The Law firm is located in Bloemfontein, their Client is located in Mpumalanga but has offices in JHB so the position should be located in Johannesburg but the successful incumbent will travel to the mine as well as the firm occasionally. The person will report to the Director of the firm and also on a dotted line to the Client directly. If the person is not stationed in Johannesburg but is prepared to travel, this is also an option.
Our Client, a law firm is looking for a qualified lawyer to work in its mining law department on a specific project for one of their client’s located in Mpumalanga who is seeking to commence with mining operations. The commencement of the mining project is dependent on obtaining mineral right tenure on various mining rights. The successful candidate will be required to assist with the development of a project plan to obtain tenure on the mineral rights, by integrating all the different processes and procedures with different regulators, stakeholders (including landowners and host communities), and service providers, and once the project plan is finalized, to implement the project plan to deliver secure mineral right tenure for the client. This position is available to start from January 2021 and the project length is yet to be determined but it is anticipated that it will run for 2-3 years.
Law Degree. Attorney admitted in South Africa.
A minimum of 3 – 5 years’ + experience in mining law in South Africa. Skills required for the position: The candidate should be self-motivated, energetic, and driven. The position requires the candidate to work with people of diverse backgrounds in different situations, and tact and resourcefulness are important traits for the position. Meeting project timelines are essential, as the commencement of mining is dependent on legal tenure – the development of the mine and projects associated therewith are running concurrently. The project will rely on good inter-personal skills and teamwork. Literacy (language and computer) and communication skills should be excellent.