National Day
of health & safety in mining

08 July 2021


The Minerals Council South Africa launched the National Day of Health and Safety in Mining on 8 July 2021. This is the fourth annual commemoration demonstrating the mining industry’s commitment to achieving zero harm.

This year’s event was centred on a theme of Renewed Focus for our New Normal, which recognised the integration of health, safety and wellbeing, acknowledging the impacts of COVID-19 on the industry’s performance in 2020, and the consequent behaviour changes needed.

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 35% increase in reported fatalities, compared with 2020. Nonetheless, since 1993 fatalities have reduced by 88%.

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Fatalities (1999-2021)



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