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The National Water Act as well as the Dam Safety Regulations of 2012 aim at “improving the safety of the new and existing dams with a safety risk so as to reduce the potential harm to the public, damage to property or to resource quality”. For so called “dirty water” dams (or dams for water containing waste), a dam owner must also comply with the Regulations on the “Use of Water for Mining and related Activities aimed at the protection of Water Resources” promulgated in 1999. 

Not only are dam safety principles applicable to “dams with a safety risk” as defined by the relevant legislations in the mining environment, but also to smaller dams that still poses a risk to the environment and that should comply with the Regulations on the “Use of Water for Mining and related Activities aimed at the protection of Water Resources” promulgated in 1999.

The need was therefore identified for a training workshop on “Dam Safety in the Mining Environment” hosted by SANCOLD in collaboration with Exxaro. Although the workshop will focus on the mining environment, all stakeholders involved with “dirty water” dams (or dams for water containing waste) will benefit from this training workshop. It is however important to note that tailings dams are not part of the scope of the training worksho

**Cancellation policy:

The full fee is payable if cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the event. Delegates registering after the cancellation dates are also liable for the full fee should they cancel. Cancellation will only take place after confirmation by SANCOLD. Delegates booking and not attending will be liable for the full fee. An administration fee of 10% is charged in the event of a cancellation by the delegate. Cancellation payments will only be processed after the event has concluded.


25 October:

Classroom training at EXXARO corporate centre (1CPD point)

  • Registration from 07h30
  • Workshop starts 08h00
  • Workshop ends 17h00
  • Lunch will be served during the day

The following items will be handled during the class room training:

  • Regulation (both dam safety and “dirty water”);
  • Typical types of dams and definitions;
  • Potential failure modes with examples;
  • Proper operation and maintenance including important aspects to be considered during design;
  • Surveillance which include monitoring, inspections and evaluation; and
  • Water balance concepts especially pertaining to the “dirty water” regulations;

26 October:

Site visit to Matla Mine for practical application of class room training (0.5 CPD point)

  • Transport to Malta mine is the responsibility of each delegate

When and where?

EXXARO Corporate Centre
1 Roger Dyason Rd, Pretoria West, Pretoria, 0183, South Africa
South Africa

Thu 25 Oct 2018 at 7:30 AM (SAST)
Fri 26 Oct 2018 at 2:00 PM (SAST)

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