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National Union of Mineworkers

South Africa’s largest union in mining, construction and energy.

NUM’s strength is ensuring that its members are protected from health and safety hazards and where there is negligence the company must adequately affect compensation. It has also succeeded in its struggle to transform hostels into decent family units and single accommodation units as opposed to the crowded compounds that deprived workers of privacy.

It continues to effectively drive and monitor the training and skills development of its members. It also conducts its own training and educational programmes for shop stewards and members at its institute called the Elijah Barayi Memorial Training College. All leaders are taken through this college for political education and deepening of their class consciousness which is important in enhancing class solidarity at the shop floor, beyond the borders and overseas.


To organise all Mine, Construction and Energy workers. To protect, promote and advance the interests of our members. We are committed to turning your dream as a worker into reality.

Mission Statement

To unite, inspire and educate our members. To render effective and quality service to our members. To ensure that members actively participate in the union’s activities in determining the destiny of the union.

Contact Details

2nd Floor, Pier 14
Store Number 222F

041 484 1020

Monday – Friday
08:00 – 17:00

08:00 – 13:00