Drakensberg revived!

The SAICE presidential delegation led by President Malcolm Pautz, arrived in the quaint town of Harrismith, Drakensberg South, on 16 April 2015. The two day visit saw the delegation formalising the newly revived branch committee, chaired by Wade Ambler, PrTechEng at Miletus Consulting as well as local site visits to some of the town’s ground breaking civil engineering initiatives.

RELIABILITY-BASED SLOPE STABILITY ANALYSIS AND ASSOCIATED SEVERITY OF FAILURE OF TAILINGS DAMS

Slope stability analysis is crucial to the design of every new tailings storage facility, and while deterministic methods such as limit-equilibrium analysis are the most widely used method of analysis, the safety factors produced by them are ultimately difficult to comprehend for non-engineers and are often applied unknowingly to conditions involving widely varying degrees of uncertainty.

What’s hot and happening at E&T for 2015

SAICE’s first Education and Training (E&T) meeting for the year kicked off on 9 February 2015. In attendance, was Tom McKune (E&T Chair), Francis Legge (Council Member), Oliver Rowe, Kobus du Plessis (IMESA), Philip Marsh (Mentoring 4 Success), Fannie Matumba (Protec), Vishal Krishandutt (Nyeleti), Alain Jacquet (ICE–SA Secretary), Steven Kaplan (SAICE COO), Cheryl-Lee Williams (SAICE E&T Officer), Dawn Hermanus (SAICE E&T Officer), Margie Rigby (Section 21), Fridah Mahlangu (SAICE Career Guidance – SPEBS) and Willandri Louw (SAICE Marketing).