With Christopher Baird, Peter Leon, Jonathan Veeran
On 10 May 2012, the Minister of Mineral Resources (the Minister) announced in her Parliamentary budget vote speech that the Department of Mineral Resources (the DMR) planned, before the end of June 2012, to commence the first round of the 'auctioning off' of prospecting and mining rights which have lapsed under section 56 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (the MPRDA).