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Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

versão On-line ISSN 2411-9717
versão impressa ISSN 0038-223X

J. S. Afr. Inst. Min. Metall. vol.110 no.5 Johannesburg Mai. 2010

 

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The preparation of plans and diagrams at South African mines. Where is the boundary between the roles of mine and land surveyors?

 

 

F. Cawood; S. Naidoo

School of Mining Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand

 

 


SYNOPSIS

The newly implemented mineral law framework exacerbated the need to clarify the roles and responsibilities of mine and land surveyors in the preparation and registration of plans and diagrams. The main concern is that survey tasks may be performed by persons who are not considered competent under the different laws. The methodology used was to analyse historic and present legislation on the issue in order to formulate a narrow interpretation of the current requirements. The major findings are tabulated to present a summary of who is responsible for which areas of survey.


 

 

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Paper received Jun. 2009
Revised paper received Dec. 2009

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