We create value by acting as the principal advocate for the South African mining industry on behalf of our members, our primary stakeholder.
We strive to reposition the industry to unlock its potential further and to optimise its contribution to the South African economy. Much of the value we create is indirect and cannot be measured strictly in financial terms.
Play a leadership role in pressing the reboot button for the mining industry
Create an enabling policy, legislative, regulatory, and operating environment for a successful mining industry
Minerals Council and members to implement a positive contribution model (including to the NDP)
Lead by example. Demonstrate progress on transformation, safety, social, and environmental imperatives (including through sharing leading practice)
Continually improve effectiveness and performance
As of the time of publication, the DMRE had not officially released the 2020 occupational health and safety statistics. The 2020 industry safety performance statistics in this report are therefore provisional.
Up to 14 December 2020, there were 58 fatalities reported compared to 51 fatalities at the end of 2019. This marks a provisional increase of 12% in the number of fatalities year-on-year. While it is not possible to calculate the fatality rates until the safety data is finalised, it is estimated to be worse than 2019 as there were significantly less people at work in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. The impact that the pandemic may have had on safety performance will be examined in detail in 2021. Download
have committed to adopt continuous real time monitoring systems.
By the time the WHO had declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March 2020, the Minerals Council and the CEOs of member companies were already alert to this threat and were adopting a risk-based approach in response.
Standard Operating Procedure
Recovery from the lockdown
Protection of vulnerable employees
Collating and using information
Coordinated, phased return of foreign mineworkers
Support for government-led vaccination initiative
Overcoming vaccine hesitancy