Contrary to other jurisdictions, the International Arbitration Bill of South Africa 2017 specifically contains a provision that excludes public bodies from the more usual confidentiality clause ie the case must be heard in public...
Jackwell Feris 19 Jun 2017
South Africa (similar to other countries endowed with mineral resources) has recognised that, except for encouraging downstream value-addition (beneficiation) in the minerals sector, policy tools and regulatory frameworks must be implemented to ensure that the extractive industry provides broader benefits to society...
Jackwell Feris 28 Jun 2016
On 30 June 2014 the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) received a request for arbitration from Nusa Tenggara Partnership B.V. and PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (Newmont)...
Jackwell Feris 21 Oct 2014
Should parliament pass the current proposed amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act No. 28 of 2002 ("MPRDA") without any further regard to the potential conflict which could arise between the mineral provisions and the petroleum provisions thereof during an application process for mineral rights (prospecting and/or mining rights) and petroleum rights (exploration and/or production rights) it may lead to administrative problems for the Department of Mineral Resources ("the DMR") to administer.
Jackwell Feris 10 Mar 2014
The South African mining industry has, over the past few months, received a significant amount of bad publicity, inter alia, on the nationalisation of mineral resources, socio-economic concerns and the dangerous labour unrest, which all seems to have added to the fact that South Africa's ranking as an attractive mining investment destination has dropped even further according to the latest report released by the Canada-based Fraser Institute.
Jackwell Feris 18 Jun 2013