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.


The JB Marks Education Trust Fund was established by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in 1997 to address the need to empower NUM members and their children or dependents, particularly those graduates entering the mining, energy and construction sector. Today, the Trust has grown beyond what the NUM envisioned when they first created it back in 1997.

The vision and mission of the Trust is still highly concentrated on educationally funding beneficiaries of NUM members, however, the scope and reach of the Trust has evolved and grown with changing times over the past 20 years. Highlights of JBmark’s success.

Elijah Barayi Memorial Training Centre - EBMTC

EBMTC provides Education, training and skills development programs to the working class. Elijah Barayi Memorial Training Centre is a section 21 company.

It is through EBMTC that the members of the NUM are given an opportunity to uplift their knowledge and skills through dedicated courses. EBMTC operates from one campus in Midrand with a team of forty members, the centre has trained over 1,8105 shop stewards, leaders and ordinary members of the NUM in various disciplines including Leadership skills, labour law, basic economics, financial literacy, trade union qualification and many more empowering courses.


The Mineworkers Development Agency (MDA) is a leading, innovative development agency in Southern Africa that assists ex-mine workers, their families and communities to recognise their socio-economic potential. The Mineworkers Investment Trust (MIT), through the MDA, funds projects and programmes that uplift and improve the quality of life for mine, energy and construction workers, their dependents and the communities, impacting over a million individuals.