Southern Africa Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) started as a learned society in 1894 after the invention of the cyanide process that saved the South African gold mining industry of the day. This 125-year-old professional body enjoys both local and international links aimed at disseminating knowledge and assisting our members source information regarding technological developments in the mining, metallurgical and related sectors. The overarching objective is to ensure that our engineers remain relevant and are able to continue developing professionally as they progress in their respective careers. They are also guided by a professional code of ethics that ensures reciprocity with similar bodies around the globe. This allows us to collaborate on global initiatives and to influence policy that directly affects our industry. The SAIMM also actively participates in promoting and meeting industry-related obligations to various communities and the environment. This is consistent with the SAIMM’s Constitution.