The Chamber of Mines of South Africa is a mining industry employers’ organisation that supports and promotes the South African mining industry. The Chamber serves its members and promotes their interests by providing strategic support and advisory input.
A key role of the organisation is to facilitate interaction among mining employers to examine policy issues and other matters of mutual concern to crystallise and define desirable industry standpoints. A variety of initiatives are in place to promote collaboration between members. Consultation and collaboration are voluntary and never encroach on the autonomy of members.
The Chamber also acts as a principal advocate for mining in South Africa to government, communicating major policies endorsed by its members. A further vital function of the organisation is to represent some sectors in collective bargaining with organised labour.