Parliament, Friday, 9 August 2022 – The portfolio committees on Mineral Resources and Energy, on Police and on Home Affairs will this weekend conduct oversight visits to illegal mining hotspots in the Sekhukhune District in Limpopo.

The three committees will meet with mining houses and communities affected by illegal mining activities, and also receive briefings from the police, the departments of Home Affairs and of Mineral Resources.

Details of the oversight visits are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 10 September:

09h00 – 10:30: Briefing by SAPS, DMRE and Home Affairs

Venue: Winterveld Recreational Club in Burgersfort

11:15 – 13:00: Visit to illegal mining areas in Burgersfort and Steelpoort

14:30 – 16:00: Meeting with affected communities (Burgersfort/ Steelpoort)

Date: Sunday, 11 September

09:30 – 10:30: Visits to areas of illegal mining: Bergening (30 km from Polokwane) and Easterling Gold Mine

11:00 – 12:00: Meeting with mining houses

Venue: The Ranch in Polokwane


For media enquiries or interviews with the Chairpersons, please contact:

Name: Sakhile Mokoena

Parliamentary Communication Services

Cell: 081 705 2130