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Skip Navigation Links.   Mine Health and Safety Act No. 29 of 1996

The Act has been updated up to and including the regulations published in Government Gazette No. 29458 dated 15 December 2006

To provide for protection of the health and safety of employees and other persons at mines and, for that purpose--

  • to promote a culture of health and safety;
     
  • to provide for the enforcement of health and safety measures;
     
  • to provide for appropriate systems of employee, employer and State participation in health and safety matters;
     
  • to establish representative tripartite institutions to review legislation, promote health and enhance properly targeted research;
     
  • to provide for effective monitoring systems and inspections, investigations and inquiries to improve health and safety;
     
  • to promote training and human resources development;
     
  • to regulate employers' and employees' duties to identify hazards and eliminate, control and minimise the risk to health and safety;
     
  • to entrench the right to refuse to work in dangerous conditions; and
     
  • to give effect to the public international law obligations of the Republic relating to mining health and safety;
     
  • and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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