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  • SAIMM Banquet 2018

  • World Leader in New Steel Research Visits the University of Pretoria

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    Photo: Prof Roelf Mostert, Sir Prof Harry Bhadeshia, Prof Charles Siyasiya, Prof Pieter Pistorius and Dr Johan Westraad

    Next-generation bainitic steel with remarkable properties was the central theme of a colloquium hosted by the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Pretoria on the 4th of December 2017. Sir Harry Bhadeshia, a global leader in metallurgy and the Tata Steel Professor at Cambridge University, was the main speaker. Sir Prof Bhadeshia was on a visit to South Africa as a result of an application made by the Microscopy Society of Southern Africa and the trip was funded through a NRF instrument.

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  • Report Calls for Open Standard for 3D Applications in Mining Industry

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    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – A new report released by Global Mining Standards and Guideline Group (GMSG) says a survey of more than 18 3D software applications shows the users experience significant difficulties and delays working with the software, collaborating with peers and learning multiple proprietary programs. A solution to these difficulties is an Open Mining Format (OMF) that would encompass a set of guidelines and recommended steps.

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From the President's Corner

  • A Christmas gift for the Institute

    It is the end of the year and Christmas is in sight. We have all had a busy year and thus look forward to a restful break, which we will fill with new memories with our families and friends. Above all, we all look forward to receiving that well-chosen wonderful gift from loved ones. A gift is always treasured. It

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  • Women in the mining and minerals industry

    Summer is finally here and Christmas is around the corner. I do hope that you are all enjoying the warm weather that is prevalent in Southern Africa at this time of the year and, at the same time, have started shopping for those elusive but perfect Christmas gifts for friends and families. Since taking over the reins as the President

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  • Singing the praises of our SAIMM members

    I would like to welcome you all to the new 2017/2018 term of the SAIMM. I hope you are all as excited as I am about what lies ahead. I am greatly looking forward to spending the next twelve months with you as we discuss and delve into different topics that interest us as members of this marvellous Institute. As

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From the Journal Comments

  • The SAMREC/SAMVAL Companion Volume Conference

    This edition of the Journal features papers that were presented at the SAMREC/SAMVAL Companion Volume Conference held on 17 and 18 May 2016 and attended by some 100 people. The intention of the conference was to provide Competent Persons and Competent Valuators with the opportunity to prepare and present details of recognized standards and industry benchmarks in all aspects of

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  • The 6th Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid Conference

    The 6th biennial Sulphuric Acid Conference and Workshop was held in Cape Town between 9 and 11 May 2017. Approximately 90 delegates attended with regional representation from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and the DRC and from further afield with delegates from Germany, the USA, UK, The Netherlands, Canada, and Denmark. Delegates representing plant operations management, technical experts, traders, transporters, and

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Market News

  • Preventative maintenance: key to productivity and sustainability

    Operations within the mining, petrochemical, construction, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries that use compressed air equipment are confronted with numerous hazards daily, often resulting in varying degrees of injuries and in some cases fatalities. Although there are a number of underlying causes of these accidents - improper maintained air compressors is one of the common causes of equipment-related injuries. 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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Norman Blackham Norman Blackham
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Andrew Smith Andrew Smith
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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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