The First Southern African Geotechnical Conference was organised by the Geotechnical Division of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) under the auspices of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and took place at Sun City, South Africa on 5 and 6 May 2016. More than 60 papers were received from authors in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Algeria, Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. They represent consulting engineers and engineering geologists, contractors, academics and product specialists. The papers were grouped into the following themes: Foundations, Mining and Tailings, Modelling and Design, Site investigation, Soil Properties and Soil Reinforcement and Slopes. The wide range of topics is considered to be thoroughly representative of the current activities of the geotechnical industry in the Southern African Region.
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Foundation; Mining & tailings; Modelling and design; Site investigation; Soil properties; Soil reinforcement and slopes
SW Jacobsz graduated with a MEng degree from the University of Pretoria in 1996 and PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2002. He then worked on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Project in London and a UK government funded collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the development of wireless displacement sensors before returning to South Africa where he worked for Jones & Wagener Consulting as geotechnical engineer. He joined the University of Pretoria in 2010 and is an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. His research interests include physical modelling of geotechnical and soil-structure interaction problems in the geotechnical centrifuge.