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  • Report Calls for Open Standard for 3D Applications in Mining Industry

    Image result for gmsgUser Interviews and Analysis Highlight Common Challenges

    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

  • Reliability Best practices and Benchmarking Survey: Please share your views

    Image result for gmsghttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ReliabilityKPIs

    You are invited to participate in a survey focused on prioritizing collaboration around Reliability Best Practices and Benchmarking. If you’re not the correct person within your organization, please pass this invitation to the appropriate person. Survey deadline is October 31.

    The Reliability Working Group (RWG) of the Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group is an operator focused group whose purpose is to promote knowledge and best practices sharing related to reliability in a mining context.

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From the President's Corner

  • 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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  • 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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From the Journal Comments

  • 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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  • 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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Eddie Abraham DHLAMINI

Dhlamini EAPosition
Project Metallurgist

Date and place of birth
Born 1960 in Zastron

Qualifications
MSc in Mineral Processing

Ralph Henry ENGLISH

English RHPosition
Consulting Engineer

Date and place of birth
23 November 1940, Easington Colliery, England.

Qualifications
BSc (Eng) Pr Eng FSAIMM

Wenceslaus Tarugarira KUTEKWATEKWA

Kutekwatekwa WTPosition
Chief Executive Officer - Virimai Projects

Date and place of birth
16 May 1965, Bikita, Zimbabwe

Qualifications
Sc. (Hons) Mining Eng., MBA, PRINCE 2®, FSAIMM, MIoDZ, MAMMZ, MPMIZ, MZIM
Prince 2® Registered Practitioner in Project Management - APMG – International, 2011
Certifcate in Competent in Project Management - Project Management Institute of Zimbabwe, 2011
Contract Management Programme Certificate - IIR South Africa BV, 2007
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - University of Durham, UK, 2001
Advanced International Training Programme in Mining Technology - Lulea University of Technology, Swesen, 2001
Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency – Zimbabwe - Ministry of Mines, 1995
BSc (Hons) Mining Engineering - University of Zimbabwe, 1989

Jitendra MISHRA

Mishra JPosition
Lead Process Engineer DRA Mineral Projects (Pty) Ltd 

Date and place of birth
5 July 1984, Allahabad, India (Permanent resident of South Africa).

Qualifications
MSc. in Chemical Engineering University of Cape Town
Batchelor Degree in Mineral Engineering from one of Premier Institute of India, Indian
School of Mines (through, Indian Institute of Technology, Joint Entrance Examination).