The chamber had two meetings with the department of mineral resources last year and more detailed discussions this year regarding the charter.
On the issue of transformation, Teke said that the sector wanted black people to own the mining industry.
He questioned whether the mining sector had been dictating to communities or listening to them.
Turning to mine safety, Baxter said that there were safety laws in place for mines and government needed to operate within these.
He added that from 2012 to last year, an estimated 60 000 local mining jobs had been lost.
The Chamber of Mines issued a booklet at the Mining Indaba, indicating that the industry was planning to mechanise.
“Mechanisation would see 592 tons of additional gold resources being mined – equivalent to 11 large gold mines – as well as an additional 360 tons of platinum, equivalent to eight large platinum mines,” the booklet stated.