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The Annual CRIRSCO meeting took place as a virtual event during the week of 11 October 2021, due to the pandemic and the travel restrictions. Each of the 14 NROs and 8 potential NROs had their own travel regulations which needed to be considered.

ANDY MACDONALDAndy McDonald has been doing mineral asset valuations for more than 20 years. He is a Principal Engineer with SRK Consulting specialising in due-diligence audits, competent person’s and mineral asset valuation reports, and engineering studies.

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The SAMCODES Virtual Conference 2021 was successfully held on 5 mornings during the week of 25 October 2021. It included papers and presentations on Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve aspects related to SAMREC as well as a number of presentations relating to mineral asset valuation. (SAMVAL). The conference was held online and attended by some 40 people on each day. The intention was to provide an opportunity for industry experts, emerging Competent Persons’ and sector investors to share and explore


Ferdi Camisan10122020Dr Ferdi Camisani,
July 1939 – November 2020.

Ferdi Camisani was born outside Parma Italy just a few weeks after the declaration of World War 2. He was a student of the father of geostatistics, Georges Matheron in Fontainebleau, France and together with Danie Krige, wrote some of the first papers on the application of geostatistics in South Africa.
During his long career in South Africa he worked with De Beers, Anglo American the Atomic Energy Corporation and Anglovaal.

samcode app userguide 22012020SAMCODES have launched an App that allows one to access and search the SAMREC, SAMVAL and SAMOG codes, the JSE Section 12 Listing Rules as well as SAMESG and the Diamond/Precious Stones Reporting Guidelines.

Click here to download the User Guide (PDF 1.5M)

crirsco meeting22012021The first virtual meeting of CRIRSCO took place from 14-19 September chaired by Ken Lomberg the Chairperson of CRIRSCO. The virtual platform allowed the meeting to include additional delegates from the National Reporting Organisations (NROs) Various interested parties were also able to attend. This allowed a broader group to become familiar with the workings of CRIRSCO.

Six 3-hour sessions were held on each of the 6 days with as many as 75 participants on any given day joining from all corners


At the CRIRSCO Annual Meeting held in Washington DC (USA) in September 2019, South Africa’s Ken Lomberg was confirmed as the Chairperson for 2020.

Ken has more than years’ experience in the minerals industry (specialising in the platinum and gold sector). He has extensive experience in exploration and mine geology. His skill set provides expertise in the project management, mineral reserve and resource estimation fields.

Ken has undertaken Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve estimations and


Tania R Marshall has been actively, and continuously, involved in the alluvial diamond exploration/mining industry since 1985. She has worked directly for both large and small companies in this field, as an operator, and also as a consultant (in Africa, South America, Australia and Asia).

She has a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand (1990). Since then she continues to write and lecture widely on the subject of alluvial diamond deposition, exploration, evaluation and valuation. In 1996


Please download and use this latest version 202001_SAMREC Code with Table 1. This is the only version to be used from January 2020 – it contains edits and updates to Table 1, bringing it in line with the associated Excel version on the website.

The SAMESG Committee drives the environmental, social and governance aspects of public reporting that is becoming increasingly more important in the minerals industry. Since 2014, the SAMESG Committee has been ably led by Mrs Sarah Magnus. During Q2/2018, the Chair has moved to Ms Teresa Steele-Schober.

Teresa has worked extensively in the mining industry as an environmental and sustainability professional. She started her working life as a geologist in the gold mining sector, after which she


The SAMCODES Standards Committee (SSC) develops, promotes and ensures compliance with the South African Mineral and Oil & Gas Reporting Codes. These Codes comprise the SAMREC, SAMVAL and SAMOG Codes, and associated Guidelines. Governance of the Codes is affected through membership of Professional Bodies, through Statutory Registration of Earth and Geological Scientists and Engineers, and through the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (the JSE) Reader’s Panel.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC October 31, 2018) announced that it has voted to adopt amendments to modernize the property disclosure requirements for mining registrants, and related guidance, under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The amendments will provide investors with a more comprehensive understanding of a registrant’s mining properties, which should help them make more informed investment decisions. The amendments also will more