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  • SAIMM President 2018/2019 – Alastair Stuart Macfarlane

    SAIMM President 2018/2019 – Alastair Stuart Macfarlane

    On the 16th of August 2018 Alastair Macfarlane was inducted as the SAIMM President for 2018/2019. The students and members attending the AGM welcomed him as president with applause. We look forward to the impact that Alastair Macfarlane will make during his year in office.

    Towards the future: African Mining Vision, Mining Phakisa and the SAIMM

    Recent winds of political change blowing through the African continent have created the hope of a new dawn for the mining industry, and for renewed impetus to support the African Mining Vision.

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  • Conference Review: Copper Cobalt Africa

    Copper Cobalt Africa, hosted by the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), took place from 10 to 12 July 2018. The conference was held in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the mighty Victoria Falls. Recent strong rises in the prices of copper and cobalt, coupled with increasing international interest in developments in the African Copperbelt, attracted over 300 delegates, representing 22 countries.

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    CuCoAfrica Dignitaries: L-R:
    Mooya Lumamba (Director of Mines and Minerals, Zambia), Jackson Sikamo (Chairperson and Country Manager at Chibuluma Mines Plc, Zambia), Sehliselo Ndlovu (President: SAIMM), Paul Chanda (Permanent Secretary: Zambia Ministry of Mines and Mineral Development), Sokwani Chilembo (CEO Zambian Chamber of Mines), Darius Muma (Zambian Branch Chair: SAIMM), Kathy Sole (Conference Chair: Copper Cobalt Africa 2018).

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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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From the President's Corner

  • Seeing the value of the SAIMM

    Being the President of a professional organization like the SAIMM can be quite demanding. However, it’s not always stressful because there are quite a few pleasures and privileges that accompany the job. One of the significant pleasures is the interaction with members at all the numerous events that are organized by the Institute. Here you get to talk and listen

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  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Minerals Industry

    A number of studies have confirmed that there is a positive relationship between diversity and business performance, and that diversity in leadership roles is what tends to define the success of a business. This is because knowledge creation and application is enriched by a variety of skills, experience, and cultural diversity. The more diverse a team, the more perspectives, the

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  • 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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From the Journal Comments

  • SOMP Regional Conference

    This edition of the Journal is dedicated to the Society of Mining Professors 6th Regional Conference 2018, which was held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 12 to 14 March. This Conference was hosted by Mining Engineering Education South Africa (MEESA) and the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM). MEESA is comprised of the School of Mining Engineering at

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  • From the Editorʼs desk

    The range of topics and the locations of the authors in this month’s edition is an indication of the international nature of the Journal, which is confirmed by the fact that of the 141 papers that were published in the Journal in 2017/2018, 58 were from outside South Africa. This is one of the criteria that ensures that the Journal

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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. 

Company Affiliate Application Form


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
Precious Metals Refiners
Salene Mining (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.

SAIMM Membership Application Form Company Affiliate Application Form