Hydrometallurgy 2016 Conference

Date 31 July 2016
- 03 August 2016
Location Belmont Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
Resources Hydrometallurgy 2016 Workshop Programme 110716.pdf
Hydrometallurgy Programme 200716.pdf
Hydrometallurgy Registration Form 200616.pdf

Introduction

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy in collaboration with the SAIMM Western Cape Branch is hosting the …

Hydrometallurgy Conference 2016

‘Sustainable Hydrometallurgical Extraction of Metals’

31 July 2016 - Workshop | 1 - 3 August 2016 Conference| Belmont Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

Metals play a significant role in industrialisation and technological advancements. Do you ever wonder then what life would be like without metal resources?

The depletion of natural rich ore deposits coupled with a fall in grade, a decline in productivity, rising operational and energy costs, concerns on sustainability and environmental impact of mining and metal related activities have been affecting the mining and metals industry in the recent past. Unless innovative methods that look at the smart use and recovery of metals from metal resources are developed, the world will be faced by a metal supply risk that will impact on future economic growth and technological development.

The SAIMM Hydrometallurgy Conference, 2016, will bring together internationally and locally recognized experts, industries, R&D establishments, academia as well as students to explore how future metal demands can be met through modern hydrometallurgical technologies that can:
☛ Assist in sustainable metal extraction
☛ Lower energy costs
☛ Minimise the impact on the environment

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact the Conference Coordinator
Raymond van der Berg
Head of Conferencing
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Marshalltown
2107
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email: raymond@saimm.co.za

Organising Committee

Organising Committee

Chairperson:
Ndlovu S              -        University of  the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Committee Members
Ciminelli V            -        National Institute of Science and Technology on
                                        Minerals Resources, Water and Biodiversity

Donati E                -        CINDEFI

Giaveno A             -        Univeridad Nacional Del Comahue

Groot D                 -       University of Pretoria

Labuschagne J       -        FlSchmidt

Mainza A               -        University of Cape Town

Matinde E              -        University of  the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Mulaba A              -         University of Johannesburg

Mulligan M            -         FlSchmidt

Ojumu T               -         Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Petersen J             -         University of Cape Town

Rymer S               -         Independant Consultant

Sibanda V             -         University of  the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Simate G              -         University of  the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Tharandt D            -        WorleyParsons

Thulare T              -         Mintek

Van Dyk L             -         University of the Witwatersrand,  Johannesburg

 

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

The organising committee and the SAIMM would like to thank the following keynote speakers for agreeing to partake in the conference.

   Crundwell F 

Dr F Crundwell , graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in 1983 with a BSc(Eng) in chemical engineering and followedthis up with an MSc. He joined Mintek  in 1985, where he completed a PhD.  In 1990, he joined the chemical engineering department at the University of the Witwatersrand. While at Wits he spent time at Impala on secondment, andcollaborated widely with researchers across the world on chemical and bacterial leaching.  In 1999 he joined BHP Billiton, working in Johannesburg and London. In 2002, he formed  CM Solutions, offering laboratory and consulting services. He has served as non-executive director of Mintek.   

 Nicol M

Dr M Nicoll, was educated at Wits university and holds a BSc(Hons) and PhD with 3 years postdoctoral research in USA followed by 3 years at University of Natal.  He worked for Mintek 23 years in various roles including Director of Mineral Processing and Hydrometallurgy  Divisions. he was the Mintek Research Professor in Chemical Engineering at Wits for three years. He joined Murdoch University in Perth in 1997 as the first professor of extractive metallurgy and  is now Emeritus Professor. His Research interests focussed on the physiochemical basis for hydrometallurgical processes. He is the the author or co-author of over 150 publications in international journals and 10 patents

 Reuter A

Prof. M Reuter, holds a Honorary Doctorate (Dr. h.c.) University of Liège (Belgium); D Eng. & PhD Stellenbosch University (South Africa); Dr. habil.
RWTH Aachen (Germany). He is a Director at Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology since Sept 2015) and was Director: Technology Management at Outotec Finland, Chief Technologist Ausmelt from 2006-2015.  He worked for Mintek (leading furnace control group) and Anglo American Corporation both in South Africa. He was a Professor at TU Delft (Netherlands) 1996-2005 and  holds a honorary & adjunct professorships since 2005 at Aalto University (Finland), Central South University (China), Melbourne University (Australia) & TU Freiberg (Germany).  Prof Reuter is the main author of  “Metrics of Material and Metal Ecology” (Elsevier) and co-editor & author  of  “Handbook of Recycling” (Elsevier) (1st Publication Prize 2014 from International Solid Waste Association) and the lead author - UNEP report: “Metal Recycling: Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure”.

