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17 April 2015. Registrations now open!

ABOUT THE COMPETENT PERSONS DAY

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.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

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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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

Date

16-20 February 2015

Venue

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

For All Enquiries Contact:

Daily And Weekly Attendance:
Mrs Lesley Stephenson 011 447 1490 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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

Introduction

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

Introduction

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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Introduction to the principles and practice of COAL MARKETING against the background of MANAGEMENT in exploration, production, storage, handling, transport for local and export utilisation.

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CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS - 2015 Provisional Dates
GLOBAL OVERVIEW OF CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORLD TODAY: WORKSHOP REVIEWING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE AS FOUND IN EUROPE, INDIA AND CHINA.
Presented by: Professor Michel Valdelievre (Total, France) Venue: The Hub, Wits. Contact Lesley Stephenson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
18-20 February
NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA: FF in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Tanzania, DRC, Congo and Kenya.
Venue: Glen Hove Conferencing, Melrose, Johannesburg, Gauteng
11-12 March
SOUTHERN AFRICAN ELECTRICITY II: ELECTRICITY AND THE ECONOMY – A CONFIDENCE CRISIS? – CAN SOUTH AFRICA PLAN FOR GROWTH OR IS THIS THE END OF THE INDUSTRIALISED ECONOMY?
Venue: Glen Hove Conferencing, Melrose, Johannesburg, Gauteng
25-26 March
GAS/SHALE GAS CONFERENCE III
Venue: Glen Hove Conferencing, Melrose, Johannesburg, Gauteng
23 April
JUNIOR COAL MINING VENTURES – JCMV X Venue: Glen Hove Conferencing, Melrose, Johannesburg, Gauteng28 May
INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS FOR COAL IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: IMPACT ON TRADE AND MARKETING
Venue: Glen Hove Conferencing, Melrose, Johannesburg, Gauteng
18 June
OPTIMISATION OF INDUSTRIAL BOILERS - OIB VIII
Venue: Glen Hove Conferencing, Melrose, Johannesburg, Gauteng
30 July
IMPLICATIONS OF THE NATIONAL ENERGY PLANS: The Outlook for South Africa and a Roadmap for the Industrial Community
Venue: Glen Hove Conferencing, Melrose, Johannesburg, Gauteng
27 August
LIMPOPO COAL AND MINERAL COMMODITIES CONFERENCE III
Venue: Polokwane, Limpopo Province
14-18 September
ELECTRICITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT: IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Venue: Glen Hove Conferencing, Melrose, Johannesburg, Gauteng
8 October
20th SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN ENERGY (STASE) CONFERENCE: Window on Research & Developments in Fossil Fuel and Energy in Southern Africa
Venue: TBC
12 & 13 November
21st ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
Venue: Johannesburg Country Club, Auckland Park, Gauteng
23 October

CONTACT DETAILS FOR CONFERENCE EVENT ENQUIRIES
Contact Mrs Michelle Stegen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Mrs Cheryl Bosch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


INDUSTRIAL COURSES – 2015
Provisional Dates
1 Coal Sampling and Quality Assessment - CHMT 7005 16-20 February
2 Economic Geology of SA Coal – MINN 7028 16-20 March
3 Coal Extraction & Exploitation – Mining, Handling, Storage – MINN 7047 11-16 May
4 Coal Preparation & Beneficiation – CHMT 7058 22-26 June
5 Coal Conversion and Gasification – CHMT 7059 20-24 July
6 Coal Combustion and Power Generation – CHMT 7057 31 Aug-4 Sept
7 Coal and the Environment – MINN 7048 21-25 September

CONTACT DETAILS FOR COURSE ENQUIRIES
Technical enquiries: Professor Rosemary Falcon +27 11 717 7387 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Administration enquiries: Mrs Maggie Blair +27 11 717 7387 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Industrial (non-academic) enquiries: Mrs Lesley Stephenson +27 83 679 0697 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

11 SEATS LEFT!!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This workshop has been designed specifically for Exploration Geologists and Exploration Superintendents.

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Subcategories

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.