Hulme Scholes

Hulme is a director of Malan Scholes Inc. He was admitted as an attorney in 1995. His area of expertise is in mining law and litigation. He has in-depth knowledge of mineral rights issues and BEE transactions in this industry. He sits on the boards of various mining companies as a non-executive director and has a practical understanding of the industry, having begun his career as a Learner Official on the then Rand Mines Limited Harmony Gold Mine.

hscholes@malanscholes.co.za
+27 (0)10 020 5031

 

 

 

 

Qualifications:

  • BA LLB
  • Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

Recent Experience:

  • Reviewing and advising on the Mining Charter(s), including drafting and launching the application in the High Court of South Africa, Pretoria, to challenge the validity of the Charters (2016,2017)
  • Acted for numerous mining houses in review applications against decisions taken (or a failure to take a decision) by the regulators of mineral resources and water affairs, including decisions in respect of mining and prospecting right applications, section 11 applications and appeals
  • Counsel for Barberton Mines (Pty) Ltd in a court application to obtain access to property which forms part of its prospecting right (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Counsel for ERPM and DRDGold in the Silicosis class action (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Drafting of numerous appeals in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 28 of 2002 (as amended) and the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 and the National Water Act, 1988 and the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996
  • Advising clients on the BEE obligations contained in the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 28 of 2002 (as amended)
  • Advising the purchaser, Seriti Coal, on the sale of the South African Anglo American PLC’s coal assets (2017)
  • Advising clients on the payment of royalties in accordance with the provisions of the Royalties Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act, 28 of 2008 and the Royalties Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty (Administration) Act, 29 of 2008
  • Advising clients on and assisting clients in determining whether there are land claims in respect of properties
  • Advising clients on the civil and criminal liability of directors, in their personal capacities, for the failure of a company to comply with environmental legislation