Mining Surface Rights


Subject to the provisions of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 2002, the Board encourages the development of the mining potential on Trust land for the benefit of communities.

This is done by way of mining rights surface leases – (these should not however be confused with mining permits which are issued by the Department of Mineral Resources). Applicants for mining permits are however required to consult and obtain the support of the Board as landowner.

Application for mining rights

Applicants for mining rights surface leases are required to complete and return an application form. Form ITB3 can be viewed or downloaded from this website.

The Board attempts to process these applications as timeousley as possible but delays may occur if the information requested has not been fully supplied or where a site survey is required.

Traditional Council Consent

It is a requirement of the Ingonyama Trust legislation that the formal consent of the relevant Traditional Council be obtained before a mining tenure rights application can be processed.

This should be in the form of the draft pro-forma ITB4 which can be viewed or downloaded from this website.

It is important to note that this formal consent is only required where the subject site falls within a proclaimed Traditional Council area. Applicants should confirm this with the Board’s Secretariat before approach is made to a Traditional Council.