 Bhargava S

Prof S Bhargava, is the Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (International research) and the founding Director of the Centre for Advanced Materials and Industrial Chemistry at RMIT University. He obtained his PhD from University of Exeter, United Kingdom in 1982 and was conferred DSc (Honoris Causa) by Rajasthan University, India in 2009 for his leadership and significant research advances in chemical technology which was presented by the then president of India. He is an elected fellow of six learned academies around the world including Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences,India. Professor Bhargava is a world-renowned interdisciplinary scientist and is recognised for delivering research excellence that underpins significant industrial applications. His research has been cited more than 7300 times and his current h index is 42. As a passionate advocate in the application of technological science and engineering to innovation; he provides consultancy and advisory services to many government and industrial bodies around the world including BHP Billiton, Alcoa World Alumina, Rio Tinto and Mobil Exxon. He also sits at the  independent board of directors of one of the Aditya Birla group of companies. Professor Bhargava is classified among top 1% researchers in the field of resources utilization (particularly in Uranium studies) globally. During his distinguished career; Professor Bhargava was awarded many prestigious national and international awards including 2016 Khwarizmi International Award (KIA) of Iran, 2015 CHEMECA medal (The most prestigious award in the chemical engineering profession in Australia and New Zealand), the most prestigious Indian National Science Academy’s P. C. Ray Chair (distinguished lecture series 2014), RMIT University Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award (2006 and 2014), Applied Research award (2013), R. K. Murphy Medal (2008) by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. He has also strived over the years to create solid and sustainable global research partnerships to improve and advance Science and Technology. The establishment of the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT)-RMIT joint research centre which is jointly funded by the Government of India (CSIR) and RMIT University is one of the best examples for this. 

 Osareo

 

Prof K Osseo-Asare, is a Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering, has been a Penn State faculty member for the last thirty-nine years. Prior to this he spent one and a half years as a research metallurgist and project leader with AMAX Extractive Metallurgy Lab (Golden, CO) working on a variety of industrial research projects in hydrometallurgy. Osseo-Asare has made many pioneering contributions to aqueous processing research and technology. He and his coworkers presented the most comprehensive set of aqueous stability diagrams for hydrometallurgical processing (including ammonia and cyanide leaching systems, where they are used in industrial operating manuals). He is a world leader on the interfacial aspects of dissolution and solvent extraction. He and his students made seminal contributions to materials synthesis in microemulsions. His research work has been recognized by several awards, including election to the US National Academy of Engineering (2004), for “contributions to the fundamental understanding of interfacial phenomena in leaching and solvent extraction”; the Milton E. Wadsworth Extractive Metallurgy Award (2005), Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME), for “notable contributions in the field of hydrometallurgy which have furthered the science and engineering of metallurgical processing”; Penn State’s Faculty Scholar Medal for Engineering (1999), for providing “significant insight into dissolution and precipitation reactions occurring during water processing of metals and ceramic powders, and in chemical-mechanical polishing in the microelectronics industry”; James Douglas Gold Medal (1997), American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), for “research contributions to the fundamental understanding of interfacial phenomena in leaching, solvent extraction, and particle synthesis.” He was elected a Corresponding Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in 2015, for “pioneering contributions to aqueous processing of materials, particularly in development of aqueous phase diagrams and in fundamental understanding of interfacial phenomena applied to metal extraction, chemical­mechanical polishing, and microemulsion­mediated nanoparticle synthesis”.

Who should attend

Who should attend

The conference will be of value to:
☛ Hydrometallurgical plant managers and metallurgists
☛ Equipment and reagent suppliers to the hydrometallurgical industry
☛ Hydrometallurgical technology development companies
☛ Mining industry consultants
☛ Research and academic personnel

Topics

Topics

The conference will include but not be limited to the following topics:
☛ Research and development in hydrometallurgy (novel and optimised technologies)
☛ Processing of metallurgical and post-consumer waste
☛ Removal of metals from effluent streams
☛ Novel equipment and reagents in hydrometallurgical processing
☛ Optimisation of energy use and energy recovery
☛ Water management and utilisation in hydrometallurgical plants

Call for papers

Call for papers

The Conference is being organised by The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and papers are invited for the Conference.

Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers, in English. The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should be submitted to:

Raymond van der Berg
Head of Conferencing
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Marshalltown
2107
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email: raymond@saimm.co.za

Workshop

Workshop Preliminary Programme - 31 July 2016

08h00-09h00    

Welcome and Introduction 

09h00-09h30            

Review existing 'models' for process project developments - M Dworzanowski           

09h30-11h00

Flowsheet Selection - M Nicol

11h00-11h15 

Morning Tea

11h20-13h00 

Process Testwork - J Neale

13h00-14h00 

Lunch

14h00-15h00 

Simulation Models - Frank Crundwell and Nicholas du Preez

15h00-15h15 

Afternoon Tea

15h15 -16h30 

Project Issues / Case Study - L Bryson
   

Abstracts

Abstracts received for Hydrometallurgy 2016

Leaching Processes

Pressure Leaching Behavior of Non-isothermal Process of Molybdenum and Nickel Sulfide from Black Shale           
Z Deng, C Wei, X Li, C Li, M Li, G Fan, Kunming University of Science and Technology

Investigating the influence of microwave pre-treatment on zinc leaching from coarse cone and HPGR crushed sphalerite ore particles  E Charikinya, S M Bradshaw, Stellenbosch University

