As per the SANIRE Constitution the following processes where followed and scrutinised in order to ensure that a SANIRE Council is established for the 2019 – 2021 term. The allocation of SANIRE Council members to portfolios was conducted at a Bosberaad meeting hosted on the 13th and 14th July 2019 at Finfoot Conference Centre.

The SANIRE Council should comprise of the following corporate members as per the SANIRE Constitution.

3.2       The council shall consist of:

3.2.1    The President,

3.2.2    The President-Elect, who is also the Vice President,

3.2.3    The Immediate Past President,

3.2.4    The Honorary Treasurer, and

3.2.5    Five Corporate Members,

These will comprise the executive members of council.

In addition, other persons may be invited to attend council meetings to present progress reports and provide liaison between the council and the members. Examples of these include:

3.2.6    The chairperson of any division formed under Clause 3.13.

3.2.7    The chairperson of any branch formed under Clause 3.15.

The results presented in the graph below have been scrutinised by the Northern Cape and Gauteng Branch Chairman and were found to be accurate and in order.

9.2.2 At the council meeting immediately preceding the end of the current council’s term of office, there shall be appointed not less than two scrutinisers, whose duty it shall be to open and examine the ballot forms and to report the result of their scrutiny to the president. Candidates do not qualify to act as scrutinisers.

There was a requirement to co-opt an additional council member for the Organisational Liaison portfolio. The newly elected SANIRE Council agreed that the best suited candidate who has also served on council for the past 8 years under this and numerous other portfolios would be Robert Armstrong.

9.3 Should the nomination list for members to be elected to the council not include the names of as many members as are required to fill the vacancies on the council, the council shall nominate members to complete the list and the members nominated shall be declared elected at a council meeting before the 31st of July.

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The proposed portfolio holders were all elected at the Bosberaad for the following portfolios for the 2019 – 2021 term.

3.4 The vice-president and honorary treasurer for each ensuing term shall be elected by the newly elected committee at the first meeting of the council following the election of council members. This meeting is typically in the form of a strategy session (Bosberaad) or AGM.

Portfolio Portfolio Holder
President / Events and Sponsorship Paul Couto
Past President Jannie Maritz
Treasurer Lizelle Prinsloo
Administrator Raymond van der Berg
Membership Dave Neal
Young members Yerisha Rajpal
Social media, Newsletter Pearl Mosiane

Education, Exams Committee and Awards
     1. Future Education
     2. MincoSA Exams
     3. Rock Engineering Practical Exams
     4. Strata Control Officer Practical Exams

Adam Cooper and Andre Esterhuizen
Jannie Maritz
Adam Cooper
Andre Esterhuizen
Adam Cooper
ISRM/ RETC/ MRAC Dr. Michael Du Plessis

Organisational Liaison
     2. MHSC, RBTT, Seismicity, MoshCOPA

Robert Armstrong
Friedemann Essrich