The complete SANIRE constitution can be downloaded here.
1. THE INSTITUTE
1.1 The name of the Institute is THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ROCK ENGINEERING (SANIRE).
1.2 The Institute shall be and remain a corporate and autonomous body with perpetual succession and with the power and capacity consonant with the provisions of this constitution of acquiring rights and incurring obligations and of acquiring, holding and alienating property of all kinds and of suing and being sued in its own name independently of its members.
1.3 The chief office of the Institute shall be located in the Republic of South Africa.
1.4 The key objectives of the Institute are :
1.4.1 to identify the needs of its members;
1.4.2 to represent and promote the interests of its members
1.4.3 to maintain the affiliation of SANIRE with the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM), and to maintain the affiliation of SANIRE with the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM), and
1.4.4 through its members, initiate and give effect to the means whereby the requirements for technology and scientific knowledge of the rock engineering sector of the South African mining and civil engineering industries are satisfied.
1.5 The benefits accruing to qualifying members and the general public are derived from the following activities of the Institute:
1.5.1 Development of the strata control and rock engineering profession through seminars, conferences and other training opportunities;
1.5.2 Dissemination of rock engineering related information through publications, conference proceedings and the Institute’s web site;
1.5.3 Furthering research in the field of rock engineering through the identification of suitable topics and questions found to be in need of investigation.