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Land Use Scheme Guidelines 2020 in respect of land used for mining

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Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, Minerals Council of South Africa

01 January 2022


Mining Towns Librarian

Research report

Municipal Capability & Partnership Programme

South Africa

Municipalities in South Africa are obliged to prepare and adopt land use schemes for their areas of jurisdiction as contemplated in Section 24 of SPLUMA. To regulate the use of land for mining, a municipality needs to incorporate appropriate provisions into its LUS for such purpose. The land use management provisions should be appropriate to the mining operation, its situational context and its duration. 


As an extension to the Land Use Scheme Guidelines issued by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) in March 2017 (the 2017 Guidelines), this Addendum focusses solely on the regulation of land use for the purposes of mining, by employing appropriate provisions of a statutory LUS by the responsible municipality. 

This resource is part of the Mining Towns Collection kindly sponsored by the Municipal Capability and Partnership Programme


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