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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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Jobs

Careers in the mining industry

PosterThe SAIMM welcomes you to its website and a special welcome to those seeking a career in the Minerals and Metals industry which holds challenges and rewards and will prove to be an exciting adventure. We have gathered information from our mines, educators and individual members to give you some advice that will help you to choose our industry as a career.

The section titled "The Industry" gives some background information about the mining industry in South Africa. In the "Plant Layout" section, the interactions of the different career opportunities are discussed. It contains interactive links to photographs of interest. The "Careers" section provides information about different career paths once you have obtained your qualification. Information about different study routes is supplied in the "Educational" section. This includes a list of the different tertiary institutions that provide courses in a minerals related field. Studying at a tertiary institution is expensive and you should make provision for this. The "Financing" section provides some information of different types of funding available to finance your studies. In the last sections the different fields of study in the minerals industry is discussed. This includes Geology, Mining, Surveying, Rock Engineering, SHE, Metallurgy and Chemical Engineering.