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  • 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 ...
  • O.P. Oshokoya; S. Naidoo (CONSAS Conference, 2014)
    The University of the Witwatersrand School of Mining Engineering (Wits Mining) has its origins in the South African School of Mines, which was established in 1896. It is currently recognised as one of the world’s top mining ...
  • Musingwini, C. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2016-10)
    Extract from Editorial: We are well-known for being one of the oldest professional associations in the local minerals industry, hosting the highest number of excellent conferences annually, publishing an internationally ...
  • Musingwini, C. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2010-08)
    The subject of optimal planning of level and raise spacing for inclined narrow reef deposits has received intermittent attention over the years because the subject matter is inherently complex. Previous work has approached ...
  • Chikande, T.; Zvarivadza, T. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2016-04)
    Falls of ground pose costly hazards to personnel and equipment and thus measures should be taken to prevent them. This study endeavours to improve the support systems used in geotechnically poor ground at a Zimbabwean ...
  • Minnitt, R.C.A. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2014)
    Although not fully accepted in South Africa, the Theory of Sampling originally proposed by Pierre Gy is fast becoming the cornerstone of sampling practice throughout the world. The growing acceptance of Gy's Theory of ...
  • Musingwini, M. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2017-07)
    Extract from Editorial: Productivity is a very relevant and important discussion point for the mining industry. It is so, given that our industry has been experiencing declining productivity in the past decade, although ...
  • Mahase, M.J.; Musingwini, C.; Nhleko, A.S. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2016-11)
    In an environment like the mining industry, which is characterized by different stakeholders with multiple objectives, multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) is a useful approach for optimal decision-making. The application ...
  • Musingwini, C.; Minnitt, R.C.A.; Woodhall, M. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2007-02)
    Often overlooked factor in the analysis of mine layouts and schedules is technical operating flexibility (or tactical flexibility), mainly due to its nebulous nature. By glossing over technical operating flexibility the ...

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