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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

2.6 Mine Community Development



Mine communities form an integral part of mining development, there has to be meaningful contribution towards community development, both in terms of size and impact, in keeping with the principles of the social license to operate. Stakeholders must adhere to the following:


Consistent with international best practices in terms of rules of engagement and guidelines, mining companies must invest in ethnographic community consultative and collaborative processes prior to the implementation/development of mining projects;


Mining companies must conduct an assessment to determine the developmental needs in collaboration with mining communities and identify projects within the needs analysis for their contribution to community development in line with Integrated Development Plans (IDPs), the cost of which should be proportionate to the size of investment.