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MEDIA RELEASE: GMPA welcomes new member WAIMM
The Global Mineral Professionals Alliance (GMPA) is pleased to welcome its newest member organization, the West African Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (WAIMM). The GMPA is a collaboration between the peak member organizations for minerals professionals around the world, providing leadership, promoting technical and professional excellence, upholding codes and standards, and providing opportunities for knowledge sharing. READ MORE...


SAIMM is proud to be one of the founding partners in the Global Mineral Professionals Alliance (GMPA), a collaboration of leading professional organisations for minerals professionals around the world.

 The GMPA member institutes take a leadership role in the pursuit and continuing development of best practice professionalism in the minerals industries. Areas of focus include science, engineering, mineral processing, environmental stewardship, community engagement and mineral economics and finance.

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Current GMPA members are:



Professional Development Programming

  Contact Name Email
AusIMM  Sarah Hallett-Patterson
CIM Guylaine Richard
IOM3 Melanie Boyce
SAIMM Mining – Gary Lane
Metallurgy – Zelmia Botha
SME Cori Knasinski


Benefits for SAIMM members

The GMPA collaboration brings many benefits to SAIMM members. The GMPA enables SAIMM and its partners to pool resources and effort to bring excellent professional development opportunities for members, including through conferences which are delivered collaboratively (many on a rotating basis between partner institutes) and we are actively exploring opportunities to develop publications and online learning resources for members as collaborative effort between the partner institutes.

The OneMine global mining database is a key product that GMPA member institutes have a shared role in developing and promoting. For more information on OneMine and how to access it as an SAIMM member, please see the OneMine link on the home page of the SAIMM website.

Visiting members’ recognition amongst GMPA partners

GMPA partners offer members of the other institutes the ability to be recognised as a ‘visiting member’ when living and working away from their normal home base for a period of up to twelve months.

For example, under this agreement, SAIMM members working in Australia will be recognised by AusIMM as visiting members. A member recognised under this arrangement will be given access to all AusIMM member benefits for up to 12 months without having to separately join as a member of AusIMM. The SAIMM will in turn offer visiting member rights to a member of the AusIMM living in South Africa for up to 12 months.

For more information about visiting memberships, please contact

For further information contact:
Susan Woodman –
GMPA Secretariat