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Date 05 September 2024
- 06 September 2024
CPD Points ECSA Validated CPD Activity, Credits = 0.1 points per hour attended.
Nasrec, Johannesburg (Electra Mining)
Nasrec, Johannesburg South, 2147, South Africa
Nasrec, Johannesburg (Electra Mining)
Resources Mine Planning Announcement 15042024.pdf


The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) Mine Planning colloquiums have consistently highlighted deficiencies in mine planning skills over the years. The colloquium held in 2012, 2014, 2017 and 2019 all emphasized the need for developing skill-sets with various mine planning tools within the context of multiple mining methods.

Newer tools and skills for the future of mining discussed in the 2019 colloquium suggests an acknowledgment of the evolving nature of the industry. This likely includes advancements in technology, such as automation, artificial intelligence, and data analytics, which are increasingly becoming integral to modern mine planning and operations.

By addressing these deficiencies and adapting to newer tools and skills, the mining industry can better meet the challenges and opportunities presented by evolving technologies, and changing market demands.