The judgement was handed down late on Tuesday afternoon.
The two parties are the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) and Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) – who are acting on behalf of three mining community organisations – Mining Affected Communities United in Action, Women Affected by Mining United in Action, and the Mining and Environmental Justice Network of SA.
To read more about the application held before the court, click here
The court further ordered all parties to strictly adhere to the timelines previously laid down by the Deputy Judge President of the Gauteng High Court for the serving and filing of pleadings and heads of argument.
The Chamber respects the outcome of the proceedings and will now shift its focus to studying the Minister’s answering affidavit which was served and filed on Friday, 10 November 2017 and preparing its replying affidavit which must be filed and served on 22 November 2017.
The dates for the hearing of the Chamber’s review application of the Mining Charter by a full bench of the High Court remain 13 and 14 December 2017.
To read more about the Minister’s initial response to the Chamber’s intention to review the Mining Charter, click here