Department of Minerals and Energy (South Africa)

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The Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) is the Republic of South Africa is the government agency which aims "to ensure the optimal utilisation and safe exploitation of mineral and energy resources and the rehabilitation of the surface." The DME has amongst its goals the promotion of mining, to ensure energy planning, to "manage the electricity sector and the nuclear industry" and oversight of occupational health and safety in the mining sector.[1]

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  1. Department of Minerals and Energy, "About the DME", Department of Minerals and Energy website, accessed June 2008.

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