The Broad Based Socio Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Industry, hereafter referred to as "the Mining Charter", is a Government instrument designed to effect sustainable growth and meaningful transformation of the mining industry. The Mining Charter seeks to achieve the following objectives:
||To promote equitable access to the nation's mineral resources to all the people of South Africa;
||To substantially and meaningfully expand opportunities for HDSA to enter the mining and minerals industry and to benefit from the exploitation of the nation's mineral resources;
||To utilise and expand the existing skills base for the empowerment of HDSA and to serve the community;
||To promote employment and advance the social and economic welfare of mine communities and major labour sending areas;
||To promote beneficiation of South Africa's mineral commodities; and
||Promote sustainable development and growth of the mining industry.