National Day
of health & safety in mining

08 July 2021

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The Minerals Council South Africa today launched the National Day of Health and Safety in Mining 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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Statistics

Since the advent of democracy in South Africa, the health and safety efforts of the mining industry and its partners have paid off in dramatic and literally life-saving ways. Between 1993 and 2020, the industry experienced a 90% overall decline in the number of fatalities, and a 93% decline in fatalities that occurred as a result of fall of ground. Injuries decreased by 80% over the same time period.

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Fatalities (1999-2020)

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