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  • South Africa’s ‘Samcodes way’ a world-beater – Mullins

    South Africa’s ‘Samcodes way’ a world-beater – Mullins

    SAMCODES Chairperson Matt Mullins was recently at the Junior Indaba, speaking to Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly.

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  • Open Journal System

    DOAJThe SAIMM has adopted the Open Journal System (OJS) with the objective of optimizing the management of the paper reviewing process for the Journal.

    Paper submissions will no longer be accepted via the SAIMM Journal submission form on the SAIMM website. Only papers that are currently in the system will follow the existing reviewing process.

    You can now submit manuscripts and peer reviews online. The OJS assists you with every step of the reviewing process. Authors can also check the status of their papers online and referees will receive automated reminders for their reviews.

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  • Promoting the SAMCODES Way in Kazakhstan

    minexSAMCODES Standards Committee (SSC) Chair Matt Mullins attended the Minex Central Asia Forum which took place in Astana, Kazakhstan. On Wednesday 18th April 2018 he delivered a presentation on Global Mineral Resource and Valuation Reporting Standards.

    With Kazakhstan being the newest member of the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO), Matt discussed the Evolution, Convergence, and Effectiveness of reporting codes both in South Africa and globally. There was particular focus on the current organisation and effectiveness of the SSC.

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From the President's Corner

  • The future of Africa is not so dark

    This month’s Journal edition celebrates the impressive research achievements of some of the 2017 graduates in the mining and metallurgical sector. However, of the eight papers that were selected from the Student Colloquium in October last year, only four were submitted for the reviewing process. Two papers were subsequently accepted for publication and two are being reworked. This is a

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  • Climate change: the impact on the mining sector

    There has recently been a lot of talk about global warming and its impact on weather patterns, i.e. climate change. A keynote address at the recent Infacon conference in Cape Town focused on climate change. Some people believe that this is all a lot of hype. Others (myself included), like the keynote speaker, believe that there is some evidence pointing

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  • Shaping the mining sector through inclusive leadership

    Two weeks ago while having my morning cup of tea, I contemplated, reflected, and marveled at the changes that have occurred in the country and the mining sector in the first six months of my term as the President of the SAIMM. I did not realize then that there was one big change around the corner. They say that a

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From the Journal Comments

  • Where will our future metallurgists come from?

    The 14th Annual SAIMM Student Colloquium 2017 was held at Mintek on 25 October 2017. This is a prestigious annual event where mining and metallurgy students at tertiary institutions can showcase results of their projects to an audience from the greater Southern Africa mining community. The top students are invited to publish their papers in a special issue of the

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  • Platinum — A Changing Industry

    G.L. Smith and R.T. Jones Co-Chairs, Organizing Committee The Seventh International Platinum Conference, entitled ‘Platinum — A Changing Industry’ was held in October 2017 at Polokwane, Limpopo Province in the heart of the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex, the world's biggest platinum-producing region. The event was held in association with the Precious Metals Development Network of the Department of Science

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Market News

  • KSB Pumps for University of Pretoria laboratory

    Professor Josua Meyer, Chairman of the School of Engineering and Head of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering of the University of Pretoria KSB Pumps and Valves has assisted the University of Pretoria in the construction of a large controlled-temperature test unit, which will form the backbone of ongoing research into heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. The impressive unit will allow

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  • Roadmap to interoperability

    How can the mining industry meet the challenges of interoperability? GMSG is building a path forward. Monday, April 9, 2018. Interoperability is a large, intricate, and complex issue that can inhibit technological advances in the international mining industry. Players hold widely different views and interpretations as to scope, content, application, and end state. Indeed, GMSG has identified interoperability as a

