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How old is the Chamber?

The first Chamber of Mines was formed on 7 December 1887 in the Central Hotel in Johannesburg and was succeeded by the modern Chamber on 5 October 1889.

On that day, the first meeting of members of the modern Chamber was held and was attended by representatives of the following mines: Aurora, Balmoral, City and Suburban, Crown Reef, Driefontein, Eclipse, Geldenhuis Estate, George Goch, Langlaagte Block B, Langlaagte Estate, Langlaagte Western, Luipaard's Vlei, Nigel, Odessa, Randfontein, Riet Vlei, Robinson, Stanhope Geldenhuis, Transvaal Montana, White Reef and Witwatersrand.