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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SAIMM Student Colloquium, where young minds meet

The annual SAIMM Student Colloquium has been held at Mintek in Randburg since 2014. The all-new SAIMM Student Colloquium saw some tremendous changes compared with 2011, including parallel sessions for mining students and metallurgy students, thus giving more students a chance to participate in this prestigious event. Moreover, universities from southern Africa were also invited to participate and the SAIMM has since welcomed students from Namibia and Zambia to the Colloquium.

The SAIMM is giving their full support to our future professionals and awards each presenter with a book prize and the top three winners of each session with monetary prizes. The Institute also publishes the papers of the top five presenters from each session, in the April edition of the SAIMM Journal. In 2015 Sandvik also awarded a mining student of their choice with a prize to the value of R7000.