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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

  • Upskilling the heroes of the mining industry

    I recently had the pleasure and opportunity to listen to one of the most well-known and admired person in South Africa; the former Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela. She gave keynote addresses at the International Women’s Day celebration hosted by the Motsepe Foundation and at the pre-AGM dinner for the Chamber of Mines (now known as the Minerals Council South

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  • 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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From the Journal Comments

  • Infacon XV

    The Fifteenth International Ferro-Alloys Congress (Infacon XV) was held in Cape Town from 25 to 28 February 2018, and was attended by 450 delegates from 32 countries. After a cycle of four congresses in the northern hemisphere (New Delhi, India, 2007; Helsinki, Finland, 2010; Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2013; and Kyiv, Ukraine, 2015), it was appropriate that Infacon should return to South

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  • 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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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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Journal Policies and Statistics

  • This Journal does not make any charges (not changes) for the processing of an article
  • This Journal does not make any charges (not changes)  for the submission of an article
  • In the last calendar year (2015) the Journal published 141 research and review articles
  • Journal download statistics (site visits/papers cited/papers referenced/ (to be confirmed)

Editorial Board

Board Member Name Institution City Country
Editor-In-Chief
David Tudor SAIMM Johannesburg South Africa
SAIMM Editorial Board
Richard Beck SAIMM Cape Branch Cape Town South Africa
Johan Beukes Coaltech Johannesburg South Africa
Paul den Hoed Consultant(Wits) Johannesburg South Africa
Marek Dworzanowski Consultant (Wits) Johannesburg South Africa
Bekir Genc University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa
Matthew Handley Consultant Pretoria South Africa
Rodney Jones Mintek Johannesburg South Africa
William Joughin SRK Consulting Johannesburg South Africa
John Luckmann CBS Australia (Pty) Ltd Johannesburg South Africa
Cuthbert Musingwini University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa
Herman Potgieter University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa
Thomas Stacey University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa
David Tudor SAIMM Johannesburg South Africa
Declan Vogt University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa
SAIMM International Advisory Board
Roussos Dimitrakopoulos McGill University Montréal Canada
David Dreisinger University of British Columbia Vancouver Canada
Essie Esterhuizen NIOSH Research Organization Pittsburgh USA
Hani Mitri McGill University Montréal Canada
Michael Nicol Murdoch University Perth Australia
Erkan Topal Curtin University Kalgoorlie WA Australia

The Aims and Scope of the Journal

The Journal serves as a medium for the publication of high quality scientific papers. This requires that the papers that are submitted for publication are properly and fairly refereed and edited. This process will maintain the high quality of the presentation of the paper and ensure that the technical content is in line with the accepted norms of scientific integrity.

Open Access statement

This Journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Articles from this Journal can be submitted to institutional repositories, under the following conditions:

  1. Always upload the final publishers’ version, as published on the SciELO SA web page.
  2. Acknowledge the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) as the publisher.
  3. Cite the article as part of the metadata and include the DOI as part of the citation to the article.
  4. Acknowledge any funders and copyright ownership as part of the item metadata when uploading the article to the repository.