SAIMM is proud to partner with Implats and Sibanye Stillwater with the goal of establishing and entrenching not only strategic relationships, but useful and uplifting networks of people and professionals.
Nurturing the future leaders of Southern Africa’s minerals industry is one of the key pillars of the Institute’s value proposition. A glance at the SAIMM’s coat-of-arms reminds us of the SAIMM motto (the Latin text at the bottom), means ‘To the capable the opportunity’, which shows that SAIMM’s purpose has always been focused on capacity building of our members.
The Institute has been an important partner in the continuous development of professionals in the industry for more than 125 years, and as Office Bearers and Council we realized that we needed to find new ways to engage with professionals and grow membership numbers to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Institute and ensure we can achieve this ultimate mission – To help in the development of capable mining and minerals professionals in support of the industry at large.
Our relevance and ongoing sustainability as an Institute rely on our membership, and member engagement, and partnership relationship were identified as a key intervention to support ongoing growth and sustainability. We are pleased to announce that Impala Platinum and Sibanye-Stillwater have signed a one-year agreement with the Institute as the first two Corporate Partners, joining the Institute in supporting the development of professionals.
The Corporate Partnership agreements will see both Impala and Sibanye engaging with SAIMM and participating in bespoke activities. The partnerships are aimed at maximizing membership engagement within each entity, from which the Institute will benefit via the increased membership numbers and additional participation in its committees and events. The objective of these partnerships is to leverage the strengths of the Institute for the benefit of our partners, all our members, and the industry through the targeted relationship with valued Partners.
The committed support of Impala Platinum and Sibanye-Stillwater as part of the Institute’s vision to sustainably grow our footprint provides the SAIMM with an opportunity to build fresh and vibrant relationship with members through our partnership agreements.
Under the auspices of these formal partnership agreements, membership participation and collaboration take on a new and exciting format, and over the next twelve months the Institute and our valued Corporate Partners will be working closely to achieve this vision.