Southern African Coal Processing Society

A forum for the exchange of ideas and to advance the use and processing of coal

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News on SACPS activities

A summary of current and past activities

General Meeting

The Society’s AGM was held on 26 March 2020 where the Chairman, Devraj Reddy gave an overview of the activities of the Society over the past year and the Treasurer, Gerrit Lok, presented a review of the Society finances.

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Technical Meeting

The 1st Technical Meeting of the Southern African Coal Processing Society was held online via Microsoft Teams. To view the recording please click here

For details on technical meetings view here

Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Function

The SACPS annual dinner dance and awards function will only take place in May 2021.  Check out the gallery for photos from previous events.

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Video Clips showcasing the Southern African Coal Processing Society and interviews broadcasted in the technical media

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International conferences

Coal Rush 2021 – Brisbane and Pokolbin – 9 to 12 March, 2021

The ACPS biennial conference and exhibition is considered to be the premier technical and professional development opportunity in coal preparation. 

A key focus is optimising the utilization of our coal resource and operations. We continue to develop a deeper understanding of the coal resource and quantitative methods for defining its potential value. Within our plant operations, we are striving to improve availability, reliability and metallurgical performance of our assets, in order to reduce operating costs and maximise value.

More information can be found here

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Biennial Conference

First call for technical papers for the SACPS Biennial Conference will be  held at Graceland Casino and Country Club, Secunda from 12 to 14 October 2021.  The theme is “Coal Processing and our role in the drive for cleaner coal”. Submissions of abstracts can be directed to Jayson Jacobs Details of topics can be viewed or downloaded here

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Annual Awards

The annual awards function and dinner dance for 2021 has been cancelled.  More details on the date and venue for 2022 will be communicated at a later stage.


The special edition 50th year anniversary books are available at R500.00 excluding VAT.

For more information on ordering, click here


SACPS Newsletter no 1 of 2021 is available for downloading here

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