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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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  • Saving Metals for our Future Generations - Sehliselo Ndlovu | City Press - Sunday 15th April

    Sehliselo Ndlovu is the first black woman president of the SA Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and is associate professor in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at Wits University, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

    Please call me Selo,” says the engaging associate professor, Sehliselo Ndlovu, who has come full circle with the SA Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), for it used to send mining books and magazines to the BSc engineering student in metallurgy at the University of Zimbabwe.

    Later on it paid for her air ticket to Imperial College London. There she obtained her PhD in Minerals and Mining Engineering with a Biohydrometallurgy specialisation, in 2003.

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  • Roadmap to interoperability

    gmsg 2018How 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 priority industry initiative. So they’ve stepped up with a unique approach to the problem—a universal roadmap. It’s important for the industry.

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From the President's Corner

  • 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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  • Education for careers that do not yet exist

    Universities have opened their doors for the new academic year, welcoming both the old and the new students. Every year there is an increase in demand for university places as young people look into acquiring a tertiary education as a means of securing and empowering their future. Following the newly announced free education dispensation by the South African government, university

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  • A new year, new reflections

    The start of a new year is always worth celebrating. We celebrate the achievements of the previous year. We also celebrate making it through the previous year’s challenges and, with optimism, look forward to twelve more fruitful months ahead. However, the fact that a year of our life has just passed by also usually leads to introspection. We question our

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From the Journal Comments

  • AfriRock 2017

    This edition of the Journal is dedicated to AfriRock 2017, the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) International Symposium for 2017, which was held at the International Convention Centre in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa from 3 to 5 October 2017. This is the first conference of that name and the first African-hosted ISRM International Symposium since

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  • Extraction and Applications of Uranium – Present and Future

    The exhibition area at the conference Discussions involving the 92nd element in the periodic table, uranium, tend to elicit mixed reactions. Although uranium plays a key role in the production of medical isotopes, it has the dark side of being the power in highly destructive nuclear weaponry. Strong positive and negative viewpoints emerge when nuclear reactors and their wastes are

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Market News

  • Vacancy: MEMSA CEO & Programmes Manager

    General MEMSA (Mining Equipment Manufacturers of SA) is seeking to engage an energetic self-starter as its CEO and programmes manager to grow the cluster and engage with the outcomes of the Mining Phakisa, particularly developing the mining supply-chains and the technology work-streams of the new Mining Precinct PPP with the Chamber of Mines. MEMSA is a non-profit company (NPC) and

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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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The Symposium Series

S1   Mathematical Statistics and Computer Applications in Ole Valuation (1966)

S2   Planning Open Pit Mines (1970) (4th imp ) Edited by P W J van Rensburg

S3   Application of Computer Methods in the Mineral Industry (APCOM 1973) Edited by M D G Salamon

S4   Infacon 1974 Edited by H W Glen

S5   Proceedings of the 12th CMMI Congress 2 volumes (1982) Edited by HW Glen

S6   Rockbursts and Seismicity in Mines (1984) Edited by N C Gay and E H Wainwright

S7   The Planning and Operation of Open Pit and Strip Mines (1986) Edited by I P Deetlefs

S8   GOLD 100: Proceedings of the International Conference on Gold (1986)
Volume 1: Gold Mining Technology Edited by H Wagnei and R P King
Volume 2: Extractive Metallurgy of Gold Edited by C E Fivaz and R P King
Volume 3: Industrial Uses of Gold Edited by G Gafner and R P King

S9   APCOM 87: Proceedings of the Twentieth International Symposium on the
Application of Computers and Mathematics in the Mineral Industries (1987)

Volume 1: Mining Edited by L Wade, R W 0 Keisten and I R Culland
Volume 2: Metallurgy Edited by R P King and I J Barkci
Volume 3: Geostatistics Edited by I C Lemmer H Schaum and F A G M Camisani-Calzolaii

