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9-11 March 2016, Premier Hotel, O R Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa

Implementing Mobility Assessments & Risk Aversion Strategies for Heavy Metals

AMC International proudly presents the Urban Soils & Heavy Metal Contamination conference scheduled for the  9th to 11th of March-2016 at the Premier Hotel, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa.

Recognising the impact of heavy metals on soils; this conference will help you in:

  • Understanding strategies for controlling heavy metal accumulation and deposition
  • Assessing emerging technologies used in the remediation of heavy metal accumulation in urban soils
  • Undertaking risk assessment and risk management for heavy metal contaminated soils
  • Applying international best practices in the remediation of soils contaminated with heavy metals.

With a top notch speaker line up, this must -attend event will be an ideal platform for learning how to sustainably remediate soils that have been contaminated with heavy metals.

We look forward to your participation at this event which has already promised to be a great success. To immediately book your place at this conference, contact Eunice Sikaonga as soon as possible on tel.: +27 (0) 11 341 1000 or fax back the completed and signed registration herewith attached to +27 (0) 11 325 0048.

You are hereby invited to attend the Breakfast session to be held by

  • ICCSSA – Institute of Certificated and Chartered Statisticians of South Africa
  • CoE-MaSS – DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits)
  • SASA/UP – The South African Statistical Association, and University of Pretoria
  • ORSSA – The Operations Research Society of South Africa, Pretoria Chapter

Date: Friday, 4 December 2015
Venue: Vidyo Room, 1st Floor, Mathematical Sciences Building, Wits West Campus [enter via Wits Gate # 9, Enoch Sontonga Avenue, Braamfontein]
Time: 09:30 – 10:30 Breakfast / Tea and snacks
10:30 – 11:30 Seminar, by Prof Alfred Stein

How to connect to this seminar remotely:

You can connect to this research seminar remotely from any PC/laptop/tablet/smartphone via Vidyo by clicking on this link: and downloading the Vidyo software before the seminar.

You must please join in the Vidyo virtual venue (called “CoE Seminar Room (Wits)” on Vidyo) strictly between 10h00-10h15. No latecomers will be added after 10h15.


Over the past 21 years the GSSA has presented drilling courses to the southern African drilling industry aimed at improving the knowledge and skills of practicing geologist.  The courses have proven to be very popular, attracting delegates from most African countries and from as far afield as Brazil, Argentina and Russia.

The course includes a review of all common drilling methods as well as a detailed review of all aspects of diamond core drilling.

This programme is considered a pre-requisite for the Drill Site Safety Course presented by
Colin Rice Exploration & Training (Pty) Ltd.


The course is aimed at practicing professionals involved in all aspects of exploration drilling programmes as well as persons involved in surface and underground mining projects.

Questions will be encouraged throughout the course. Participants will receive printed course notes and a copy of “The Diamond Drilling Handbook” by Dr WF Heinz.

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Fossil Fuels in South Africa - what factors will drive future use?

Electricity, COP21, Energy Security, Emissions, Growth, Transport, Enviromental Impact -
Can society find a sustainable solution?

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The Mineralogical Association of South Africa and The Geological Society of South Africa present:

The Earth Scientists’ Toolbox:

A Mineralogical Analytical Techniques Workshop

27 & 28 October 2015

Mintek 200 Malibongwe Drive Randburg

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Come celebrate diversity in 2015, with People, Parks, Cemeteries and Green Space.

28-29 September 2015

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear some handpicked international speakers as well as some very talented local presenters, register now to book your space

Convention Programme Now Available

View the IERM 2015 Convention programme


Accommodation can be booked at the venue (Glenburn Lodge, Muldersdrift Johannesburg). The venue is close to Lanseria Airport as well as the N14 highway. Click here for further details.

Sponsorship / Exhibition

Sponsorship is always welcome, IERM relies on sponsorship and we also have great exhibition opportunities available. Please contact Mpho on 011 061 5000 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

City Parks Projects Tour

The Cities of Johannesburg/Mogale will be arranging a spectacular morning out on Wednesday 30 September. Don’t forget to indicate your interest when registering for the convention.


VdW & Co
Tel: 011 061 5000
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IERM's mailing address is: IERM PO Box 868 FERNDALE, GAUTENG 2160

The presentations will outline the current issues facing the world in terms of climate change and will present a number of causes other than that made by man.

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The process of reconstituting the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions has been completed. View the new Council.
If you are final year Natural Science student, you can enroll at SACNASP. View more information.