Please note that SANIRE is changing administrators. This may cause a delay in response to queries. Thank you for understanding and bearing with us.
Rest assured that we are working as hard as we can to make this transition a swift one.

MISSION - SANIRE promotes the advancement of the Rock Engineering discipline by encouraging and promoting:

Interest and the development of education in Rock Engineering.
High Standards
Maintaining professional practice and high ethical standards.
Encouraging networking, collaboration and information exchange.
Identifying, promoting and facilitating rock engineering related research.
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Please submit suggestions on how to improve SANIRE as an organisation, anonymously via the online suggestion box. Your suggestion will receive a response as soon as practically possible. If SANIRE feels that your suggestion is applicable to other members who might share the same light, the suggestion and response will be posted on the webpage. If you are not happy with the response you are more than welcome to contact the SANIRE council members directly or via the email address.


  • SCO Practical requirements

    Suggestion: The requirements for SCO practicals such as blasting certificate where will guys working for consulting companies get time to do that. Please reconsider that Read More
  • Rock Mechanics (P2 and P3.3)

    Suggestion: Can I request that the previous question papers and memo’s if possible for Rock Mechanics ( P2 and P3.3) be made available on the sanire Read More
  • Coal May 2016 Exam - Model Answer

    Query: Hi, may I please communicate with the one who did the model answer for the Coal May 2016 Exam, the answer on Q1 no Read More
  • Practical Exam Results

    Query: Hi, I'd like to find out how long does it normally take to receive the practical results from the day the practical is held? Read More
  • Ticket Holders

    Query: Can you please update the 'Ticket Holders' page to reflect the latest tickets issued (in 2018)? Our DMR is questioning certificate numbers and would Read More
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