acts consolidation act 35 1925

Co-operative societies Act 1922 amendment Act 38 1925

Diamonds control Act 39 1925

Mines and Works Act 1911 amendment Act 25 1926

Transvaal precious and base metals act 1908 Amendment Act 52 1926

Reserved minerals development Act 55 1926

Diamond cutting act 1919 (amendment) Act 2 1926/1927

Restricted Minerals Export Act 35 1926/1927

Precious stones Act 44 1927

Diamond trade regulation (Natal) Act 1 1928

Rand Mines Power supply company additional water supply (private) Act 18 1929

Fuel Research Institute and Coal Act 36 1930

Miners Phthisis further amendmment Act 38 1930

Mines and Works (amendment) Act 22 1931

Mining rights (South West Africa) Act 26 1932

Fuel research institute and coal amendment Act 2 1933

Goldmines excess profits duty Act 33 1933

Mines and Works (amendment) Act 5 1934

Diamond export duty (amendment) Act 10 1934

Mineral Law amendment Act 36 1934

Gold mines excess profits duty (amendment) Act 43 1934

Miners' phthisis Act 60 1934

Gold Mines excess profits duty (amendment) Act 51 1935

Orange Free State metals mining Act 13 1936

Gold law and mine trading amendment Act 19 1936

Miners' phthisis amendment Act 23 1936

Precious stones amendment Act 38 1937

Namaqualand copper mines income tax relief Act 40 1937

Miners' phthisis amendment Act 1938

Miners pthisis amendment Act 24 1941

Mine trading amendment Act 20 1941

Precious stones amendment Act 40 1941

Base Minerals amendment Act 39 1942

Mineral Law amendment Act 15 1942

Precious Stones amendment Act 28 1945

Deep level mining research institute Act 27 1946

Natal mines amendment Act 22 1947

Natural resources development Act 51 1947

Precious and base metals amendment Act 55 1947

Precious stones amendment Act 21 1947

Reserved minerals development amendment Act 50 1947

Gold Loan Act 1948 United Kingdom Act 2 1948

Fuel research institute and coal amendment Act 32 1949

Base mineral investigation Act 31 1951

Precious and base metals amendment Act 41 1952

Precious stones amendment Act 19 1952

Fuel research institute and coal amendment Act 27 1953

Base metals amendment Act 22 1955

Diamond cutting Act 33 1955

Mine trading amendment Act 18 1955

Natal mines amendment Act 20 1955

Orange Frees Stat metals mining amendment Act 19 1955

Reserved minerals development amendment Act 21 1955

Diamond export duty amendment Act48 1956

Mines and works Act 27 1956

Precious stones amendment Act 5 1956

Diamond export duty Act 16 19573

Gold Law amendment Act 39 1957

Natal mines amendment Act 40 1957

Mines and Works amendment Act 51 1959

Union of South Africa Revised Statutes 1910-1929

Mines and Works Act 12 1911

Precious and base metals Act 18 1913

Sale of agricultural produce on certain mines Act 19 1917

Diamond export duty Act 27 1917

Transvaal mining leases and mineral law amendment Act 30 1918

Rand mines power supply company water supply (private) Act 14 1919

Precious stones (Alluvial) amendment Act 15 1919

Diamond cutting Act 38 1919

Trading on mining ground regulation act (Transvaal) amendment Act 10 1924

Miners' phthisis acts consolidation Act 35 1925

Diamond control Act 39 1925

Transvaal precious and base metals act 1908 amendment Act 52 1926

Reserved minerals development Act 55 1926

Diamond cutting act 1919 (amendment) Act 2 1927

Restricted minerals export Act 35 1927

Precious stones Act 44 1927

Diamond trade regulation (Natal) Act 1 1928

Rand mines power supply company additional water supply (private) Act 18 1929

Acts

Diamonds Amendment Act 10 1991

Mining Rights Amendment Act 12 1991

Mines and Works Amendment Act 13 1991

Mining Titles Registration Amendment Act 14 1991

Minerals Act 50 1991

Coal Act Repeal Act 124 1991

Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Amendment Act 137 1991

