EXCLUSIVE: Australian mine takes legal action after SA site raid

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Cape Town – Australian mining firm Mineral Commodities Ltd (MRC) said it is taking legal action against the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) for what it believes was an “illegally obtained search warrant”, after the department raided its west coast mine Tormin last week.

The DEA and the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) confirmed that they are conducting a joint investigation into the mine, which is 350km north of Cape Town.

“The department is engaged in a joint compliance investigation on the right-holder, in relation to its environmental obligations,” DMR spokesperson Ayanda Shezi told Fin24 on Monday.

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