S 10  International Deep Mining Conference (1990)
Volume 1: Innovations in Metallurgical Plant Edited by G A Brown and P Smith and Application of Materials Engineering in                        the Mining Industly Edited by B Metcaife
Volume 2; Technical Challenges in Deep Level Mining Edited by D A I Ross-Watt and P D K Robinson

S11  Infacon 6 (Incorporating Incsac) (1992) EditedbyHW Glen

S12  Massmin 92 Edited by H W Glen (out of pliat)

S13  Mineflll 93 Edited by H W Glen

S14  XVth CMMI Congress Publications (1994)
Volume 1: Mining Edited by H W Glen
Volume 2: Metals Technology and Extractive Metallurgy (1994) Edited by H W Glen

S15 Sur face Mining 1996 Edited by H W Glen

S16 Hidden Wealth (1996) EditedbyHW GJen

S17 Heavy Minerals 1997 Edited by R E Robinson

S18 The 8th International Platinum Symposium (1998)

S19 Mining in Africa'98

S20  Extraction Metallurgy Africa '98

S21  Sixth International Symposium for Rock Fragmentation by Blasting (1999)

S22  Metallurgy Africa '99

S23   Heavy Minerals 1999 Edited by R G Stimson

S24   Tunnels under Pressure Technical Edited by I R Stacey

S25    Mine Hoisting 2000

S26    Coal -The Future (2000)

S27    The Fifth International Symposium on Rockburst and Seismicity in Mines (RaSiin 5) (2001)

S28    6th International Symposium on Mine Mechanization and Automation (2001)

S29     XIV International Coal Preparation Congress and Exhibition

S30     Surface Mining 2002—Modern Developments for the New Millennium

S31     IFSA 2002, Industrial Fluidization South Africa

S31A   APCOM 2003—Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Minerals Industries

S32     ISSA/Chamber of Mines Conference—Mines and Quarries: Prevention of Occupational Injury and Disease

S33     ISRM— Technology Roadmap for Rock Mechanics

S34     Heavy Minerals Conference 2003

S35     Safety in Mines Research Institutes (2003)

S36    VII International Conference on Molten Slags, Fluxes & Salts (2004)
Tenth International Ferroalloys Congress INFACONX 2004

S37    Deep and high stress mining 2004

S38    'Platinum adding value' 2004

S39    Base Metals—Southern Africa's response to changing global base metals market dynamics 2005

S40    Strategic versus Tactical approaches in mining 2005

S41    Best practices in rock engineering SARES 2005

S42    IFSA 2005 (Mintek)

S43    Southern African Pyrometallurgy 2006 International Conference

S44    Stability of rock slopes in open pit mining and civil engineering situations

S45    'Platinum Surges Ahead' 2006

S46    Hydraulic Transport of Solids - Hydrotransport 17 (2007)

S47    Fourth Southern Afr ican Base Metals Conference 'Africa's base metals resurgence'

S48    Heavy Minerals Conference, 2007

S49    Cave Mining Conference, 2007

S50    International Symposium on Lead and Zinc processing - Lead & Zinc 2008

The Monograph Series

MI   Lognormal-De Wrjsian Geostatistics for Ore Evaluation
(2nd ed 1981) DGKiige

M2  An Introduction to Geostatistical Methods of Mineral Evaluation
(2nd ed 1981)1-MM Rendu

M3  Principles of Flotation
(1982) (3rd imp 1986) Edited by R P. King

M4  Increased Under ground Extr action of Coal
(1982) Edited by C I. Fauconrnei and R W 0 Kersten

M5  Rock Mechanics in Mining Practice
(1983)(3idimp 1986) Edited by S Budavaii

M6  Assay and Analytical Practice in the South African Mining Industry
(1986) WC LenahanandR de L Murray-Smith

M7  The Extractive Metallurgy of Gold in South Africa,
2 volumes (1987) Edited by G G Stanley

M8  Mineral and Metal Extraction — An Overview
(1994) LC Woollacott and R H Eiic

M9  Rock Fracture and Rockbursts—an illustrative study
(1997) Edited by WD Oitlepp