Legal Training Workshop: Mining Law: Environmental Permitting Requirements of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 (MPRDA) and other resource related legislation

Course title: Legal Training Workshop: Mining Law: Environmental Permitting Requirements of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 (MPRDA) and other resource related legislation
Dates: 20 February 2014
Venue: IMBEWU’s Offices – Rosebank
Organisation: IMBEWU Sustainability Legal Specialists
City: Johannesburg
Country: South Africa
Register/website: Legal Training Workshop: Mining Law: Environmental Permitting Requirements of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 (MPRDA) and other resource related legislation 
Enquiries & registration contact: lulu@imbewu.co.za

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Description: The relationship between the MPRDA permitting provisions and other legislation is a complex and confusing part of our law especially in light of the recent amendments that have been made to the MPRDA and the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 (NEMA). 

By drawing on his experience both as an attorney and as an in-house legal counsel for mining companies, your facilitator, Adam Gunn, will provide attendees with a high-level and practical understanding of the permitting implications of the complex MPRDA permitting regime, the NEMA, the National Water Act and municipal and local planning legislation. Reference will also be made to recent case law. 

The course will therefore cover:

  • The MPRDA permitting regime;
  • The MPRDA Amendment Act of 2008;
  • The MPRDA Amendment Bill of 2013; 
  • The permitting requirements and relationship to relevant resource legislation such as the NEMA and the National Water Act;
  • Planning legislation such as the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act 2013; and
  • Recent relevant cases. 

The workshop will strive to provide guidance on: 

  • the steps a mining company is required to undertake to achieve the required permits to start up an operation and maintain on-going compliance;
  • the inter-relationship between the different pieces of legislation; and
  • practical guidance on how to solve apparent conflicts in the legislation.

The workshop will be focused, practical and interactive. Attendees will receive a workbook and hard copies of the presentation slides and electronic copies of all relevant source material referred to in the workshop (i.e. up-to-date legislation and case law). 

This is a cost and time effective workshop which will provide attendees with a good understanding of the complex permitting regime required by mining projects. 

Below are some of the comments we have received from people who have previously attended this workshop: 

  • “A wonderful short course of the MPRDA”
  • “A very informative workshop – excellent use of case studies”
  • “The use of case law as practical examples was very useful”
  • “Great presentation – very well pitched and clearly explained”