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Resilience in the Mining Industry Conference 2016

Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
13/07/2016 - 15/07/2016
The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Mining Resilience Research Institute at the University of Pretoria present the Resilience in the Mining Industry Conference 2016.

13–14 July 2016: Conference

15 July 2016: VR mining site visit



South Africa’s future is still intricately linked to what happens in its mining industry; however, it needs to be re-positioned as a valued source of national economic growth and social transformation. It is also important to conduct and share current and future research that will assist with this re-positioning and to make an active contribution towards solutions to the complex challenges faced by the industry.

The aim of the conference is to attempt to widen the solution-seeking net to include all potential stakeholders, including the University of Pretoria, industry leaders, policy makers and research and academic institutions associated with the industry. Issues around legacy, responsibility, impact and innovation will be discussed and current and future research requirements will be presented.


Who should attend?

  • Mining industry leaders
  • Academics
  • Policy makers
  • State organisations
  • Labour


First announcement and call for papers/presentations

This conference is organised by the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts in English. Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should be submitted by 7 March 2016. Presentations should fill a twenty-five-minute speaking slot. If your presentation is of a technical nature, you could be selected to submit a paper to be published in the SAIMM Journal.

Please send submissions to conference co-ordinator, Camielah Jardine. Email: [email protected]


Important dates:

7 March 2016: Submission of abstracts

14 March 2016: Acceptance of abstracts

11 April 2016: Submission of papers

13–14 July 2015: Conference



Papers and presentations are invited on the following topics, which are expected to be dealt with during the conference proceedings:

  • Resilience in the socio-economic and spatial impact of mining
  • Resilience in mining operations
  • Resilience in the regulatory frameworks for mining
  • Resilience in the mining industry in South Africa – Strategic repositioning
  • Socio-economic and spatial impact – Aligning values
  • Regulatory framework – Taking responsibility
  • Mining operations – Constant renewal



Sponsorship opportunities are available. Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact the conference co-ordinator.


Click here to access the invitation and call for papers as a pdf.

Contact: [email protected]