Cr (VI) generation during dry and wet milling of chromite ore      
N R Mabwe, C Chitsora, D J Simbi, University of Zimbabwe

Investigation of leach phenomena in large particles during heap leaching using X-ray Computated Tomography   
R Ram, J Petersen, M Becker, D Bradshaw,University of Cape Town

A Value Based Approach to Leach Optimization at Rössing Uranium Limited          
N Jansen van Rensburg, J Petersen, University of Cape Town

In situ XAS study of arsenic speciation during pressure oxidation
M Chen, Y Yang, W Liu, S K Bhargava, CSIRO Mineral Resources, RMIT University

Kinetics of uranium extraction from coffinite – A comparison with other common uranium minerals
H S Reynolds, R Rama, M I Pownceby, J Tardioa, L Jones, S K Bhargavaa, RMIT University, CSIRO Mineral Resources

Considerations and Potential Economic Advantages for the In-Situ Recovery of Gold from Deep, Hard-Rock Deposits               
D J Robinson, L L Kuhar, P Breuer, N Haque, CSIRO Mineral Resources

A Phreeqc model of heap leaching
P J van Staden, J Petersen, Mintek, University of Cape Town

The process chemistry and mineralogy of brannerite leaching     
R Gilligan, A N Nikoloski, Murdoch University

Use of the Attainable Region method to specify optimal conditions for a milling and leaching process
N Hlabangana, G Danha, D Hildebrandt, D Glasser, M Bwalya, University of South Africa, University of Witwatersrand

Conversion kinetics of cyanide to thiocyanate in the presence of sulphur, polysulphide, sulphite and thiosulphate               
C Burcher-Jones, S Lodewyk, K Shaik, J Petersen, University of Cape Town

The kinetics of zinc sulfide dissolution with ferric iron
F. Saloojee, F. Crundwell and N. du Preez, CM Solutions

Copper Leach Processes

Value recovery from Mukondo mine (DRC) cobalt low grade ore by heap leaching and solvent extraction
M B Kime, E K Kanowa, A F Mulaba-Bafubiandi, S N Dyambi, W K Samson, Université de Lubumbashi, University of Johannesburg, Boss Mining

Improving the efficiency of Vat Leaching of oxidized copper and cobalt flotation concentrates by pseudo fluidized bed technique          
G.W.N. Nkulu, M.L. Zeka, S. Kapenda and K.P. Kongolo, University of Lubumbashi, Gécamines

The use of organic reducing agents on the extraction of Cu from oxidized exotic-Cu minerals
R Lasnibat, A Menzies, L Velásquez, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta , Universidad de Santiago

Influence of sea water and discard brine on the dissolution of copper ore and concentrates
L Velásquez, V Quezada, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta, Universidad de Santiago

Recovery of copper metal through reprocessing of residues from a hydrometallurgical plant
L.M. Shengo, K.B. Kitungwa, W.N.C Mutiti, University of Lubumbashi, Shalina Group

Physical and chemical transformations of gangue materials during leaching of copper ore particles and their influence on copper leaching kinetics
T Vargas, F Rojas, C Bahamondez, R Castro, C Ihle, M Caraballo, University of Chile, Advanced Mining Technology Center (AMTC)

Defoaming and antifoaming chemistry for Copper leaching circuit
N Mautsa, M Bower, D Chola, B Nel, J Miller, Kemira South Africa

Mitigation of the process dysfunctions related to the talcaeous minerals presence in the feed of a copper hydrometallurgical plant operating in Katanga - DR Congo            
L M Shengo, P Kabwika, M J Matepa, J L M Mulumba, University of Lubumbashi, Glencore, International AG

A kinetic study of the leaching of chalcopyrite in ammonia-ammonium sulphate solutions             
T. Moyo, J. Petersen, University of Cape Town

Progress in understanding the mechanism of dissolution of chalcopyrite
F. Crundwell and L. Bryson, CM Solutions (Pty) Ltd and Anglo American Technical Solutions

Metallurgical and Post Consumer Waste Processing

Effects of mechanical activation on the washing behavior of secondary zinc oxides for a better halogen removability               
C Benigni, J Antrekowitsch, University of Leoben

Processing of waste lithium ion batteries to recover cobalt as a valuable product
Manis Kumar Jhaa, Sushanta Kumar Sahua, Vinayanchal, K. JhabCSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, ADV Metal Combine Pvt. Ltd

A kinetic investigation of iodine leaching of gold leaf from electronic circuit boards
Z Sadan, Ve Ntozakhe, M Amirudin, J Petersen, D Bradshaw, T Moyo, University of Cape Town

Recovery of rare earth oxide from phosphor powder of spent fluorescent lamps
S Pramanik, M K Sinha, Aarti Kumari, M K Jha, S K Sahu   CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory

Comparing nitric acid and sulphuric acid for leaching of metals from printed circuit board waste 
W A Rossouw, C Dorfling, University of Stellenbosch

Scoping study on the upgrading of fluxed and fluxless itianiferous magnetite slags using the ‘upgraded slag’ process
X C Goso, J Petersen, J Nell, K Bisaka, Mintek, University of Cape Town

