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Exodus of 'mineral rights' from the South African Mineral Law

Badenhorst, P.J. 2004, Exodus of 'mineral rights' from the South African Mineral Law, Journal of energy and natural resources law, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 218-235.

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Title Exodus of 'mineral rights' from the South African Mineral Law
Author(s) Badenhorst, P.J.
Journal name Journal of energy and natural resources law
Volume number 22
Issue number 2
Start page 218
End page 235
Publisher International Bar Association
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2004
ISSN 0264-6811
Summary Transformation of the mineral law system as part of the new political  dispensation in South Africa has long been foreseen. Subsequent to a Green and White Paper, as policy documents, the Department of Minerals and Energy published a Mineral Development Draft 8il12000 for public comment. This eventually culminated in the acceptance by Parliament of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002, which came into operation on 1 May 2004. The Act will transform thE! mineral law system and the mining industry in" general. In this article the phaSing-out by the Act of the historical notion of 'mineral right' is examined. It is argue..d that the Act will lead to an exodus of the notion of mineral rights and will replace It with less secure prospecting rights and mining rights which, albeit real in nature, will depend on compliance with provisions of the Act and the exercise of discre.Von by the Minister.
Language eng
Field of Research 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Socio Economic Objective 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, International Bar Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30021560

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