n Without Prejudice - Far-reaching consequences for right holders - mining law

Volume 18 Number 11
  • ISSN : 1681-178X


On 25 October, the Constitutional Court in Maledu v Itereleng Bakgatla Mineral Resources (CCT 265/17) handed down judgment in an application for leave to appeal against the decision of the High Court of South Africa, North West Division, Mahikeng. The judgment has direct bearing on the interpretation of s54 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (28 of 2002) (the MPRDA) and has far reaching practical consequences for both right holders on the one hand and landowners and/or lawful occupiers on the other.

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