Category Archives: Notices


Photo Competition Winners

Here are the Photo Competition Winners:

First Place: Bruce Doyle – Sunrise over DRC Mine

Second Place: Miguel Coelho – The photo depicts a main fan station in the foreground and a headgear of a shaft that was constructed in the 1920s.

Third Place: Johan Pienaar – Split seconds after the controlled methane explosion has been ignited in the Beatrix methane explosion model


Invitation to the 2018 Annual General Meeting for The Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa

Invitation to the 2018 Annual General Meeting for The Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa


Venue: Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.

GPS co-ordinates: S: 26’ 08’ 55.10” E: 28’ 13’ 20.17”

Please see link to google maps for a map of the area.

Date: 31 May 2018

Time: 2 pm to 5 pm

RSVP: by 21st May 2018


Tel: +27 11 482 7957/9



  • Opening
  • Confirmation of the minuets of the last Annual General Meeting
  • Presentation of Prizes
  • Annual Report of Council for the year 2017-2018
  • Presentation of financial statements and balance sheets for the year 2017-2018
  • Appointment of auditors for 2018-2019
  • Declaration of election of office bearers and council members for 2018-2019
  • Induction of the new President, Mr. Marthinus van der Bank
  • Presidential address
  • Vote of thanks to the presidential address
  • General
  • Closure


To facilitate catering arrangements please confirm your attendance no later than 21st May 2018.


Wits MEC qualification in collaboration with MVSSA

We are pleased to announce that the Wits MEC qualification in collaboration with MVSSA, is available on the Wits Enterprise website and open for students to register.

Please see the links below for more information.

  1. Fluid Flow Dynamics in Mine Environmental Control:
  2. Mathematics for Mine Environmental Control:
  3. Principles of Thermal Engineering in Mine Environmental Control:
  4. Risk Management, Fire and Explosions, Gases and Statistics in Mine Environmental Control:
  5. Occupational Hygiene in Mine Environmental Control:
  6. Legislation for Mine Environmental Control: