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  • Joburgtv Interview at the Women in Mining Breakfast

    Joburgtv for captured some of the highlights of the Women in Mining Breakfast which was hosted by Women in Mining South Africa and SAIMM at WorleyParsonsTWP on 13 February 2018. View the video to see what Prof Selo Ndlovu, Petro Du Pisani, Zelmia Botha, Anniekie Mpherwane, Tshepiso Ndlovu, Refentse Fensi Molehe and Marinda Hawthorn had to say about the event.

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  • Writing NI 43-101 Technical Reports for the TSX

    It has come to our attention that Members of the SAIMM and both Members and Fellows of the GSSA are not on the current list of Acceptable Foreign Associations and Membership Designations in Appendix A of Companion Policy 43-101CP which is part of NI 43-101.

    This means that no Member of SAIMM and no Member/Fellow of GSSA can use their SAIMM/GSSA registration to compile NI 43-101 documents for the Toronto Stock Exchange.  This does not affect any geoscientist who is registered with SACNASP.  Neither does it affect engineers registered with ECSA or who are Fellows of SAIMM.  This will, primarily, affect GSSA members living/working outside of South Africa, who are not registered with SACNASP.

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  • GMSG Corporate Member Report January 2018

    future mining 2018The Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group (GMSG) January 2018 Corporate Member Report has been published. It contains an overview of projects which are defining the future of mining and helping to create solutions to industry challenges. This year’s Corporate Member Report features important GMSG news, highlights and an overview of GMSG’s guideline work, and outlines GMSG’s new 2018 strategy. The report is available here.

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From the President's Corner

  • 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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  • 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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From the Journal Comments

  • The SAIMM Journal

    The SAIMM organizes a number of conferences every year to promote technological developments in the mining- and metallurgy-related sectors. Selected papers from each of these conferences are published in the SAIMM Journal throughout the year. The SAIMM Journal is not only one of the top journals but also one of the most popular journals in the field of mining and

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  • 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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Market News

  • Anglo American’s renewed partnership with Vuka Marine is a boon for South Africa’s maritime industry

    Thursday, 08 March 2018 - Anglo American renewed its various ocean freight contracts with Vuka Marine, a joint venture between Via Maritime Holdings of South Africa and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (“K” Line) of Japan. Under these freight contracts, Anglo American transports bulk iron ore and coal products to its customers around the world. Vuka Marine operates two capesize bulkers—the Cape Enterprise

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Excavators ready to boost economy

      Rhett O’Neill of ELB Equipment      A large shipment of Sumitomo excavators has arrived in South Africa in anticipation of future growth of the economy ELB Equipment is aggressively gearing its excavator offering to meet an anticipated demand upsurge as the economy turns upwards. “Excavators are at the heart of any construction or mining operation and their availability is

