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  1. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Mine Health and Safety Act: Regulations: Explosives (No. R. 1279). - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 2007-07-07 | ZAF-2006-R-75675

    Regulates the procedures for the safe use of explosives in the mining industry.

  2. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Amendment to the Regulations in respect of occupational hygiene, issued under the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No. 29 of 1996). No. R 989. - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-10-05 | ZAF-2006-R-75395

    Replaces the table on "Occupational Exposure Limits for Airborne Pollutants" of the Regulations published under Government Notice No. R 904 in Government Gazette No. 23583 of 2 July 2002.

  3. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Mine Health and Safety Act: Amendments to the Regulations in Respect to Occupational Hygiene (No. R 1226). - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-12-15 | ZAF-2005-R-74054

    Amends the regulations of 2002 concerning reports to the regional principal inspector as well as changes to certain forms to be submitted to the competent authority.

  4. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Mine Health and Safety Act: Regulations Relating Protection of surface and workings (No. R 1323). - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-11-12 | ZAF-2004-R-74089

    Sets out employer responsibilites with respect to the surfaces of mines and the risk of slips, mine collapses, drowning etc.

  5. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Mine Health and Safety Act: Regulations: Repeal (No. R. 1305). - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-11-12 | ZAF-2004-R-74090

    Repeals a number of Regulations made under the Mine Health and Safety Act in accordance with Item 4 of Schedule 4 of the Act.

  6. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations under the Mine Health and Safety Act (No. R. 1237).

    Adoption: 2003-08-29 | ZAF-2003-R-65820

    Made under Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996. Provides for duties of employer in preventing fires and explosions.

  7. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Law, Act

    Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Amendment Act, 2002 (No. 60 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2003-01-22 | ZAF-2003-L-63370

    Amends Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act, 1973. Establishes that if a person was medically examined within a period of 24 months immediately preceding application for medical examination, the Director of the Medical Bureau for Occupational Diseases may refuse that person's application for medical examination. Also provides for some related matters.

  8. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations under the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (No. R. 959).

    Adoption: 2002-07-12 | Date of entry into force: 2003-01-01 | ZAF-2002-R-62625

    Sets forth obligations of employer at underground mine where there is a risk of rock bursts, rock falls or roof falls, or at any other mine where there is a significant risk or rock bursts, rock falls or roof falls. Repeals a number of regulations made under the Minerals Act 1991.

  9. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Notice of repeal under Mine Health and Safety Act (No. R. 905).

    Adoption: 2002-07-02 | Date of entry into force: 2002-09-01 | ZAF-2002-R-62622

    Repeals a number of regulations issued under Chapters 8, 9 and 15 of Mine Health and Safety Act 1996.

  10. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Mine Health and Safety Act: Regulations (No. R 904). - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-07-02 | ZAF-2002-R-74069

    Regulates mine health and safety issues as set out in the Mine Health and Safety Act including with respect to: fires and explosions (chapter 5); mine environmental engineering and occupational hygiene (chapter 9); rescue, first aid and emergency preparedness and response (chapter 16); occupational hygiene and occupational exposure limits for airborne pollutants, occupational exposure limits for physical agents and drinking water (chapter 22).

  11. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Mine Health and Safety Act (29/1996): Regulations (R. 134).

    Adoption: 2001-02-09 | ZAF-2001-R-59091

    Made under the Mine Health and Safety Act 1996. Provides for accidents to be reported, dangerous occurrences to be reported, place of an accident to be left undisturbed, and right to attend inspection in loco.

  12. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Law, Act

    Mine Health and Safety Amendment Act, 1997 (No. 72 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-11-26 | Date of partial entry into force: 1997-01-15 | ZAF-1997-L-49060

    Amends the Mine Health and Safety Act to provide for a system of administrative fines, to further regulate tripartite institutions, and to provide for the participation of health and safety representatives responsible for a working place in a relevant inquiry.

  13. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Constitution of the Mine Health and Safety Council.

    Adoption: 1997-10-10 | ZAF-1997-M-48077

    Covers procedural matters of the Mine Health and Safety Council. Added as a schedule to the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996.

  14. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Amendment of Mine Health and Safety Regulations (No. R. 846).

    Adoption: 1997-06-21 | ZAF-1997-R-47372

    Amends the Mine Health and Safety Regulations (No. R 93 of 15 January 1997). Substitutes Chapter 6 regarding election of health and safety representatives and committees; substitutes Chapter 7 regarding authorisation of inspectors.

  15. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Suspension and Variation of Application of Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act, 1973 (No. 78 of 1973).

    Adoption: 1997-06-21 | ZAF-1997-M-47373

    Suspends and varies application of numerous provisions of Act No. 78 of 1973.

  16. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Law, Act

    Mine Health and Safety Act (No. 29 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-05-30 | Date of entry into force: 1997-01-15 | Date of partial entry into force: 1998-01-15 | ZAF-1996-L-44792

    Chapter 2 sets forth mine owners' duties, including the obligation to establish a safety policy and to provide health and safety training. Managers shall also establish a system of medical health surveillance. S. 23 gives employees the right to leave dangerous working places. Chapter 3 provides for the establishment of health and safety committees. Chapter 4 creates two tripartite institutions: a Mine Health and Safety Council and a Mining Qualifications Authority. Chapter 5 covers mine inspection. Chapter 7 covers legal proceedings and offences. Inter alia, it shall be an offence to discriminate against employees exercising their rights under this Act. S. 85 forbids persons under 18 from working in a mine. Updated regularly in South African Labour Law (Kenwyn: Juta & Co.), available in DOC.NORMES.

  17. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Increase of Certain Benefits, Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act, 1973 (No. R. 1226).

