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  • Obituary - Emeritus Professor Dee Bradshaw

    Obituary - Emeritus Professor Dee Bradshaw

    Dee Bradshaw
    22 Sept 1958 to 7 June 2018

    Emeritus Professor Dee Bradshaw passed away on 7th June 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer, just a few months short of her 60th Birthday. Throughout her illness, Dee remained a leading light and inspiration to students, colleagues and professionals across the globe. A major highlight for her in 2018 was the launch of her book “Green Mining: Beyond the Myth” at the Two Ocean’s Aquarium ahead of the Annual Mining Indaba - attended by senior representatives of the Minister of the Presidency, AngloGold Ashanti and the University of Cape Town (UCT) as well as colleagues, students, friends and family. The book culminates a career of thought leadership, a passion for people and minerals in collectively addressing complex, intractable problems in society.

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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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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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Analytical Challenges

Analytical Challenges in Metallurgy

Randburg, South Africa, 23-24 November 2006

Cover, Contents

Importance and method of using reference materials in measuring reliability of analytical results and why customers should use them
      S Marsland

Raw material and process sampling
      M Loubser

Trends in methodology in analytical chemistry
      RI McCrindle

On-line analysis - what has been done?
      P de Waal

Automated sample preparation in the metallurgical industry
      B Morrison

Spectral interferences in ICP-OES
      JN Baloyi

Quality of PGR fire assays using spark analysis on lead buttons
      PK Hofmeyr

Analytical challenges in refractory materials
      D Thomas

Modern techniques in X-ray diffraction - applied to metallurgy
      J de Villiers and S Verryn

The use of electron microbeam techniques in metallurgical analysis
      L Andrews

Exploring potential errors in XRF analysis
      N Krusberski

The determination of species in slags and other materials
      SM Graham and G Mellis

Sampling: The impact on costs and decision making
      RCA Minnitt

Copyright © 2010, SAIMM, Johannesburg, South Africa (Last updated on 11 September 2010)


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bluearrowApcom 72 (1972)

bluearrowApcom 87 Mining (1987)

bluearrowApcom 87 Metallurgy (1987)

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bluearrowBase Metals 2005 - Kitwe

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bluearrowBase Metals 2009 - Kasane

bluearrowBase Metals 2011 - Phalaborwa

bluearrowBase Metals 2013 - White River

bluearrowBase Metals 2015 - Copper Cobalt Africa - Livingstone

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bluearrowDanie Krige - Geostatistics (monograph, 1981)

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bluearrowDiamonds Source to Use 2010

bluearrowE-Procurement (2001)

bluearrowFroth Flotation (1989)

bluearrowFurnace Tapping (2014)

bluearrowGround Support 2008

bluearrowHard Rock Safety 2009

bluearrowHeavy Minerals Conference 2007

bluearrowHeavy Minerals Conference 2009

bluearrowHuman Productivity (1993)

bluearrowHydrometallurgy 2009

bluearrowInfacon (1974-2010)

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bluearrowManagement techniques (1988)

bluearrowMine Closure (2003)

bluearrowMintek 75 (2009)

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bluearrowPyrometallurgical Modelling (2014)

bluearrowResource Nationalism

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