•South Africa as part of the global community, is exposed to external influences. this has opened up opportunities for local and international investors, but has also presented challenges for mining industry to conform to international norms and standard of good business practice in order to remain competitive. One of the yard sticks commonly used to measure good business practice is acceptable OHS performance. In this case, it is not just results that are important, but also the process that precede the results.•Stakeholders are increasingly demanding that organizations establish a system of internal controls that utilize a risk-based approach. That these controls are frequently reviewed for effectiveness, and feedback on the efficiency and effectiveness of controls is publicly disclosed. This is known as corporate governance, the essence of which is to protect the interest of all the stakeholders.
THE EXCELLENCE OF COMMON IDEAS BY REAL SOUTH AFRICANS