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New Honorary Member

The South African Coal processing Society welcomes its newest honorary life member.  We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Johan de Korte on his appointment as a honorary life members in recognition of his services to the Society and contribution to the field of Coal Processing.

15 March 2018

At the recent technical meeting on 15 March 2018, Jayson Jacobs gave feedback to the audience on the past year. He detailed the benefits of being a member of SACPS which include discount on registration fees, ECSA registration and points. SACPS’s emphasis is on education and he detailed what the society had accomplished by supporting various students, etc.

He also highlighted the need to leave a legacy for the future and it was good to note that we had 52 new members and it was encouraging that young members were interested in coal processing and he stressed the importance of attending the technical meetings every two months where presentations were given which were educational and informative.

The first presentation given was on the topic “Filtering and dewatering” by Gavin Maré of Enprotec which discussed various alternatives to slurry dams through using dewatering and filtering technologies.

The second presentation given by Syd Parkhouse of Aury Africa (Pty) Ltd covered screening/centrifuging of coal using vibrating/processing equipment Syd stated that it is important to collaborate with industry so that they are aware of what problems are being encountered and where they can help.

Kindly contact Johan de Korte for more information on presenting papers at future technical meetings or to obtain information on papers already presented. Please contact him via email on

Jakes Jacobs

Jakes Jacobs, a former chairman of the Witbank branch from 2003 until 2006 and an Honorary Life member of the Southern African Coal Processing Society who served served on the committee for many years and was awarded the Society’s “Coal man of the year” award in 2012 passed away on 29 December 2017.

25 January 2018

The first Technical Meeting of 2018 of the Southern African Coal Processing Society was held at the Colliery Training College (CTC) in Emalahleni on Thursday 25 January 2018

Presentations included ‘Toughened alumina ceramic wear linings and the utilization of Composites in processing plants’ presented by Cobus Kotze and Leon Harmsen (Groupline Projects) and ‘Developments in the Reflux Classifier™ Technology’ presented by Nicolas Boonzaier (FL Smidth)

Refreshments were sponsored by Groupline Projects

Previous years news items can be found in the Archives

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