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The Crucible - Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM)

Welcome to The Crucible, where the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy gives you a front row seat to conversations with specialists in the Minerals and Metals sector.

SAIMM has well over 100 years’ experience in, and commitment to, protecting the professional standards of our industry.

Join us as we discuss key issues, and global initiatives, to give you the relevant information needed to make informed decisions, to influence policy that directly affects our sector, and to help our industry grow in an uncertain future.
Occasionally English South Africa Business · Business News
14 Episodes

Presidents in Conversation | William Joughin

In this episode, William Joughin, President of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) and Director of SRK Global talks to host Zelmia Botha who is the Immediate Past President of SAIMM. William shares his background and experience in the mining industry, including his work at Anglo American,…
31 May 29 min

Rare Earths: Global Impact and Sustainability | Elmar Muller

In this episode, Dr Elmar Muller, Executive Manager: Hydrometallurgy at Mintek, talks to host Zelmia Botha about Rare Earths and the global impact and sustainability thereof. The key points they discuss include Rare Earth minerals being abundant but difficult to mine and extract, with low concentrations in ores (around 0.3%)…
22 May 49 min

The Value and Importance of Mentoring | Simone Naicker

In this episode, Simone Naicker, a mining influencer and speaker and Senior Metallurgical Engineer at Exxaro Resources, shares her insights on mentorship, personal branding 'My Tiara is a Hard Hat', and the role of young professionals in the mining industry. Key points include: Mentorship providing developmental value by facilitating knowledge…
30 Apr 45 min

Sampling and Blending | Richard Minnitt, Chris Robben, Martin Lischka & Terence Nkosi

Adapting sampling and blending methodologies to the changing environments. In the mining industry, we're witnessing a transition towards sustainable mining practices and increasing emphasis on resource efficiency. In this episode, we explore how the sampling and blending methodologies can be adapted for the changing environments with Richard Minnitt, Chris Robben,…
22 Feb 51 min

Pyrometallurgy | Dr. Johan Zietsman

New Technologies in Pyrometallurgical Engineering. Zelmia Botha is joined in the SAIMM The Crucible studio by Dr Johan Zietsman. Dr Zietsman has worked with a wide range of metals, holds a PhD in Pyrometallurgy, and is the CEO of Ex Mente. He speaks on the future of pyrometallurgy with the…
16 Jan 59 min

Creating a diverse and inclusive mining industry | Fatima Hayat

Advocating for women in mining - the good, the bad, and the reality. Fatima Hayat joins Kabelo Rathobei in The SAIMM Crucible studio. Fatima is a Human Resource Manager at Glencore and Communications lead at WIMSA. She speaks on creating a diverse and inclusive mining industry.
11 Jan 26 min

Conquering a male dominated industry | Nonkululeko Mabuza

Diversity and Inclusion in the minerals sector is an ongoing conversation. Nonkululeko Mabuza, as a woman in the mining industry, shares her experience and career journey. We hope that this episode will encourage young women to consider a career in the minerals sector.
1 Dec 2023 29 min

The extra S in ESGS | Gordon Smith

In discussion with Professor Gordon Smith, we look at the Extra S in ESG. What is the extra S, and what does it stands for? What value does the additional S offer the mining and minerals industry? Sustainability of business is believed to be reliant on the pillars of ESG…
12 Oct 2023 44 min

The Fall of a Giant by Dr Ian Robinson

Melanie Walker, anchor of The Reading Room, is in conversation with Dr Ian Robinson about his book The Fall of a Giant which looks at the history of the South African mining industry. What is happening in the world of mining? Has the Giant fallen?
4 Aug 2023 36 min

Your path to professional excellence - Insights from SAIMM's Presidents

Join the present and past presidents of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) as they discuss the importance of joining professional bodies and accredited institutes. Discover why SAIMM should be your first choice, offering collaborative platforms and industry expert networks for constructive solutions and industry-standard protection. Unleash…
18 May 2023 24 min

Welcome to The Crucible with SAIMM

Back in 1886, gold was discovered in Johannesburg, but the ore became more pyritic, and mining slowed dramatically, since the gold could not be extracted with any of the then available chemical processes or technologies. This crisis was averted, and the world's largest mining industry was saved when 14 chemists…
22 Sep 2022 2 min