n Annual Survey of South African Law - Mining law

Volume 2009, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0376-4605



Three factors affected mining law during 2009. Firstly, the South African mining industry was dominated in 2009 by the global economic downturn. Among the many interventions in response to the downturn was the deferring of the implementation of the State royalty regime. Secondly, the legislature had a short season due to the April 2009 national general elections, so that there were no changes to mining legislation. Thirdly, the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Act 49 of 2008 and the related provisions in the National Environmental Management Amendment Act 62 of 2008, did not come into effect during 2009.

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