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Announcing A Short Course

14-17 July 2015
Mathematical Sciences Building, Wits University, Johannesburg

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Preparing coal for the market place when single seam products are insufficient to meet the need.
Risks – Potentials - What is compatible and what is not?

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You still have time to register for our complimentary IP forum on 19 March.

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Date: 19 March 2015
Time: 9:00 - 15:30
Location: Turbine Hall, Johannesburg

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17 April 2015. Registrations now open!


Being a competent and registered professional geologist adds credibility and validity to your career.

This day will bring up to date all the current activities with respect to the SAMREC code, how this related to international developments and what this means to your role as a competent geologist. Part of the sharing will comprise case studies taken from real cases of what happens when things go wrong! Also the role SACNASP and the JSE will be highlighted through interactive discussions. This highly informative and thought provoking session will be of interest to all professional geologists from industry and academia. Those who work for private companies and those who contract themselves.


Ken Lomberg (Senior Principal: Coffey)

Ken has some 30 years’ experience in the minerals industry (especially platinum and gold). He has been involved in exploration and mine geology and has had the privilege of assisting in bringing a mine to full production. His expertise is especially in project management, mineral reserve and resource estimation. He has complied and reviewed CPRs, NI 43-101s, mineral resources and mineral reserves for various commodities. Ken is Chairman of the SAMREC Working Group which is responsible for the SAMREC Code and represents SAMREC on the CRIRSCO Executive.

Dr Rolf Becker (Executive Director at SACNASP)

Rolf manages all aspects of the registration and maintenance of SACNASP

Dr Tania Marshall

Tania’s specialities are Alluvial Diamond exploration and mining and related technical and public documentation. She has many years of experience in geology, with an outstanding knowledge of the mining industry Tania is activity involved in the SAMREC Working Group

Lesley Jeffrey (Principal Geologist (Coal): SRK Consulting)

Lesley has managed various aspects of coal exploration programme being responsible for coal sample management and analysis, coal exploration programme design & management, deposit modelling, resource estimation, due diligence and feasibility studies.

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Thursday, 12 March 2015
Glen Hove Conferencing, 52 Glenhove Road, Melrose, Johannesburg


Southern Africa hosts most of the continent’s largest coal and potential hydrocarbon resources. Coal can provide the region with much needed energy in the form of electricity and carbon-based liquid, gaseous and solid carbon-based chemicals, and all this at a far lower cost than materials imported from abroad. Such products would include products for the food, agriculture and metallurgical industries, to name but a few.

However, the nature of the Gondwana type coal and the forms of conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon resources have to be taken into account when considering the technologies employed to use them.

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The University of the Witwatersrand in association with The Fossil Fuel Foundation and the TOTAL Programme for Advancement have pleasure in presenting a Short Course on

Coal Sampling And Quality Assessment with a Review of Coal Utilisation: International Clean Coal Developments, Current Trends and Future Opportunities


16-20 February 2015


The Wits Sports Admin Building
Sturrock Park
West Campus,
Empire Road/corner Jan Smuts Ave, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Glen Hove Conferencing, 52 Glenhove Road, Melrose, Johannesburg


South Africa has already had over six years of constrained electricity supply and has probably another five to go. This is having a direct impact on the confidence in the economy.

In December 2014 Cabinet set up an electricity ‘war room’ and unveiled a five-point stabilisation plan. Is the stabilisation plan working? What effect will this have on electricity supply and the economy?
Can South Africa plan for growth, or is this the end of the industrialised economy?

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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.