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  • Reliability Best practices and Benchmarking Survey: Please share your views

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    You are invited to participate in a survey focused on prioritizing collaboration around Reliability Best Practices and Benchmarking. If you’re not the correct person within your organization, please pass this invitation to the appropriate person. Survey deadline is October 31.

    The Reliability Working Group (RWG) of the Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group is an operator focused group whose purpose is to promote knowledge and best practices sharing related to reliability in a mining context.

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  • We are excited to announce that the SAIMM Online Journal system is now live!

    saimm journal sept2017You 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: http://saimmjournal.co.za/

     

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  • The INTPART Metal Production Project

    INTPARTThe INTPART Metal Production Project aims at strengthening ties and growing networks internationally through joint research and education projects. The three-year project is hosted by the Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) and funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NRC) and NTNU. The participating institutions are NTNU and SINTEF in Norway, and MINTEK and the University of North-West (NWU) in South Africa. The two focus areas of the project are fundamental reaction mechanisms for reduction processes and the use of carbon materials in metal production.

    The project resulted from the two SAIMM Schools on Manganese Ferroalloy Production hosted in 2012 and 2016.

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From the President's Corner

  • The last 100 days in the office of the SAIMM Presidency

    When presidents or leaders are elected, it is often customary to expect them to deliver a speech when they attain their first 100 days in office. Barack Hussein Obama was inaugurated on 20 January 2009 as the 44th President of the United States, and gave a speech on his first 100 days in office on 29 April 2009. As is

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  • The modern mining professional – a mining CEOʼs perspective

    I had the opportunity of attending the Annual General Meeting of the Association of Mine Managers of South Africa (AMMSA) on 31 March 2017. Mr Steve Phiri, the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) delivered the keynote address, which he titled ‘Towards a lasting legacy: the modern mine manager’. This insightful address resonated with my President’s Corner in

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  • Mine of the Future — A mining CEOʼs perspective

    The School of Mining Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand held its 120th anniversary celebration on 23 March 2017. The keynote speaker at this momentous occasion was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gold Fields Limited, Mr Nick Holland. He spoke passionately about his vision on the Mine of the Future and indicated how Gold Fields was positioning itself

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  • Advancing international collaboration through the Global Mineral Professionals Alliance (GMPA)

    When Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was delivering his mid-term budget speech in 2016, he made reference to the following Pedi quote which is relevant to one of SAIMM’s strategic initiatives: ‘Ditau tsahloka seboka di shitwa ke nare e hlotsa’ (translated into English as ‘Lions that fail to work as a team will struggle to bring down even a limping buffalo’).

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From the Journal Comments

  • Hydrometallurgy Conference 2016

    ʻSustainable Hydrometallurgical Extraction of Metalsʼ This edition of the Journal features papers that were presented at the Hydrometallurgy Conference, which was held from 31 July to 3 August 2016. The theme of the conference was ‘Sustainable Hydrometallurgical Extraction of Metals’ and it was attended by 150 delegates from around the world. The conference was organized in collaboration with the Western

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  • We have a Problem?

    I start my Journal Comment with the iconic phrase: ‘Houston, we have a problem’. Those with good memories might just recall that these were the words spoken by astronaut Jack Swigert during the aborted Apollo 13 moon mission, when he reported to ground control an undervoltage on the capsule bus. At least that’s what I recall he said. Something in

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SAIMM member access to the Technical Library

As part of our ongoing value-add to members the SAIMM Council agreed to renew the agreement with the Technical Library, which would give members free access to a number of services, as well as discounted rates for others. The services and costs, where applicable, are listed in the table below.

Please note that if you registered in 2016 you are required to complete a new Client Agreement Form for 2017.

Once the form has been completed and submitted it will automatically be returned to Debbie Lievaart at the Technical Library, who will contact you with regard to your requirements.

If you have any further questions you may contact Debbie on 011 498 7648 or e-mail her at debbie@techlibrary.co.za.

