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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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  • WIM UJ Young Women in Mining Conference

    ypc news sept172

    On the 11th of August 2017 WIM UJ held its first Young Women in Mining Conference at the University of Johannesburg.

    The SAIMM YPC attended the event in support of Young Women In Mining which aims at empowering the next generation of young women in the Industry.

    Women in Mining UJ is currently the only female mining structure in the four South African mining schools.

    WIM UJ has initiated the first annual young women in mining workshop in 2016 which was held by the Department of Mineral Resources and the Mine Health and Safety Council of South Africa, working in line with the mission and vision of WIMSA.

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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 Council Members

ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBERS

V G Duke
I J Geldenhuys
Dr M F Handley
W C Joughin
Dr E Matinde
Dr M Motuku
D D Munro
Dr G Njowa
Dr S M Rupprecht
A G Smith
Prof M H Solomon
D Tudor
D J van Niekerk
A T van Zyl

PAST PRESIDENTS

Dr N A Barcza
R D Beck
J R Dixon
M Dworzanowski
H E James
Prof R T Jones
Dr G V R Landman
R G B Pickering
S J Ramokgopa
M H Rogers
D A J Ross-Watt
Prof G L Smith
Dr W H van Niekerk
R P H Willis

TPC MINING CHAIRPERSON

G R Lane

TPC METALLURGY CHAIRPERSON

Z Botha

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL COUNCIL ON TUNNELLING (SANCOT)

R Tluczek

BRANCH CHAIRPERSONS

R D Beck (Western Cape)
L E Dimbungu (Botswana)
J A Luckmann (Johannesburg)
W J Mans (Northern Cape)
S Maleba (DRC)
C W Mienie(Zululand)
Prof R J Mostert (Pretoria)
D Muma (Zambia)
N M Namate (Namibia)
S Matutu (Zimbabwe)

REPRESENTING NON-CORPORATE MEMBERS

Dr E Matinde
Dr S M Rupprecht

Young Professional Council (YPC)

YPC OFFICE BEARERS

A S Nhleko - Chairperson
K M Letsoalo - Vice Chairperson
G Dabula  - Treasurer
N Tshiongo-Makgwe - Secretary
T M Mmola – Immediate Past Chairperson

YPC COUNCIL MEMBERS

A T Chinhava
G Dabula
F Dzapasi
D E P Klenam
K M Letsoalo
L T Lumbwe
T Mahomedy
G Marape
Z Maruma
T M Mmola
M Mogalanyane
R P Molehe
S Z Ndlovu
A S Nhleko
K M Nnyenyiwa
G Nxumalo
Dr S M Rupprecht*
X N Siwela
N Tshiongo-Makgwe
F Uahengo