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  • Posted: Sep 7, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • As a global and diversified mining business, we use the latest technologies to find new resources, plan and build our mines and mine, process, move and market our products to customers around the world. For almost 100 years, we have been mining the minerals that society needs to develop and prosper. We provide our investors with a balanced portfolio of oppo...
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    Legal Principal

    Job Description:

    The Legal Principal will support the Anglo American South African Executive Office, the Anglo American South Africa Management Board and the Anglo American South Africa Advisory Panel including the legal facilitation and risk management of projects of the Anglo American in South Africa Executive Office.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Actively participate and, where appropriate, lead projects of the Anglo American South Africa Executive Office.

    • Provide advice and opinions on legal issues and risks relating to the work of the Anglo American South Africa Executive Office and, where appropriate, manage external advisors in managing projects to completion .

    • Work within the AASA Executive Team supporting the Group Director: South Africa and the Counsel to Anglo American in South Africa.

    • Focus on projects of a regulatory and policy nature at a national and regional level in support of our South African businesses.

    • Deliver alongside integrated cross-functional teams drawn from across Anglo American’s South African businesses, working to achieve alignment and thought leadership in relation to the Group’s strategic priorities in South Africa.

    • Report on project progress and costs as a member of the AASA Executive Office Team.

    • Where required, participate in briefings of General Counsel and other stakeholders.

    • Manage legal costs in accordance with internal budgets, implement the Group Legal Preferred External Law Firm Agreement and apply and innovate alternative billing models for value.

    • Demonstrate behaviour in line with health, safety and environmental standards and with the Group’s values.

    • Demonstrate behaviour in line with the Group’s values, standards and a professional workplace.

    • Develop your performance in line with the Group’s policies and systems (e.g. performance management, talent management) in order to achieve business goals.


    • LLB or equivalent.

    • Proven significant post qualification (university degree) experience.

    • Attorney or advocate or equivalent, in all instances registered as a legal practitioner (practicing or non-practicing) in good standing by the Legal Practice Council .


    • Mining regulatory law

    And demonstrable knowledge and experience in four of the following filed:

    • Constitutional law;

    • Administrative law;

    • Human rights law

    • Employment law;

    • Empowerment law;

    • Environmental law;

    • Immoveable property and land law;

    • Mine health and safety law;

    • International performance standards relevant to mining-related projects and activities;

    • Resolutions, declarations, statements and principles of international intergovernmental organisations relevant to mining-related projects and activities.

    Additional information:

    Who we are

    We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies.  As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Anglo American on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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