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Greater Lakenvlei Protected Environment

Escarpment Environment Protection Group and BirdLife South Africa v Minister of Mineral Resources, Department of Mineral Resources and William Patrick Bower (Pty) Ltd

In this matter the Escarpment Environmental Protection Group and BirdLife South Africa is challenging the decision of the Department of Mineral Resources to grant a mining right to William Patrick Bower (Pty) Ltd in respect of land on the boundary with the Greater Lakenvlei Protected Environment in Mpumalanga Province

The decision of the Department of Mineral Resources to grant a mining right in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002

The decision of the Department of Water and Sanitation to grant a water use licence in terms of the National Water Act, 1998

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