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Nicholas Veltman
Nicholas Veltman

Nicholas Veltman


Nick has gained extensive experience and is highly skilled in matters relating to mining, natural resources and infrastructure, with a particular focus on health, safety, commercial litigation, administrative appeals and reviews, opinions, corporate mergers and acquisitions and project development.

He is a sought-after advisor on mining transactions and restructuring, mining disputes and all aspects associated with the applicable Mining Laws.

Nick has been recognised as highly regarded lawyer in South Africa for Project Development: Mining by IFLR1000 for 2021.


BCom (University of Pretoria),

LLB (University of Pretoria),

Implementation of an OHSAS 18001 system (University of Potchefstroom),

OHSAS 18001: Lead Auditor (University of Potchefstroom),

Advanced short course in Business Rescue Practice (UNISA)


English, Afrikaans


Nicholas deals principally with issues relating to mining law, and construction and engineering.  He has extensive experience in general corporate and commercial litigation, environmental law, infrastructure and mining related agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate work, with a specific focus on health and safety law.  Nicholas has represented a number of clients in the mining and construction and engineering industries, as well as in the coal, gold, platinum and chrome industries.

In terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Nicholas has assisted and represented various mining houses and construction companies at investigations, inquiries and inquests conducted by the relevant authorities, after major workplace accidents and incidents.

In addition, Nicholas also assists a number of companies in conducting health and safety audits, implementation of statutory letters of appointment and in dealing with statutory enforcement notices, such as Section 54 Notices and recommendation for administrative fines.

He also advises clients on regulatory matters, in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, including mining right, prospecting right, Section 11 Consents and Section 102 (amendments of rights) applications.

Nicholas is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences and is currently recognised by IFLR 1000: Energy and Infrastructure.

Practice Area
  • Mining
  • Natural Resources
  • Environment
  • Health and Safety
  • Infrastructure
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate
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