Indicative vanadium deportment in the processing of titaniferous magneitte by the alkali roast-leach and electric furnace smelting processes         
X Goso, H Lagendijk, M Erwee, G Khosa,Mintek

Recovery of rare earth elements from blast furnace slag using organic acids
Abhilash, P Meshram, B D Pandey, S Sarkar, T Venugopalan, CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory RD&T, Tata Steel Limited

Lithium battery recycling – concept level study
B DH Knights, F Saloojee, CM Solutions (Pty) Ltd

A Hydrometallurgical Recovery of Rare Metals from the Engine-reverted Turbine Blade Superalloys
R R Srivastava, M S Kim, J C Lee, Korea University of Science and Technology (UST) Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM)

Dissolution of uranium from nuclear conversion plant waste        
M Potgieter, NECSA

Waste printed circuit boards treatment by integrated hydrometallurgical processes         
I Birloaga, I De Michelis, F Vegliò, University of L’Aquila

Extraction of silica from calcined fly ash: Process optimisation, kinetics and thermodynamics       
T Falayi, F Ntuli, F N Okonta, University of Johannesburg

Bio Processing

Extraction of Copper and Cobalt from Oxidized Ore using Fungal Metabolic Acids
S Biswas, A F Mulaba-Bafubiandi, University of Johannesburg

A comparison of chemical and bioleaching studies using synthetic uranium minerals
Y Yanga, R Rama, M Chena, S McMaster, M I Pownceby, J Tardioa, L Jones, S Bhargavaa, RMIT University, CSIRO Mineral Resources

Application of a biological fuel cell concept for the bacterial oxidation of ferrous ion in leaching solutions containing high concentrations of chloride ions       
T Vargas, G Meruane, University of Chile, Advanced Mining Technology Center (AMTC)

Microbial ferrous iron oxidation at low temperature conditions in a packed column bioreactors
E. Chukwuchendo, T. V. Ojumu, Cape Peninsula University of Technology; South Africa

Bioleaching of a polymetallic sulfide ore from Capillitas (Argentina)
P A Chiacchiariniab, L Surina, A G Ferrandoa, C Corderoa, A Giavenoa, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, PROBIEN (CONICET-UNCo)

Biohydrometallurgical options for the extraction of Rare Earth Elements from Ion Adsorption Clays
S Kutschke, C Bobeth, L Zeidler, K Pollmann, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource TechnologyG.U.B. Ingenieur AG – Division R&D

Cyanide Biodegradation System to Treat Gold Mining Effluent and Its Microbial Community Dynamics with Various Inocula
D Shin, J Park, H Park, M S Kim, J C Lee, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

A comparison between mesophilic and moderate thermophilic bioleching of printed circuit board (PCB) for copper recovering.        
M L M Rodrigues, S Gaydardzhiev, K C S Lopes, V A Leão Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto Universidade Liège

Purification of an Industrial Platinum Group Metals Dilute Process Stream Using Waste Yeast Biomass Immobilized On Plaster of Paris
D Oke, S Ndlovu, V Sibanda, University of the Witwatersrand

Precipitation and Crystallization

Purification of coal fly ash leach liquor for alumina recovery        
M Rampou, S Ndlovu, University of the Witwatersrand

Characterisation of precipitate formed during iron and precious metal removal from sulphate leach solutions
R Coetzee, C Dorfling, S M Bradshaw, University of Stellenbosch

Ice scaling as an operational limitation in continuous Eutectic Freeze Crystallization
D Jooste, J Chivavava; A Lewis, University of Cape Town

Effect of ethylene maleic anhydride on the particulate processes during hydrogen reduction of nickel ammine sulphate solutions          
R.A. Iloya, F. Ntulia, University of Johannesburg

Recovery and recycle of magnesium hydroxide in base metals precipitation circuits           
S Mokoena, N Mulaudzi, Mintek

Copper sulphate crystallisation plants at remote ore locations      
D Megaw, J Moolman, P Muzadi,T Marcus, ProProcess Engineering Pty Ltd.

Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange

A Techno-economic evaluation of copper recovery from mine water using a novel continuous ion exchange process               
J Carr, C van der Walt, CleanTeQ, Multotec Process Equipment

Solvent extraction of zirconium and hafnium from (NH4)3Zr(Hf)F7 using amine based extractants
E W Conradie, D J van der Westhuizen, J T Nel, H M Krieg, North-West University, The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (SOC) Ltd. (Necsa)

Analysis of equilibrium isotherms of ion exchange resin in cyclic duty       
M Maloka

Counter current simulated moving bed type ion exchange process for purification of silver chloride
T Sainio, S Virolainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Clay treatment in African Copper solvent extraction operations  
P. Cole,Cytec Solvay Group

Automation of a Membrane Based Solvent Extraction of Zr and Hf
K Meerholz, D J Van der Westhuizen, H M Krieg, North-West University

