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  • SAIMM 5 Star Incentive Programme

    The SAIMM are proud to welcome you to our Incentive programme where we have negotiated to provide you with more benefits.

    These benefits include:

    1. Top 5 Proposers for the current financial year are to be given a free ticket to the SAIMM Annual Banquet with mention at the Annual General Meeting.
    2. Top 5 Referees for the financial year are to be given a free ticket to the SAIMM Annual Banquet with mention at the Annual General Meeting.
    3. Access to discounts offered by the top 5 Service providers that have negotiated a discounted rates and special offers for you our valued member.
    4. Conference attendance within a 2 year period and applies to events that are paid for. If you attend 3 events you get the next conference that you register for, at no cost.
    5. The most number of papers published in the SAIMM Journal . Authors with

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  • Public Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves and SAMCODE STANDARDS COMMITTEE (SSC)

    Attracting finance for exploration and mining ventures is a critical part of the resource business environment today, and there are a number of finance options available, including accessing private equity.
    With the increase in the number of non-listed (private) companies and individuals seeking to obtain financial assistance, it is important to appreciate that issues of public reporting are not confined to listed companies only.  Under all circumstances, if Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and/or Mineral Reserves are reported publically (as defined in the SAMREC Code of 2016), and if said report is claimed to have been compiled in accordance with any of the SAMREC, SAMVAL or SAMOG Codes, then the report and the author are subject to the minimum standards and requirements of the relevant Code as well as the complaints procedure of the SAMCODE Standards Committee (SSC). Please see

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  • Professor R.E. "Robbie" Robinson


    We are sad to announce that Professor Robbie Robinson passed away on the 21st of January 2016, after a battle with cancer.

    Robbie Robinson had a distinguished involvement with minerals beneficiation in South Africa for about 65 years. He was an innovative chemical engineer and a visionary leader and research commentator.

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  • 2015 list of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining


    The 2015 list of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining was recently released and included several South Africans and a Botswanan on the list. We are very proud that three of these South Africans are members of the SAIMM. Our congratulations to them on this accomplishment.

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From the President's Corner

  • A right to knowledge

    Nelson Mandela said that ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’. Southern Africa suffers greatly from a shortage of well-educated people. However, it is a massive challenge to increase literacy, let alone to provide education for all people in the region, starting with early childhood education, through primary and secondary schooling, and culminating

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  • A sense of belonging

    Over the past few months, I have traveled to a number of faraway countries where the culture and customs are very different, and where a South African might be expected to feel alien and alone. However, in all of those places, I have encountered people with whom I have shared values or have found interests in common, and, as a

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  • Mining in the Global Village

    It has been just over fifty years since the concept of the 'global village' was introduced by Marshall McLuhan in 1964, yet it remains relevant to our everyday experiences. Modern communication technologies have seemingly shrunk the world even further since then.

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  • Highs & Lows

    Well here it is!This is the last of my ’President’s Corner’ contributions for my 2014/2015 term of office and, as I commented earlier this year, time moves at an accelerated rate when you are busy. I have thoroughly enjoyed the past year. It has been characterized by the usual highs and lows in terms of our efforts to grow the

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    LECTURER (2 posts) (3-year contract) Department of Chemical EngineeringFaculty of Engineering and the Built EnvironmentUNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN The Department of Chemical Engineering, which enjoys an international reputation in teaching and research, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for these post commencing as soon as possible.   The Department is actively committed to teaching and research.  Its undergraduate programme is

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    GAUTENG REFINERY TECHNICAL MANAGER - PLATINUM GROUP METALS VALUE CHAIN Gauteng Refinery is the fastest growing precious metals company in Africa. Based at Mintek, the company recovers and refines gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, osmium, iridium. Please visit our website can be sent to ResponsibilitiesProcess management for the extraction and refining of platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and

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From the Journal Comments

  • The School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand

    Celebrating one’s 21 year of existence is indeed a most joyous occasion, and another milestone in the history of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. Since its formation in 1995 through the merger of the departments of Chemical Engineering and Metallurgy and Materials Engineering as the School of Process and Materials Engineering, the School has gone

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  • Surface Mining September 2014

    Two years have passed since the last Surface Mining Conference was held. At that time, optimism prevailed and the spectre of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) had blown away. Commodity prices were cresting a wave created from continued industrial expansion in China, and the mining industry looked set to right its floundering course on a global scale. Explorers and developers

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