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South African mineral law: a historical overview of the state’s regulatory power regarding the exploitation of minerals.

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dc.contributor.author Van der Schyff, E
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-24T07:24:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-24T07:24:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Van der Schyff, E. 2012. South African mineral law: a historical overview of the state’s regulatory power regarding the exploitation of minerals. New Contree : A journal of Historical and Human Sciences for Southern Africa. 64:131-153, Jul. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/4969] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0379-9867
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7021
dc.description.abstract The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 [MPRDA] acknowledges that the country’s mineral resources belong to the nation. The State is subsequently appointed as custodian of these resources. As custodian the State has the ultimate responsibility to grant, issue, control, administer and manage all rights in minerals. As a consequence of this wide regulatory authority a landowner’s right to deal with the minerals imbedded in the soil of his property has completely been annihilated. This article gives an historical overview of the State’s regulatory power regarding the exploitation of the country’s minerals to determine the extent to which the State has, in the past, took upon itself the power to decide where, when and by whom the country’s mineral riches could be mined. A historical perspective of the extent of the State’s regulatory powers regarding the exploitation of minerals might be beneficial when the provisions of the MPRDA are interpreted. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher School for Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University en_US
dc.subject Custodian en_US
dc.subject Minerals en_US
dc.subject Mineral rights en_US
dc.subject Mining en_US
dc.subject Nationalisation en_US
dc.subject Ownership en_US
dc.subject Petroleum en_US
dc.title South African mineral law: a historical overview of the state’s regulatory power regarding the exploitation of minerals. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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