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The Vadose Zone: Variable Saturation in Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (UP)

Event Date: 
19 Feb 08:00 - 16:00
Event Description: 


The Vadose Zone: Variable Saturation in Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology Presented by the Department of Geology, University of Pretoria

Variably saturated flow conditions are increasingly relevant to geotechnical and hydrogeological assessments. This is most evident in the so-called vadose zone that extends from land surface to the phreatic surface, and which is characterised by variably saturated hydrological systems mostly at negative pore water pressures. The Vadose Zone: Variable Saturation in Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology short course explores this zone which is fundamental in understanding the subsurface component of the hydrological cycle, emphasising processes such as evapotranspiration, interflow, and groundwater recharge. Variable saturation provides special conditions whereby water not necessarily gravitates, and where aerobic or oxidising conditions can exist. This has important implications on groundwater recharge, vulnerability and susceptibility to contamination, as well as on the integrity of infrastructure and water management in the built environment.

Who should enrol? This course is suitable for earth, water and environmental scientists and engineers, working with cross-disciplinary data pertaining to the impacts of subsurface waters and seepage on water quality, the integrity of infrastructure, and the due diligence for environmental consequences of altering water budgets and flow paths.

Course fees R3 000.00 per delegate (VAT incl.) Course fees include all course notes, text books and refreshments during contact days. Course fees must be paid in full 14 days prior to course start dates. Proof of payment can be submitted to enrolments [at] enterprises [dot] up [dot] ac [dot] za.

Course coordinator Roelánnie van Deventer Tel: +27 (0)12 434 2565 Cell: +27 (0)83 704 4426 Email: roelannie [dot] vandeventer [at] enterprises [dot] up [dot] ac [dot] za

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Drilling Methods and Techniques in Resource Exploration (GSSA)

Event Date: 
20 Feb 08:30 - 22 Feb 16:00
Event Description: 

The Geological Society of South Africa
Mandela Mining Precinct
Cnr Carlow and Rustenburg Roads,
P O Box 91230, Auckland Park, 2006
Telephone:  011 358 0028
info [at] gssa [dot] org [dot] za

GWD Conference & Exhibition 2019

Event Date: 
20 Oct 08:00 - 23 Oct 16:00
Event Description: 

Groundwater has proven to be a reliable source for decades, within the agricultural sector as well as the municipal sector, but the recent droughts in South Africa have prompted an explosion of private drilling in residential erven. Private groundwater usage has therefore increased beyond the point where it can be managed by the water authorities or even the private users themselves. Water quality, availability and sustainability are therefore key issues to consider when trying to protect this vulnerably and limited resource.

Conservation has become a key word where water scarcity is experienced. Cities/ towns throughout South Africa had to impose water restrictions, but also made progress in making people aware of the need to use less water. Educational programs have been put in place to educate the water user to adjust usage of water according to the availability thereof. Gone are the days where increasing water demands are being met with increased source development, as there are simply no more sources to develop. We simply need to use less water and use it more efficiently.   

Surety of water supply is suddenly not a given. Large-scale developments for housing, hospitals, clinics, etc. must now first consider the long-term availability of water and surety of supply before they can implement their planned developments. This places tremendous pressure on water service providers and water authorities as groundwater is a complex, hidden source and requires intense scientific research, management and monitoring to fully understand.

Boardwalk ICC, Port Elizabeth
South Africa’s friendliest city is a city on the sea with little to no traffic, great undercover restaurants, fresh sea air and easy access to incredible wildlife. Port Elizabeth's Boardwalk International Convention Centre (ICC) is 10 minutes from the airport, on the beachfront Golden Mile, and have multi-functional space, a perfect fit for this Conference and Exhibition.

What to expect?
Field-Trips & pre-Conference/ post-Conference courses: To be announced.
Sessions (keynote, oral and poster presentations): Will occur from 21 to 23 October 2019.
Exhibition: A showroom reserved to Organizations, Supporters, Sponsors and Companies will be available on site.

