A/Prof. Pieter Badenhorst

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Position

Associate Professor (Property Law)

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Law

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Legum (Private Law), University of Pretoria, 1993
Master of Laws, University of Witwatersrand, 1985

Contact

Biography

Pieter Badenhorst is an Associate Professor in Deakin Law School. Pieter graduated from the University of Pretoria with the degrees of BLC and LLB. He obtained his LLM degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and Yale University, respectively, and an LLD from the University of Pretoria in 1992. His thesis was on the South African Mineral law in terms of the Doctrine of Rights. Prior to moving to Australia, he was for many years Professor and Head of the Department of Private law at the University of the North and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Pieter is the author and co-author of six books and over 131 articles in South African, Australian and International law journals. His main work is in the area of Mineral law and Property law.

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Teaching interests

  • Property law
  • Mineral law

Units taught

  • MLL325 - Land Law
  • MLL327 - Property Law

Knowledge areas

  • Mineral law
  • Property law
  • Land law

Conferences

  • 'Large-scale Expropriation of Mineral Rights in South Africa: The Agri South Africa fiasco', Private Law and Social Justice Conference, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa, 20 August 2012.
  • 'Large Scale Expropriation of Mineral Rights in South Africa: The Agri South Africa saga?', Private Law and Social Justice Conference, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa, 23 August 2011.
  • 'The application of the prior in tempore potior in iure-rule in land registration', Private Law and Social Justice Conference, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa, 25 August 2009.
  • 'Nature of Rights to Minerals in the MPRD Act: some preliminary thoughts', Private Law and Social Justice Conference, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, November 2005.
  • 'The Pitfalls of the transitional arrangements in the Minerals Act: are they really going to work during the Mining Law Update 2003', Seminar, Institute for International research, Johannesburg International Airport, South Africa,  24 June 2003.  
  • 'The link between the Property Clause and the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act?', Potchefstroom Conference of the Bill of Rights, FW De Klerk Foundation, National Human Rights Trust, Faculty of Law, South Africa, 4 July 2003.
  • 'Beskerming van mineraalregte: n Satyagraha? (Protection of mineral rights: a Satyagraha?)', Property Law Seminar, University of Potchefstroom, South Africa, 27 September 2001.
  • 'Essentialia van 'n mineralehuurkontrak (Essential elements of a mineral lease)', Property Law Seminar, University of South Africa, South Africa, 14 August 1996.
  • 'Enkele opmerkings na aanleiding van die moderne Suid-Afrikaanse Onteieningsreg (A few comments regarding modern South African Expropriation law)', Vereniging van Onteigenings-Advocaten of the Netherlands, Netherlands, 6 April 1995.
  • 'Artikel 5(1) van die Mineraalwet 50 van 1991: 'n Herformulering van die houer van ontginningsregte se gemeenregtelike bevoegdhede? (Section 5(1) of the Minerals Act  50 of 1991: a reformulation of the entitlements of the holder of mineral rights in terms of the common law)', Annual Property Law Seminar, University of South Africa, South Africa, 11 June 1993.
  • 'Real rights', Annual Congress, Society of University Teachers of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 10 July 1991.

Awards

  • Visiting Professor of Law, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa, 2015.

Publications

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2019

Priority disputes between old order mineral rights and prospecting rights or mining rights in South Africa: The Eagle has not landed

P Badenhorst

(2019), Vol. 30, pp. 35-66, Colorado Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law Review, Boulder, Colo., C1

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Towards a civilised theory of property rights in Australian law

Pieter Badenhorst

(2019), Vol. 27, pp. 134-156, Australian Property Law Journal, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

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Conflict resolution between holders of prospecting or mining rights and owners (or occupiers) of land or traditional communities: what is not good for the goose is good for the gander

Pieter Badenhorst, Carel Van Heerden

(2019), Vol. 136, pp. 303-327, South African law journal, Cape Town, South Africa, C1

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2018

Ownership of historical mine dumps: uncaptured no more?

P Badenhorst, C Van Heerden

(2018), Vol. 135, pp. 351-375, South African law journal, Cape Town, South Africa, C1

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New order rights to minerals in South Africa: Ten years after Mayday

P Badenhorst

(2018), Vol. 26, pp. 366-390, African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Edinburgh, Sco., C1

journal

Registrability of rights in the deeds registry: the twofold test revisited

P Badenhorst

(2018), Vol. 29, pp. 220-236, Stellenbosch law review, Kenwyn, South Africa, C1

journal
2017

Competing preferent community prospecting rights: a nonchalant custodian?

N Olivier, C Williams, P Badenhorst

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. 1-34, Potchefstroom electronic law journal, Potchefstroom, South Africa, C1

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THE NATURE OF NEW ORDER PROSPECTING RIGHTS AND MINING RIGHTS: A CAN OF WORMS?

