Dr Thuthula Balfour

Head of Health
Minerals Council SA

A qualified medical doctor and public health medicine specialist with an MBA and Diploma in Occupational Health.  Has a wealth of management experience that spans 30 years, 17 of which have been at a strategic level and 12 in the mining industry. Is the Head of Health at the Minerals Council South Africa and was recently appointed to serve on the Ministerial Advisory Council for COVID-19.

Dr Balfour has led several initiatives in the industry with massive improvements in monitoring performance and outcomes in key areas that are critical to the image of the industry. 

She is a member of the Institute of Directors of South Africa and serves on several boards including Department of Labour’s Compensation Board and Department of Mineral Resource’s Mine Health and Safety Committee. She also serves on the board of an NPO, Vuyani Dance Theatre and on the board of the South African Business Coalition on Health and Aids (SABCOHA).

She had the honour of being named as one of the Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining in 2018.