Lindiwe Mekwe
General Manager: Regulation Division
Petroleum Agency SA

Mrs Lindiwe Portia Mekwe is married to Sydney Mekwe and is blessed with 2 sons and a lovely daughter.

Her educational qualifications post matric is B Proc degree which she attained from the University of the North in 1994,

In 2004 she attained an LLB degree with the University of Pretoria.
Currently enrolled for LLM with University of Western Cape

Career Progression

  • 2009- to date, General Manager: Regulation Division at the Petroleum Agency SA, responsible for the regulation of the exploration and production of the oil and gas .
  • 2008 –2008, Chief Director: Mineral and Mining Policy, managing the Mineral and Mining legislative process within Department of Minerals and Energy.
  • 2006-2008, Director: Mineral Policy Development, responsible for reviewing, drafting and amending mineral and mining policies and legislation.
  • 2003 – 2006, Deputy Director: Mineral Recording,  responsible for recording, updating and maintenance of all applications pertaining to prospecting and mining of minerals and petroleum resources in the National Mining Promotion Systems.
  • 1998- 2003, Assistant Director: Mining Titles Office, responsible for the registration of Mine Deeds at the Mining Titles office.
  • 1996- 1998,  Principal Deeds Controller : Deeds Office, responsible for the examination and vetting of contracts pertaining to the registration of land rights in the Department of Land Affairs
  • Actively contributed to the drafting of the following Documents

  • Diamonds Amendment Act, 2005 (Act no. 29 of 2005,
  • Diamonds Second Amendment Act, 2005 (Act No. 30 of 2005)
  • Precious Metals Act , 2005 (Act No. 37 of 2005),
  • Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Act,2008 ( Act No 49 of 2009)
  • Diamonds Export Levy Bill,
  • Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty ( Administration) Act, 2008 ( Act No. 29 of 2008)

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