Dear SANIRE Member

It is again that time of year where you are required to nominate that someone in your district doing more than what was asked, going further than was planned, given more than was required.  That one member who really stands out.

We are looking for nominations in both the Practitioner and Rockstar of the year categories.  Below you would find a description of these awards as was published in our latest newsletter.


Practitioners Award
This is awarded to practising Rock Engineers who made a sustained practical contribution in the workplace, but is not necessarily inclined to publication and presentation at conferences or meetings. The contribution of these individuals is recognised by their peers and colleagues although not necessarily celebrated on the operations. Their effort is considerable in providing safety related or a notable impact in the workplace. Nominations can consist of individuals at any level within the Rock Engineering department. Typically one award a year will be given to a deserving individual, although at the discretion of the SANIRE Council. Previous recipients of the award can be re-nominated and can therefore again be awarded with this accolade.
Criteria:
Nominations for this award will be called for by the respective Branch Chairperson during the period from January to July each year. Candidates should be Associate Members or Members of SANIRE. Motivations should be done in writing detailing the individual’s contributions. The nominations will be reviewed and approved by the Council members. Also, the achievements of the recipients of this award should be recognised by clients or peers.
Award:
The award, consisting of a certificate, trophy and a 1 oz Silver Kruger Rand, will be presented by the SANIRE President during the AGM.


Rockstar award
The award is given to up and coming “younger generation” Strata Control Officers or Rock Engineers. The intent is to acknowledge the valuable work individuals are doing on their operations to improve systems, technologies, mining practices and applications. These candidates are working towards making a name for themselves in industry and through their interventions and participation is recognised by peers and colleagues. Typically one award a year will be given to a deserving individual, although at the discretion of the SANIRE Council. Previous recipients of the award can be re-nominated and can therefore again be awarded with this accolade.
Criteria:
Nominations for this award will be called for by the respective Branch Chairperson during the period from January to July each year. Candidates should be Associate Members or Members of SANIRE and must be 35 years of age or younger. Motivations should be done in writing detailing the individual’s contributions. The nominations will be reviewed and approved by the Council members. Also, the achievements of the recipients of this award should be recognised by clients or peers.
Award:
The award, consisting of a certificate, trophy and a 1 oz Silver Kruger Rand, will be presented by the SANIRE President during the AGM.


Branches should submit their nomination to their branch chairperson who needs to put forward one candidate from the branch to council.  Nominations from branch chairpersons should be received by latest 31 July 2018. The winner will be informed via the SANIRE desk and invited to receive his/her award at the planned 2018 AGM, Friday 31 Aug 2018 at Ruimsig Country Club.

Rock on!