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ecsa-gdid-and-uj-sign-a-memorandum-of-agreementThe Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), the Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (GDID), and the University of Johannesburg (UJ), have entered into a memorandum of understanding aimed at supporting and coaching engineering students at UJ who are recipients of the GDID bursaries. This tripartite initiative follows GDID’s recognition of the need to mentor first- and second-year students, the majority of whom fail to complete their qualifications as they are unprepared for the level of academic commitment required when studying engineering. This has been linked back to the need...
journal-committed-to-caring-enough-to-make-a-differenceThe University of the Witwatersrand - The University of the Witwatersrand has received a R12. 5 million donation from Sibanye Gold Limited towards mining and engineering education.At a handover ceremony held on 25 July 2014 at the Sibanye Gold Academy on the West Rand, Professor Beatrys Lacquet, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Knowledge, Information and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand, received the donation on behalf of the University from Sibanye Gold Chief Executive Officer Neal Froneman. Said Lacquet: ‘This generous donation provides the opportunity for Wits to offer additional...
mineral-projects--a-new-paradigmJohannesburg Branch – Technical Presentation  
case-of-kamoto-copper-companyManagement of a mining complexe with a mixture of ores (oxyde, mixed and sulphide ores) from mining to processing-Case of Kamoto Copper Company SAIMM DRC Branch Event  
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From the President's Corner

In terms of the SAIMM Charter and in order to fulfill its obligations to the various communities making up the broader SAIMM membership, the Institute has established, over a long period of time, a series of portfolios and sub-committees. One of these portfolios is Career Guidance, executed through the very successful Career Guidance and Education Committee. Starting some six years ago, various initiatives were taken to develop this portfolio to focus more closely on how to encourage the younger...
As I it down to write this piece I happen to be on leave in what we South Africans generically refer to as ‘the UK’; perhaps without pausing to think on what United Kingdom actually means (the 1707 Act of Union forming Great Britain and the 1801 Act joining Great Britain and [Northern] Ireland). In one week’s time from writing there will be a referendum vote in Scotland to determine if Scotland will remain an integrated part of the United Kingdom or be instrumental in starting a process resulting in...

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From the Journal Comments

The SAIMM held its first Mining, the Environment and Society conference in November 2013. The theme of this conference was ‘Issues and Responses’. Over the two days, 21 papers highlighted the range of social and environmental issues associated with mining and how the sector is responding, or could respond, to them. A number of papers in this edition of the Journal have been selected from the conference. The two papers on small-scale tiger’s eye (Ledwaba) and marble mining and beneficiation...
The papers in this issue of the Journal have been selected from the Sixth South African Rock Engineering Symposium (SARES 2014), which was jointly organized by the South African National Institute of Rock Engineering (SANIRE) and the SAIMM. The theme of this symposium, ‘Creating Value through Innovative Rock Engineering’, was selected due to the recent global market changes and other challenges facing the mining industry. Mining needs to become still safer and more efficient while addressing the...

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Mining Business Optimisation Conference 2015 Mining Business Optimisation Conference 2015
Accessing Africa's Mineral Wealth 2015 Accessing Africa's Mineral Wealth 2015
5th Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid 2015 Conference 5th Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid 2015 Conference
Mining, Environment and Society Conference 2015 Mining, Environment and Society Conference 2015
Copper Cobalt Africa - 8th Base Metals Conference 2015 Copper Cobalt Africa - 8th Base Metals Conference 2015
Production of Clean Steel School 2015 Production of Clean Steel School 2015
Virtual Reality in Mining Conference 2015 Virtual Reality in Mining Conference 2015
Mineral Processing 2015 Mineral Processing 2015
10th Heavy Minerals Conference 2015 10th Heavy Minerals Conference 2015
The Danie Krige Geostatistical Conference 2015 The Danie Krige Geostatistical Conference 2015
WorldGold Conference 2015 WorldGold Conference 2015
Slope Stability 2015 Slope Stability 2015
Nuclear Materials Development Network Conference 2015 Nuclear Materials Development Network Conference 2015
MPES 2015 : Mine Planning & Equipment Selection MPES 2015 : Mine Planning & Equipment Selection

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