National Day
of health & safety in mining

03 August 2022


Today marked the Minerals Council South Africa’s fifth annual commemoration of the National Day of Health and Safety in Mining. Since its inception in 2018, the goal has been to demonstrate efforts made by the industry in addressing health and safety-related issues, to reinforce its commitment, and to learn from one another to reach the common goal of Zero Harm.

The 2022 theme, Stepping up to the Challenge, aims to recognise excellence in health and safety in the industry and demonstrate the mining industry’s commitment to achieving zero harm.

A CEO-led strategy
on health and safety

Developed and led by the Minerals Council’s CEO Zero Harm Forum, Khumbul’ekhaya is a rallying cry for a step-change in safety and health performance driven at the highest levels of the industry.

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Safety performance regressed for the second consecutive year in 2021, with a 23% increase in reported fatalities, compared with 2020. Nonetheless, between 1995 and 2021, the number of fatalities overall declined by 75% with fall-of-ground fatalities in particular declining by 85%.

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Fatalities (1999-2021)



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