n Without Prejudice - Where do old order rights go to die? : mining law

Volume 14, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Recently the courts have had to grapple with the concept of what happens to old order rights once they 'cease to exist' when the holders of the rights fail to apply for their conversion in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (28 of 2002 (MPRDA). Do the rights vanish into thin air or do they revert to the state? And can they be reallocated to third parties?

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