SAIEG & SANIRE presents a two-day seminar on SLOPE STABILITY.
Venue: Misty Hills, Muldersdrift Estate, 69 Drift Boulevard (R114), Muldersdrift, Gauteng.
Date: 'Thursday 4 and Friday S March 2021.



The seminar is co-hosted by SAIEG and SANIRE.
The first day of the seminar will be chaired by SAIEG discussing the following topics:

  • Keynote Address - Mr Peter Terbrugge
  • Climate Change and Slope Stability-. Lessons Learned in Cape Verde applied to South Africa - Dr Phil Paige-Green
  • Theoretical Aspects of the New TMH 21 DER Rapid Slope Stability Assessment System and COTO Specs Applicable to Slope Stability - Dr GV Price
  • SANRAL Slope Management System: Western and Southern Regions of South Africa - Mr Trevor Pape
  • Regional Mapping of Potential Unstable Slopes in eThekwini-Ndwedwe Region, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Dr Souleymane Diop
  • Innovations in Orientated Slope and Face Mapping & Stability Assessment using Photogrammetry - Mr Rory Bush
  • Slope Modeling using Remote Sensing and Object-based Image Analysis Techniques - Dr Stratis Karantanellis
  • Case Study of a (Court) Case, Slope failures due to development -Dr Robert Leyland
  • Detailed Slope Stability Assessment and Design for the N2 National Route at Kaaimans Pass, km 35.18 to 35.50 - Mrs Monique Wainstein
  • Back Analysis of an Ancient Rockslide at Lake Fundudzi, Limpopo - Mr Goodman Chlliza

The course will be targeted specially at qualified and practicing engineering geologists and rock engineering professionals. The seminar will also benefit geotechnical engineers involved with slope stability assessments.

Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities, please send an email to secretariat;

This will be a hybrid event. You will be able to attend in person at Misty Hills (COVID-19 regulations applies and seats are limited) or you will be able to attend on-line. More details about the online platform will be shared closer to the event. Refer to the registration form for the registration fees.

Day two, chaired by SANIRE, will place focus on the following topics•:

  • Slope Design Philosophy - Mr Robert Armstrong
  • Development of Geotechnical Models and Slope Management Programs - Dr Marnus Bester
  • Ground Deformation Monitoring and the Role of the Mine Surveyor - Mr Huw Thomas
  • There are Several Methods of Slices in Slope Stability. Which Ones Should I Use? - Dr Reginald Hammah
  • Groundwater - Miss Mampho Maoyi
  • Portal and Shaft Boxcuts - Mr Gavin Wardle
  • Use of Discrete Fracture Networks for Slope Design - Miss Valencia Kuppersami
  • Probability and Risk Based Design - Miss Tafadzwa Chindedza
  • Waste Rock Dump Management and Stability Evaluation - Miss Debbie Olivier
  • Thabazimbi Slope Failure - Thandile Dlokweni • Case Study - Mr Desmond Mossop
  • Take note that the topics and/or presenters are subject to change.

The seminar will start at 09:00 on Thursday and 08:00 on Friday. On Thursday the course will end at 16:30, followed by SAIEG's AGM (17:00 - 18:30) and then the seminar dinner (18:30 - included in the registration fees). The seminar will end at 16:00 on the Friday.

To attend, kindly complete the attached registration form. If you have any questions please send an email to secretariat,

SACNASP and ECSA CPD points (2 points) will be awarded to attendees.

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