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The 2018 Mining Charter

South Africa - September 27 2018 On 27 September 2018, the South African Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe (the "Minister"), published the Broad-Based Socio-Economic...

Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame, Lloyd Christie, Carlyn Frittelli.

South African High Court rules that B-BBEE mining deals do not need to be topped up

South Africa - April 17 2018 On 4 April 2018, a full bench of the High Court of South Africa made a groundbreaking ruling on the recognition of the continuing consequences of...

Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame, Lloyd Christie.

What you need to know about the 2017 Mining Charter

South Africa - June 16 2017 On Thursday, 15 June 2017, the Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane (the “Minister”) gazetted the Broad-Based Black Socio-Economic...

Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame, Lloyd Christie.

Back to the future: rise gold rise

South Africa - March 1 2012 Historically gold was the cornerstone of the South African mining industry....

Landmark constitutional court judgment on employees' claims for damages against mining companies for occupational injury or disease

South Africa - March 9 2011 On 3 March 2011, the Constitutional Court handed down a landmark judgment in which it found that employees of mining companies may institute claims for damages for occupational injuries or diseases against their employers, despite the provisions of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993 ("COIDA") and the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act 78 of 1973 ("ODIMWA"), which had previously been regarded as immunizing mining houses from such claims....

Stuart Harrison, Lizle Louw.