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Links and Reporting Codes

Some important links...


  • Fossil Fuel Foundation

    The Fossil Fuel Foundation is the premier world-class, knowledgebased institution serving the techno-intellectual needs of the multidisciplinary fossil fuel and energy community in Africa through communication, information distribution, coordination, education, promotion and networking

  • CSIR Centre for Mining Innovation

    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. It undertakes directed research and development for socio-economic growth.

  • The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

    Headquartered in the United States but international in both its membership and activities, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a rare professional organization that encompasses the entire range of materials and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials.

  • South African National Institute of Rock Engineering

    To improve the standard of rock engineering practice in South Africa and to increase the awareness of the rock engineering discipline within the South African engineering fraternity and society in general though a professional institute.

  • South African Coal Processing Society

    The Society is established with the primary objectives being to create a forum for the exchange of ideas and to advance the use and processing of coal.

  • MPAS - South African Colliery Mining Managers

    SACMA is an organisation of Colliery Mining Managers, representing 8 Mining Houses and some smaller operators with 43 Mine operations in 4 provinces Our operations have an annual turnover of +R35bn with labour bill contribution to the RSA workforce of more than +R6bn (47 000 direct employees)

  • MPAS - Mine Medical Professionals’ Association of South Africa

    The Mine Medical Officers’ Association (MMOA) was founded in 1921 to serve as the representative organisation of the group of medical practitioners whose task it was to watch over the health of a great army of workers who do the manual labour in South African Mines.

  • MPAS - Mine Metallurgical Managers Assiciation of South Africa

    Representation of the profession on other professional bodies. A communication conduit for the metallurgical industry which helps to remove barriers and promote interaction to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and ideas between people from different operations. A forum for the dissemination and publication of technical presentations and papers. An industry wide safety competition. A system that enables members to obtain the necessary requirements to satisfy application for professional status. An opportunity for continuous professional development. As a member of the Mine Metallurgical Managers' Association, you are expected to adhere to the Association's Code of Conduct

  • MPAS - Association of Mine Resident Engineers of South Africa

    The Association of Mine Resident Engineers of South Africa, which consists of some 500 members drawn from hard rock gold, platinum and other metalliferous mining operations, was established in 1924. The main objectives of the Association have always been to originate and promote the general advancement of all matters appertaining to the work of engineers within the mining industry and at all times strive to protect the interests of its members.

  • MPAS - Association of Mine Managers of South Africa

    Association of Mine Managers of South Africa was formed in 1892 and through the years the Association become a forum for discussion and evaluation of technical ideas, debating various minerals policy issues and most importantly, building and nurturing a camaraderie which is at the core of one of the greatest industries in the world.

  • IOM3 - Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

    The global network for professionals in the materials cycle.

  • Egoli-Joburg branch of the Geological Society of South Africa

    The Egoli-Joburg Branch is the Geological Society of South Africa's largest branch. At the heart of a geologically rich, historical and cultural city geologists meet to share ideas and to do what geologists do best; socialise! The branch hosts speakers once a month at the Wits Club, University of the Witwatersrand (West Campus) who present on all topics of interest to a wide geological audience.

  • Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA)

    The GSSA was established in 1895, and is one of the oldest and largest societies of its kind in Africa. The GSSA promotes the study of the earth sciences, facilitates the professional development of its members, and advances the use of geoscience in the academic, professional, and public sectors.

  • Canadian Institute of Mining

    The Institute was incorporated by an Act of the Parliament of Canada in 1898 as the Canadian Mining Institute. In 1920, it became the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and in 1990, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. The Mining Society of Nova Scotia, incorporated in 1887, is affiliated with the Institute. The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the leading technical society of professionals associated with the Canadian minerals and materials industry, has 11,000 members from industry, government and academia who are dedicated to the discovery, production, utilization and economics of minerals, metals and petroleum.

  • South African Geophysical Association (SAGA)

    SAGA was founded in 1977 to foster and encourage the development of Geophysics in South Africa and has since grown to over 350 members worldwide. SAGA hosts regular monthly talks, produces a topical newsletter, presents shorts courses annually, and runs biennial technical meetings. SAGA also maintains a test site where new geophysical equipment can be tried out and students/technicians can be trained.

