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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The Minerals Council Theory Examination dates 2020

  • SCO Coal - 3 Nov 2020
  • SCO Met - 3 Nov 2020
  • Paper 1 - 3 Nov 2020
  • Paper 2 - 4 Nov 2020
  • Paper 3.1 (Met) - 5 Nov 2020
  • Paper 3.2 (Coal) - 5 Nov 2020
  • Paper 3.3 (Massive) - 5 Nov 2020
  • Paper 3.4 (Surface) - 5 Nov 2020

Please note that due to the Covid-19 regulations, there have been some changes to venues to ensure compliance. As a candidate, please ensure that you know where your venue is. Should you have any queries in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact Theo Mehana at tmehana@mineralscouncil.org.za
Please also note that the examination marks will only be released in January 2021 due to the change in examination dates.
Wishing all the candidates a successful examination.

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Strata Control and Rock Engineering Practical Exam Registration

Closing date for registrations:
1 November 2020
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Registration Date
: 12 August 2020
Closing date for registrations:
30 September 2020
Exam Date: 20 November 2020
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Registration for written exams

Click here to register for the written examinations for Strata Control Officer Exams and Rock Engineering Exams at http://www.comcert.co.za

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