Delegates/ Sponsors/ Exhibitors
The Conference committed to afford savings for its Delegates and the same registration / exhibition fees as in 2017 will apply. This is a GSSA/GWD VAT registered event and Fees will range (excluding the 15% VAT) from:
R2900 (bona fide students (full-time, unemployed and younger than 26);
R5200 (Early bird member), R5800 (late registration member / Early non-member) and R7000 (Late registration non-member).

Registration will open on the GWD Conference website in February 2019.
Sponsors are welcome at every level of involvement. An invite for sponsorship will be distributed with the following objectives: 1) assist students to cope with fair reductions in their local expenses in accommodation, internal travel or Field-Trips; 2) provide awards with significant educational or commercial value to the winning authors and presenters. 3) cover specific components of products or services within the Conference, like coffee breaks, meals, outdoors, signage, USB-pens, lanyards, cards, office products, etc. Exhibitors will have the option to book floor space ranging from full booths (R15000) to stands (R5000).   

Contact the 2019 Conference Chair: Mr Gert Nel: 083 281 0056
Event Partners: AW Events : Creative Innovative Events

Conference Organising Committee
GWD Eastern Cape - Hosts
Gert Nel (Conference Chair)
Etienne Mouton
Eunice Goossens
GWD of South Africa
Dr Matthys Dippenaar (National GWD Chair)
Yazeed van Wyk (National Treasurer)
Nicolette Vermaak (Vice-Chair)
Sakhile Mndaweni (Secretariat)
More details on the full Committee will be announced on the official Conference website to follow in February.


GWD GAU Talk & Networking Session

Event Date: 
06 Dec 16:30 - 19:30
Event Description: 

All groundwater-minded attendees welcome!

Directions to venue: Casa Toscana Lodge, just off Lynnwood Road (close to Lynnwood Bridge)


Event Date: 
27 Nov 08:00 - 16:30
Event Description: 






Mine water management is a broad topic covering a range of specialist sub-disciplines. In general, mine water management focus on groundwater, surface water and process water management within the mining  environment,  on  the  water  management  aspects  associated  with  the  varied  mine  residue deposits  as  well  as  on  the  regulations  that  govern  the  use,  storage,  management,  etc.  of  the  water resources. 


The main objective of the varied short courses on Mine Water Management is to improve ‘water resource management across the mining environment’ and to apply knowledge as well as implement preventative and mitigation programmes in an integrated manner.

The specific objectives of this short course are;

  • To  characterise, quantify and  report the  potential impacts of  mine infrastructure on  the groundwater quality on the mine site and in the vicinity of a mine.
  • Optimising the management (incl. protection, monitoring and reporting thereof, etc.) of mining activities that impact on the groundwater quality on the mine site and in the vicinity of a mine.

SHORT COURSE CONTENT (with a specific focus on groundwater)

  • What is mine water and what are the sources of mine water? Present conceptual models of typical sources (waste rock, pit backfill, tailings, ore stockpiles, etc.). Emphasise time-variant nature of water quality.
  • What is required to characterise and predict mine water quality. Discuss mine project phases and appropriate levels of sampling and monitoring required for each phase.
  • How does one obtain representative samples of mine water and mine material? Discuss how water from these sources is monitored and sampled, with case studies of common errors made. Introduce generally-accepted methods of sampling of solid material.
  • How is mine water analysed? Follow a typical mine water sample through methods of analysis for common parameters. Conclude with real examples of laboratory reports of mine water samples and mine material samples.
  • What is  the  acid  generation potential of  a material? Explain acid  base accounting and interpretation of laboratory data
  • How does one decide whether water is contaminated? Discuss comparison to guidelines and background quality. Develop source-pathway-receptor conceptual model. Use of Piper diagrams to identify geochemical facies.


This short course is intended for practitioners (i.e. professionals) with minimum 3 years’ experience including;

  • Water Resource Practitioners & Managers (eg. Engineering and Environmental staff that are associated with the mining and related consulting industries).
  • Staff of Governmental Departments (eg. Department of Water and Sanitation, Department of Environmental Affairs etc.).     Practitioners that are qualified in associated / related disciplines.


