19 March 2021, GroundUp, Raymond Joseph

In a letter to the MMA and SANEF lawyers late last year, State Attorney M.W. Motsepe said that Minister Patel did not intend to “litigate” the matter.

“We are … asked to advise you that the minister does not intend to litigate the matter, but to adopt a course that addresses your clients’ concerns,” Motsepe wrote.

In their response, MMA and SANEF attorneys replied: “We have taken instructions from our clients, and confirm that our clients are amenable to engaging with the Minister in order to amend Regulation 8 in a manner which addresses the concerns which are set out in their application.”

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