NOTIFICATION OF PROSPECTING RIGHT APPLICATION IN TERMS OF SECTION 16 OF THE MINERAL AND PETROLEUM RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT, 2002 (ACT NO. 28 of 2002)
The Kwanyana Block area is one of five (5) resource blocks within the Xolobeni Mineral Sands Project (Xolobeni). Xolobeni is located between the Mzamba and Mtentu Rivers, covering some 2 867ha of land. Each resource block is named after the river which defines its southern boundary, i.e. the Mpahlane, Mnyameni, Kwanyana, Sikombe and Mtentu blocks.
The Prospecting Right Application (PRA) for Kwanyana Block was submitted to allow TEM to undertake various environmental and socio-economic baseline investigations within the Kwanyana Block.
The proposed prospecting work to be undertaken will comprise the collection and establishment of the baseline environmental and socio-economic data over three (3) full annual cycles. Socio-economic work will report on the current social and economic conditions of the immediate community as well as keep the community informed of developments within Xolobeni.
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