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The Chamber continuously looks for ways to advance the position of and make improvements in the South African mining industry and participates in various initiatives and projects in areas relating to health, education, policy and regulations.

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The Economics team provides input on matters affecting investment in the South African mining industry and issues facing the mining industry which have an economic impact. Its function includes collating and analysing data and information on behalf of the industry, and advising industry on responses and positioning in respect of critical issues.

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Employment Relations provides service excellence to members in the field of labour relations, including labour market issues, collective bargaining, employment equity and social security.

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Environmental is charged with ensuring environmental issues are addressed in a manner that enhances members’ contribution to sustainable development and ensures that risks to the viability of the mining industry are identified and managed.

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Health Services provide service excellence to members in the field of occupational health, including occupational medicine and occupational hygiene and ventilation, as well as advocacy and advice on TB, HIV and AIDS.

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The MOSH (mining industry occupational safety and health) Learning Hub was established by the Chamber in 2009 to encourage and enable mining companies to learn from the safety and health expertise and leading practices that exist in the industry.

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The Chamber’s Stakeholder and Communications department seeks to engage and inform all mining industry stakeholders through multi-channel communications and networking systems.

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Skills Development facilitates an environment that enables the mining industry to deliver skilled and trainable employees for deployment and advancement. A skills development initiative represents members in education and human resources development and associated policy and legislation.

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The Chamber is active in promoting safety and sustainability in the workplace for mineworkers and has identified areas in which the organisation can initiate positive change.

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The Legal department provides the legal advice necessary to act on behalf of members in promoting, opposing or influencing legislative and other measures affecting members’ interests. The focus is on constructive policies that are consistent with the national interest.