Call for participation

The 5th Workshop on Mining Mineral and Metal Processing (MMM2018) is one of the most prominent events on the calendar of process engineers. To enable employees and students of SACAC’s industrial or institutional members to participate in this international event, sponsorship money to the value of R22’500 is made available to send one SACAC member to the congress.

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More information on this sponsorship


A person is eligible for sponsorship if the person:

  • is an author of a paper accepted for presentation at MMM2018 (23-25 August 2018),
  • is an employee or student of one of SACAC’s members, and
  • the SACAC member’s fees are paid in full.

Only one author per paper can be supported. The sponsorship will be to the value of R22’500. Presentation of the papers at the congress by the winners is a requisite for support.


Application for sponsorship should be addressed to the SACAC Secretariat and contain the following information:

  • Paper submitted to congress
  • Proof of acceptance of paper
  • Employer details (industrial member), or Supervisor details (institutional member).

MMM 2018 gives notification of acceptance to authors on: 1 May 2018
The deadline for applying for SACAC WC sponsorship is: 4 May 2018
The sponsorships will be awarded by: 23 May 2018
The deadline for final submission of papers and early registration is: 30 May 2018


To avoid conflict of interest between the SACAC Executive Committee and the applicants, people serving on the Executive Committee may not serve on the adjudicator panel. The panel of adjudicators will be announced on SACAC’s website. Applications for industrial members will be adjudicated by a panel of people selected from SACAC’s institutional members, and vice versa.  Between three and six people from SACAC’s industrial members should serve on the panel evaluating applicants from SACAC’s institutional members, and between three and six people from SACAC’s institutional members should serve on the panel evaluating applicants from SACAC’s industrial members.

Adjudication Criteria

The panel of adjudicators will select the top articles from the submissions. The aim is to find an article with exceptional content, rather than simply a well-written article with regular content. The following criteria will be used:

Scope [30%]:

  • General or specialised industrial relevance?
  • Relevance to SACAC’s target audience?

Information: [40%]:

  • Potential for industry application?
  • Potential further academic research?

Content is [30%]:

  • Intelligible and non-trivial to professionals in industry.

Enquiries & contact information

Keri Caitlin Garland
Tel. (011) 021-8196
Mobile: (086) 570-7909

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