This case concerns the interpretation and application of the transitional provisions of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) which came into force on 1 May 2004. The matter comes before this Court as an application for leave to appeal against an order issued by the Supreme Court of Appeal.
 The applicants are the Minister of Mineral Resources (Minister); the Director-General of the Department of Mineral Resources (Director-General); the Deputy Director-General: Mineral Regulation, Department of Mineral Resources (Deputy Director-General); the Regional Manager, Northern Cape Region, Department of Mineral Resources (Regional Manager); and Imperial Crown Trading 289 (Pty) Limited (Imperial Crown). They cite as first and second respondents Sishen Iron Ore Company (Pty) Limited (Sishen) and ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited (AMSA).
Minister of Mineral Resources and Others v Sishen Iron Ore Company (Pty) Ltd and Another (CCT 51/13)  ZACC 450.32 MB