Key consultants: John Murphy, Russell Heins, Lynne Souslby  

 

The Mineral Corporation has deep expertise in all aspects of the MPRDA and in particular it's linkages to surface rights and infrastructure. These aspects are particularly applicable in the early stages of the bid process for the Renewable Energy (RE) and Conventional Independent Power Producer (IPP) arena.

The Mineral Corporation understands the strategic, technical and logistical challenges presented to RE and Conventional IPPs in southern Africa. Through our extensive technical skills base in geology and mineral and surface title circumstance assessment, The Mineral Corporation is able to add value to RE and Conventional IPP bid processes and subsequent project development.

Specific services include:

  • Identification of areas with little or no mineral prospectivity for potential IPP sites through Independent Technical Assessments
  • Assessment of mineral title circumstances, including possible conflicting mining and prospecting right applications over the sites
  • Assessment of surface title circumstances including assessment of servitudes
  • GIS advisory services
  • Compilation of detailed application-specific geological reports to accompany Section 53 applications
  • Technical defence to prospecting right applications where the application has little technical merit
  • Due Diligence on mineral title to assist with possible negotiations with existing mineral right holders

RECENT PROJECT SUCCESSES INCLUDE:

  • The successful rebuttal and overturn of a frivolous prospecting right application in terms of Section 53 of the MRPDA, for a nationally significant windfarm development in Mpumalanga.
  • The critical assessment of a co-development opportunity for a RE opportunity in a mature mining district of the Northern Cape.

This capability statement further describes our experience and services with regard to Renewable Energy and IPP.