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sancot-news-report-back-on-the-ita-2014-general-assembly-fortieth-annual-meeting-held-at-iguassu-falls-brazilThe International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) held its fortieth annual meeting in Iguassu Falls, Brazil, from 9 to 14 May 2014, in conjunction with the World Tunnel Congress 2014 ‘Tunnels for a Better Life’, organized by the ITA and the Brazilian Tunnelling Committee. More than 1500 persons participated in the conference. The Association registered 12 new Affiliate Members in the preceding year, which resulted in a total of 71 Member Nations and 285 Affiliate Members (taking into account some resignations). Fifty-two of the 71 Member Nations either participated or were...
professional-registration-with-the-engineering-council-of-south-africa-ecsaGrow your business by getting more of your engineering staff professionally registeredThe wheels of service delivery and the broader economy demand not just more engineering graduates, but more registered engineering professionals, able to take responsibility and make decisions independently, while ensuring the highest level of quality and safety. It is for this reason that organizations need to work towards developing all engineering staff towards professional registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). Making staff more valuableIt is not difficult to see why...
obituary-lynne-wilson-pearson-van-den-boschLynne van den Bosch, one of this country’s most distinguished mining engineers, lived a full, productive and happy life. He died peacefully at his home in the retirement village of Highbrook, Lonehill on 3 June 2014 at the fine age of 93. Lynne was the third of four children and the only son. He was born in Senekal in the Free State in 1921 to Eelco and Kate (nee Spilsbury) van den Bosch. His father was a bank manager in various towns, including Kestell and Frankfort, finishing his career in Heidelburg where Lynne completed his schooling. He was justifiably proud of being the first member of his...
annual-general-meeting-and-cocktail-party-wednesday-13-august-2014The SAIMM’s Annual General Meeting and cocktail party, to which all members and their partners are invited, will take place on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 at 16h30 at The Country Club Johannesburg, Napier Road, Auckland Park, Johannesburg. The cocktail party will be held from 18h00 to 20h00. To facilitate catering arrangements, those wishing to attend are requested to complete the attached reply slip and return it to the SAIMM by no later than Friday, 8August 2014. Yours faithfullySam MoollaDownload the map and agenda (PDF, 140KB)   Dress: Business Suit  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND...
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From the President's Corner

Beneficiation is a term that has many different meanings within the mining industry and beyond. From an economic perspective, beneficiation relates to adding value to a mined raw material, or the transformation of mined ore into a higher value product that can be consumed locally or exported. In the mining industry, beneficiation is mainly used to describe metallurgical processes that are utilized to upgrade the mined raw material or ‘run-of-mine’ (ROM) ore. When describing metallurgical...
The sustainability of the South African mining industry – and the global mining industry for that matter – is highly dependent on the pipeline of new mining engineers and metallurgists entering the industry. However, the training and development of mining engineers and metallurgists already in the industry is just as critical. Not too long ago any mining engineer or metallurgist entering the mining industry underwent a graduate training programme. The content and duration of the programme varied...
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From the Journal Comments

Physical Beneficiation 2013 was the third conference of its kind, the first being the DMS and Gravity Concentration Conference held in 2006 and the second the Physical Beneficiation 2010 Conference. Physical beneficiation covers dense medium separation (DMS), gravity concentration, magnetic separation, electrostatic separation, and ore sorting –all processes that are widely used in the Southern African mining industry. A total of 22 papers were presented during the two days of the conference, 19 and...
When I first read the abstracts of the six papers appearing in the Journal this month, I thought that I would have to comment on each paper individually and in depth, as there did not seem to be a common theme linking them in any way. What do you think: CFD modelling of ventilation patterns in mines, sublevel stope optimization, the indexing of mining risk, controlling fires in coal mines, process for treating vanadium titano-magnetites, and erosion of the freeze lining in submerged-arc...

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