Health and safety
Employees returning to work from the COVID-19 lockdown will need to show justification if they halt work on the basis that they are exposed to the virus.
Following Gwede Mantashe's address at Mining Indaba, a series of headlines appeared saying that "mining companies can generate own power without licenses".
On 17 January 2020, the long-awaited notice extending the transitional timeframe for compliance with the Financial Provisioning Regulations, 2015 was published by Minister of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs Barbara Creecy.
Webber Wentzel recently hosted its Mining Round-Up where industry analysts and experts discussed issues ranging from strike action to sustainability.
Business and policy
Jonathan Veeran, Corporate Practice Partner at Webber Wentzel, discusses the private sector's way forward in terms of implementing Mining Charter III.
Law firm Webber Wentzel helped achieve a significant victory for the Independent Power Producers when Judge Meyer of the Pretoria High Court on 26 March 2019, dismissed a declarator and interdict application brought by the Coal Transporters Forum.
This is the first time that the Labour Court has had to consider a campaign of secondary strikes called for by a trade union across a particular industry.
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