A proud moment for PPM

PPM is proud to announce that two of its Directors have been elected to serve on the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) committee.

Both Jeremy Clarke and Dave Porter were elected at the recent Annual General Meeting of the Johannesburg branch.

The purpose of the committee is stated as “meeting the needs of members by formulating programs, and organizing schools, conferences, technical meetings, colloquia, technical visits, and social functions for the benefit of its branch members”.

Theresa joins the Golden Key International Honour Society

Way back at the end of 2009 PPM began a relationship with a promising young learner at The Kings School Robin Hills called Theresa Sithole.  This relationship involved the payment of Theresa’s tuition and boarding fees plus required books from the beginning of 2010 until Theresa matriculated at the end of 2012 with excellent results.  However the relationship was much more than purely financial support – it was also personal and developmental with time being spent by various PPM employees in mentoring Theresa both during the school term as well as during vacation work assignments.

This relationship between Theresa and PPM has continued after her matriculation and currently Theresa is a 2nd year student at the University of Witwatersrand where she is excelling in her academics.  She has blossomed into a lovely young lady with a real heart for the nation and it has been exciting to see her potential being realised.

Theresa’s achievements were recently acknowledged with an invitation to become a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.  This is the world’s largest honour society that focuses on academic excellence, leadership development and community service.


PPM Director Dave Porter and his wife Sarah attended the Golden Key award ceremony that took place on 22nd May at the Wits Great Hall where Theresa was honoured along with her high-performance peers.