Joint efforts characterise the doings of the Gauteng branch of Sanire. Read what they’ve achieved this year:

Gauteng capitalises on co-operation

The Gauteng branch was involved in two technical evenings in 2010.

The first attracted 31 delegates and was held in June at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Johannesburg. The topic was Core logging in the 21st century: A review of best practice and conventions and introducing StereoCore™ PhotoLog, a new photogrammetric logging tool.

The second was held jointly with the Surface Mining branch of Sanire and took place in August at Magaliespark, Magaliesberg. It took the form of a lecture on Slope Stability Risk Management.

The branch chairman, Thandile Dlokweni, has been co-opted to represent Sanire in the geotechnical division of South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE).

SAICE, Sanire and the South African Institute of Engineering Geologists (SAIEG) have proposed a joint technical evening to further strengthen the relationship between geotechnical engineering, rock engineering and engineering geology. SAICE has asked Sanire to assist with the upcoming Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (YGE) conference.

The committee members are:

Thandile Dlokweni (chairman)

Willie Snyman (vice-chairman)

Jody Thompson (treasurer)

Robert Armstrong (secretary)

Pieter Groenewald (events co-ordinator).