The Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa
The growth and formation of the Mine Ventilation Society follows the fascinating history of the mining industry in South Africa.
A number of farsighted professionals recognised the need for a forum to discuss common ventilation problems, and in 1944 The Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa was formed. The growth and success of the Society has been due to the vision of these early members, many of whom were charismatic and colourful characters. It is often said that the strength of a society is its members and the MVSSA certainly has had many strong and dedicated members.
The US Society of Mining and Exploration
The US Society of Mining and Exploration, the SME, has a community website called the Underground Ventilation Community UVC which has about 300 worldwide members.
The UVC is a website where information exchange on many aspects of mine ventilation, health, and safety, takes place, members can ask technical questions, make relevant announcements, and can respond to technical questions raised by other members.
You do not have to be a member of the SME to join the UVC and there is no charge to be a member.
IMPORTANT NOTICES 2018
Here are the Photo Competition Winners: First Place: Bruce Doyle – Sunrise over DRC Mine Second Place: Miguel Coelho – The photo depicts a main fan station in the foreground and a headgear of a shaft that was constructed inRead More…
We are pleased to announce that the Wits MEC qualification in collaboration with MVSSA, is available on the Wits Enterprise website and open for students to register. Please see the links below for more information. FluidRead More…
The MVS Western Branch Committee wish to extend their gratitude to all companies who sponsored the event, without your support the Golf Day would surely not be possible. Social events the branch committee to host coachingRead More…
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