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  • South Africa’s ‘Samcodes way’ a world-beater – Mullins

    South Africa’s ‘Samcodes way’ a world-beater – Mullins

    SAMCODES Chairperson Matt Mullins was recently at the Junior Indaba, speaking to Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly.

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  • Open Journal System

    DOAJThe SAIMM has adopted the Open Journal System (OJS) with the objective of optimizing the management of the paper reviewing process for the Journal.

    Paper submissions will no longer be accepted via the SAIMM Journal submission form on the SAIMM website. Only papers that are currently in the system will follow the existing reviewing process.

    You can now submit manuscripts and peer reviews online. The OJS assists you with every step of the reviewing process. Authors can also check the status of their papers online and referees will receive automated reminders for their reviews.

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  • Promoting the SAMCODES Way in Kazakhstan

    minexSAMCODES Standards Committee (SSC) Chair Matt Mullins attended the Minex Central Asia Forum which took place in Astana, Kazakhstan. On Wednesday 18th April 2018 he delivered a presentation on Global Mineral Resource and Valuation Reporting Standards.

    With Kazakhstan being the newest member of the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO), Matt discussed the Evolution, Convergence, and Effectiveness of reporting codes both in South Africa and globally. There was particular focus on the current organisation and effectiveness of the SSC.

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From the President's Corner

  • The future of Africa is not so dark

    This month’s Journal edition celebrates the impressive research achievements of some of the 2017 graduates in the mining and metallurgical sector. However, of the eight papers that were selected from the Student Colloquium in October last year, only four were submitted for the reviewing process. Two papers were subsequently accepted for publication and two are being reworked. This is a

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  • Climate change: the impact on the mining sector

    There has recently been a lot of talk about global warming and its impact on weather patterns, i.e. climate change. A keynote address at the recent Infacon conference in Cape Town focused on climate change. Some people believe that this is all a lot of hype. Others (myself included), like the keynote speaker, believe that there is some evidence pointing

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  • Shaping the mining sector through inclusive leadership

    Two weeks ago while having my morning cup of tea, I contemplated, reflected, and marveled at the changes that have occurred in the country and the mining sector in the first six months of my term as the President of the SAIMM. I did not realize then that there was one big change around the corner. They say that a

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From the Journal Comments

  • Where will our future metallurgists come from?

    The 14th Annual SAIMM Student Colloquium 2017 was held at Mintek on 25 October 2017. This is a prestigious annual event where mining and metallurgy students at tertiary institutions can showcase results of their projects to an audience from the greater Southern Africa mining community. The top students are invited to publish their papers in a special issue of the

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  • Platinum — A Changing Industry

    G.L. Smith and R.T. Jones Co-Chairs, Organizing Committee The Seventh International Platinum Conference, entitled ‘Platinum — A Changing Industry’ was held in October 2017 at Polokwane, Limpopo Province in the heart of the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex, the world's biggest platinum-producing region. The event was held in association with the Precious Metals Development Network of the Department of Science

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Market News

  • KSB Pumps for University of Pretoria laboratory

    Professor Josua Meyer, Chairman of the School of Engineering and Head of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering of the University of Pretoria KSB Pumps and Valves has assisted the University of Pretoria in the construction of a large controlled-temperature test unit, which will form the backbone of ongoing research into heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. The impressive unit will allow

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  • Roadmap to interoperability

    How can the mining industry meet the challenges of interoperability? GMSG is building a path forward. Monday, April 9, 2018. Interoperability is a large, intricate, and complex issue that can inhibit technological advances in the international mining industry. Players hold widely different views and interpretations as to scope, content, application, and end state. Indeed, GMSG has identified interoperability as a

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Submit a JOURNAL Paper

DOAJYou can now submit manuscripts and peer reviews online. The OJS assists you with every step of the refereed publishing process, from submission through to online publication. Authors can also check the status of their papers online and referees will receive automated reminders for their reviews.

We request you to register as an Author and/or Referee on the system.  To access the website please follow the link:

SAIMM 2018 Marketing Opportunities

SAIMM Members are based internationally

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The SAIMM offers businesses wanting to reach decision-makers, thought-leaders and key opinion-formers in the mining environment different opportunities and essential platforms to do so.

Include the SAIMM in your marketing plan if you want to get noticed, grow your market share and assure your existing client base that they are dealing with the right service provider.

The SAIMM’s monthly, highly regarded Journal, website and various conferences are distinctly differentiated from other available commercial mining publications, online digital avenues and commercial conference organisers.

