Our Mission


A leading revolutionary trade union of choice. 

Mission Statement

The NUM is a labour organisation that recruits, organises and advances the interests of all workers employed in the mining, energy, construction and metal sectors and allied industries by empowering its members through quality services.


Our Core Values



Take responsibility for our actions, consistent, worthy of trust, impeccable with our word and reliable partner to our members and stakeholders.



Motivated, passionate, dedicated, diligent and with a spirit of volunteerism.




We adapt to changing conditions of the workplace and the world around us, proactive, take initiative and always innovative in our approach to challenges.




We work with other organisations and groups with similar interests to us, we create lasting relationships to enhance the NUM brand locally and internationally.



Enable our members to contribute to the growth and sustenance of our organisation, involve members in decision-making, electing our leadership and being party to policy making processes in honour of our constitution and the founders.



We serve our members with compassion, in a disciplined manner, with courtesy, a sense of urgency and with the purpose of resolving their challenges timeously.




We are honest, ethical, accessible, transparent, respectful and incorruptible.


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Members first

Members First

 Phone: +27 (0) 11 377 2198/9
 Email: tphoko@num.org.za
 Website: www.num.org.za

 Phone: +27 (0) 830 123 543
 Email: info@num.org.za
 Website: www.num.org.za

About Us
The National Union of Mineworkers was founded in 1982.

Its birth was facilitated by comrades Cyril Ramaphosa who rose to be its first General Secretary, James Motlatsi who turned to be its first President, and Elijah Barayi who became its Vice President and later the President of Cosatu in 1985 when the federation was formed. porn