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SAIMM Logo 1894-20145In 1980 the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy instituted a prestigious award to commemorate Brigadier Stokes for his outstanding and unique contribution to the South African Mining Industry over a period of many years.

This award consists of a Platinum medal.

The award is made to an individual for the very highest achievement in the South African mining and metallurgical industry, and is not necessarily based on technical considerations.

As can be seen by the long list of illustrious recipients below, the nomination of an individual for this award is taken after much deliberation and input from the SAIMM Council. We therefore urge Corporate Members to take cognisance of the gravitas of this award when submitting their nominations.

Previous recipients have been:

1980 Mr H F Oppenheimer 
1981 Dr William Bleloch 
1982 Dr F G Hill
1983 Dr Austin Whillier (posthumous)      
1984 Prof D G Krige 
1985 Dr R E Robinson 
1986 Prof M D G Salamon 
1987 Dr T F Muller 
1988 Dr W J de Villiers 
1989 Dr R A Plumbridge 
1990 Mr W G Boustred 
1991 Mr P du P Kruger 
1992 Mr E Pavitt 
1993 Prof D A Pretorius 
1994 Dr H Wagner 
1995 Dr O K H Steffen 
1996 Mr B E Hersov                                         
1997 Prof D W Horsfall (posthumous)
1998 Mr B P Gilbertson
1999 Mr L Boyd
2000 Mr A H Mokken
2001 Mr T L Gibbs
2002 J Ogilvie Thompson
2003 Mr P V Cox
2004 Mr H J Smith
2005 Mr P Motsepe
2006 Prof G T van Rooyen
2007 Dr D H Laubscher
2008 Prof T R Stacey
2009 Dr C J Fauconnier
2010 Prof C T O'Connor
2011 B C Alberts
2012 R P Mohring
2013 Prof H R Phillips                                    

Should you be aware of anyone who would be deserving of this award in 2014, would you please let me have your nomination, together with a short motivation supporting this nomination by not later than Wednesday, 21 May 2014.

All previously nominated individuals will automatically be included for consideration for the 2014 award.

For any further information:

Sam Moolla at sam@saimm.co.zaalt

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