GIGSA Bursary Applications Due November 1

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The Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA)—a chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society—has a strong history of supporting educational endeavors. The chapter’s support comes in the way of technical lectures, publications, event participation, and a regular GIGSA Bursary. The next deadline for applications for the GIGSA Bursary is 1 November 2017. Geosynthetica encourages its ... »

South African Geosynthetics: GIGSA Extends Photo Contest

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The South African geosynthetics industry has steadily grown, in no small part due to the activities of the country’s International Geosynthetics Society Chapter: GIGSA. On the technical side of the ledger, the chapter and its members routinely arrange lectures in partnership or to advance connections with engineering groups and academic institutions. On the marketing side, the Geosynthetics Intere... »

Update on South African Geosynthetics Activities

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The South African geosynthetics community continues to grow, in no small part due to relationships its participants have established with affiliated groups in construction and engineering. The latest newsletter from the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA) and a free CPD lecture on filtration and drainage at the DUT Riverside Campus in Pietermaritzburg exemplify this interdisciplin... »

IAGI / GIGSA Lecture on Geomembrane Installations

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The Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA) and the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) will present a lecture on July 22. The topic: “Ensuring competent geomembrane installations and how the IAGI adds value to clients, consultants, and installers.” John Heap will lead the presentation. Heap brings experience from nearly 40 years of geomembrane inst... »

History Guides June 2015 GIGSA News

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The June 2015 issue of GIGSA News is available. The newsletter is published by the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa, one of the International Geosynthetics Society’s (IGS) 43 national and regional chapters. GIGSA is one of the oldest IGS chapters, and with the June 2015 issue the group has taken time to recognize its 21 years of activities and contributions to the field. DOWNLOAD GIGSA... »

South Africa: GIGSA Bursary to Provide 50,000 Rand Support

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A cornerstone of the International Geosynthetics Society’s (IGS) strong growth in recent years has been the active promotion of geosynthetics by the society’s 43 international chapters. The South African chapter—the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA)—is once again making a substantial contribution to the field. The organization has just announced the GIGSA Bursary, a 50,000 Rand ... »

South Africa: GIGSA Targets Growth for Geosynthetics

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In the spring issue of the GIGSA News, published by the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa, new president Edoardo Zannoni (Maccaferri) outlines the groups ambitious plan to expand the association’s membership and interaction in the larger engineering community. The goals are similar to those pushed so successfully by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) in recent years. GIGSA is... »

Geosynthetics in South Africa: April 2013 GIGSA News

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The Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA), which is a chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), has published its April 2013 GIGSA Newsletter. This edition continues the chapter’s traditional strong project stories, industry insight and opportunities, and trends in regulations. Feature stories here focus on tailings dam construction, a letter from new GIGSA pre... »