The Sam Tambani Research Institute is a Public Benefit Non-profit Company registered in 2012. The idea of establishing the institute was perceived jointly by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Mineworkers Investment Trust (MIT). It arose from the need to consolidate NUM efforts to ensure that workers get a fair share of what they produce which enables them in turn to improve their livelihoods.
“To be a recognised Research Institute on matters pertaining to the socio-economic welfare of workers (and their communities) in the mining, energy and construction sectors in Southern Africa”.
Conducting research that is relevant and visible to the mining, construction and energy sectors that adds to the livelihood of workers and their communities.
As a research institute, we subscribe to the following values, which are embedded in our organisational culture:
Research Excellence and Innovation
- To undertake research and publications that influence policy and contributes to the socio-economic needs of workers and their communities.
- To build and maintain the capability and capacity of the organisation to deliver on its mandate
- To ensure the development and implementation of effective and efficient internal systems, processes and good corporate Governance practices
- To ensure prudent financial management and sustainability of the organisation
- To ensure that SATRI is strategically positioned with all relevant stakeholders
Mining's impact on South Africa's GDP is R 270 Billion.
The research done affects a large number of the South African workforce
SATRI conducts a number of projects annually.
Years of Experience
Numerous years of research made SATRI the institution it is today.