A Novel Flowsheet for Solvent Extraction Fractionation of Lithium, Cobalt and Nickel        
S Virolainen, M F Fini, A Laitinen, T Sainio, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Recovery of platinum group metals from dilute solutions: A review
M.M.M. Mmonatau, University of the Witwatersrand

Water Treatment and Utilisation Acid mine drainage water treatment using the Savmintm process              
T Netshikhudini, M van Rooyen, Mintek

Removal of toxic heavy metals from a real acid mine drainage solution using zeolite, bentonite and cassava peel waste biomass: A comparative study   
Y Nleya, S Ndlovu, G S Simate,    University of the Witwatersrand

Adsorption of fluorides in contaminated water by bone chair: performance in batch systems and continuous        
E M Nigri, S D A Rocha, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Quantification of water use in South African platinum mines
D Dheda, C M Sheridan, K G Harding, University of the Witwatersrand

An investigation into the effect of fe (III) concentration of the product characteristics of fe (III) oxyhyfroxide precipitates from acid mine drainage and bio-hydrometallurgical wastewater     
C Mangunda, J Petersen, A Lewis, University of Cape Town

Removal of Fluoride from Industrial Waste Waters with industrial minerals
J H Potgieter, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of the Witwatersrand

Electronic Processes

Electrochemical study of copper sulfide minerals
L B Lazcano, L Velásquez, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta, Universidad de Santiago

Probing surface electrochemical activity of complex natural mineral samples with a microelectrode
Y Yanga, R Rama, M Chena, S McMaster, M I Pownceby, J Tardioa, L Jones, S Bhargavaa, RMIT University

Chalcopyrite dissolution using electrochemical tests
L Velásquez, V Quezada, Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta, Universidad de Santiago

Emerging Technologies

The development of a pertraction process for the purification of platinum group metals
D J van der Westhuizen, O S L Bruinsma; H M Krieg, North-West University

Extraction of rare-earths from iron-rich, rare-earth deposits        
K Bisaka, I Thobadi, Mintek

Novel methods for the recovery of vanadium from spent catalysts.
A Kaka, N Mahomedy, M Wessels, L van Dyk, University of Witwatersrand

The FLSmidth® Rapid Oxidative Leach (ROL) Process: A mechano-chemical approach and industry applications for rapid metal sulphide dissolution
M Mulligan, D Chaiko, F Baczek, S Rocks, C Eyzaguirre, R Klepper, P Keyser, FLSmidth, USA

Evaluation of Ozonation Technology for Gold Recovery and Cyanide Management during Processing of Double Refractory Gold Ore       
V Bazhko, V Yahorava, Mintek

Sustainable recovery of Noble metals from electronic wastes (e-waste) using new ionic liquids    
L Shambare, J Mulopo, University of the Witwatersrand

Sustainable Project Decision Making Utilizing the EcoNomicsTM Delta Tool          
H Strydom, T Ric-Hansen, Advisian

New Uranium Leach and Recovery Circuits using Developments from Copper Processing Technology
G Miller, Miller Metallurgical Services Pty Ltd

Recovery of selenium and tellurium from aqueous solutions using ionic liquid- trihexyl (tetra) decyl phosphonium chloride               
A.F. Mulaba-Bafubiandi , M. Mogomotsi, University of Johannesburg

Registration

Registration

Registration Fees - All prices are inclusive of VAT

   Early Bird Registration
before 15 June 2016          
Registration Fees
after 15 June 2016 
Author Registration   R 7 999-00 R 7 999-00
SAIMM Members R 7 999-00 R 8 999-00
Non-SAIMM Members   R 8 999-00 R 9 999-00
Students R 4 500-00 R 4 500-00
*Workshop - 31 July 2016   R 5 500-00 R 5 500-00
One day Registration R 5 400-00 R 5 400-00
Two day Registration R 6 999-00 R 6 999-00

Download the Registration form here: Registration Form

* Register 4 delegates and get the FIFTH registration FREE
* Book and pay for the attending the full conference by 1 July 2016 and attend the workshop for free (limited to the first 50 registrations)

Please note:
- Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2017, for attending this event
- Registration fee does not include accommodation
- 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

Conference Venue

Conference Venue

The conference will be hosted in the conference centre of the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, which is located in the heart of Cape Town and has easy access to the city centre.

For more information on the venue visit:  Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel 

Accommodation

Accommodation

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Set in the vibrant heart of Cape Town, this luxury hotel and spa offers easy access to all that's happening in this dynamic city. Enjoying a superb location at the foot of Table Mountain, and just a short stroll from downtown, the resort offers the perfect combination of leafy tranquility and contemporary buzz.

The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has long been regarded as one of the city’s top five star hotels. Whether dining on exotic Cape cuisine, soaking up the sun on any of the stunning beaches nearby or getting ready to stroll down fashionable Kloof Street, guests have the ideal central base from which to discover this exhilarating city.

