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SHIRMS 2012 (Southern Hemisphere International Rock Mechanics Symposium) was held at Sun City from May 14 to 17. This is the second in a series, which was started by the Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG) in Perth in October 2008. The purpose of the Symposium was to provide an international forum to present and discuss the latest developments in rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering. The Symposium was attended by 165 delegates, of whom 24 were international, hailing from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Japan, Mozambique, Namibia, Norway, Switzerland, Thailand, and USA.
12–14 October 2011 • Mount Grace Country House & Spa • Magaliesburg
T he Advanced Metals Initiative (AMI) of the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) facilitates research, development, and innovation across the whole value chain in the field of advanced metals. The goal is to achieve sustainable local mineral beneficiation and to increase the downstream value-addition of local advanced metals in a sustainable manner through industry-relevant research and development, technology transfer, and ultimately, commercialization.
Industry Awards Day
03 August 2012
The organising committee and all delegates in attendance at the MineSAFE 2012 Industry Awards Day held on 03 August 2012 at the Emperors Palace, Hotel Casino Convention Resort in Johannesburg would like to congratulate the following award winners on their achievement.
Prof. N van der Merwe (SAIMM President),
Hon. Min. S Shabangu (Minister of Mineral Resources), Ms J Matsobane (Women in Mining Award Winner)
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND COCKTAIL PARTY
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 AT 16:30
The Annual General Meeting of the Institute is to be held
at The Johannesburg Country Club, Napier Road, Auckland Park on Wednesday,
15 August 2012 at 16:30
when Dr Gordon Smith will deliver his Presidential Address entitled:
'Strategic long-term planning in mining'
A cocktail party will be held after the meeting from 18:00 to 20:00
Download Dr Smith synopsis and resume, agenda and map
The SAIMM Western Cape Branch
Outotec "Sustainability in the Minerals Industry" prize
The Western Cape Branch of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy are pleased to announce the Outotec "Sustainability in the Minerals Industry" prize.
This prize will be given for papers, accompanied by a poster, presented by students registered at a South African tertiary institution at the Branch's annual conference.
Southern African Mineral Beneficiation and Metallurgy Conference
2-3 August 2012, Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town
The award of prizes will be adjudicated by a panel of judges appointed by the SAIMM, Western Cape Branch, whose decision will be final.
The main consideration for the prize will be the value of the idea (technologically, economically, socially, and environmentally) and its potential to improve sustainability. Credit will be given for the quality, innovation and excellence of the project, design or engineering of the idea. Thus contributions can come from any level of student as long as the abstract, presentation and poster clearly presents the merit dictated by this criteria.
Prizes of 1st R10 000, 2nd R6 000 and 3rd R4 000 will be awarded at the discretion of the Judges.
Kindly note that the JORC website: http://www.jorc.org/index.asp was recently amended.
The JORC Executive decided to extend the deadline for submissions as a result of agreement between JORC and ASX to provide mutual briefings of the outcomes of the consultation processes prior to any public release of information.
The date for submissions to JORC and ASX is now 27 January 2012.