Mineral and Water Rights

Germarié Viljoen

Germarié Viljoen (LLB, LLM (cum laude), LLD) is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, North-West University. During the period 2009-2012, she was appointed as temporary lecturer at the Faculty of Law, where after she consulted as legal specialist at Shangoni Management Services (Pretoria, Lynnwood) until 2014. In 2014, Germarié was permanently appointed as lecturer at the Faculty of Law.

Elmarie van der Schyff

In recent times, enormous developments occurred in the field of mineral and water rights following the promulgation of legislation in which the state was statutorily appointed as the guardian or trustee of the resources concerned. This statutory intervention dramatically changed not only the property right paradigm in terms of which resources are managed, but also the nature of rights that may be obtained in respect of resource units.