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  • 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.; 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.; 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.; 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 ...
  • Musingwini, C. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2010-08)
    The Bushveld Complex is economically significant and strategically important to South Africa, thus it is imperative that optimal extraction of platinum group metal (PGM) resources on the Bushveld Complex is achieved. Optimal ...
  • 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., 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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., 2016-03)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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., 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Musingwini, C. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2017-02)
    Extract from Editorial: Mining professionals are generally in the fields of mining engineering, mineral processing, metallurgy, geology, and surveying. In order to enter a profession in the mining industry and follow an ...
  • Musingwini, C. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2017-03)
    Extract from Editorial: The GMPA is currently composed of six sister institutes: the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the Institute ...
  • Musingwini, C. (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., 2017-04)
    The Wits School of Mining Engineering, which is celebrating 120 years of service to the mining industry, is the seed from which the University of the Witwatersrand grew, and is now the largest mining school in the ...
  • 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. (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 ...
  • 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 ...

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