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Herbert Smith Freehills
The last few months have seen significant changes to mining regulations in various African states, giving rise to a concern that a regional trend of resource nationalism may be (re-)emerging.
ENSafrica
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 previous B-BBEE ownership transactions in the mining industry.
Dentons
Lagos State Nigeria (the State), the commercial capital of Nigeria, initiated the Embedded Power Programme in 2017 as part of its project, popularly referred to as the "Light up Lagos Project"...
ENSafrica
The 2014 changes to the South African Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act, 2008 (the "Royalty Act") have left mining companies and extractors ("taxpayers") in uncertain territory.
Clyde & Co
On 10 November 2017 the Minister of Environmental Affairs published Proposed Regulations Pertaining to the Financial Provision for Prospecting, Exploration, Mining or Production Operations for public comment.
Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes
It has become impossible to hide from the fact that South Africa is facing dire drought conditions with dam water levels and water restrictions being the hot topics of discussion.
Fasken
The new "top-up" provision incorporated into the newly Gazetted Mining Charter may prove to be unconstitutional and will likely lead to further legal action by the industry.
ENSafrica
The Chamber also confirmed that it will seek an interdict to suspend the implementation of the 2017 Mining Charter and further, to take it on review.
Dentons
This Guideline tracks the history and development of Black Economic Empowerment or the lack thereof within the liquid fuels industry in South Africa from 1940 to 2016
ENSafrica
Establishing a right to use water is one matter, but establishing precisely how much water one is entitled to is another.
Dentons
The revised Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill 15D – 2013 (the Bill) was passed by the National Assembly on 1 November 2016.
Clyde & Co
Developments in relation to the Financial Provisioning Regulations, 2015 published in terms of the National Environmental Management Act.
Dentons
In 2014, the South African Parliament passed the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill 15B 2013 (the Bill) and referred it to the President for assent.
ENSafrica
The recent SCA case of Transnet v Total is important not only for those in the petroleum industry, but also, more generally, when it comes to aspects of competition and discrimination.
ENSafrica
The broad-based employment requirement of the ownership element is, however, likely to remain in the final version.
Clyde & Co
The first round in the highly publicised silicosis class action litigation in South Africa – which could cost the gold mining industry almost $3.25bn – was recently decided in the claimants' favour.
ENSafrica
On 15 April 2016, the Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, unexpectedly published the draft Reviewed Broad Based Black-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry, 2016.
Dentons
In 1998 the Government of South Africa indicated that it is an objective of the State to encourage the entry of multiple players into the generation market.
ENSafrica
Important notification of four new guidelines for the compilation of mandatory codes of practice, which are binding in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996.
Dentons
The launch of SAMREF is a part of Operation Phakisa B3. Operation Phakisa is an intergovernmental initiative designed to fast track the development of certain areas identified by the Government as critical.
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Herbert Smith Freehills
The last few months have seen significant changes to mining regulations in various African states, giving rise to a concern that a regional trend of resource nationalism may be (re-)emerging.
ENSafrica
The Chamber also confirmed that it will seek an interdict to suspend the implementation of the 2017 Mining Charter and further, to take it on review.
Dentons
Lagos State Nigeria (the State), the commercial capital of Nigeria, initiated the Embedded Power Programme in 2017 as part of its project, popularly referred to as the "Light up Lagos Project"...
ENSafrica
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 previous B-BBEE ownership transactions in the mining industry.
Dentons
The revised Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill 15D – 2013 (the Bill) was passed by the National Assembly on 1 November 2016.
Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes
It has become impossible to hide from the fact that South Africa is facing dire drought conditions with dam water levels and water restrictions being the hot topics of discussion.
Clyde & Co
On 10 November 2017 the Minister of Environmental Affairs published Proposed Regulations Pertaining to the Financial Provision for Prospecting, Exploration, Mining or Production Operations for public comment.
Dentons
This Guideline tracks the history and development of Black Economic Empowerment or the lack thereof within the liquid fuels industry in South Africa from 1940 to 2016
Clyde & Co
Developments in relation to the Financial Provisioning Regulations, 2015 published in terms of the National Environmental Management Act.
ENSafrica
The recent SCA case of Transnet v Total is important not only for those in the petroleum industry, but also, more generally, when it comes to aspects of competition and discrimination.
Fasken
The new "top-up" provision incorporated into the newly Gazetted Mining Charter may prove to be unconstitutional and will likely lead to further legal action by the industry.
ENSafrica
Establishing a right to use water is one matter, but establishing precisely how much water one is entitled to is another.
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