For more information on the venue visit: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Kindly quote the following group booking code when booking at the Belmont Mount Nelson Hotel: SAIMM

Alternate Accommodation
A number of hotels are situated in the Cape Town Central district and can be viewed on the following link :  Alternative Hotels 

Hotels close to the Belmond Mount Nelson

To receive the discounted rates below, please quote the rate code: HYDROMETALLURGY CONFERENCE. Bookings can either be made directly with the hotels, quoting the rate code, or can be sent to Clare Pomario (Email: clare.pomario@uct.ac.za ). All rates and rooms are subject to availability.

SUNSQUARE HOTEL – 3*
Located close to the Belmond Mount Nelson, SunSquare is located in the heart of Gardens, within walking distance of key inner city shopping and eating out areas, with public transport close by for those in a rush or who need to go a little further. The hotel is clean and simple with big rooms and lots of parking if you have a hire car. SunSquare is ideal for a work trip or a weekend getaway to Cape Town if you want to be right in the thick of the action
Rates: R1350 per room per night, including breakfast

For more information: Booking Form

GARDEN COURT NELSON MANDELA BOULEVARD – 3*
The Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard ( previously known as the Garden Court Eastern Boulevard) is a superb destination for business and leisure travelers and offers easy access to the major highways, CBD. This hotel is 3 minutes’ drive to the Mount Nelson Hotel and very easily accessible via 1 road
Rates: R1200 per room per night, including breakfast

For more information: Booking Form

CAPE TOWN HOLLOW BOUTIQUE HOTEL – 4*
This perfectly located hotel nestles in the shadow of Table Mountain and is within a quiet oasis, opposite the Company Gardens.
Walking distance to the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel as well as many other city attractions, restaurants and nightlife.
Rates:
Standard rooms:
R1150 single occupancy per night, including breakfast
R1560 double occupancy per night, including breakfast

For more information contact reservations@capetownhollow.co.za  Tel: 021 423 1260 (Reservations manager: Jess Howard).

South Africa A Pre & Post Conference Destination

South Africa – A Pre & Post Conference Destination

A holiday in South Africa has the potential to surpass all other holidays you have ever been on. The land is vast, with stunning vistas in every province, each teeming with wild animals, amazing plants, and fascinating locations South Africa is a world in one country and offers the visitor a multitude of destinations. Cape Town, considered as one of the top 10 destination in the world, the Kruger Park, the Garden Route, and the pleasure resort of Sun City are only a few of the sought-after stops on any itinerary.

About South Africa

About South Africa

South Africa is a medium-sized country, with a total land area of 1 219 090 km2, or roughly equivalent in size to Niger, Angola, Mali, or Colombia. It is one- eighth the size of the USA, about a third the size of the European Union, twice the size of France, and over three times the size of Germany. It measures some 1 600 km from north to south, and roughly the same from east to west. A subtropical location, moderated by ocean on three sides of the country and the altitude of the interior plateau, makes South Africa a warm and sunny country.

Suggested Activities while visiting Cape Town

Suggested activities to partake in while visiting Cape Town

Kindly note:
These activities are being organised and arranged by a third party, all arrangements must be arranged and communicated to Hylton Ross Exclusive Touring.

Kindly contact 021 506 2575 or info@hyltonross.co.za to book.

Morning Half Day City Tour

Mountain and Noon Gun
Departs from +/- 08h00 to +/- 12h45 daily
Duration +/- 3.5 hours

No visit to Cape Town is complete without a half day tour of the mother city itself. After departing the hotel, we head for Table Mountain. Enjoy the crisp air and clear visibility as you reach the summit (weather permitting and cable car for own account). Our guide will point out the highlights of one of the world’s most famous views, and one of New 7 Wonders of Nature. After the decent we enjoy a scenic coastal drive through Camps Bay, Clifton and Sea Point. We drive past the Cape Town Stadium and through the V&A Waterfront to the city centre where we visit Green Market Square. We stretch our legs with a walk through the Company Gardens. The tour continues with a drive past the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall, The Castle and Slave Lodge, before entering the "Bo Kaap", also known as the Malay quarter. Learn about the history of this area of brightly painted houses and quaint cobbled streets. We ascend Signal Hill to witness firing of the noon gun (except Sundays and Public Holidays). Join the fascinating Diamond and Tanzanite experience at Jewel Africa. Discover the secrets of Diamonds, Tanzanite and other authentic African Treasures. You will be dazzled by the diamond tour where we learn about the history of these sparkling gems before returning you back to your Hotel.

Excluded = Table Mountain cable car

Afternoon Half Day City Tour


Table Mountain
Departs 13H45 to 18H00 daily
Duration +/- 3.5 hours

No visit to Cape Town is complete without a half day tour of the mother city itself. After departing the hotel, we head for Table Mountain. Enjoy the crisp air and clear visibility as you reach the summit (weather permitting and cable car for own account). Our guide will point out the highlights of one of the world’s most famous views, and one of New 7 Wonders of Nature. After the decent we enjoy a scenic coastal drive through Camps Bay, Clifton and Sea Point. We drive past the Cape Town Stadium and through the V&A Waterfront to the city centre where we visit Green Market Square. We stretch our legs with a walk through the Company Gardens. The tour continues with a drive past the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall, The Castle and Slave Lodge, before entering the "Bo Kaap", also known as the Malay quarter. Learn about the history of this area of brightly painted houses and quaint cobbled streets. Join the fascinating Diamond and Tanzanite experience at Jewel Africa. Discover the secrets of Diamonds, Tanzanite and other authentic African Treasures. You’ll be dazzled by the diamond tour where we learn about the history of these sparkling gems before returning you back to your Hotel.