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Gazankulu Acts

Gazankulu Mineral Trust Act 16 1988

Gazankulu Mines and Works Amendment Act 10 1990

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Ciskei Acts

Diamond Cutting Act 9 1985

Kwa Ndebele Acts

Kwa Ndebele Mines and Works Amendment Act 19 1988

Kwa Ndebele Minerals Amendment Act 8 1992

Transkei Acts

Diamond Control Act 11 1981

Lebowa Acts

Lebowa Mines and Works Amendment Act 6 1989

Statutes of the Republic of South Africa 1960-

Precious stones amendment Act 12 1960

Diamond export duty amendment Act 47 1961

Fuel Research Institute and coal amendment Act 78 1962

Fuel Research and coal amendment Act 35 1963

Precious stones amendment Act 42 1963

Fuel Research institute and coal amendment Act 16 1964

Mines and workds and explosives amendment Act 46 1964

Precious Stones Act 73 1964

Strategic mineral resources development Act 88 1964

Fuel Research Institute and Coal amendment Act 4 1965

Mines and works amendment Act 91 1965

Base minerals amdment Act 63 1966

Mining rights Act 20 1967

Mining titles registration Act 16 1967

Mines and works amendment Act 42 1968

Gold mines assistance Act 82 1968

Precious stones amendment Act 48 1969

Expropriation of mineral rights (townships) Act 96 1969

Fuel research institute and coal amendment Act 10 1970

Uranium enrichment Act 33 1970

Mines and works amendment Act 39 1971

Mines, works and minerals in South West Africa amendment Act 47 1972

Fuel Research Institute and Coal amendment Act 27 1973

Occupational diseases in mines and works act 78 1973

 Strategic mineral resources development amendment Act 14 1974

 Occupational diseases in mines and works amendment Act 27 1974

 Uranium enrichment amendment Act 37 1974

 Occupational diseases in mines and works amendment Act 67 1974

South West Africa Diamond industry protection amendment Act 3 1975

Mineral laws supplementary Act 10 1975

Uranium enrichment amendment Act 11 1975

Precious stones amendment Act 16 1975

Gold mines assistance amendment Act 29 1975

Occupational diseases in mines and works amendment Act 45 1975

Mining Rights amendment Act 47 1976

Fuel Research Institute and coal amendment Act 71 1976

Gold mines assistance amendment Act 81 1976

Uranium enrichment amendment Act 82 1976

Fuel research institute and coal amendment Act 37 1977

Mines and Works amendment Act 83 1977

Occupational diseases in mines and works amendment Act 117 1977

Occupational diseases in mines and works amendment Act 30 1978

Mining rights amendment Act 44 1978

Uranium enrichment amendment Act 47 1979

Tiger's - Eye control amendment Act 48 1979
Occupational diseases in mines and works amendment Act 83 1979

Diamond cutting Act 89 1979

Fuel research institute and coal amendment Act 116 1979

Mining titles registration amendment Act 60 1980

Precious stones amendment Act 61 1980

Occupational diseases in mines and works amendment Act 83 1980

Tiger's-Eye control amendment Act 8 1981

Mineral laws supplementary act amendment Act 23 1981

Precious stones amendment Act 41 1981

Mineral technology Act 84 1981

Occupation diseases in mines and works amendment Act 85 

Mining rights amendment Act 86 1981

Precious stones amendment Act 15 1982

Coal Act 32 1983

Mining rights amendment Act 50 1983

Occupational diseases in mines and works amendment Act 106 1983

Coal amendment Act 14 1985

Diamonds Act 75 1986

Precious stones amendment Act 62 1986

Coal amendment Act 70 1987

Gold mines assistance act repeal Act 71 1987

Mines and works amendment Act 38 1987

Diamonds amendment Act 28 1988

Mineral laws supplementary act amendment Act 77 1988

Mineral technology amendment Act 24 1988

Mining rights amendment Act 73 1988

Diamonds amendment Act 22 1989

Mineral technology Act 93 1989