The SAIMM is a professional institute with local and international links aimed at assisting members source information about technological developments in the mining, metallurgical and related sectors.
twitter1 facebook1 linkedin logo
 

oneMIneLogo

SAIMM members can search the OneMine Research Library
after logging into the SAIMM website.
Then search the OneMine Research Library here...

Scholarship Trust Fund

SAIMM on twitter

SAIMM News

  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 1

From the President's Corner

  • 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

    Read More
  • 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

    Read More
  • Education for careers that do not yet exist

    Universities have opened their doors for the new academic year, welcoming both the old and the new students. Every year there is an increase in demand for university places as young people look into acquiring a tertiary education as a means of securing and empowering their future. Following the newly announced free education dispensation by the South African government, university

    Read More
  • 1

From the Journal Comments

  • 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

    Read More
  • AfriRock 2017

    This edition of the Journal is dedicated to AfriRock 2017, the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) International Symposium for 2017, which was held at the International Convention Centre in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa from 3 to 5 October 2017. This is the first conference of that name and the first African-hosted ISRM International Symposium since

    Read More
  • 1

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

    Read More
  • 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

    Read More
  • 1

Jobs

The Global Mining Standards & Guidelines Group

gmsg 2018The Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group facilitates global mining collaboration on solutions to common industry problems, needs and technology through standards, guidelines and best practices. GMSG operates on the five principles of inclusivity, collaboration, innovation, optimisation and technology.

For more information visit the GMSG website: http://www.globalminingstandards.org/

MMEPG

The Mass Mining Experienced Persons Group (MMEPG) were established as an independent advisory grouping. Our team of veteran industry professionals offers highly customized services to existing and emerging resource companies. Our members have proven themselves in industry and served as Discipline Leads, Project Directors, General Managers, Executives and COO over the past three decades. Each MMEPG member is therefore appreciative of the challenges faced in today’s regulatory environment while firmly understanding the technical, operational and financial interplay facing companies. The MMEPG aim is therefore to become the leading forum to share best practices, research and technology advancements in the Southern Africa environment for companies wanting the invest or operating in commodities best mined using caving methods such as block, panel, sublevel caving or any of their variants. Our MMEPG and their links to the industry remains the core mechanism for identifying short term and strategic opportunities for the industry.
 
The committee and it members aim to gather on a quarterly basis, similarly we host quarterly forum session where topics, issues of interest and  presentation are shared with a larger forum. With the increasing use and application of the mass mining methods we  anticipate the forum and committee working to increase.

The Global Mineral Professionals Alliance (GMPA)

SAIMM is proud to be one of the founding partners in the Global Mineral Professionals Alliance (GMPA), a collaboration of leading professional organisations for minerals professionals around the world.

The GMPA member institutes take a leadership role in the pursuit and continuing development of best practice professionalism in the minerals industries. Areas of focus include science, engineering, mineral processing, environmental stewardship, community engagement and mineral economics and finance.

Current GMPA members are:

AusIMM  http://www.ausimm.com.au http://www.ausimm.com.au/sections/viewevent.aspx#events
CIM https://www.cim.org https://www.cim.org/en/News-and-Events/Events.aspx
IIMP http://www.iimp.org.pe http://www.iimp.org.pe/#
IOM3 http://www.iom3.org http://www.iom3.org/events
SAIMM http://www.saimm.co.za http://www.saimm.co.za/saimm-events/upcoming-events
SME http://www.smenet.org http://www.smenet.org/full-calendar

Benefits for SAIMM members

The GMPA collaboration brings many benefits to SAIMM members. The GMPA enables SAIMM and its partners to pool resources and effort to bring excellent professional development opportunities for members, including through conferences which are delivered collaboratively (many on a rotating basis between partner institutes) and we are actively exploring opportunities to develop publications and online learning resources for members as collaborative effort between the partner institutes.

The OneMine global mining database is a key product that GMPA member institutes have a shared role in developing and promoting. For more information on OneMine and how to access it as an SAIMM member, please see the OneMine link on the home page of the SAIMM website.

Visiting members’ recognition amongst GMPA partners

GMPA partners offer members of the other institutes the ability to be recognised as a ‘visiting member’ when living and working away from their normal home base for a period of up to twelve months.

For example, under this agreement, SAIMM members working in Australia will be recognised by AusIMM as visiting members. A member recognised under this arrangement will be given access to all AusIMM member benefits for up to 12 months without having to separately join as a member of AusIMM. The SAIMM will in turn offer visiting member rights to a member of the AusIMM living in South Africa for up to 12 months.

For more information about visiting memberships, please contact Membership@saimm.co.za

GMPA’s Memorandum of Understanding and membership

The GMPA operates under a Memorandum of Understanding. An initial MoU was signed in Brisbane, Australia in 2013, and can be viewed here. The MoU is kept under regular review and will be updated to reflect continuing developments in GMPA activities and membership.

As the GMPA develops, it is envisaged that further professional institutes may be welcomed into the partnership. The membership of GMPA is a matter that will be determined by the current members. GMPA members are required to:

  • Work together to identify and deliver collaborative projects that are of mutual benefit.
  • Share knowledge and resources regarding effective ways to support the professional development of institute members.
  • Be a partner of – or commit to joining – the OneMine global mining database.

Candidates for membership of GMPA will generally be the principal organisation representing mining professionals of its nation (or multi-nation region), will typically comprise members who practise, represent, and promote the multiple technical disciplines inherent in mining activities, have “not-for-profit” status, and must have an enforceable Code of Ethics. In limited circumstances it may be appropriate for two organizations from a nation or multi-national region to join the GMPA where no single organisation represents the breadth of minerals professions and where the two organizations complement (rather than compete with) each other.