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Cape Town – The South African government is determined to speed up regulatory and policy certainty in the mining sector, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Monday.

The industry had raised concerns after the department delayed the submission of its reworked amendment bill of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act to deal with various "procedural" issues, but Zwane said it will be tabled in 2016.

“We have prioritised the finalisation of the bill as a matter of urgency,” he said at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town. “Our stakeholders need regulatory certainty, so we need to close this chapter,” he said.

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