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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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Benefits of SAIMM Company Affiliate Membership

Benefits of SAIMM Company Affiliate Membership

  • To be listed on a Company Affiliate specific page on the SAIMM web site with an approved link to their website.
  • Company Affiliates can advertise for internship and/or Graduate Employment opportunities to all members registered on the SAIMM Graduate Employment Database.
  • Electronic access to the SAIMM Journal.
  • The Company Affiliate’s employees have the opportunity to participate in Mentorship program.
  • Company access to the One Mine research database through the SAIMM web site.
  • Company Affiliates have direct access to focused marketing and advertising to industry professionals through SAIMM media and events.
  • Two Non- SAIMM Members can attend events at the member rate.
Election of Company Affiliates

Companies involved in or associated with the mining and metallurgical industries are eligible for admission to the category of Company Affiliate. Company Affiliates will be required to arrange payment up front.

Company Affiliate Application Form

The Company Affiliate Application Form is only obtainable as a PDF format file, or as hard copy on direct application to The Secretariat. 

Download the company affiliate application as a PDF file HERE

Membership Fees
Member Grade Fees 2016 / 2017
Local
Company Affiliate
Fees 2016 / 2017
International
Company Affiliate*
Fees 2017/ 2018
Company Affiliate
Fees 2017/ 2018
International
Company Affiliate*
Company Affiliate R 4,940.00 R4,940.00 R5,236.00 R5,236.00

 

* VAT is not charged on these prices.

Please note the following in respect of payment of membership fees:

  • Your account number/membership number must be used as a reference and the proof of payment or remittance advice must be sent to portia@saimm.co.za.
  • We do not issue Order Numbers. However, your organisation may issue an Order Number to us if they are paying, which may be attached to the invoice.
  • Credit card and PayGate payments remain the most efficient and secure method of settling your account.
Active SAIMM Company Affiliates
3M South Africa (Pty) Limited Exxaro Coal (Pty) Ltd Ncamiso Trading (Pty) Ltd
AECOM SA (Pty) Ltd Exxaro Resources Limited New Concept Mining (Pty) Limited
AEL Mining Services Limited Filtaquip (Pty) Ltd Northam Platinum Ltd - Zondereinde
Air Liquide (PTY) Ltd FLSmidth Minerals (Pty) Ltd PANalytical (Pty) Ltd
AMEC Foster Wheeler Fluor Daniel SA (Pty) Ltd Paterson & Cooke Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd
AMIRA International Africa (Pty) Ltd Franki Africa (Pty) Ltd-JHB Perkinelmer
ANDRITZ Delkor (Pty) Ltd Fraser Alexander Group Polysius A Division Of Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions
Anglo Operations (Pty) Ltd Geobrugg Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd Precious Metals Refiners
Arcus Gibb (Pty) Ltd Glencore Rand Refinery Limited
Aurecon South Africa (Pty) Ltd Goba (Pty) Ltd Redpath Mining (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
Aveng Engineering Hall Core Drilling (Pty) Ltd Rocbolt Technologies
Aveng Mining Shafts and Underground Hatch (Pty) Ltd Rosond (Pty) Ltd
Axis House Pty Ltd Herrenknecht AG Royal Bafokeng Platinum
Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine HPE Hydro Power Equipment (Pty) Ltd Roytec Global Pty Ltd
Barloworld Equipment -Mining IMS Engineering (Pty) Ltd RungePincockMinarco Limited
BASF Holdings SA (Pty) Ltd Ivanhoe Mines SA Rustenburg Platinum Mines Limited
BCL Limited Joy Global Inc.(Africa) Salene Mining (Pty) Ltd
Becker Mining (Pty) Ltd Kudumane Manganese Resources Sandvik Mining and Construction Delmas (Pty) Ltd
BedRock Mining Support Pty Ltd Leco Africa (Pty) Limited Sandvik Mining and Construction RSA(Pty) Ltd
Bell Equipment Limited Longyear South Africa (Pty) Ltd SANIRE
Blue Cube Systems (Pty) Ltd Lonmin Plc Schauenburg(Pty) Ltd
CDM Group Magotteaux (Pty) Ltd SENET (Pty) Ltd
CGG Services SA MBE Minerals SA Pty Ltd Senmin International (Pty) Ltd
Concor Mining MCC Contracts (Pty) Ltd Smec South Africa
Concor Technicrete MD Mineral Technologies SA (Pty) Ltd SMS group Technical Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Council for Geoscience Library MDM Technical Africa (Pty) Ltd Sound Mining Solution (Pty) Ltd
Cronimet Mining Processing SA (Pty) Ltd Metalock Engineering RSA (Pty) Ltd South 32
CSIR Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE) Metorex Limited SRK Consulting SA (Pty) Ltd
Data Mine SA Metso Minerals (South Africa) Pty Ltd Technology Innovation Agency
Department of Water Affairs and Forestry MineRP Holding (Pty) Ltd Time Mining and Processing (Pty) Ltd
Digby Wells and Associates Mintek Tomra (Pty) Ltd
DRA Mineral Projects (Pty) Ltd MIP Process Technologies (Pty) Ltd Ukwazi Mining Solutions (Pty) Ltd
DTP Mining - Bouygues Construction MSA Group (Pty) Ltd Umgeni Water
Duraset Multotec (Pty) Ltd Webber Wentzel
Elbroc Mining Products (Pty) Ltd Murray and Roberts Cementation Weir Minerals Africa
eThekwini Municipality Nalco Africa (Pty) Ltd WorleyParsons RSA (Pty) Ltd
Expectra 2004 (Pty) Ltd Namakwa Sands (Pty) Ltd  