P Badenhorst

(2017), Vol. 134, pp. 361-382, South African Law Journal, South Africa, C1

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The notion of constitutional property in South Africa: an analysis of the Constitutional Court's approach in the Shoprite Checkers (Pty) Ltd v MEC for Economic Development Eastern Cape 2015 6 SA 125 (CC)

P Badenhorst, C Young

(2017), Vol. 28, pp. 26-46, Stellenbosch law review, Lansdowne, South Africa, C1

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2016

An arbitrary deprivation of property? The South African Constitutional Court's decision on section 89(5)(b) of the National Credit Act, 34 of 2005, in Chevron (Pty) Ltd v Wilson's Transport [2015] ZACC 15

P Badenhorst

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 103-119, Canterbury law review, Christchurch, New Zealand, C1

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2014

Towards a theory on publically-owned minerals in Victoria

P Badenhorst

(2014), Vol. 22, pp. 157-186, Australian Property Law Journal, Chatswood, NSW, C1

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Security of mineral tenure in South Africa: carrot or stick?

P Badenhorst

(2014), Vol. 32, pp. 5-40, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law, London, England, C1

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Conversion of jointly-held old order mining rights: an all and nothing ruling? Minister of Mineral Resources of the RSA v Sishen Iron Ore (394/12) [2013] ZASCA 50 (28 March 2013)

P Badenhorst, N Olivier

(2014), Vol. 77, pp. 145-155, Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law, Durban, South Africa, C1

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The Agri South Africa Constitutional Court decision

P Badenhorst, N Oliver

(2014), Vol. 33, pp. 230-249, Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal, C1

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Expropriation of "old order" mineral rights in South Africa: the Constitutional Court has its say (twice)

P Badenhorst

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 53-58, Property law review, Sydney, N. S. W., C1

journal

The South African land registration system: a case involving fraud

P Badenhorst

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 129-135, Property law review, Pyrmont, N.S.W., C1

journal

A tale of two expropriations: Newcrestia and Agrizania

P Badenhorst

(2014), Vol. 47, pp. 258-282, De Jure, Pretoria, South Africa, C1

journal
2012

The final judgment

P Badenhorst, N Olivier, C Williams

(2012), Vol. 1, pp. 106-130, Journal of South African law, Lansdowne, South Africa, C1

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Expropriation of unused old order rights by the MPRDA : you have lost it!

P Badenhorst, N Olivier

(2012), Vol. 75, pp. 329-343, Tydskrif vir hedendaagse Romeins-Holandse Reg : Journal of contemporary Roman-Dutch law, Pretoria, South Africa, C1

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Mogale Alloys (Pty) Ltd v Nuco Chrome Boputhatswana (Pty) Ltd 2011 (6) SA 96 (GSJ)

P Badenhorst, J Du Plessis

(2012), Vol. 45, pp. 388-404, De jure, Pretoria, South Africa, C1

journal

Cadia Holdings Pty Ltd v State of New South Wales (2010) 269 ALR 204

P Badenhorst

(2012), Vol. 3, pp. 605-623, De jure, Pretoria, South Africa, C1

journal

Paying the piper (in absentia) - SFF Association v Xstrata 2011 JDR 0407 (GSJ)

P Badenhorst

(2012), Vol. 33, pp. 436-447, Obiter, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, C1

journal

Large scale expropriation of mineral rights in South Africa : The Agri South Africa fiasco

P Badenhorst

(2012), Vol. 31, pp. 205-220, Australian resources and energy law journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Maccsand (Pty) Ltd v city of Cape Town 2012 (4) SA 181 (CC)

N Olivier, C Williams, P Badenhorst

(2012), Vol. 15, pp. 538-565, Potchefstroom electronic law journal, Potchefstroom, South Africa, C1

journal
2011

Conflict resolution between owners of land and holders of rights to minerals : a lopsided triangle?

P Badenhorst

(2011), pp. 326-341, Journal of South African Law, Lansdowne, South Africa, C1

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Transitional prospecting rights : a moratorial escort across the bridge? - De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd v Regional Manager, Mineral Regulation Free State Region : Department of Minerals and Energy Case 1590/2007 (OPD) Unreported (15-05-2008) ('De Beers (2)')

P Badenhorst

(2011), Vol. 32, pp. 463-473, Obiter, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, C1

journal

Host communities and competing applications for prospecting rights in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002

P Badenhorst, N Olivier

(2011), Vol. 44, pp. 126-148, De Jure, Pretoria, South Africa, C1

journal

The make-up of transitional rights to minerals : something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue...?

P Badenhorst

(2011), pp. 763-784, South African law journal, Lansdowne, South Africa, C1

journal

Large scale expropriation of mineral rights in South Africa : the agri South Africa saga

P Badenhorst

(2011), Vol. 30, pp. 261-272, Australian resources and energy law journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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2010

Status of tailings dumps : let D5s go working in the past?

