Workers’ Day, May 1 or May Day, (celebrated today, May 2) provides us all with a time to reflect. To reflect not just on the more obvious roles of the 6.6 million workers in the formal sector of the South African economy and of the 450,000 in the mining sector alone, but also on the contributions that these often unsung individuals have made to our country, to our people and to our mining industry on which so much of our economy and welfare depends.