SERVICE FEE
Access to catalogue Free
Monthly bulletin Free

Items supplied from library collection
Bulletin Articles
Journal Articles
Conference Papers
Chapter Books

10 items per month free, thereafter R53.00 per item to a maximum of 20 items per month

In-depth enquiries

R320.00 per half hour
Items not in library collection
As a result of in-depth research or current awareness search of commercial databases
R53.00 per book
Books on loan R107.00 per book
Inter-library loans – National R107.00 per book

Please fill in the form below to submit your application


 

FICA CLIENT (INSTITUTE MEMBER) DETAILS FORM AND FEE AGREEMENT

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1. This agreement is entered into between the TECHNICAL LIBRARY and the undersigned Institute Member.
2. The Institute Member hereby indemnifies the Technical Library and/or the appointed legal representatives and/or its owners, employees and/or Agents against any claim whatsoever which may be made in respect of any loss, damages, death or other injury arising out of any activity carried out by the Technical Library, save where such loss, damages, death or injury arises as a result of the negligence and/or wilful misconduct of such persons.
3. The Institute Member is liable for payment of the Technical Library’s account directly to the Technical Library.
4. The Technical Library charges for any and all services according to the following table:

SERVICE FEE
Access to catalogue Free
Monthly bulletin Free

Items supplied from library collection
Bulletin Articles
Journal Articles
Conference Papers
Chapter Books

10 items per month free, thereafter R53.00 per item to a maximum of 20 items per month

In-depth enquiries

R320.00 per half hour
Items not in library collection
As a result of in-depth research or current awareness search of commercial databases
R53.00 per book
Books on loan R107.00 per book
Inter-library loans – National R107.00 per book

5. ADDITIONAL SERVICES The Technical Library provides additional discounted service, for a fee of R265.00 per month.
The additional services include:

One free in-depth enquiry per month
R50.00 per book on loan

6. The Technical Library is a VAT Vendor. All fees listed above are exclusive of VAT. The Technical Library shall charge VAT on all fees.

7. The fees listed above shall increase each year, according to the Consumer Price Index.

8 The account to be paid at the offices of the Technical Library upon receipt of invoice,

9. Any notice which may or must be given to the Institute Member may be addressed to the Institute Member at the home address mentioned above, which address is selected as the Institute Member’s domicilium citandi et executandi, for all notices and processes served in terms of this document.

10 Any notice which may or must be given to the Technical Library may be addressed to the Technical Library at Chamber of Mines Building, 7th Floor, 5 Hollard Street Johannesburg, which address is selected as the Technical Library’s domicilium citandi et executandi for all notices and processes served in terms of this document.

11. The Institute Member undertakes to advise the Technical Library in writing of any change of contact details. Should the Institute Member fail to notify the Technical Library all notices served at the address mentioned above will be deemed to have been properly served.

12. The Technical Library shall be entitled to charge interest at the rate of 15,5 % per annum on any overdue accounts from the day they become due. Should the Technical Library decide not to charge interest, this decision shall not constitute a waiver of this clause.

13. In the instance of the Institute Member being a Legal Entity, the Representative above hereby binds him/herself jointly and severally in favour of the Technical Library as surety for and co-principal debtor in solidum with the Institute Member for the due payment of every sum of money which may now or at any time hereafter be or become owing by the Debtor to the Creditor from whatsoever cause or causes arising, and for the due performance of every other obligation, howsoever arising, which the Institute Member may now or at any time hereafter be or become bound to perform in favour of the Technical Library and renounce the benefits of the legal exceptions "excussion", "division", "cession of action", "non causa debiti", "no value received", "revision of accounts" and "de duobus vel pluribus reis debendi", with the full meaning and effects whereof I declare myself to be acquainted.

14. In the event that the Technical Library institute legal action against the Institute Member, in the event of an outstanding account, the Institute Member agrees that a statement of the Technical Library shall suffice as proof of the claim and the Institute Member renounce the benefits of having the account taxed. The Institute Member agrees to be liable for costs of proceedings to be calculated on an attorney and client scale.

15. The Institute Member agrees that the whole cause of this agreement and all incidental aspects thereof arose within district’s jurisdiction where this agreement is signed.

16. The Institute Member agrees that the Technical Library, or its representatives, may attend to any necessary ITC and/or Credit checks on the Institute Member and the signing of this document constitutes consent.

17. This Agreement replaces any older agreement between the parties and supersedes any other agreement entered into between the parties on the same date this agreement is entered into, this agreement further constitutes the sole and entire agreement between the parties, and no warranties, representations, guarantees or other terms and conditions of whatsoever nature not contained herein shall be of any force or effect unless a later similar agreement entered into between the parties in writing and signed by both parties.

18. Electronic submission (in the form of a data message) of this agreement confirms that the Institute Member has read, understood and accepts the terms and conditions of this agreement. The Institute Member’s intent to be bound by this agreement can be inferred by the electronic submission of this agreement, in the absence of a signature/electronic signature.

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SAIMM Terms and Conditions

1. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF GOODS AND/OR SERVICES

SAIMM is a professional membership institute in the minerals industry that provides a technical and membership service to its members, organises conferences and offers journal subscriptions services to non-members.

