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  • Watson, B.P.; Gerber, R. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2018-05)
    The hangingwall of the UG2 Reef is characterized by stratification in the form of thin and weakly cohesive chromitite stringers that can vary in number and height above a stope. These stringers, in conjunction with ...
  • Githiria, J.; Musingwini, C.; Muriuki, J. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2016-11)
    The maximization of net present value (NPV) is a primary objective in open pit mine planning processes. In an attempt to meet this objective, cut-off grades are considered in all the stages of mining. There are three stages ...
  • Nangolo, C.; Musingwini, C. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2011-07)
    Mineral commodity prices comprise one of the key criteria in the selection of mining stocks. We contend that of the three principal elements of mineral commodity prices, spot price, forward price and long-term price, one ...
  • Nhleko, A.S.; Musingwini, C. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2016-03)
    Since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in mid-2008, capital has been more difficult to access. Mining projects must contend with projects from other industries for scarce capital. A decision to invest available capital ...
  • Genc, B.; Musingwini, C.; Celik, T. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2015-02)
    This paper discusses a new methodology for defining and measuring mine planning software utilization in the South African gold mining sector within an evolving data-set framework. An initial data-set showing the mine ...
  • Musingwini, C.; Muzoriwa, C.; Phuti, D.; Mbirikira, D. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2005-04)
    In the past ten to fifteen years, many organizations have applied business process re-engineering (BPR) to significantly improve their business competitiveness or stave off closures. The mining industry in Southern Africa ...
  • Musingwini, C. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2017-04)
    Extract from Editorial: The holistic development of young professionals is critical for the future of our Institute and the industry. The SAIMM’s mentoring programme, which connects young professionals with experienced ...
  • Musingwini, C.; Minnitt, R.C.A.; Phuti, D.; Makwara, F. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2003-04)
    Traditionally, mineral reserves management at most underground mines in Zimbabwe focus on maintaining large mineral reserves so that the time between development and production is as long as possible. Historical data at ...
  • Musingwini, C. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2017-08)
    Extract from Editorial: In the SAIMM we have a rich tradition of leadership succession. Before one becomes President, one must have served at least two years on the SAIMM Council, followed by a year of co-option as an ...
  • Musingwini, C. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2017-05)
    Extract from Editorial: The mining CEO of the future will be a strategist capable of navigating complex integrated stakeholder management, forging sustainable win-win partnerships, and enforcing regulatory adherence and ...
  • Musingwini, C. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2016-03)
    Extract from Comment: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) hosted the 23rd International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES 2015) at the Sandton Convention Centre in ...
  • Krause, A.; Musingwini, C. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2007-08)
    Shovel-truck systems for loading and hauling material in open pit mines are now routinely analysed using simulation models or off-the-shelf simulation software packages, which can be very expensive for once-off or occasional ...
  • Musingwini, C. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2017-06)
    Extract from Editorial: Lower commodity prices compounded by low productivity continue to be challenges that severely affect the global competiveness of the country’s mining industry. These challenges require us as an ...
  • Chabedi, C.K.; Zvarivadza, T. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2016-11)
    This paper discusses the difficulties associated with the potential exploitation of the deep multi-seam resources east of the Daarby fault in the Waterberg coalfield. The resources occur at a depth greater than 250 m and ...
  • Musingwini, C. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2017-01)
    Extract from Editorial: We are making our contribution to socio-economic transformation in a number of ways. Our Scholarship Trust Fund ensures that we continue to assist undergraduate students from poor backgrounds to ...
  • Katakwa, T.P.; Musingwini, C.; Genc, B. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2013-06)
    The utilization of software is now inherent to virtually every activity along the mining value chain. However, apart from the software survey done by Gibbs in the 1990s and work on the extent of diffusion of information ...
  • Mohutsiwa, M.; Musingwini, C. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2015-08)
    Capital cost estimates are important in decisions on whether a project will be approved, mothballed, or abandoned. In South Africa, junior coal miners do not have extensive databases of historical projects from which to ...
  • Stacey, J.; Stacey, A. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2014-11)
    Large mining companies generally follow the distributed ownership corporate model, with a board of directors responsible for decisions that affect both shareholder value and stakeholders of the company. The board is ...
  • Musingwini, C.; Cruise, J.A.; Phillips, H.R. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2013-03)
    The South African mining industry continues to be a major source of employment at a time when at least 25 per cent of the working age population is unemployed. At the same time the industry faces a skills shortage in many ...
  • Musingwini, C. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2016-09)
    The application of mining-specific and generic optimization techniques in the mining industry is deeply rooted in the discipline of operations research (OR). OR has its origins in the British Royal Air Force and Army around ...

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