Presentations (i.e. Lectures); Discussion of Case Studies and Group Discussions


A recognised Bachelor’s Degree at NQF Level 7 or above in an appropriate / relevant physical scientific discipline.


  • The provider recognises and will meet the national requirements for RPL. RPL applications will be assessed for the following:  An applicant’s informal learning or non-accredited formal studies are assessed as being equivalent to the prerequisite qualification.
  • Work experience; a minimum of 3 years’ experience within the industry in conjunction with the academic record of the candidate.
  • The implementation of advanced standing in instances where the candidate does not meet the minimum entry requirements.
  • Relevant modules / short courses that have been successfully completed at other accredited Higher Education Institutions where the modules / short courses are equivalent in content and standard.


Short Course Facilitators: Dr. Rian Titus
Email address:  rtitus [at] telkomsa [dot] net

Dr. Kai Witthüser
Email address:  kai [at] deltah [dot] co [dot] za



Training in Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) (IAH, GWD)

Event Date: 
10 Apr 08:00 - 12 Apr 16:00
Event Description: 

We are extremely pleased to announce that a world class training course in Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) will be held in April next year in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
The course will be presented mainly by two global expert in MAR and a field trip will also be included to an extremely interesting and successful MAR project near Langebaan - Cape West Coast.
This first announcement is essentially a "save-the-date" announcement - more details will follow soon on costs / the registration process / accommodation etc.
Please forward to all those who you think will benefit from attending the training, especially municipal and consulting engineers; decision and policy makers; and relevant authorities.
Thank you.
Kind regards
Julian Conrad


Stellenbosch, 10-12 April 2019

Refer to the attached document for more information!

Groundwater is a highly valuable resource especially in areas of low rainfall and low surface water supplies. The value of aquifers can be greatly increased by actually returning water to the aquifers when there is additional water available (be it from rainfall/runoff – treated effluent – diverted surface water flows etc).

This process is known as Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) and has huge potential in South Africa.  It has the added benefit that water stored underground is not prone to high rates of evapotranspiration.  However it is a technology that can be quite complicated with many technical and legal hurdles to clear.  The world’s leading experts in MAR (from South Africa and Australia) will present 3 day’s of detailed training on the topic.  

Target audience

Municipal water supply engineers / National & Provincial authorities /Water supply engineers / Project Engineers /Geohydrologists


1. Introduction to MAR
2. Integrated Water Management and MAR
3. MAR Policy – SA and Australia
4. Economics of MAR
5. Establishing a MAR Scheme Part 1 - Water quality and quantity considerations
a. Hydrogeochemistry for MAR
6. Establishing a MAR scheme Part 2 - Technical considerations and applications
a. Well design
b. Aquifer characterisation
c. Clogging & Clogging management
d. Numerical modelling for MAR
6. Establishing a MAR scheme Part 3 – Engineering Considerations
7. Risk Assessment and Management modelling
8. Case Studies
9. MAR operational Issues and their Management
10. Training exercise

Registration: details to follow  |  Enquiries:  deidre [at] iafrica [dot] com

Drilling Methods and Techniques in Resource Exploration (GSSA)

Event Date: 
26 Sep 08:00 - 28 Sep 16:00
Event Description: 

Course Outline

Drilling Fundamentals

  • Essential elements of a drilling operation
  • The mechanics of rock breaking
  • Drill rig fundamentals

Drilling Methods

  • Percussion drilling methods
  • Rotary drilling methods - mud rotary, air flush rotary
  • Rotary percussion methods - DTH drilling, Dual-tube reverse circulation drilling
  • Sonic drilling
  • Diamond core drilling
  • Simultaneous casing systems

Common drilling calculations

The use of drilling fluids

Fundamentals of borehole surveying and directional drilling, core orientation methods

Economic aspects of drilling

Common drilling problems

  • Shale stabilisation
  • Lost circulation
  • Solids control
  • Fishing

Registration Fees

  • Member R 9 450-00
  • Member R 12 075-00
  • Academic R 6 300-00
  • Students R 4 990-00

