|Date||05 August 2019|
|-||07 August 2019|
|Location||Cape Winelands, Western Cape|
HMC Abstract list 01042019.pdf
HMC Announcement & Reg form 24042019.pdf
HMC Sponsorship Package 19092018.pdf
The Vineyard is nestled on an eco-award-winning riverside estate, overlooking the eastern slopes of Table Mountain and conveniently located on the edge of the city. A short distance from the hotel in any direction allows you to easily explore some of the world’s top tourist destinations.
August and September in the Western Cape is flower season. Explore the Cape’s unique ‘fynbos’ floral kingdom at the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, where one of the many attractions is the staggering aerial tree-canopy walkway.
A short distance from the hotel is the Constantia Winelands, which affords guests the opportunity to discover classic vintages and Cape Dutch homesteads, and within a five-minute walk is the wellknown retail centre, the upmarket shopping precinct of Cavendish, with exclusive local and global outlets, travel agencies, foreign exchange outlets, and more.
This series of heavy minerals conferences has traditionally focused on the industries associated with ilmenite, rutile and zircon. There are many other economic minerals which have specific gravities such that they may also be classed as ‘heavy minerals’. The physical and chemical properties of these other minerals result in them being processed by similar technologies and sharing similar markets with the more traditional heavy minerals. In this conference we focus on optimization of mining, processing, and recovery.
This series of conferences was started in 1997 and has run since that date. The Conference alternates between South Africa and other heavy mineral producing countries. It provides a forum for an exchange of knowledge in all aspects of heavy minerals, from exploration through processing and product applications.
This is a strictly technical conference, and efforts by the Organizing Committee are aimed at preserving its technical nature. The benefit of this focus is that it allows the operators of businesses within this sector to discuss topics not normally covered in such forums. The focus on heavy minerals includes the more obvious minerals such as ilmenite, rutile and zircon; and also other heavy minerals such as garnet, andalusite, and sillimanite.
David Archer, Savannah Resources Plc
Colin Bwye, Base Resources
Victor Hugo, Kalbar Resources Ltd
Acceptance of papers for publication in the SAIMM Journal will be subject to peer review by the Conference Committee and SAIMM Publications Committee post-conference.
Papers are invited on any aspect relating to the Conference, and the following categories will be given preference:
Mining and Minerals processing
Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers, in English, and to indicate the topic under which the paper should be categorised. The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should be submitted to:
Yolanda Ndimande Conference Co-ordinator,
‘Heavy Minerals Conference’
SAIMM, P.O. Box 61127, Marshalltown 2107
Tel: 27 (11) 834-1273/7
Facsimile 27 (11) 838-5923 or
23 February 2019 Submission of abstracts
1 March 2019 Acceptance of abstracts
30 April 2019 Submission of papers
5–6 August 2019 Conference
7 August 2019 Technical Visit
Tronox, Namakwa Sands, Saldanha Bay
The technical visit will be at the ilmenite smelting operation plant where the ilmenite is processed in furnaces to produce titanium dioxide slag and pig iron. The zircon and rutile is stored on site for export.
The facility is approximately 1.5 hours from Cape Town, the plant can only accommodate 25 delegates.
05 Aug 2019 - Shuttle Bus to V&A Waterfront for City Sightseeing Bus and Robben Island)
07h30 Depart Vineyard Hotel. 17h00 Depart V&A to Vineyard Hotel
Shuttle +The City Explorer Pass on Hop On Hop Off Bus - R1550 pp (min five guests required)
Included - A Classic bus ticket on the Hop On Hop Off bus + any 3 of these great attractions: * Burger & chips at the Hard Rock Cafe (Red or Blue) * The Cape Town Wheel (Red or Blue) * Rugby Museum (Red or Blue) * Canal cruise (Red or Blue) * Harbour Cruise (Red or Blue) * Hamleys Train (Red or Blue) * Cape Town Diamond Museum Entry (Red or Blue) * Kirstenbosch Gardens (Blue Tour) * Groot Constantia wine tasting (Blue Tour) * World of Birds (Blue Tour) * Imizamo Yetho Township Walking tour (Blue Tour) * Hout bay Seal Island cruise, Drumbeat or Circe Launches (Blue Tour)
Excluded - Meals
Shuttle + 09h00 Robben Island Tour and Ferry - R1550pp (min five guests required)
Included - Standard Robben Island Tour and Ferry. (Ferry to and from, Island Bus Tour and Prison Tour)
Excluded - Meals
06 Aug 2019 - Shuttle Bus to Franschhoek - Franschhoek Wine Tram or Franschhoek Winelands Bicycle Tour
08h00 Depart Vineyard Hotel, proceed to Franschhoek. Drop off at the venues. 17h30 Depart Franschhoek to Vineyard Hotel
Shuttle + Curated Wine Experience with Franschhoek Wine Tram - R2450pp (min five guests required, max 12 guests)
Included - Includes wine lecture, three-course lunch, cellar tour (when available), two premium wine tastings, The tour runs approximately from 10h00 to 17h00
Shuttle + Private Franschhoek Winelands Luxury Bicycle Tour - R3550pp (min five guests required)
Included - Bicycle and Helmet Hire, 4 estates and partakes in, biltong or chocolate and wine pairing, a hummus or nougat and wine pairing, two more premium tastings as well as picnic lunch on the lawns of one of the estates that we visit.
Notes - 15 t0 20km's, The tour runs approximately from 10h00 to 16h00
To book a tour, please contact:
Travel Consultant – Sure Dynamic
Tel: +2711 622 3840
Delegates may make their own accommodation at a discounted rate:
Reservations: t +27 (0)21 657 4500
Group Code: SAIMM Conference
|Courtyard Facing Standard:||Single occupancy R 1,615.00|
|Double occupancy R 2,115.00|
|Courtyard Facing Deluxe:||Single occupancy R 1,915.00|
|Double occupancy R 2,415.00|
|Mountain Facing Standard:||Single occupancy R 2,215.00|
|Double occupancy R 2,715.00|
Tel: +27 11 834-1273/7
Fax: +27 11 833-8156 or +27 11 838-5923 ·