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comMiningmx reports that the High Court has postponed a hearing into the revised Mining Charter, which had been set for 13 and 14 December, deciding instead that the scale and complexity of the matter required a three day inquiry.  

Senior Judge Potterill on Friday directed that the matter be set down for a hearing on 19 to 21 February next year.  A full bench of three judges was due to pick over an application by the Chamber of Mines (CoM) to have a redraft of the Mining Charter published by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) on 14 June set aside.  The Chamber has argued that the contents of the redraft comprised demands on the industry that were unworkable and that many of the new provisions had not been previously seen by the mining sector at all.  A full bench of judges sat earlier this month to consider an application by the Chamber for a declaratory order on the issue of ‘once-empowered, always-empowered’, with the CoM arguing that historic black economic empowerment deals ought to be recognised even if they have lapsed or failed.

  • Read this report by David McKay in full at Miningmx


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