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Conference 2019 - "Rehabilitation in Practice"

The LaRSSA conference aims to bring together key industry, governmental and academic land practitioners, all of whom have valuable insight into and contributions to make to the land rehabilitation discipline in Southern Africa.

The LaRSSA 7th Annual Conference will be held at Glenburn Lodge, Muldersdrift. Located in the Kromdraai Valley and on the Crocodile River, Muldersdrift forms part of the Crocodile Ramble, a scenic tourist route generally regarded as the most popular of all the craft routes around South Africa.  Muldersdrift is the gateway to the West Rand, and forms part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritge Site.

 

The pre-conference workshop will focus on "Soil Science Principles for the Rehabilitation of Degraded Land" and will be facilitated by Jaco Koch, North West University, Piet van Deventer, Dries Bloem and Johan Hattingh.  

The two days of conference proceedings will include renowned keynote and plenary speakers, as well as industry leads on pertinent theme topics. These include Johan Zietsman, Lucy Koelslag, Mike Bruton and Junior Gabela (more to be confirmed).  It will also be packed with presentations of case-studies and/or research projects focusing on our theme.

The two post-conference tours will feature a trip to Rustenburg to the Kgaswane Mountain Reserve (Working for Wetlands) and the Rustenburg Kloof project (Working for Water).  The second post-conference tour will be hosted by The Harties Foundation, a non-profit company, that is addressing the water hyacinth infestation at the Hartbeesdam by not only cleaning up of the dam, but also creating jobs.  This tour will include a ride on the magnificent Harties cableway. 

Conference Presenters

Sphamandla Junior Gabela

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE LOGGED IN WHEN COMPLETING YOUR REGISTRATION

Pre-Conference Workshop - Monday, 15 July 2019

The pre-conference workshop will focus on "Soil Science Principles for the Rehabilitation of Degraded Land" and will be facilitated by Jaco Koch, North West University, Piet van Deventer, Dries Bloem and Johan Hattingh.

The workshop rate includes: Breakfast, refreshments, lunch, the Meet & Greet in the evening.

Meet & Greet

Join us for a rustic potjiekos experience at the foot of the mountain at Glenburn Lodge overlooking the stream.
We will have a bonfire and a cash bar in a relaxed setting, providing you with ample time to sit back, enjoy and network. You know that we never disappoint when it comes to our meet & greets - register now so you don't miss out.

Conference Proceedings: 16 & 17 July 2019

Conference registration includes: entrance to all conference proceedings, conference bag with printed programme and proceedings books, breakfast for every day you registered for, dinner for every day you registered for (including the gala dinner), refreshments.

Gala Dinner Proceedings

The gala dinner will be held on Wednesday, 17 July 2019. This is also the platform where we will present the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mike Bruton will be our gala dinner speaker and will entertain us with his research on inventions in the Middle Ages with loads of laughs.

Post-Conference Tours - 18 July 2019

Site visits will depart promptly at 8 am from Glenburn Lodge and will return to Glenburn Lodge at approximately 2 pm. The tours include: transport, lunch packs and all activities. The tours will only proceed with a minimum of 10 delegates and allows for a maximum of 30 delegates.

1. Working for Water & Wetlands

Join us for a tour to the Kgaswane Mountain Reserve (Rustenburg) facilitated by Eric Munzhedzi from Working for Wetlands and the Rustenburg Kloof and Rustenburg Recreational Centre project, facilitated by Vusi Lubisi from Working for Water.

2. Hartbeespoort Dam Hyacinth Project

The Harties Foundation will be facilitating the tour. This non-profit company is addressing the water hyacinth infestation at the Hartbeespoort dam by not only cleaning up of the dam, but also creating jobs. This tour will include a ride on the magnificent Harties cableway where you will be able to see the dam and the surrounding areas, a site visit and will be completed with lunch at a local pub with a craft beer tasting board.

Accommodation

Accommodation is for your own arrangement with Glenburn Lodge. A reduced package has been negotiated.
The rates are as follows:

Hotel Rooms

  • Single Occupancy - R 1 105.00
  • Double Occupancy - R 710.00 per person sharing
  • Garden/Hotel Suites

  • Single Occupancy - R 1 855.00
  • Double Occupancy - R 1 085.00 per person sharing
  • Two Bedroom Chalets - R 2 870.00 per unit per night - Sleeping max 4 persons
  • Three Bedroom Chalets - R 4 240.00 per unit per night - Sleeping max 6 persons
  • Open Plan Tent - R 760.00 per tent per night - Sleeping max 6 persons
  • Two Room Compartment Tent - R 870.00 per tent per night - Sleeping max 6 persons
  • Please make your booking directly with reservations@glenburn.co.za

    Delegates must please use Reference 275715 in order to confirm that they are attending the LARSSA conference and are therefore entitled to bookings from the block booking.

    The rooms will be held for the LaRSSA Conference until 15 June 2019.

    Personal Information:

    NO SHOWS WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FULL PAYMENT OF THEIR REGISTRATION