Thabo Dube

Chief Executive Officer

Thabo Dube is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mine Health and Safety Council. The Mandate of the Council is to advise the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy on Occupational Health and Safety in the mining industry and to promote a culture of Occupational Health and Safety. Prior to that he was the Deputy Chief Inspector of Mines at Department of Mineral Resources and also held various senior positions within the Mining sector.


Thabo has keen interest in the mining sector, which is to take the issues of mine health and safety to “greater heights”, ensuring effective implementation the mining sector initiatives ranging from research outcomes, sector regulation, sharing of best practice in collaboration with all stakeholders. Facilitating buy-in and win-win situation by all stakeholders ensuring that the interest of the mining sector and the country always come first. Positioning the sector as an employer of choice and a destination of choice for investment, by creating a positive image through promotion of the sector. His core competence is the analysis of complex environment and situation, unpacking issues that might appear impossible as part of a team and always striving for win-win workable solutions.


He has completed BSc Mining Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand, and further completed a Graduate Diploma in Engineering (GDE) in Minerals Economics at the University of Witwatersrand. Thabo has also completed Masters in Business Leadership (MBL) at Unisa and also completed an Executive Development Programme from the University of Witwatersrand.