The South African Institution
of Civil Engineering

cordialy invites all our colleagues from
Africa and beyond to attend

The 17th African Regional
Conference on Soil Mechanics
and Geotechnical Engineering

7 - 9 October 2019
Century City Conference
Centre & Hotel,
Cape Town, South Africa

Over 160 abstracts received for the ARC 2019!

Submissions from over 25 different countries.

Top Countries:

South Africa, Algeria, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, United States, Sudan, Germany, Taiwan

We look forward to receiving your full papers!

On behalf of the Organising Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 17th African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ARCSMGE).

The conference will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from the 7th to 9th October 2019 at the Century City Conference Centre & Hotel (CCCC). This event will be preceded by the mid-term Council Meeting of International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).

The main theme of the 17th ARCSMGE is “Innovation and Sustainability in Geotechnics for Developing Africa”. The theme originates from the fact that Africa as a whole suffers from a pronounced infrastructural deficit when compared to other developed countries and regions.

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Key dates & Paper Submissions


  • Conference Registration Opens / January 2019
  • Sponsorship and Exhibition Bookings Opens / January 2019
  • Extended Full Paper Submission Deadline / 31 January 2019
  • Feedback and corrections to Authors / 28 February 2019
  • Final Paper Submissions / 30 April 2019
Click here for paper submissions

Sponsorship, Advertising and Exhibition Bookings to open in January 2019.

To be a sponsor please send an email to for more information.