The withdrawal of a portion of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) has created a major challenge for mineral exploration in South Africa, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) co-sponsored exploration webinar highlighted on Thursday. Taking part in the panel discussion under moderator and seasoned geologist Dr John Bristow were IDC mining, metals, and beneficiation head Thabiso Sekano, IDC head of mining and metals, infrastructure and energy Reginald Demana, Minerals Council South Africa junior and emerging miners’ leadership forum chairperson and Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart, JSE origination and deals head Sam Morokosi and AmaranthCX director Paul Miller. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video.)