ARC 2019 Conference
Welcome

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 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.

Therefore, both innovative and sustainable infrastructure is crucial for Africa’s economic integration. As such, the vision of improved geotechnics is a positive notion directed at the development of the continent.

The conference theme is broad and inclusive; presenting a range of opportunities to stakeholders from the entire geotechnical industry.

Cape Town is considered as one of the top tourist destinations in Africa. It boasts a beautiful, modern and culturally diverse city located at the southern tip of Africa. Some of the popular tourist attractions include:

Table Mountain, Robben Island, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Point Nature Reserve and Sand Beaches. During the conference, the guests can experience a city that is bubbling with creativity, colour, sounds and tastes.

The friendly people of South Africa are always ready to welcome you with great hospitality.

Please join us at the 17th ARCSMGE with your friends and colleagues. It promises to be a memorable and a productive conference. We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town – one of Africa’s greatest cities – in October 2019.

Denis Kalumba
Chairman of Organising Committee

Solly Phalanndwa
Chairman of SAICE Geotechnical Division

Trevor Green
Past Chairman of SAICE Geotechnical Division

Registrations will open shortly!

17th African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering