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  • 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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  • Prof Selo Ndlovu on SAfm Radio

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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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  • Advanced Metals Initiative (AMI)

    It is with great pleasure that we once again present the annual conference of the Advanced Metals Initiative (AMI). The AMI was established jointly by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the science councils, namely, Mintek, NECSA and the CSIR and has received generous funding from the DST since 2003. The principal objective of the AMI is to

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Journal Policies and Statistics

  • This Journal does not make any charges (not changes) for the processing of an article
  • This Journal does not make any charges (not changes)  for the submission of an article
  • In the last calendar year (2015) the Journal published 141 research and review articles
  • Journal download statistics (site visits/papers cited/papers referenced/ (to be confirmed)

Editorial Board

Board Member Name Institution City Country
David Tudor SAIMM Johannesburg South Africa
SAIMM Editorial Board
Richard Beck SAIMM Cape Branch Cape Town South Africa
Johan Beukes Coaltech Johannesburg South Africa
Paul den Hoed Consultant(Wits) Johannesburg South Africa
Marek Dworzanowski Consultant (Wits) Johannesburg South Africa
Bekir Genc University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa
Matthew Handley Consultant Pretoria South Africa
Rodney Jones Mintek Johannesburg South Africa
William Joughin SRK Consulting Johannesburg South Africa
John Luckmann CBS Australia (Pty) Ltd Johannesburg South Africa
Cuthbert Musingwini University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa
Herman Potgieter University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa
Thomas Stacey University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa
David Tudor SAIMM Johannesburg South Africa
Declan Vogt University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa
SAIMM International Advisory Board
Roussos Dimitrakopoulos McGill University Montréal Canada
David Dreisinger University of British Columbia Vancouver Canada
Essie Esterhuizen NIOSH Research Organization Pittsburgh USA
Hani Mitri McGill University Montréal Canada
Michael Nicol Murdoch University Perth Australia
Erkan Topal Curtin University Kalgoorlie WA Australia

The Aims and Scope of the Journal

The Journal serves as a medium for the publication of high quality scientific papers. This requires that the papers that are submitted for publication are properly and fairly refereed and edited. This process will maintain the high quality of the presentation of the paper and ensure that the technical content is in line with the accepted norms of scientific integrity.

Open Access statement

This Journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Articles from this Journal can be submitted to institutional repositories, under the following conditions:

  1. Always upload the final publishers’ version, as published on the SciELO SA web page.
  2. Acknowledge the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) as the publisher.
  3. Cite the article as part of the metadata and include the DOI as part of the citation to the article.
  4. Acknowledge any funders and copyright ownership as part of the item metadata when uploading the article to the repository.