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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

2.7 Housing and Living Conditions



Human dignity and privacy for mineworkers are the hallmarks to enhance productivity and expedite transformation in the mining industry in terms of housing and living conditions. In this regard mining companies must implement measures to improve the standards of housing and living conditions for mineworkers as follows:


Convert or upgrade hostels into family units by 2014;


Attain the occupancy rate of one person per room by 2014;


Facilitate home ownership options for all mine employees in consultation with organised labour by 2014.