Excluded = Table Mountain cable car

Half Day Cape Point (morning or afternoon)
Departs +/- 07h45 to 12h45 OR +/-13h45 to 18h00 daily
Duration +/- 3.5 hours

Depart the hotel and enjoy the scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean en route to Hout Bay. Once a fishing community, now a popular residential area, the harbour still has a charm of days gone by. The tour continues over the famous Chapman’s Peak drive – if open, with a 200 meter drop on one side of the coach and a 200-meter rise on the other, as we make our way south, following the Atlantic Ocean until we reach Cape Point. Take the funicular (Funicular for own account) to the lighthouse for an even better vantage point. Said to be the romantic meeting place of the two mighty oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian, Sir Francis Drake the Explorer once called it "the fairest Cape that we saw in the whole circumference of the Globe". And rightly so, as it must be the highlight of any visit to the Mother City, if not South Africa. We pass the naval base of Simonstown as we continue along the Indian Ocean (False Bay), en route to see the African penguin colony which has become well established at Boulders Beach (for own account) before ending the tour back at your hotel.

Included: Cape Point gate & Chapman's Peak
Excluded = Penguin colony and Cape Point funicular

Full Day Cape Point
Depart the hotel +/- 08H00 to +/- 18h00 daily

Our journey to Cape Point takes us along the scenic Atlantic seaboard coastal road. We pass the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay with their soft white sand and assure blue water. The formidable 12 Apostles Peaks rise above the road on one side, while sheer cliffs and incredible rock formations drop into the icy Atlantic Ocean on the other side. There is no doubt the coast of the Cape peninsula offers magnificent scenery with its great biodiversity. We arrive at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay with its imposing Sentinel. Visit Seal Island (own account) or shop for souvenirs at the craft market at the harbor. Our tour continues over Chapman’s Peak which offers amazing photo opportunities, and onto the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. This area is home to magnificent ‘fynbos’, many different species of buck and birds, the Cape Mountain Zebra, and mischievous baboons. These creatures entertain guests enjoying lunch at the restaurant which has splendid views of False Bay. Take the funicular (Funicular for own account) to the lighthouse for an even better vantage point. We visit Boulders Beach to see the African penguins (own account) before arriving at the naval base of Simonstown, and then we venture inland to our last stop of the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. With the sun setting over the tall peaks of Table Mountain the last rays sparkle on the trees and flowers, and offer a fitting end to a day filled with all the Cape has to offer.

Included: Cape Point gate / Chapman's peak / Kirstenbosch
Excluded: Seal island Cruise
Lunch
Penguin colony
Cape point Funicular

Full Day Winelands Tour
Departs +/- 08h00 daily to +/- 18h00

We head north to Paarl. Our first stop this morning is at Anura Wine Estate for a cellar tour followed by a cheese and wine tasting. We make our way to Franschhoek with a photo stop at the Groot Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela was released in Feb 1990. The village of Franschhoek nestled amongst the mountains, can easily be mistaken as being in Switzerland. After a short tour of the little town, a second wine tasting will take place in Franschhoek, followed by a lunch stop (optional – own account), and maybe a chance to try some of the fresh trout that Franschhoek is known for. After lunch the tour continues over the Hells Hoogte Mountain Pass to Stellenbosch. It is easy to understand why Simon van der Stel decided to settle a village amongst the mountains. The backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads and the oak lined streets and lanes all blend in to give this place a charm that will not be forgotten. Time permitting, we will include a third wine tasting. We return to Cape Town with amazing photos and fond memories.

Included – 3 wine tastings (3rd tasting time permitting) + 1 with cheese and a cellar tour.
Excluded – lunch at Franschhoek is optional and not included in the price.

Half Day Winelands Tour
Departs from +/- 08h00 to +/- 12h45 OR +/-13h45 to +/- 18h00 daily
Duration +/-3.5 hours

This tour can either be taken during the morning or the afternoon. Experience a wine tasting, cellar tour and cheese tasting at the magnificent Anura Wine estate. The tour continues to drive through the historic town of Stellenbosch with its picturesque white gabled Cape Dutch architecture. The pretty streets and quaint lanes are lined with old oak trees. The town boasts a large university with energetic students offering a contrast to the old-world feel of the town. If time permits our guide will choose a second estate for another wine tasting before heading back to your hotel. We don’t stop for lunch on a half day tour.

Included – 1 wine tasting, cellar tour and cheese tasting and a 2nd wine tasting should time permit.

