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Drilling & Blasting School Namibia 2014

Date 01 September 2014
- 02 September 2014
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Drilling and Blasting School Namibia 2014

01-02 September 2014 · Swakopmund| Namibia

The primary method of production and rock breaking in the South African mining industry is drilling and blasting.

This method of rock breaking has been subjected to continuous improvement both with regard to the technological applied and the practices followed.

To maximize the benefits offered by these new technologies and techniques, it is necessary to review the basic theory of rock breaking, blast design and drilling technology. Specialized blasting techniques and optimization drilling and blasting will be covered. Best practices will be dealt with and case studies considered illustrating practically how to achieve the greatest benefit.

Emphasis will be placed on the integration of drilling and blasting into the broader mine to mill value chain, in order to reach a true economic optimum for the total mining process.


The organising committee would like to thank the following sponsors for their invaluable sponsorship.


Banner Sponsor


         Detnet1 Memory Stick Sponsor                       

 Rio Tinto Rossing

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Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact the Conference Co-ordinator
Raymond van der Berg
Head of Conferencing
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156

To equip drilling and blasting practitioners, engineers, supervisors, managers and related function to conduct rock breaking operations in such a way that maximum technical and economic value is created. It is envisaged that after the school, practices and techniques discussed can lead to immediate improvement in the state of drilling and blasting on a mine.

Who Should Attend
The conference should be of value to:
- Academics
- Accounts managers
- Blasters
- Balsting specialists
- Business line managers
- Consultants
- Contract managers
- Conversion engineers
- Drill & blast engineers
- Drill & blast superindents
- Drill & blast supervisors
- Engineers
- Explosives engineers
- General managers
- Geotechnical engineers
- Mine managers
- Mine planners
- Mining engineers
- Operations managers
- Product managers
- Production engineers
- Project engineers
- Project managers
- Rock engineers
- Surveyors
- Technical co-ordinators
- Technical representatives

Please note:
- Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2015, for
  attending this event
- Prepayment is required for all Registration Fees on or before the date of the event.
- Delegates who have not paid will not be permitted to attend the event

Raymond van der Berg
Head of Conferencing
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156