    Adoption: 1995-08-18 | ZAF-1995-M-41862

    Increases benefits of Act in sections 79 (1) (a-d) and 83 (2) by 5 per cent.

  18. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Declaration of controlled mines, a controlled works and risk work (No. R. 2059 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-12-02 | Date of entry into force: 1995-02-01 | ZAF-1994-M-40053

  19. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Law, Act

    Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Amendment Act, 1993 (No. 208 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1994-01-14 | ZAF-1994-L-36203

    Amends the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act, 1973 by abolishing all provisions which differentiate between persons on the ground of their sex or population group; by changing the definition of risk; by making the possession of a certificate of fitness by all persons performing risk work in controlled mines and works compulsory; and by changing the basis on which benefits are calculated and provides for related matters.

  20. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Law, Act

    Act to Amend the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act, 1973.

    Adoption: 1991-06-07 | Date of entry into force: 1991-04-01 | ZAF-1991-L-25267

    Removes limitations on the amount of special awards, and increases certain benefits payable.

  21. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Law, Act

    Mines and Works Amendment Act, 1991. No. 13.

    Adoption: 1991-03-18 | Date of entry into force: 1991-04-03 | ZAF-1991-L-22403

    Amends the Mines and Works Act, 1956, in order to further regulate the circumstances in which women may work at mines or works; to provide for more severe penalties to be prescribed in the relevant regulations for contravention thereof or failure to comply therewith; to increase certain penalties under the said Act; to declare certain negligent acts offences; and to provide for matters connected therewith. Section 11 of the 1956 Act, as amended, now provides that "No person under the age of 16 years shall work underground in a mine, and nobody shall cause or permit any such person so to work". The same applies to women, subject to four exceptions covering women in managerial positions not performing manual work, those in health or welfare services, those having to spend a period underground in a mine for training or research purposes in the course of their studies, and those occasionally having to go in a mine for the purposes of a non-manual occupation. Section 15 of the same Act is amended to make stricter provisions for occupational health and safety in mines.

  22. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Law, Act

    Manpower Training Act 1981: Exemption from Logbook Requirements - Mining Industry.

    Adoption: 1988-09-02 | ZAF-1988-L-7131

    Exempts until 31 December 1989 mining employers from the requirements of s. 44 (1) of the Manpower Training Act, subject to stated conditions.

  23. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Law, Act

    Mines and Works Act, 1956 (Act 27 of 1956), Amendment of Regulations. Government Notice No. R. 1352.

    Adoption: 1988-07-08 | ZAF-1988-L-6548

    Amend the Regulations published in Government Notice R. 992 of 26 June 1970, as amended. The amendments concern various safety and precautionary measures, hygiene facilities, work clothing, blasting, the definition of time worked, and advisory committees. Refers in several provisions to preliminary negotiations with individual employee's organisations.

  24. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Government Notice No. R. 2650. National Manpower Training Committee for the Mining Industry. Designation of Trades and Prescription of Conditions of Apprenticeship.

    Adoption: 1987-12-04 | ZAF-1987-M-4648

    Sets forth the trades to which the Manpower Training Act 1981 applies for the mining industry. Contains provisions on qualifications for apprenticeship, period of apprenticeship, technical studies, underground work, pension fund and training courses.

  25. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Law, Act

    Mines and Works Amendment Act 1987. No. 38.

    Adoption: 1987-09-02 | ZAF-1987-L-4624

    Amends the Mines and Works Act 1956 in relation to the regulatory powers of the Minister. In particular, refers to requirements for certification of competency with a view to safety and health at mines or works ("provided that no distinction shall be made on the basis of race or colour" (new s. 12(nA)) and the permissible number of hours or shifts which employees with a view to safety and health may work. Adds a new subsection (2) to section 12 stating that the Minister shall consult with any employees' or employers' organisation which in the Minister's opinion has an interest in the composition of certain committees.

  26. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Law, Act

    Amendment of Regulations under the Mines and Works Act 1956. No. R. 2264.

    Adoption: 1986-10-31 | ZAF-1986-L-3021

    Inserts new provisions in the Regulations issued 26 June 1970, as amended, in connection with the provision of self-rescuing devices, refuge bays in mines, training for survival in case of an explosion, fire or other emergency and related subjects. Issued by the Department of Mineral and Energy Affairs under s. 12 of Act 27 of 1956.

  27. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Law, Act

    Government Notice No. R. 2711: Amendment of Regulations under the Occupational Disease in Mines and Works Act (Act 78 of 1973).

    Adoption: 1982-12-17 | ZAF-1982-L-10602

  28. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Law, Act

    Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Amendment Act 1974.

    Adoption: 1974-03-01 | ZAF-1974-L-15457

    Act to amend the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act 1973, so as to effect an alteration to the definition of "compensatable disease"; to empower the Minister to make regulations prescribing or providing for the repatriation or return of Bantu persons recruited also by or for a contractor; to increase the amounts payable by the owner of a controlled mine or a controlled works for the purposes of research; to make new provision for the liability of the Minister to make good payments from the compensation fund in connection with work performed at certain mines or works; to further regulate the benefits to be awarded in respect of certain diseases; and to effect textual improvements in ss. 37 and 127 of the said Act; and to provide for incidental matters. No. 27.

  29. South Africa - Mining and quarrying workers - Law, Act

    Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act 1973.

    Adoption: 1973-06-19 | ZAF-1973-L-15797

    Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the payment of compensation in respect of certain diseases contracted by persons employed in mines and works and matters incidental thereto. No. 78. Inter alia, repeals the Pneumoconiosis Compensation Act 1962, as amended; concerns Whites, Bantus and Coloured persons.


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