Geological Continental Scale Mapping in Africa

The workshop will consist on the presentation of the most recent 1:5 M scale Tectonic Map of Africa (TMA), which is a result of a number of years of meetings and workshops mainly held in Africa and most of them were sponsored by UNESCO with the support of the Council for Geoscience and other organisations.

Further details on this workshop can be obtained from the leaders:
Dr Rossi Philippe , Prof F. Toteux and
Dr P. Zawada

 New added workshopS:

WS8. Improving regional water management in Africa on the basis of geodetic water-cycle monitoring.

Umvoto Africa, in collaboration with Overstrand Municipality and Chief Directorate: National Geo-Spatial Information, invites you to participate in the 3rd Workshop of a project on “Development and Application of Global Navigational Satellite Systems (GNSS) methodology for Groundwater Resource Assessment”, funded by the Water Research Commission (WRC) and Department of Science and Technology (DST).IMG_6237

Further details can be obtained from the leader:  Andiswa Mlisa Director, Umvoto Africa (Pty) Ltd

WS9: Seismotectonics and seismic hazards in Africa.THIS WORKSHOP HAS CHANGED INTO A “SCIENTIFIC SESSION” S4.6. PLEASE SEE “Scientific Program”.
A new workshop is offered instead (Venmyn Company)

WS9:  “Definition of a Resource”. Leader: Andy Clay

The workshop will use a practical example to discuss how geologists define a resource. Attendees will be asked to determine resource ounces from an example stratigraphic column of a tabular orebody and discuss the mining method most appropriate for a particular orebody. Following from this, attendees will discuss what the valuation consequences are for their decisions to include or exclude waste material or adopt a particular mining method. This workshop provides attendees with an insight on how a techno-economic assessment of exploration results is performed, and is suitable for those interested in determining what the mining and financial implications are of exploration results. The workshop is presented by Venmyn, a company which is well known for drawing up companies’ Resource and Reserve and Valuation Statements.

Further details on the workshop can be obtained by contacting directly the leader of the workshop:
Andy Clay

Number of delegates: Max 50
Duration: 2-3h
Date 12/01/2011 from 2pm to 5pm.
Costs: free of charge.

Registration fees for the workshops:

Code Fees* Duration Dates Number of participants
WS1 Free Half day Part of S5 Not limited
WS2 To be confirmed 2.5 day 14/01 3PM to 16/01 Up to 80
WS3 Students: R200/day
Others: R300/day
1 day 12/01/2011 Not limited
WS4 Free Half day 13/01/2010 (S16) Not limited
WS5 Free Half day 12/01/2011 20 max
WS6A,B,C Free 1.5 day 12/01/2011 Not limited
WS7 Free half day 10 or 11/01/2011 Not limited
WS8 Free  1 day  09/01/2011  50
 WS9  Venmyn-Free  2-3h  12/01/2011  50