Useful links

Chamber of Mines of South Africa

The Chamber of Mines of South Africa provides an employers' organisation to serve members and their interests in the South African mining industry. Chamber of Mines website

Council of Geoscience

The Council for Geoscience (CGS) is one of the National Science Councils of South Africa. CGS provide expert earth-science information and services to improve the management of natural resources and the environment for a better quality of life for all. CGS website

Dealing with Occupational lung disease: A collaborative initiative by SA mining companies

Occupational lung diseases refer to pulmonary disorders associated with exposures to substances, such as dust or gases in the workplace. OLD website

Department of Mineral Resouces

The vision of the Department of Mineral Resources is to enable a globally competitive, sustainable and meaningfully transformed minerals and mining sector to ensure that all South Africans derive sustainable benefit from the country’s mineral wealth. Department of Mineral Resouces website

Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA)

The GSSA aims to promote the study of the earth sciences and to look after the interests of earth scientists by providing forums and events where geologists and members from related disciplines may meet and share ideas, discuss advances in the science, emerging technology, and new geological models and ideas. GSSA website

Global Reporting Initiative

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a leading organization in the sustainability field. GRI promotes the use of sustainability reporting as a way for organizations to become more sustainable and contribute to sustainable development.​ GRI website

Heart of Gold campaign

Heart of Gold is a campaign by the Gold Royalties Response Group (GRRG) which celebrates the economic and social contribution the gold industry makes to our State. Heart of Gold website

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (“JSE”) offers secure, efficient primary and secondary capital markets across a diverse range of securities, supported by our post-trade and regulatory services. JSE website


The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) was established in 2001 to act as a catalyst for performance improvement in the mining and metals industry. ICMM website

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a major UK engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle, from exploration and extraction, through characterisation, processing, forming, finishing and application, to product recycling and land reuse. IOM3 website

Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is a professional society whose more than 15,000 membership represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 85 countries. SME website

The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM)

The SAIMM is a professional institute with local and international links aimed at assisting members source news and views about technological developments in the mining, metallurgical and related sectors as well as embracing a professional code of ethics. SAIMM website

The South African Mineral Codes (SAMREC & SAMVAL Codes)

The SAMREC Code sets out minimum standards, recommendations and guidelines for Public Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves in South Africa. SAMREC website

World Gold Council

The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. With our unique insight into the global gold market, we see unrealised potential for gold across society and intervene to create new possibilities. World Gold Council website