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Western Cape Report

In the Western Cape things have been relatively slow. Since the water crisis of 2018 there has been a drop in the water related requests and as you may have seen in recent news, many of the larger projects related to alternative water supply solutions have been put on hold or are going slowly for…

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AEG’s 62nd Annual Meeting

Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists 62nd Annual Meeting “Old Mountains…New Beginnings. Using the Past to Map the Future.” September 17-22, 2019 Renaissance Asheville Hotel, Asheville, North Carolina Register Now Mark your calendar to join us for the AEG 2019 Annual Meeting in Asheville, North Carolina! The 2019 meeting will have a feature prominent national…

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UKZN field trip Report

As part of the honours curriculum in Environmental and Engineering Geology stream at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, students are required to undertake the compulsory module GEOL706 (Mines Field Class) which is a 16-credit module based on real practical problems. This involves visit to mines and other areas of interest in geotechnical engineering, engineering and environmental…

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AEG’s 61st Annual Meeting/XIII IAEG Congress

The 61st Annual Meeting/13th IAEG Congress was held in San Francisco, California from the 17th to the 21st of September 2018. The theme of the congress was “Engineering Geology for a Sustainable World.” The Congress was well supported with 806 delegates from 51 countries across the world and included 6 SAIEG members. The programme was…

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UKZN Field trip feedback

As part of the honours curriculum in Environmental and Engineering Geology stream at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, students are required to undertake the compulsory module GEOL706 (Mines Field Class) which is a 16-credit module based on real practical problems. This involves visit to mines and other areas of interest in geotechnical engineering, engineering and environmental…

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UP Field trip feedback

The 2018 Honours class would like to thank the SAIEG for their very generous sponsorship for our end year honours excursion. It is through your bountifulness that we were given the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gathered from our years of study from blueprint to reality, in return this helped in increasing our awareness…

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Western Cape Regional Report Back

Western Cape Regional Report Back The Department of Education is redeveloping numerous schools in the Western Cape and while the geotechnical investigations are not complex they have revealed a redevelopment idea that is relatively novel. In many cases the buildings are so old and run down, and often they are precast buildings that are essentially…

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The Rodney Maud Post Graduate Award

The Rodney Maud Post Graduate Award This award is awarded annually to recognise the best MSc or PhD dissertation/thesis completed by a SAIEG member. Any member (or university) is allowed to submit nominations to the SAIEG Council Awards Portfolio Manager. Nominations will be distributed to suitable reviewers for assessments to be made and submitted to…

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The SAIEG Student Award

The SAIEG Student Award This award is awarded annually to recognise the top students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Pretoria, who completed their professional degree in engineering geology during the previous calendar year. The award will therefore be made to a maximum of 2 students each year. The award is based…

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SAIEG Awards

We have been revamping the SAIEG awards portfolio and although the process is not complete, we can announce the following. The SAIEG Student Award This award will be awarded annually to recognise the top students at the University of Kwazulu-Natal and the University of Pretoria, who completed their professional degree in engineering geology during the…

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