Mining, Minerals & Energy Law

Shepstone & Wylie’s specialist Mining, Minerals & Energy department offers a wide range of services and has the capacity to assist with all your requirements, whether you are an individual or a publicly listed company.

Our Services include inter alia:

  • The notarial execution of:
    • Prospecting / mining rights
    • Mining / retention permits
    • Exploration / production rights
    • Reconnaissance permissions
  • Registration of rights or permits in the Mining Titles Registration Office
  • Section 11 applications, in terms of the Minerals & Petroleum Resources Development Act No. 28 of 2002 (“MPRDA”), for the:
    • cession, transfer, letting, subletting, assignment, alienation or any other form of disposal of rights granted in terms of the MPRDA
  • Submission of applications for prospecting, mining, exploration / production rights to the relevant Regional Office of the DMR
  • Correspondent services with the Department: Mineral Resources’ Regional offices, Head Office and the Mineral and Petroleum Titles Registration Office
  • Dispute resolution between right-holders, the Department: Mineral Resources, land owners and third parties
  • Drafting, settling and enforcing inter alia joint venture agreements, off-take agreements / sourcing and supply contracts
  • Export allocations and international trade and transport advice
  • Black economic empowerment transactions
  • Due diligence reports
  • Title opinions
  • Internal appeals in terms of Section 96 of the MPRDA to the Director General or the Minister
  • Court applications for the review of decisions made by the Department Mineral Resources
  • Arbitration and litigation

Environmental Law, Labour / Employment Law and Mine Health & Safety

Our Mining, Minerals & Energy department is supported by a team of specialists in environmental law, labour law and mine health & safety issues.


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