• Adami Geldenhuys

Draft Mine Health and Safety Amendment Bill, 2022


The Draft Mine Health and Safety Amendment Bill, 2022 was gazetted on 15 June 2022 (GenN1086 GG 46546 p3 15June2022). Comments are invited by 29 July 2022.


The purpose of the Bill is “To amend the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996, so as to streamline administrative processes; to strengthen enforcement provisions; to reinforce offences and penalties; to amend certain definitions; and to provide for matter connected therein.”


The Bill intends to make amendments to the following sections of the Mine Health and Safety Bill 29 of 1996:

  • Amendments to Sections 2, 2A, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 20, 42, 43, 47, 49, 50, 54, 57, 59, 72, 75, 76, 80, 85, 86, 92, 93, 96, 98, 102 and Schedules 4, 6, 8

  • Repeal of Sections 49A and 49B

  • Insertion of

  • Section 2B: Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

  • Section 11A: Investigation by employer

  • Section 13A: Findings of unfitness to work

  • Section 20(2C): Employer’s duty to report dismissal based on unfitness to perform work

  • Section 55C: Payment of fines


A copy of the Bill is available at: https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/gcis_document/202206/46546gon1086.pdf


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Date posted: 22 June 2022

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