Pre-conference Tours

R 3000 excl VAT per person

9-10 September 2018

In conjuction with the ISC, the 11th ICARD conference will host field trips and site visits.  There will be four different field trips along the following themes:

  • Gold mine operations including water treatment plants (1,5 day tour)
    We will visit one of the three water treatment plants, currently maintaining the water levels in the gold mines of the Witwatersrand, as well as surface mining operations in the West Rand Goldfield. Gold was mined here since 1886, with major underground operations ending in the late 1990s. Since then, operations include some open pit operations and reclamation of tailings.
  • Opencast mine with a dragline (1,5 day tour)
    Isibonelo Coal Mine, near Secunda, which produces thermal coal for use at the Sasol synthetic fuel operation. There is dragline in operation at this mine. (
  • Underground coal mine (1,5 day tour)
    Khutala Colliery – largely underground operation near Ogies, operated by South Africa Energy Coal (
  • Water treatment plant at CSIR (Monday afternoon tour)

Transportation, accommodation and meals will be provided during the pre-conference tour.  Attendees will leave from the CSIR ICC at 15:00 on Sunday, 9 September and return for the official opening of the Conference on the Monday afternoon.

The visit to the Water treatment plant at the CSIR will be held the Monday afternoon upon return.

Post-conference Tour

R12 000 excl VAT per person | FULLY BOOKED

14-18 September 2018

An exciting itinerary awaits attendees.  The 5 day tour will include visits to the Kruger National Park, old gold mines (Barberton), nickel mines as well as discharge sites.

The tour will leave after the conference on Friday, 14 September and return to the OR Tambo Airport at approximately 14:00 on Tuesday, 18 September before the final stop at the CSIR ICC.