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SAIMM Events

Upcoming Conferences & Events
Organised by SAIMM

(Including Events Co-Hosted & Sponsored by SAIMM)
EventEvent StartEvent EndDetailsLocationContactCPD
Mineral Processing 2009 6 Aug 09 7 Aug 09 Detail Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa Contact 0
7th Heavy Minerals Conference - HMC 2009 - What next? - icw The Zululand Branch 20 Sep 09 23 Sep 09 Detail Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensberg, South Africa Jackie 4
Hard Rock Safe Safety Conference 2009 - A Sense of Safety Urgency 28 Sep 09 30 Sep 09 Detail Sun City, Northern Province, South Africa Jackie 2
Student Colloquim 19 Oct 09 19 Oct 09 Detail Tswane University of Technology, Johannesburg, South Africa Jackie 0
The 4th World Conference on Sampling and Blending (WCSB4) 21 Oct 09 23 Oct 09 Detail The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa Raymond 2
World Gold 2009 - Gold Processing Workshop 26 Oct 09 27 Oct 08 Detail Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Jackie 0
World Gold 2009 26 Oct 09 30 Oct 09 Detail Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Jackie 3
Diamonds 9 Nov 09 11 Nov 09 Detail Gabarone, Botswana Jackie 0
Mining & Tunneling 4 Dec 09 4 Dec 09 - - Raymond 0
Thorium & Rare Earths 9 Feb 10 11 Feb 10 - - Jackie 0
Drilling & Blasting 12 Feb 10 12 Feb 10 - - Raymond 0
Refractory Materials 17 Mar 10 18 Mar 10 - - Raymond 0
MRM Mar 10 Mar 10 - - Jackie 0
Mine To Mill - process Apr 10 Apr 10 - - Raymond 0
Physical Benefication May 10 May 10 - - Jackie 0
12th International Ferro Alloy Conference 6 Jun 10 9 Jun 10 - Finland - 0
Infacon XII 6 Jun 10 9 Jun 10 Detail Helsinki, Finland - 0
Hauling & Hoisting Jul 10 Jul 10 - - Jackie 0
Minearal Asset Jul 10 Jul 10 - - Raymond 0
Annual Conference of Mineral Processing Aug 10 Aug 10 - - - 0
Mine Environmental Management Aug 10 Aug 10 - - Raymond 0
Coal Event Aug 10 Aug 10 - - - 0
Pyrometallurgy Aug 10 Aug 10 - - - 0
Ventilation Sep 10 Sep 10 - - Raymond 0
Copper Belt Sep 10 Sep 10 - Zambia Jackie 0
Hard Rock Safe Conference Sep 10 Sep 10 - - Raymond 0
Electra Mining / Mining In Africa Sep 10 Sep 10 - - Jackie 0
Fourth International Platinum Conference 11 Oct 10 14 Oct 10 Detail Sun City, Rustenburg, South Africa Jackie 0
Rock Mechanics Oct 10 Oct 10 - - Raymond 0
Energy Mining Processes Nov 10 Nov 10 - - Raymond 0
Minefill 2011 21 Mar 11 25 Mar 11 Detail Cape Town, South Africa Julie 0
Minefill 2010 2011 2011 - The Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa Jackie 0
Surface Mining 2011 2011 - - Raymond 0
Base Metals 2011 2011 - - Jackie 0

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Events - Other Organisations’ Conferences

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Other Organisations’ Conferences

wimsa logoWIMSA Mentors Manor
22 March 2018
Worley Parsons, 39 Melrose Blvd, Melrose Arch
technologicalInternational Congress of Technological Innovation
23 March 2018
Country Club Lima Hotel, Peru
slope stability 2018Slope Stability 2018
11-13 April 2018

Seville, Spain
paste201821st International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings
11-13 April 2018
Perth, Western Australia
Comminurion 18Comminurion '18
16-19 April 2018

Cape Town, South Africa
eciBeneficiation of Phosphates VIII
An ECI Conference Series
29 April - 04 May 2018

Century City Conference Center, Cape Town, South Africa
APCAPC 3rd Congress
3 – 4 May 2018
Country Club Lima Hotel, Peru
ALTA 2018smallALTA 2018 Nickel-Cobalt-Copper, Uranium-REE-Li and Gold-PM Conference and Exhibition
19-26 May 2018

Perth, Western Australia
Biohydrometallurgy 18Biohydrometallurgy '18
11-13 June 2018

Windhoek, Namibia
Sustainable Minerals 18Sustainable Minerals '18
14-15 June 2018

Windhoek, Namibia
WMC18 vert25th World Mining Congress
19 - 22 June 2018

Astana, Kazakhstan
piping2nd Congress Piping
5 – 6 July 2018
Country Club Lima Hotel, Peru
iom3IOM3 Young Persons' Lecture Competition
October 2018
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
transporation2nd Congress Transportation of Minerals
11 – 12 October 2018
Country Club Lima Hotel, Peru
Caving 2018Fourth International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving
15-17 October 2018
Vancouver, Canada
tailing3rd Tailings Congress
15 – 16 November 2018
Country Club Lima Hotel, Peru
mpesMPES - SWEMP 2018
27th International Symposium on Mine Planning & Equipment Selection

18th International Symposium on Environmental Issues and Waste   Management in Energy and Mineral Production
19 - 23 November 2018
Santiago, Chile
Mine Geo Risk LogoFirst International Conference on Mining Geomechanical Risk
9-11 April 2019
Perth, Western Australia
ALTA 2019smallALTA 2019 Nickel-Cobalt-Copper, Uranium-REE-Li and Gold-PM Conference and Exhibition
18-25 May 2019

Perth, Western Australia
EMC10th European Metallurgical Conference 2019 
23 - 26 June 2019
Düsseldorf, Germany
XIXXIX International Coal Preparation Congress & Expo 2019
13 - 15 November 2019
New Delhi, India