Budget 2017

Budget 2017

The 2017/18 Budget demonstrates the truism that sustaining and enhancing social good is dependent on the extent of economic growth that is enjoyed.

Chamber's statement
457,698 direct employees approximately 4.5 million dependants supported R116.7 billion annual employee earnings


Mining has played a vital role in the economy of South Africa for over 100 years. In 2015 the mining industry contributed R286 billion towards South African GDP, representing 7.1% of GDP.

Mining Indaba
Gold Pour

Unctad’s ‘mis-invoicing report’ further debunked

The Chamber of Mines is pleased to announce the publication of a second report from economic consultancy Eunomix, analysing and further refuting allegations of ‘mis-invoicing’ by South African mining companies.


MHSC Tripartite Principals Pledge

The Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) Tripartite Principals Pledge (the Pledge) is a public commitment by all stakeholders in South Africa’s mining industry – Government, Organised Labour and Industry – to work together to achieve the ultimate goal of Zero Harm.

About the Pledge
Modernisation underground


The South African mining sector has, for more than 100 years, been considered a labour-intensive industry using physically demanding manual drilling methods with blasting and cleaning on a stop-start basis, predominantly in narrow reef, hard-rock mining for gold, platinum and chrome.

Membership Comapct

Membership compact

The Membership Compact is a mandatory code of ethical business conduct to which members of the CoM subscribe.

About the Compact


We know that you may have many questions about the Chamber of Mines and the South African mining industry. We cover some of the most frequently asked questions in this section of our website.