The National Union of Mineworkers(NUM)will this week 1st -2nd March 2023 convene its Special National Congress, to take place at Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre in Boksburg.

The congress is a continuation of the unfinished Elective National Congress that was held at the same venue earlier last year.

The main focus would be on finalising the resolutions and the amendments of the union’s constitution that were not discussed  and endorsed. The Special National Congress would be organized under the theme “Back to Basics is when We Defend and Advance to Build a Radical Movement.”

The Special National Congress will thoroughly debate the challenges faced by the four sectors the union is organising in, including the current Eskom’s challenges, and the country’s current political landscape.

Leaders from the Congress of South African Trade Unions(COSATU), the South African Communist Party(SACP) and the African National Congress(ANC) and other fraternal organisations are scheduled to address the congress.

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the Special National Congress. The full programme will be made available to journalists at the congress venue.

For more detailed information, please contact:

William Mabapa, NUM General Secretary, 082 880 4439

Livhuwani Mammburu, NUM National Spokesperson, 083 809 3257

Luphert Chilwane, NUM Media Officer, 083 809 3255

The National Union of Mineworkers

7 Rissik Street.

Cnr Frederick


Tel: 011 377 2111

Cell: 083 809 3257