Department: Mineral Resources

The Department: Mineral Resources was merged into the Department: Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) in June 2019. Information displayed here is historical information as it existed before the merger.

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X59, Arcadia, 0007
Physical Trevenna Campus, Building 2C, Cnr Meintjes & Francis Baard Streets, Sunnyside, Pretoria
Tel 012 444 3000


The mission of the Department of Mineral Resources is to promote and regulate the minerals and mining sector for transformation, growth and development, and ensure that all South Africans derive sustainable benefits from the country's mineral wealth.

The Department's strategic goals are to: increase investment in the minerals and mining sector by promoting and facilitating an increase in mining activity and value addition to mineral resources extracted in the country; improve the health and safety conditions in the mining sector by providing a framework for managing health and safety risks, enforcing compliance, and promoting best practice in the mining sector; achieve equitable and sustainable benefits from mineral resources by promoting sustainable resource management and contributing to skills development and the creation of meaningful/sustainable jobs, and contributing to the reduction of adverse environmental impacts from mining; transform the minerals sector by redressing past imbalances through broader participation in the minerals sector, directing intervention in communities, and increasing Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) and Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME) participation, which includes women, the youth and the disabled; and create an efficient, effective and development-orientated department by attracting, developing and retaining appropriate skills and ensuring the optimal utilisation of resources through implementing risk management strategies and promoting sound corporate governance.

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