P Badenhorst, C van Heerden

(2010), Vol. 21, pp. 116-131, Stellenbosch law review, Lansdowne, South Africa, C1

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Right of access to land for mining purposes : on terra firma at last?-Joubert v Maranda Mining Company (Pty) Ltd

P Badenhorst

(2010), Vol. 73, pp. 318-328, Tydskrif vir hedendaagse Romeins-Holandse Reg : Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch law, Pretoria, South Africa, C1

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Ownership of minerals in situ in South Africa : Australian darning to the rescue?

P Badenhorst

(2010), Vol. 127, pp. 646-672, The South African law journal, Lansdowne, South Africa, C1

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2009

Expropriations by virtue of the mineral and petroleum resources development act: Are there some more trees in the forest?

P Badenhorst

(2009), pp. 600-608, Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg, C1

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From Waurn Ponds : registration of title or title by registration? Prophitius v Campbell 2008 3 SA 552 (D & CLD)

P Badenhorst

(2009), Vol. 4, pp. 793-801, Journal of South African law, Johannesburg, South Africa, C1

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2008

Mineral rights are dead! Long live mineral rights!

P Badenhorst

(2008), pp. 156-165, Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse reg / Journal of South African Law, Kaapstad, South Africa, C1-1

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'Minerals', 'petroleum' and 'operations' in the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 : a geologist as devil's advocate for a change? '

P Badenhorst, R Shone

(2008), Vol. 29, pp. 33-52, Obiter, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, C1-1

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Unjustified enrichment : having a friend wearing different hats, who needs enemies?

P Badenhorst, L Coetzee

(2008), Vol. 29, pp. 101-112, Obiter, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, C1-1

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Review of a refusal to grant a prospecting right

P Badenhorst, M Cornelly

(2008), Vol. 29, pp. 113-123, Obiter, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, C1-1

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Duelling prospecting rights : a non-custodial second?

P Badenhorst, H Mostert

(2008), pp. 819-833, Tydskrif Vie Die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg / Journal of South African Law, Kaapstad, South Africa, C1-1

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Allaclas Investments (Pty) Ltd v Milnerton Golf Club (Stelzner and others intervening) 2007 2 SA 40 : Golf as nuisance in law

P Badenhorst, A Jordaan

(2008), pp. 636-643, De jure, Pretoria, South Africa, C1-1

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2007

Artikel 3(1) en (2) van die Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 van 2002: 'n herbeskouing

P Badenhorst, H Mostert

(2007), pp. 469-493, Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse reg./ Journal of South African law, Kaapstad, South Africa, C1-1

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Ambit of mineral rights : paving the way for new order disputes?

P Badenhorst, H Mostert

(2007), pp. 409-422, Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse reg. / Journal of South African law, Kaapstad, South Africa, C1-1

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Accession of lots : accession per artes magicas?

P Badenhorst, J Pienaar

(2007), Vol. 28, pp. 380-387, Obiter, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, C1-1

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2006

Mineral law and the doctrine of rights : a microscope of magnification?

P Badenhorst

(2006), Vol. 27, pp. 539-553, Obiter, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, C1-1

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2005

Nature of new order rights to minerals : a rubikian exercise since passing the mayday rubicon with a cubic zirconium?

P Badenhorst

(2005), Vol. 26, pp. 505-525, Obiter, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, C1-1

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Successive sales : cordiality does not give you locus standi

P Badenhorst, L Ristow

(2005), Vol. 26, pp. 773-777, Obiter, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, C1-1

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2004

Exodus of 'Mineral Rights' from South African Mineral Law

P Badenhorst

(2004), Vol. 22, pp. 218-235, Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, C1-1

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For old time's sake, meaning of a 'mineral'?

P Badenhorst

(2004), Vol. 15, pp. 464-477, Stellenbosse regstydskrif / Stellenbosch law review, Lansdowne, South Africa, C1-1

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Revisiting the transitional arrangements of The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 and the Constitutional Property clause : an analysis in two parts (part 2)

P Badenhorst, H Mostert

(2004), Vol. 15, pp. 22-51, Stellenbosse regstydskrif / Stellenbosch law review, Lansdowne, South Africa, C1-1

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The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 and the environment

P Badenhorst, R Stein

(2004), Vol. 25, pp. 371-385, Obiter, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, C1-1

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2003

Sale of (unsevered) sand : the sandman and the tax (wo)man

P Badenhorst, L Skelton

(2003), Vol. 24, pp. 253-261, Obiter, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, C1-1

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Saving the pieces of the mineral law system : keeping the baby and the bathwater

P Badenhorst

(2003), Vol. 24, pp. 46-64, Obiter, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, C1-1

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Closure of prospecting rights, mining rights and mineral rights in terms of apartheid legislation

P Badenhorst

(2003), Vol. 24, pp. 333-343, Obiter, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, C1-1

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Revisiting the transitional arrangements of The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 and the Constitutional Property clause : an analysis in two parts (part 1)

P Badenhorst, H Mostert

(2003), Vol. 14, pp. 377-400, Stellenbosse regstydskrif / Stellenbosch law review, Lansdowne, South Africa, C1-1

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