• Slope Facies VCR overlain by amygdaloidal Klipriviersberg Lava, West Driefontein Gold Mine

    Slope Facies VCR overlain by amygdaloidal Klipriviersberg Lava, West Driefontein Gold Mine

  • 710ct diamond from Tchikapa River, DRC

    710ct diamond from Tchikapa River, DRC

  • Bulk Sampling

    Bulk Sampling

  • Exploration drilling

    Exploration drilling

  • Resource modelling

    Resource modelling

  • SAMCODES Launch (JSE, May 2016)

    SAMCODES Launch (JSE, May 2016)



  • Sustainable mining

    Sustainable mining

  • TauTona Mine (AngloGold Ashanti)

    TauTona Mine (AngloGold Ashanti)

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Latest News

  • JSE Reader's Panels

    The JSE maintains Reader’s Panels which review all Competent Persons Reports and Mineral Asset Valuation Reports submitted to the JSE Limited. Such reports are reviewed for compliance with the JSE Listing Requirements that incorporate the relevant SAMCODES and any other code recognised by the JSE for secondary listings, if required. Members of the Reader’s Panels are appointed by the JSE, based on submissions through the SSC and are recognised experts in the commodity and deposit under consideration.

    If you would like to be considered for a position on the JSE Readers Panel, please send your (comprehensive) CV to by 21 June, 2021. To find out more about the JSE Monitoring of Reporting Standards, please look at

    The current mandate for the Readers Panel (as well as the JSE Section 12 Listing Rules) can also be downloaded from this web page, which mandate details the requirements for Readers and the expectations of the position.

    If you have any questions you may contact:
    Sam Moolla
    SAIMM Manager
    Telephone: +27 83 415 9635


    During February 2021, all universities and other institutes of higher learning throughout Africa were given a link to FREE access to the “Introduction to the SAMCODES”, a 2.5hr online webinar presented by Prof. Stephen Rupprecht (University of Johannesburg, South Africa). This has been provided by the SSC and the SAIMM to offer universities a high-quality teaching resource that will be of benefit to all geoscience and mining engineering students throughout Africa.

    If you missed out on your FREE link, please have your Head of Department send a request to

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    Did you know that some 22% of individuals who access our website do so from a mobile device? This number has risen from around 16% since the SAMCODES App was launched recently. It is now much easier for users to access the codes from wherever they are.

    Over 48% of users are under 34 years of age, indicating (possibly) the interest that younger professionals are taking in the Codes. Users in the 18-24 year age range has increased almost 10% since all African universities were granted free access to a recorded version of Prof. S. Rupprecht’s “Introduction to the SAMCODES” course at the end of February 2021.

    Unsurprisingly, the majority of our users (55%) are located in Africa, primarily South Africa. The balance are spread out over the Americas and Europe (29%) as well as Australasia and Asia (16%).

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    The SAMCODES 2021 Conference will take place on 26-27 October 2021 (the precise format (face-to-face/hybrid meeting) will depend on prevailing circumstances and will be announced in due time.


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Reporting Standards

Public Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves and SAMCODES STANDARDS COMMITTEE (SSC)
Friday, 29 January 2016 10:14

Attracting finance for exploration and mining ventures is a critical part of the resource business environment today, and there are a number of finance options available, including accessing private equity. With the increase in the number of non-listed (private) companies and individuals seeking to obtain financial assistance, it is important to appreciate that issues of public reporting are not confined to listed companies only. Under all circumstances, if Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and/or Mineral Reserves are reported publically (as defined in the SAMREC Code of 2016), and if said report is claimed to have been compiled in accordance with any of the SAMREC, SAMVAL or SAMOG Codes, then the report and the author are subject to the minimum standards and requirements of the relevant Code as well as the complaints procedure of the SAMCODES Standards Committee (SSC).

What is a Public Report

SAMREC Code Clause 3:


Public Reports are reports prepared for the purpose of informing investors or potential investors and their advisers on Exploration Results, Mineral Resources or Mineral Reserves. They include, but are not limited to, annual and quarterly company reports, press releases, information memoranda, technical papers, website postings and public presentations.

These Public Reports may be in printed or electronic media (including social media) and will include JSE circulars, reports as required by the Companies Act and reports for other regulatory authorities or as required by law.

Public Reporting refers to any documentation which may find its way into the public domain. It refers not only to reporting or documentation by companies listed on a Securities Exchange, but also includes documents compiled by/for private companies or individuals.

While every effort has been made within the Code to cover most situations likely to be encountered in Public Reporting, there may be occasions when doubt exists as to the appropriate form of disclosure. On such occasions, users of the Code and those compiling reports to comply with the Code should be guided by its intent, which is to provide a minimum standard for Public Reporting and the guidelines of materiality, transparency and competence, and to ensure that such reporting contains all information which stakeholders, interested parties, investors and their professional advisers would reasonably require, and reasonably expect to find in the report, for the purpose of making of a reasoned and balanced judgment regarding the Exploration Results, Mineral Resources or Mineral Reserves being reported.