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Published: 31 May 2016
Palala Resources (Pty) Ltd v Minister of Mineral Resources And Energy and Others (479/15) [2016] ZASCA 80
Mining and minerals – Companies – interpretation and application of s 56(c) of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 and s 73(6A) of the Companies Act 61 of 1973 – deregistration of a company which is the holder of a mineral prospecting right does not result in that company irretrievably losing that right – subsequent restoration of company’s registration having the legal effect of retrospectively reviving the lapsed prospecting right.