Who we are

The Mineworkers Development Agency was founded by the National Union of Mineworkers in 1987 as the response to the more than 50 000 job losses as a result of the three weeks strike, with a sole mandate of providing alternative socio economic livelihoods for former mineworkers and their communities in labour sending areas and Southern African Development Community (including former homelands, Lesotho and Swaziland. The MDA was subsequently registered as a Section 21 Non-Governmental Organisation in 1995 and is currently a Public Benefit Organisation in terms of SARS Income Tax Act of 1962).

Strategic goal: “To provide integrated development solutions through Social and Labour Plan (SLP) implementation, charters and
To date, the organisation’s interventions have touched the lives of over a million people.