Court name
Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa
Case number
30 of 2020

Samancor Chrome Ltd v North West Chrome Mining (Pty) Ltd and Others (30 of 2020) [2021] ZASCA 183 (23 December 2021);

Media neutral citation
[2021] ZASCA 183
Case summary:

Interdict – Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 (MPRDA) – mining activities conducted in an area not covered by mining permits but within area of applicant’s prospecting right – court erroneously dismissing application on the basis of issue not before it – joinder of Minister of Mineral Resources not necessary – s 47 of the MPRDA not precluding relief – application to adduce further evidence on appeal – requirements therefor not established.


Petse AP
Dambuza JA
Van der Merwe JA
Makgoka JA
Mabindla-Boqwana JA