The Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa

MVSSA logo fixThe 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.

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IMPORTANT NOTICES

MVSSA Election of members of Council

MVSSA Members are invited to log in (with your user name and password) and to partake in the nomination of members of the MVSSARead More…

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Exhibitor/Sponsorship Booking Form

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2016 MVSSA Conference Delegate Registration

2016 MVSSA Conference Delegate Registration Form

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SME Community

Hello Ventilation Industry members! Thank you for your patience while we completed the connection to our new database. We’d like to invite you allRead More…

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Call for Abstracts 2016 Conference

Within the mining industry there is no doubt that the Ventilation Profession has a crucial role to play in maintaining acceptable working conditions inRead More…

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Secondary shaft at Lily Mine

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AMCU claims substandard safety equipment, procedures led to fatalities at Implats

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Another case of black lung reported in Qld

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Another case of coal miner’s pneumoconiosis (black lung) has been confirmed in Queensland. The latest case involved a 51-year old electricianRead More…

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