About The Association

The Mine Medical Professionals’ Association


Originally founded in 1921, it was known as the Mine Medicals Officers’ Association. Over the decades the organisation changed its name a few times until it settled on the Mine Medical Professionals’ Association. The members of the association comprise of doctors and other health care professionals working in or interested in the mining industry.

The aim and objectives of the Association are: To study, discuss and to bring to the attention of its members any matters of medical and general interest pertaining to the mining industry. Continuing medical education is encouraged as well as fostering a friendly relationship of exchange of views among members and with other organisations connected with the mining industry.

By arranging meetings, seminars, symposiums and other networking opportunities for its members MMPA fulfills its purpose of promoting and discussing important matters relating to the medical field in mining.


Membership of the Association shall consist of: Ordinary Members, Associate Members and Honorary Members. Ordinary membership is available to any full or part-time medical or dental professional registered with the HPCSA, whose work or interest is in the field of mining.

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