Who we are?


To be, and remain relevant, we focus on understanding the mining, natural resources and infrastructure sectors, anticipating challenges that our clients may face, before they arise, and proactively providing practical, implementable solutions.

We understand that, to be relevant, we need to have in-depth knowledge of our clients’ operations at a practical level, the geographical location where the operations are situated, expectations by stakeholders such as communities in and around the operations, the interpretation by the relevant regulators of the applicable laws, and of course, the laws that apply to those operations at national, provincial and local level.

We also understand the need to identify trends, challenges and aspects which will be of relevance to our clients, and to address these proactively. Any clients who have dealt with us over the years will know that we take our commitment to being relevant, seriously.


We have learned over the years that being responsive to client needs is absolutely vital. We are dedicated to the quickest possible turnaround, without compromising on quality of work and the integrity of our advice. We respond promptly to communications from our clients in support of our commitments.


We understand that clients need practical, implementable advice which combines the applicable laws, business requirements, and the reality of doing business in a highly complex environment. The mining, natural resources and infrastructure sectors are dynamic, and we pride ourselves in being able to provide up to date and future-focused practical solutions.

How can we help you?

Beech Veltman provides services in numerous African jurisdictions, including South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ghana, the DRC, Mozambique, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Namibia, Senegal, Lesotho as well as Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe, China, Singapore and across the globe. With years of experience partnering a broad range of stakeholders across the life cycle, from extraction through to beneficiation and infrastructure development, we can help you successfully navigate any and every situation. We adopt an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach that both anticipates changes to the landscape and provides responsive practical solutions on issues including:

  • applications for prospecting and mining rights
  • applications for environmental authorisations (environmental, water, waste, air, etc.)
  • health and safety (including representation at inquiries and investigations under the Health and Safety Laws)
  • advice in relation to compliance initiatives from the regulators
  • advice in relation to Enviromental Social Governance (ESG)
  • Black Economic Empowerment and compliance with Indigenisation Laws
  • corporate and commercial
  • competition law
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • compliance auditing
  • health, safety and environmental training and awareness
  • defence of criminal prosecutions initiated by the regulators
  • employment law (including industrial action, community activism and related)
  • lobbying activities associated with new and existing legislation – implementation of health and safety structures and appointments in compliance with Health and Safety Laws

  • contractor engagement and management

  • renewable energy

  • financing of projects

  • off-take, security and related arrangements

  • escrow arrangements

  • anti-bribery and corruption

  • human rights and modern slavery

  • the Protection of Personal Information