The SAIMM offerings are essential for the mining industry, representing cutting-edge research and thinking that is a must for professionals in the minerals industry who are serious about their work portfolios. Our platforms are not diluted by advertorials or press-releases and our content is peer-reviewed and accredited by acknowledged authorities, specialists and industry experts.

Click here to view the SAIMM Journal Rate Card 2018 (PDF, 9.6MB)

Advertise with the SAIMM and effectively communicate your product or service to your desired target market.

Contact Barbara Spence for advertising bookings. E-mail:; Tel: +27 11 463 7940

For sponsorship opportunities at the SAIMM Events please contact Camielah Jardine, SAIMM Head of Conferencing. ; Telephone:+27 11 834 1273


Honorary Life Fellows

Honorary Life Fellows are people whom SAIMM desires to honour in consideration of services rendered to the institute, to science, or to industry.  The current Honorary Life Fellows are listed below, according to the year in which they were elected to this status.

1974 D.G.Maxwell 1974 DG Maxwell
1979 Dr.J.P.Hugo 1979 Dr. JP Hugo
 1986 G.Y.Nisbet 1986 GY Nisbet
 1987 Prof.A.N.Brown 1987 Prof. AN Brown
 1988 J.D.Austin 1988 JD Austin
1990 Prof.G.T.vanRooyen  1990 Prof .GT van Rooyen
 1991 Dr.H.Wagner 1991 Dr H Wagner
 1995 H.E.James 1995 HE James
P R Janish  1995 PR Janisch
 1995 R.D.Beck 1995 RD Beck
 1996 J.S.Freer 1996 JS Freer
1996 Prof.R.J.Dippenaar  1996 Prof. RJ Dippenaar
1997 Prof.J.A.Cruise  1997 Prof. JA Cruise
1998 D.A.J.Ross Watt  1998 DAJ Ross Watt
 2000 Dr.N.A.Barcza 2000 Dr. NA Barcza
2000 J.R.Dixon  2000 JR Dixon
 2001 D.J.vanNiekerk 2001 DJ van Niekerk
 2001 M.H.Rogers 2001 MH Rogers
 2002 Dr.L.A.Cramer 2002 Dr. LA Cramer
 2002 J.H.Selby 2002 JH Selby
 2002 Prof.C.T.OConnor 2002 Prof. CT O'Connor
 2002 Prof.R.F.Sandenbergh 2002 Prof. RF Sandenbergh
 2003 P.J.Knottenbelt 2003 PJ Knottenbelt
2005 Prof.F.A.Camisani Calzolari 2005 Prof. FA Camisani Calzolari
 2008 E.U.H.Sachse 2008 EUH Sachse
2010 Dr.R.T.Jones  2010 Prof. RT Jones
 2011 Prof.T.R.Stacey 2011 Prof. TR Stacey
 2014 A.S.Macfarlane 2014 AS Macfarlane
 2014 Dr.G.V.R.Landman 2014 Dr. GVR Landman
 2014 R.G.B Pickering 2014 RGB Pickering
2015 Dr.M.F.Handley 2015 Prof. MF Handley
2015 Dr.O.K.H.Steffen  2015 Dr. OKH Steffen
R C A Minnitt 2016 Prof. RCA Minnitt
S J Ramokgopa 2016 S J Ramokgopa
J L Porter 2016 Prof. JL Porter
G L Smith 2016 Dr. G L Smith
D Tudor 2017 D Tudor

Constitution and By-laws

logoSConstitution and by-laws

The following PDF file is available for download:

logoSCode of Professional Conduct


In the interests of performing their work with integrity and sincerity and in accordance with generally accepted norms of professional conduct members of the SAIMM are obliged to:

  • Uphold the dignity and standing of their professions and those of the Institute.
  • Have due regard for the welfare, safety and health of the public and the environment in all activities.
  • Only undertake work for which they have been adequately trained, have the necessary experience and are thus competent to perform.
  • Discharge their duties to employers and/or clients effectively and competently, with fidelity and honesty and to respect their employer's confidentiality.
  • Strictly avoid advertising their professional services in a self-laudatory way or in a way which would undermine the dignity of the Institute.
  • Refrain from malicious or negligent conduct that will injure the professional reputation or business of others.
  • Comply with the Constitution of the Institute and where applicable those of legislated Codes of Professional Conduct.

The Code of Professional Conduct appears as By-law H in the Constitution document linked to above.

Complaints and Disciplinary Procedure (PDF)