From the President's Corner
From the Journal Comments
To be lodged with the Manager, email@example.com or fax number 086 670 8085 (for SA Members only), - not later than 31 May 2013
In accordance with the provisions of Clause 5.1 of the Constitution, the Council has elected as Office Bearers of the Institute for the year 2013/2014 as follows:
|President - Elect||J.L Porter|
|Senior Vice-President||R.T Jones|
|Junior Vice-President||C. Musingwini|
|Immediate Past President||G. L Smith|
|Honorary Treasurer||J.L Porter|
For the information of members, the following current Councilors have signified their willingness to offer themselves for re-election to Council for the 2012/2013 session and will, therefore, be included in the nominees below:
D.J. van Niekerk
1. In terms of Clause 3.2.9 of the Constitution, Past Presidents are automatically
invited to serve on the Council and they should therefore not be nominated.
2. Branch Chairmen are ex-officio Members of Council.
3. Only Fellows or Members, i.e. Corporate Members, may be nominated.
4. Proposers and Seconders must be Corporate Members.
We invite experts in geostatistics around the world to submit papers for this special edition.
Abstracts of papers should reach the SAIMM Publications Co-ordinator, Kelly Mathee
(firstname.lastname@example.org ), by the end of July and the final paper is required by the end of October 2013 for publication in February 2014.
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This award consists of a Platinum medal.
The award is made to an individual for the very highest achievement in the South African mining and metallurgical industry, and is not necessarily based on technical considerations.
As can be seen by the long list of illustrious recipients below, the nomination of an individual for this award is taken after much deliberation and input from the SAIMM Council. We therefore urge Corporate Members to take cognisance of the gravitas of this award when submitting their nominations.
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