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  • CRIRSCO expands its reach with India as its latest member

    CRIRSCO expands its reach with India as its latest member

    PRESS RELEASE

    The National Committee for Reporting Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Reserves in India (NACRI) has become the latest member of the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards CRIRSCO India, further strengthening the adoption of internationally recognized and accepted reporting standards for solid mineral reserves and resources.

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  • SAIMM President 2019/2020– Mzila Isaac Mthenjane

    SAIMM President 2019/2020– Mzila Isaac Mthenjane

    PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

    Post-mining use of rehabilitated land – an opportunity for the South African mining industry for sustainable development

    Over the two decades of my career the landscape of the global mining industry has changed fundamentally. In South Africa it has changed irrevocably. As industry professionals and leaders, it is incumbent on us not only to salvage what remains of our sector, but to restore it from its present low base to the size and international profile that it had at the time of the country’s transformation to democracy in 1994. As an industry, and by implication as an Institute, we have to think very carefully and very creatively as to where we take the sector from here.

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  • Dave Tudor

    Dave Tudor

    The SAIMM bids farewell to Dave Tudor, Editor of the SAIMM Journal and Chair of the Publications Committee, who is relocating to the UK.

    Dave hails from Oswestry, a historic market town in Shropshire, England, close to the Welsh border. He graduated from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) with a degree in Chemical Engineering, and began his career with Anglo American in Zambia, where he worked at the Rokana smelter in Kitwe and the lead-zinc operation at Broken Hill (now Kabwe).

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From the President's Corner

  • The uprising of the Youth

    Although this edition is for the month of July, at the time of writing we are approaching the public holiday of Youth Day. As we should all know, Youth Day in South Africa, celebrated on 16 June, is a public holiday that commemorates an event which resulted in a wave of protests across the country, known as the Soweto uprising

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  • 25 years on, and it’s election time

    Recently, I have written several articles around the 25 years of democracy that we have experienced, and the 125 years of the SAIMM’s history. These articles acknowledged the challenges we have experienced as an industry, but focused on the feeling of a ‘new dawn’ for a ‘sunrise industry’. As I write this, we are into election week, and so our

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  • Raising the geometallurgical flag

    The papers in this edition of the Journal have been written on excellent research work carried out in the field of geometallurgy, presented at the SAIMM’s Geometallurgy Conference, held in Cape Town in August 2018. This conference followed a similar conference held some years earlier, in Johannesburg, and the difference in the quality and content of the papers clearly illustrates

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From the Journal Comments

  • The Public Funding of Research

    The Journal this month is referred to as the ‘Student Edition’, as the papers are the published output of students registered for university degrees in various minerals-related subjects across Southern Africa. As one might expect, the topics of the research cover a broad spectrum ranging from mine planning, optimization of mining operations, productivity, safety, mineral processing, environmental treatment of wastewaters,

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  • Furnace Tapping 2018

    The 2nd Furnace Tapping Conference (Furnace Tapping 2018) was held in Skukuza, the main camp of the world-renowned Kruger National Park, from 14 to 17 October 2018. As with the 1st Furnace Tapping Conference (Furnace Tapping 2014), Furnace Tapping 2018 was well supported and attended by 144 delegates from 17 different countries spanning five continents. A problem-based event, the Furnace

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Market News

  • UJ’s Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) facility to be the first in Africa

    For the first time in history, a pathway for ALD-enhanced materials to be rapidly developed and transitioned in a UJ laboratory will be available for nearly any application. The laboratory construction is a natural next step in implementing the strategy to establish national nanotechnology in South Africa.

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  • Creating a force for the future of resources and energy

    Following the announcement in October 2018 of WorleyParsons’ binding offer for Jacobs’ Energy, Chemicals and Resources (ECR) line of business, the combined new entity has come together under a new brand – Worley – as of 29 April 2019. While financially an acquisition, operationally the transaction is a combination of two highly complementary organisations that creates a pre-eminent global provider of professional

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