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Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003)

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Mining Sector Charter

Amendment of the Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry

2. Elements of the Mining Charter

2.4 Employment Equity



Workplace diversity and equitable representation at all levels are catalysts for social cohesion, transformation and competitiveness of the mining industry. In order to create a conducive environment to ensure diversity as well as participation of HDSA at all decision-making positions and core occupational categories in the mining industry, every mining company must achieve a minimum of 40% HDSA demographic representation at:


Executive Management (Board) level by 2014;


Senior management (EXCO) level by 2014;


Core and Critical skills by 2014;


Middle management level by 2014;


Junior management level by 2014.


In addition, mining companies must identify and fast-track their existing talent pools to ensure high level operational exposure in terms of career path programmes.