2. DELIVERY POLICY

Subject to availability and receipt of payment, requests will be processed between 7 and 30 days (depending on thetype of service requested) and delivery confirmed by way email.

3. RETURN AND REFUNDS POLICY

The provision of goods and services by SAIMM is subject to availability. In cases of unavailability, SAIMM will refund the client in full within 30 days.

Cancellation of orders by the client will attract a 10% administration fee.

4. CUSTOMER PRIVACY POLICY

SAIMM shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of users. For the purpose of this clause, "personal information" shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). The PAIA may be downloaded from:

http://www.polity.org.za/attachment.php?aa_id=3569

5. PAYMENT OPTIONS ACCEPTED

Payment may be made via Visa, MasterCard, Diners or American Express credit cards or by bank transfer into the SAIMM bank account, the details of which will be provided on request

6. CREDIT CARD ACQUIRING AND SECURITY

Credit card transactions will be acquired for SAIMM via PayGate (Pty) Ltd who are the approved payment gateway for all South African Acquiring Banks.

PayGate uses the strictest form of encryption, namely Secure Socket Layer 3 (SSL3) and no credit card details are stored on the website. Users may go to www.paygate.co.za to view their security certificate and security policy.

7. CUSTOMER DETAILS SEPARATE FROM CARD DETAILS

Customer details will be stored by SAIMM separately from card details which are entered by the client on PayGate’s secure site. For more detail on PayGate refer to www.paygate.co.za

8. MERCHANT OUTLET COUNTRY AND TRANSACTION CURRENCY

The merchant outlet country at the time of presenting payment options to the cardholder is South Africa. Transaction currency is South African Rand (ZAR).

9. RESPONSIBILITY

SAIMM takes responsibility for all aspects relating to the transaction including sale of goods and services sold on this website, customer service and support, dispute resolution and delivery of goods.

10. COUNTRY OF DOMICILE

This website is governed by the laws of South Africa and SAIMM chooses as its domicilium citandi et executandi Fifth Floor, Chamber of Mines Building, 5 Hollard Street, Johannesburg, 2001 for all purposes under this agreement, whether in respect of court process, notice, or other documents or communication of whatsoever nature.

11. VARIATION

SAIMM may, in its sole discretion, change this agreement or any part thereof at any time without notice.

12. COMPANY INFORMATION

This website is run by the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (a non-profit organisation) based in South Africa trading as SAIMM. As an NPO it does not have a company registration number and does not have Directors/Members/Owners.

13. SAIMM CONTACT DETAILS

Email: Dennis@saimm.co.za or Sam@saimm.co.za
Telephone +27 11 834 1273/4/5/6/7

Proposed changes to the SAIMM Constitution

The Council of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy would like to suggest the following proposed changes to the SAIMM Constitution.

The proposed changes is to be considered at a Special General Meeting to be held prior to the SAIMM AGM on the 15th of August 2012 at 15:30.

2012 -2013 Council Nominations

THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING AND METALLURGY

2012 -2013 Council Nominations for 14 Council Members

The following members have accepted nomination for election to the Council of the Institute for the 2012/2013 session.
There are FOURTEEN vacancies on the Council, consequently no more than FOURTEEN votes may be recorded.
The following membership categories may vote:

  • Member
  • Fellow
  • Honorary Life Fellow
  • Life Member
  • Retired Member
  • Retired Fellow

Members who are not eligible to cast a vote are student members, associate members, retired associate members and corporate affiliates.
We will email members that are eligible to vote and the voting process will be managed by Majestic Services.

Alastair Macfarlane Alastair Macfarlane
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Donovan Munro Donovon Munro
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Norman Blackham Norman Blackham
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Andrew Smith Andrew Smith
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Godknows Njowa Godknows Njowa
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Molefi Motuku Molefi Motuku
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Charles Deacon Charles Deacon
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Hugh Bartlett Hugh Bartlett
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Mzila Mthenjane Mzila Mthenjane
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Cuthbert Musingwini Cuthbert Musingwini
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Jacob Mothomogolo Jacob Mothomogolo
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Sehliselo Ndlovu Selo Ndlovu
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David Tudor Dave Tudor
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John Luckmann

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Steven Rupprecht Steven Rupprecht
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Dirk van Niekerk Dirk van Niekerk
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Matthew Handley Matthew Handley
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Vaughn Duke Vaughn Duke
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Donovan Andersen Donovon Andersen
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Michael Solomon Mike Solomon
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William Joughin William Joughin
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