Other companies

  • MDA Consulting

    MDA Consulting (Pty) Limited (MDA) is an independent consultancy providing legal advice and commercial support to all participants to the construction, engineering and mining industries. Our expertise is provided by a multi-disciplinary professional team with many years of experience in the construction, engineering and mining industries. We have worked with some of South Africa's leading construction and engineering companies as well as the major mining houses on some of South Africa's most prestigious projects providing innovative and sustainable solutions to contractual and commercial situations and problems.

Other organisations

  • Metallurgical Plants Database for Google Earth

    This is a free, open GIS database of mining and metallurgical sites around the world for Google Earth.


    OneMine is a collaborative effort among multiple societies to place the world's most comprehensive collection of mining and minerals based research in one place. The goal of OneMine is to collect the most relevant and reliable aggregation of technical papers associated with mining and minerals in one, easy to navigate location. Anyone can search OneMine. Members of participating societies can view, download and print documents at no charge. If a user is not a member, they can choose to purchase papers individually.

  • Mining Qualifications Authority

    A competent, health and safety orientated Mining and Minerals workforce. Ensure that the Mining and Minerals sector has sufficient competent people who will improve health and safety, employment equity and increase productivity.

  • Mine Health & Safety Council

    To facilitate a sustained improvement in occupational health and safety at mines through focused research and guidance on best practice, effective policy advice and legislation, and the development of a pervasive culture of health and safety.

  • Fossil Fuel Foundation of Africa (FFF)

    The Fossil Fuel Foundation was founded in 1994 at a time when South Africa was opening its doors to a new world and undergoing significant changes within. At that time issues related to the coal, carbon and energy world had little or no professional standing within the professional bodies of the day, and so it came about that this new organisation was formed whose mandate was to provide a forum to serve the multidisciplinary communities working in all aspects of the coal, carbon and energy worlds - from exploration through production to use and environmental consequence.

  • Department of Minerals and Energy

    Welcome to the Department of Minerals and Energy, or the DME. This is an introduction to the various specialised divisions of the DME and associated institutions are responsible for the administration of the mining laws and for promoting the development of the industry.

  • Chamber of Mines of South Africa

    The Chamber of Mines of South Africa is a voluntary membership, private sector employer organisation founded in 1889. The Chamber exists as the Principal advocate of major policy positions endorsed by the mining employers and represents these to various organs of South African national and provincial governments and to other relevant policy-making and opinion-forming entities, both within South Africa and abroad. The Chamber also works closely with the various employee organisations in formulating these positions where appropriate.

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  • Australian Centre for Geomechanics

    The Australian Centre for Geomechanics is a not-for-profit mining research centre based at The University of Western Australia, Perth. The ACG undertakes research, education and training activities in the geomechanics disciplines to provide industry with the necessary tools and knowledge to ensure that safety is not simply a top priority on par with productivity, but rather an ethic that guides everything.

Reporting codes

  • Australia - JORC

    This is the home page of the Australasian Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC), which is sponsored by the Australian mining industry and its professional organisations. The Code for Reporting of Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves ( the JORC Code ) is widely accepted as a standard for professional reporting purposes.

  • Canada 43-101

    The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the leading technical society of professionals associated with the Canadian minerals and materials industry, has 11,000 members from industry, government and academia who are dedicated to the discovery, production, utilization and economics of minerals, metals and petroleum.

  • CRIRSCO website

    For other codes and new/current issues

  • ROPO

    Recognised Overseas Professional Organisation (ROPO). Developments In International Reciprocity Of Competent Persons South African Entities Accepted By The Australian Stock Exchange (Asx) As Recognised Overseas Professional Organisations (Ropo)


    The Samcode Group of Codes currently comprise the SAMREC Code and the SAMVAL Code, which are set up and administered by the SSC Committee. This Committee is a joint Committee of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) and the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA). The Samcodes set out minimum standards for Public Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (SAMREC), and for Public Reporting of Mineral Asset Valuation (SAMVAL).

  • UK Reporting Code

    The Geological Society of London was founded in 1807. It is the UK national society for geoscience, and the oldest geological society in the world. The Society provides a wide range of professional and scientific support to around 9500 Fellows (members), about 2000 of whom live overseas. More than 2000 Fellows are also Chartered Geologists.