SAIMM Membership

Qualification Requirements

A candidate for admission to or transfer into the category of FELLOW shall:

  • Be at least 35 years of age.
  • Have, for a period of at least five years, been practising in a senior technical position in mining or metallurgical undertakings, or in governmental, educational or research organisations concerned with those industries; or
  • Have, for a period of at least five years, been practising as a consultant in the skills of mining and metallurgy, and;
  • Be practising his/her profession at the time of application, satisfy Council that he/she is a fit and proper person to become a Fellow, and Council shall be satisfied that his/her qualifications, training and technical experience justify such professional status, and;
  • Have been a Member of good standing for five years and have promoted the interests of the SAIMM.

A candidate for admission to or transfer into the category of MEMBER shall:

  • Be in possession of a tertiary qualification relevant to the minerals or associated industries,
    Have two years relevant working experience post qualification, or;
  • Be in possession of a valid relevant Government Certificate of Competence; and five years working experience in the relevant minerals or associated industries and;
  • Be practising in his/her profession at the time of his/her application; satisfy council that he/she is a fit person to become a Member and council shall be satisfied that his/her qualification, training and technical experience justifies such professional status, and;
  • Has obtained a signature of both proposer and supporter (who are either a Member or a Fellow of the Institute)

A candidate for admission into the category of ASSOCIATE shall:

  • Be at least 18 years of age, and
  • Be involved in minerals and metals industry undertakings or in governmental, service, educational or research organisations concerned with those industries, but not meet requirements to be registered as a Corporate member.
  • Satisfy Council that he/she is a fit and proper person to become an Associate member.

A candidate for admission into the category of STUDENT MEMBER shall:

  • Be a person, in the 3rd or further year of being educated or trained in a manner approved by   Council to occupy a technical position or associated with the minerals or metals industries.
  • Satisfy Council that he/she is a fit and proper person to become a Student member.
  • Remain a Student member only while he/she is being educated in a manner approved by Council.
  • Confirm their membership at the beginning of each academic year by submitting proof of registration at their applicable tertiary institution. Failure to submit proof of registration will result in the termination of their membership.
  • Not remain a Student member after the end of the INSTITUTE’s financial year in which he/she attains the age of 28 years. Council may relax the provisions of this clause in such cases as it considers appropriate.

Membership Fees

Member Grade
Fees 16/ 17
Local
Member
Fees 16/ 17
International
Member *
Fees 17/ 18
Local
Member
Fees 17/ 18
International
Member *
Honorary Life Fellow No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge
Fellow R1205.00 R1205.00 R1277.00 R1277.00
Retired Fellow R175.00 R175.00 R175.00 R175.00
Member R1205.00 R1205.00 R1277.00 R1277.00
Retired Member R175.00 R175.00 R185.00 R185.00
Company Affiliate R4940.00 R4940.00 R5236.00 R5236.00
Honorary Fellow No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge
Associate R1077.00 R1077.00 R1141.00 R1141.00
Student No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge

* VAT is not charged on these prices.

As per By-Law A2.5 Retired Fellows and Members shall be persons who are at least 60 (sixty) years of age and who have bona fide retired from active business and have retained membership at a reduced subscription providing he/she has been a member for at least 10 (ten) years.

Retired Members and Fellows who have been in good standing with the Institute for at least 20 years and are over the age of 65 qualify for free retired membership with the Institute.

Please note the following in respect of payment of membership fees:

  • Payment of membership fees remains the responsibility of the individual member even if the fees are to be paid by the company.
  • Your account number/membership number must be used as a reference and the proof of payment or remittance advice must be sent to portia@saimm.co.za.
  • We do not issue Order Numbers. However, your organisation may issue an Order Number to us if they are paying, which may be attached to the invoice.
  • Credit card and PayGate payments remain the most efficient and secure method of settling your account.

Election Guidelines

Election of Fellow, Member, Associate
The election or transfer of candidates to any category of membership of the INSTITUTE, other than Student or Company Affiliate, shall be proposed or seconded by Corporate members (Members or Fellows) having personal knowledge of the candidate’s character, qualifications and experience.
Please note that a copy of all certificates must be submitted in support of the application form.

Election of Student
A candidate for election as a Student member shall be recommended by his/her Professor or a Senior Lecturer of his/her Institution of tertiary education and the application shall be made on the form prescribed from time to time by the Council.

Election of Company Affiliates
Companies involved in or associated with the mining or metallurgical industries are eligible to become Company Affiliates.
Company Affiliates pay up front.

pagesApplication Form

The membership Application Form is only obtainable as a PDF format file, or as hard copy on direct application to The Secretariat.
Download the membership application as a PDF file HERE.

Download the company affiliate application as a PDF file HERE

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