Publications

Hogan Lovells Publications

A constitutional endorsement for direct democracy in customary law

In the Royal Bafokeng Nation "a king is a king by virtue of the people" (Kgosi ke Kgosi ka Morafe). This was endorsed by the South African High Court in a decision extending the principle...

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Removing the court's power to decide for the minister of mineral resources

Public officials' decisions aren't always flawless when applying the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, No 28 of 2002 (MPRDA), and there are often situations where the...

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A constitutional endorsement for direct democracy in customary law

In the Royal Bafokeng Nation "a king is a king by virtue of the people" (kgosi ke kgosi ka morafe). This was endorsed by the South African High Court in a decision extending the principle...

Hogan Lovells Publications

The future of Bitcoin (regulation) in Africa

The launch of the first Bitcoin future for trade in the United States of America during December 2017 has brought significant public attention to both the Bitcoin crypto currency, and the...

Hogan Lovells Publications

MPRDA compliance: is it required?

In South Africa, only one person can hold a valid prospecting or mining right for a particular mineral on land in terms of the governing Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, No...

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Are you thinking about global warming? The legal requirement in South Africa

During March 2017 the High Court of South Africa in Pretoria handed down a decision that has been hailed in some quarters as a victory in the fight against dirty energy and global warming....

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Reduced profits is not expropriation

The South African Constitutional Court has held that a property owner doesn't have a legal right to value property using a particular method, or to get a specific value when selling the...

Hogan Lovells Publications

The importance of obtaining environmental approvals before commencing a project

"It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission" is the often quoted adage coined by Grace Hopper. But, it is also important to keep another adage in mind – there is...

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