The Mining Regulatory team from Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys have extensive experience in respect of all aspects associated with regulatory compliance and are also able to facilitate positive engagements with the regulators.

Our services include inter alia:


  • Drafting, submission and finalisation of application for Mining Rights, Production Rights, etc, within a short period from the date of lodgement;

  • Drafting, submission and finalisation of sections 11 and 102 applications within 6 months from the date of lodgement;

  • Draft and ensure approval of Social and Labour Plans, Mining Charter and Social and Labour Plan Reports;

  • Conducting Due Diligences;

  • Provide advice to and support the management team and business units in various mining related transactions.


  • The Notarial execution of rights and registration of right at Mining Titles Registration Office.


Provide training to mining companies in respect of:

  • drafting and implementation of Social and Labour Plans & the Mining Charter;

  • consultations with interested and affected parties as provided in amended MPRD Regulations, 2020;

  • provide training in respect of the relevant regulatory matters pertaining to compliance with the MPRDA, NEMA.


  • Assist mining companies in respect of the following:

  • Section 93 Notices issued to a mining company;

  • Regulatory Compliance with regards to the MPRDA, the SLP and Mining Charter and NEMA EIA Regulations;

  • Processing section 52 Notices;

  • Processing applications for the transfer of the environmental liabilities and responsibilities in terms of section 43;

  • Response to MPRDA and NEMA appeals on behalf of mining companies.


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

Debbie Ntombela
Partner, Head of Mining, Minerals & Energy