Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No. 29 of 1996)
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To provide for protection of the health and safety of employees and other persons at mines and, for that purpose–
to promote a culture of health and safety;
to provide for the enforcement of health and safety measures;
to provide for appropriate systems of employee, employer and State participation in health and safety matters;
to establish representative tripartite institutions to review legislation, promote health and enhance properly targeted research;
to provide for effective monitoring systems and inspections, investigations and inquiries to improve health and safety;
to promote training and human resources development;
to regulate employers’ and employees’ duties to identify hazards and eliminate, control and minimise the risk to health and safety;
to entrench the right to refuse to work in dangerous conditions; and
to give effect to the public international law obligations of the Republic relating to mining health and safety;
and to provide for matters connected therewith.