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Mmaphuti Morolong, Partner

Mmaphuti Morolong

Partner Fasken
Mining is a vital component of South African history – both constructive and destructive.
Jurisdiction South Africa, 2017
Language(s) English
Office(s) Johannesburg


Mmaphuti Morolong is a corporate & commercial partner in Johannesburg and a member of the firm’s Global Mining Group. Advising corporate clients and traditional communities, she assists with mergers and acquisitions, Black Economic Empowerment transactions, corporate re-organizations, and restructurings.


With in-depth expertise advising clients on a variety of mining regulatory and transactional issues, including compliance with the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, Mmaphuti also assists on prospecting and mining right applications and appeals and judicial reviews.


She also conducts various due-diligence investigations for both domestic and international clients, drafting commercial contracts including memorandums of incorporations, shareholders' agreements, sale of business and sale of share agreements and company law.

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • Certificate of Attendance, Prospecting and Mining Law University of the Witwatersrand
  • Certificate of Competence, Advanced Company Law I University of the Witwatersrand
  • Certificate of Competence, Advanced Company Law II University of the Witwatersrand
  • LLB Rhodes University
  • BA, Organisational Psychology Rhodes University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member International Bar Association: Mining Law Committee Member and Newsletter Editor
  • Member Legal Practice Council of South Africa
  • Member WiMSA


Fasken Institute



Article, Author Meaningful Consultation – High Court declares that interested and affected parties are entitled to be furnished with a copy of mining right application upon request
Article, Author Update: Once Empowered Always Empowered Legal Challenge
Article, Author Legal challenge to Mining Charter 2018: High Court orders the joinder of groups with direct and substantial interests

Speaking Engagements

Speaker International Mining Investment and Developments: The Path Forward


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