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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

    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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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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Theodore Henry Christian PEGRAM

Pegram THCPosition
Owner/Director—Theo Pegram & Associations (Pty) Ltd a mining consultancy providing Outsourced Geological and Mine Technical Services

Date and place of birth
19 May 1965, Prieska — Northern Cape, South Africa

BSc (Hons) (Geology) — University of the Witwatersrand
BSc (Geology) — University of the Western Cape
GDE (Mining Engineering) — University of the Witwatersrand
Advanced Management Programme (AMP) — Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria

What contribution do you see yourself making to the SAIMM and Council?:
I have decided to avail myself to be of service and ‘plough back’. While I have no specific area in mind, I would be happy to add value where I can. I have past experience in participating on SAIMM conference organising committees, specifically the International Platinum Conference and would readily avail myself to similar functions, or in representing the SAIMM as a fellow on any Governance structures such as Ethics Committee for instance, where adjudication may be required in respect of compliance to Reporting Codes, or Oversight Committee for technical reviews to dispute resolution, etc.

Interactions/activities that you currently participate in within the SAIMM (if applicable):
I have no active involvement in the matters of the SAIMM or other professional bodies presently,
as a result of a conscious decision to withdraw from participation on industry Bodies three
years ago in order to focus on growing the Business

Brief career history:
I started my career as a Mine Geologist at Randfontein Estates Gold Mine (JCI) in 1988, progressed through the ranks and transferred as Senior Geologist to South Deep Project in 1994, where I later promoted into sequential roles as Chief Geologist, Manager Geology and Technical Services Superintendent until retrenchment in 2004. I then joined Goldfields Limited as Mineral Resources Manager at Kloof Gold Mine and resigned in 2005 to join Anglo Platinum at their Head Office as Head of Mine Geological Services and a short stint as Head of MRM Integration & Systems before taking a voluntary separation in 2009, after which I started TP&A and we have grown to Company as a multi-commodity technical services provider locally in South Africa, but also in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Turkey, Iran and Mauritania, in the process creating employment for an employee base of 50 people, as at May 2014.