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 suggestions@sanire.co.za email address.


  • Exam Rules

    Question: Can I write Rock Mechanics papers with only Strata Control theory? As I heard there are people writing without the full Strata Control ticket? Read More
  • Past question Papers and Memos

    Query: We are no longer getting the Past question Papers and Memos. Is there any reason for this?The Memos where so helpful as a guideline Read More
  • SCO/RMC practical exam results

    Suggestion: I would like to know, why the SCO/RMC practical results are not released a day after the exam? Response: Thank you for your enquiry Read More
  • SANIRE quarterly meetings

    Suggestion: An annual schedule of SANIRE quarterly meetings at the regions needs to be available at the beginning of each year. This will be applicable Read More
  • Practical Exams

    Suggestion: I would like to know what influences implementation of practical exam fees. How effective is this concept of theory first before attempting practicals and Read More
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Strata Control Officer Practical

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