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An inquiry into the mining industry of Lesotho

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dc.contributor.supervisor Macheli, Seth Pusetso Tlebere, Liteboho 2023-08-23T10:19:25Z 2023-08-23T10:19:25Z 2023-05
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to discuss the challenges posed by the Legislative provisions under the Mines and Minerals Act No. 4 of 2005 which seems to cast to wide discretionary powers on the Minister responsible for Mining. Also, to highlight the weaknesses of the mineral regulatory functions under the Office of Commissioner of Mines. The study recommends the establishment of a regulatory body to do away with potential abuse of discretionary powers, conflict of interest of the Minister, direct political appointments and also assume regulatory function bestowed on the Commissioner of Mines under the current Act. In essence, the study advocates for repeal of the current Minerals Act and proposes the enactment of a new Mining Act that would establish amongst others, a regulatory body / Mining Authority to assume all the regulatory functions in the mining sector. en
dc.description.sponsorship National Manpower Development Secretariat en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher National University of Lesotho en
dc.subject Mining, Mineral Resources, Mining Regulations, Discretionary Powers, Minister responsible for mining, The Office of the Commissioner of Mining, Mining Authority en
dc.title An inquiry into the mining industry of Lesotho en
dc.title.alternative A need for a more effective regulatory body en
dc.type Thesis en

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