The SAIMM is a professional institute with local and international links aimed at assisting members source information about technological developments in the mining, metallurgical and related sectors.
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WE CONVENE, we provide a sound platform for collaborative networking.
WE ENGAGE, we broaden our members’ networks through engagement forums with technical peers.
WE INFORM, we keep our members informed of technological and sustainability issues and developments by making relevant information available.
WE EDUCATE, we offer accredited continuous professional development (CPD) and education programmes targeted at our members’ commodity and geographic contexts.
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Personal Development

• Education and knowledge sharing opportunities with industry leaders
• Participation in an active Mentorship Programme is encouraged
• Provides a code of ethics and values for industry professionals
• Participation in technical excursions and social events creates opportunity for professional interaction
• Fellow and Member grades can apply to be deemed Competent Persons
• Medals awarded annually for qualifying papers published in the SAIMM Journal
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Events and Networking

• A structured programme of conferences, workshops, colloquia, schools, and courses at competitive prices
• Free access to any Branch events, and all SAIMM webinars
• An active podcast programme
• Members are eligible for one free conference following attendance of 5 SAIMM conferences over a 3 year period (excluding the Citation conference)
• 1-year free Conference Associate membership to any non-member attending paid SAIMM events
• Networking and skills development opportunities.
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Technical Resources

• A highly rated monthly scientific and technical journal
• SAIMM membership have access to that holds over 2 million papers
• Free access to webinar recordings on the MYMEMBERSHIP platform
• Members receive discounts on books published by SAIMM
• Free access to limited services from the Technical Library as well as a discounted rate for others. This includes in-depth research, book loans and inter-library loans.
• Access to SAIMM The Crucible Podcast, hosted by industry experts. Accessible on: SAIMM website: https://bit. ly/48Hqw8y
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Special Interest Groups

• Diversity and Inclusion
• Young Professionals Council
• Environmental, Social, Governance – Sustainability
• South African National Council on Tunnelling
• Tailings Working Group.
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Professional Affiliation

• Enables members to establish legitimacy and credibility in the Minerals Industry
• SAIMM is a Voluntary Association of ECSA and SACNASP and members may apply for CPD points
• The provision of an enforceable code of ethics enables members registration as a Competent Person
• Membership is open to industry professionals across associated disciplines other than Mining and Metallurgy.