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‘Glacial’ red tape hobbles search for new mineral lodes

One analyst predicts a 16-year wait before the backlog of applications for mining rights is cleared

05 November 2023 - 00:02

A year after the department of mineral resources & energy (DMRE) unveiled a plan to capture 5% of global exploration expenditure within five years, the backlog of mining, prospecting and permit applications stands at more than 5,000...

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