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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 Duraset Multotec (Pty) Ltd
AECOM SA (Pty) Ltd Elbroc Mining Products (Pty) Ltd Murray and Roberts Cementation
AEL Mining Services Limited eThekwini Municipality Nalco Africa (Pty) Ltd
Air Liquide (PTY) Ltd Expectra 2004 (Pty) Ltd Namakwa Sands (Pty) Ltd
AMEC Foster Wheeler Exxaro Coal (Pty) Ltd Ncamiso Trading (Pty) Ltd
AMIRA International Africa (Pty) Ltd Exxaro Resources Limited New Concept Mining (Pty) Limited
ANDRITZ Delkor (Pty) Ltd Filtaquip (Pty) Ltd Northam Platinum Ltd - Zondereinde
Anglo Operations (Pty) Ltd FLSmidth Minerals (Pty) Ltd PANalytical (Pty) Ltd
Anglogold Ashanti Ltd Fluor Daniel SA (Pty) Ltd Paterson & Cooke Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd
Arcus Gibb (Pty) Ltd Franki Africa (Pty) Ltd-JHB Perkinelmer
Atlas Copco Holdings South Africa (Pty) Limited Fraser Alexander Group Polysius A Division Of Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions
Aurecon South Africa (Pty) Ltd Geobrugg Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd Precious Metals Refiners
Aveng Engineering GHH Mining Machines (Pty) Ltd Rand Refinery Limited
Aveng Mining Shafts and Underground Glencore Redpath Mining (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
Axis House Pty Ltd Goba (Pty) Ltd Rocbolt Technologies
Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine Hall Core Drilling (Pty) Ltd Rosond (Pty) Ltd
Barloworld Equipment -Mining Hatch (Pty) Ltd Royal Bafokeng Platinum
BASF Holdings SA (Pty) Ltd Herrenknecht AG Roytec Global Pty Ltd
BCL Limited HPE Hydro Power Equipment (Pty) Ltd RungePincockMinarco Limited
Becker Mining (Pty) Ltd IMS Engineering (Pty) Ltd Rustenburg Platinum Mines Limited
BedRock Mining Support Pty Ltd Ivanhoe Mines SA Salene Mining (Pty) Ltd
Bell Equipment Limited Joy Global Inc.(Africa) Sandvik Mining and Construction Delmas (Pty) Ltd
BHP Billiton Energy Coal SA Ltd Kudumane Manganese Resources Sandvik Mining and Construction RSA(Pty) Ltd
Blue Cube Systems (Pty) Ltd Leco Africa (Pty) Limited SANIRE
Bluhm Burton Engineering Pty Ltd Longyear South Africa (Pty) Ltd Schauenburg(Pty) Ltd
BOUYGUES TRAVAUX PUBLICS Lonmin Plc Sebilo Resources (Pty) Ltd
CDM Group Lull Storm Trading (Pty) Ltd SENET (Pty) Ltd
CGG Services SA Magotteaux (Pty) Ltd Senmin International (Pty) Ltd
Chamber of Mines of South Africa MBE Minerals SA Pty Ltd Smec South Africa
Coalmin Process Technologies CC MCC Contracts (Pty) Ltd SMS group Technical Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Concor Mining MD Mineral Technologies SA (Pty) Ltd Sound Mining Solution (Pty) Ltd
Concor Technicrete MDM Technical Africa (Pty) Ltd South 32
Council for Geoscience Library Metalock Engineering RSA (Pty) Ltd SRK Consulting SA (Pty) Ltd
Cronimet Mining Processing SA (Pty) Ltd Metorex Limited Technology Innovation Agency
CSIR Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE) Metso Minerals (South Africa) Pty Ltd Time Mining and Processing (Pty) Ltd
Data Mine SA Minerals Operations Executive (Pty) Ltd Timrite Pty Ltd
Department of Water Affairs and Forestry MineRP Holding (Pty) Ltd Tomra (Pty) Ltd
Digby Wells and Associates Mintek Ukwazi Mining Solutions (Pty) Ltd
DMS Powders MIP Process Technologies (Pty) Ltd Umgeni Water
DRA Mineral Projects (Pty) Ltd Modular Mining Systems Africa (Pty) Ltd Webber Wentzel
DTP Mining - Bouygues Construction MSA Group (Pty) Ltd Weir Minerals Africa
    WorleyParsons RSA (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 R175.00 R175.00
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