Full Day Combo Cape Point & Winelands Tour
Departs +/- 07h45 to +/- 18h00 daily

Please note that this tour is a combination of the half day Cape Point tour and the half day Winelands tour. The morning tour returns to the V&A Waterfront, and there should be time for lunch (own account) before the afternoon tour commences. Our tour takes us on a drive along the beach road past Clifton and Camps Bay to picturesque Hout Bay, and continues on via Chapman’s Peak Drive (if open) to spectacular Cape Point and its nature reserve. We drive through quaint Simonstown and view the Penguin Colony (own account). We return to the V&A Waterfront for a short stop. Then we head out to the Winelands and enjoy a cellar tour followed by a cheese and wine tasting at the magnificent Anura Wine Estate. Our tour continues into the historic town of Stellenbosch with its picturesque white gabled Cape Dutch architecture. The pretty streets and lanes are lined with old oak trees. The town boasts a large university with energetic students offering a contrast to the old-world feel of the town. If time permits our guide will choose a second estate for another wine tasting before heading back to your hotel. This combination may be reversed at the discretion of our office. Please note that there should be time for a quick lunch (for own account) between the two tours, unless the morning tour is delayed due to circumstances beyond our control. No wine tasting permitted for anyone under 18 years.

Includes: Entrance fees to Cape Point Gate and Chapman’s Peak.
Excludes: Lunch, Penguin Colony +/- R55 and Cape Point funicular.
Alternative Wine Estates may be used when necessary.

Half Day Township Tour
Departs daily +/- 08h00 to +/- 12h45, and Mon to Sat +/- 13h45 to +/- 18h00
Duration +/- 3.5 hours

This tour of the Cape Town Townships offers insight and interaction with different cultures and communities. Witness everyday life in a harsh environment where you will hear some of the 11 official languages being spoken. See why 27 April 1994 was such an important day in South Africa (first democratic elections). This is a true story with a positive and happy ending! We start with a tour of District Six. We see 3 mosques and 5 churches and find out about this are which was once home to thousands of people of various cultures who lived at the foot of Table Mountain. Why did they move and where did they go? It’s a sad, but fascinating story!
Our tour continues to the Cape Flats to visit Langa, the oldest formal township in Cape Town, where we’ll see the local market, an art & crafts centre, and we’ll try to find the elusive traditional healer, but no guarantees! Find out how these people live together, and operate their day to day life and businesses in informal settlements. We visit a crèche (if open) offering fun, and a safe haven for the local children. Experience a local community church on Sundays (optional). We also view Bonteheuwel, Nyanga, Crossroads, Khayelitscha, home to over a million people, and Gugulethu where we see the Gugulethu Seven Memorial and the Amy Biehl Memorial. At the end of the tour you will have a greater understanding of how the Rainbow nation developed and people of all colours live in this democratic country in relative harmony. The rainbow is associated with the hope of a bright future, and symbolises the diversity of South Africa’s unspecified cultural, ethnic or racial groups.

Included – District Six Museum and entrance fee to the traditional healer (if we find him!)
Some of the venues may be closed on public holidays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Cultural Tour & Robben Island
Departs Mon to Sat +/- 08h00 Return depends on Robben Island ferry

Complete your cultural experience by extending the morning Township Visit Tour to include a visit to Robben Island in the afternoon, subject to availability of the ferry and the Robben Island time-table. Board the Robben Island ferry and enjoy spectacular views of Cape Town and Table Mountain as you sail across the bay to this island which is so full of history. Once you reach the island you will be given a guided tour and see the prison cell that held Nelson Mandela captive for so many years. Your return to your hotel is included in the price.

Handy tip: Sun protection, protective clothing and preventative treatment against seas sickness are advisable.

Subject to weather, ferry schedule and seat availability.
Prepayment is required for Robben Island and is not refundable.

Whales & Wine Tour (Hermanus)
Wed / Fri / Sun +/- 08h00 to +/- 18h00 July to November only

This tour operates during the Whale Season from July to November only. There is no guarantee that Whales will be sighted although our guides make every effort to find the best viewing point. The scenic coastal Clarens Drive offers spectacular views of False Bay. We arrive at the quaint holiday town of Hermanus and search the cliffs of Walker Bay for whales. There may be an opportunity to join boat-based whale watching (for own account +/-R600 and subject to availability and weather). Our tour continues into the beautiful Hemel en Aarde Valley (Heaven and Earth) to the Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate where we are treated to tasting some of their delicious wines. The estate is closed on Sundays, but a visit to the cheetah sanctuary will be included instead, if time permits. Relax with a cup of tea (own account) at a farm stall where you can find natural preserves, jams with a difference, and delicious pastries. We return over Sir Lowry’s Mountain Pass and enjoy the views of long white sandy beaches stretching along the False Bay coastline. On a clear day it is possible to see Cape Point.

Handy tip: Sun protection, protective clothing and preventative treatment against seas sickness are advisable when going on the boat trip.

Included: Wine tasting at Bouchard Finlayson (or entrance to the cheetah sanctuary on Sundays).
Excluded: Lunch, tea and boat-based whale watching.

 

Contact

Contact

Raymond van der Berg
Head of Conferencing
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Marshalltown
2107
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email: raymond@saimm.co.za