Attendance is limited to 30 delegates only



Congress Secretariat
Scatterlings Conference & Events
Charne Millet-Clay – Tel: +27 (0)11 463 5085, Email: charne [at] soafrica [dot] com

GWD WCape Symposium: Groundwater and Drought

Event Date: 
02 Nov 08:00 - 16:00
Event Description: 

The event will be hosted at the University of the Western Cape, Life Sciences ComplexPlease see a detailed map
Blue arrow is venue - Life Sciences Auditorium, Ground Floor
Yellow area is parking area.

Registration will start at 8:00 and formal proceedings commences at 9:00.

This Symposim is SACNASP CPD Registered
Provisional Program now available

Date: 2 November 2018, Friday

Time: 09h00 – 15h00

Venue: UWC

Cost: R500, Students R50


The current drought has left immense stresses on our water resources in various parts of our country, and especially in the Western, Eastern- and Northern Cape. As a result, we saw an accelerated development of groundwater resources. But do we really know what the impact of the ongoing drought has been on our groundwater resources? What data – if any - do we have to quantify this impact? In addition, we are gathering some new or additional data and information on our local groundwater resources as a result of intensive drilling and resource assessment and development projects.

Therefore, the symposium will consist of two (2) main sessions (after keynote speakers):


Do you have any time series data that depicts the impact of the current drought on groundwater resources? Real, number crunching evidence? Then you are invited to come and share it.


Based on recent/current results (i.e. geophysical investigations, drilling logs, groundwater properties), what new knowledge about groundwater systems in the provinces are we adding and what historical information has been confirmed/rebutted?

A short open discussion will conclude the day, tackling the term “sustainability”.

TIPS: Please come and share NEW knowledge and sound data series, not just speculation, or arguments with no data to verify it!

You are therefore invited to submit a half-page or one-slide abstract of your knowledge you are bursting to share with us by 21 September 2018. - ABSTRACT SUBMISSION NOW CLOSED

(Registration closed) Please email us on info [at] gwd [dot] org [dot] za should you wish for a late registration.  

2018 Alex du Toit Lecture (GSSA)

Event Date: 
17 Jul 18:00 - 20:00
Event Description: 

2018 Alex du Toit Lecture - 17 July @ UJ Auditorium

The Fellows Committee of the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) has the privilege of presenting the 2018 Alex du Toit Memorial lecture tour, in honour of one South Africa's most influential scientists. The lecture tour is staged every two years and is aimed at highlighting and comparing modern scientific endeavor to the achievements of Alex du Toit (1878 to 1948).

The 2018 Alex du Toit Lecturer is Professor Lewis D Ashwal of the University of the Witwatersrand, and he will present "Wandering continents of the Indian Ocean", documenting his work in the discovery of ancient continental crust underlying parts of the Indian Ocean. This work has been reported by the popular press, including international coverage by the BBC.

The lecture tour will kick off at 2018 GeoCongress at the opening function on July 17 at the University of Johannesburg.

Professor Ashwal's geological expertise covers a broad spectrum of the earth sciences, including igneous and metamorphic petrology, geochemistry and geodynamics. He is one of the few South African based experts on meteorites, and is an internationally recognized expert on the origins of anorthosite and related rocks. He has published 125 research papers and two books, and has won numerous awards. He has recently been awarded a major grant from the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust to research Large Igneous Provinces in southern Africa. He has served as an Editor for the South African Journal of Geology since 1999.

  • 18:00 Welcome and opening
  • 18:30 Alex du Toit memorial lecture by Lew Ashwall
  • 19:15 Ice breaker function in foyer
Visit the conference website below.

8 Alex du Toit Lecture


Event Date: 
04 May 16:00
Event Description: 



Issuance Date: 25 April 2018






The Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) is implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management in Member States. The project is financed through a US$8.20 million Grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and a US$2.00 million Grant from the multi donor trust fund Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA). The Grant includes a small amount of USD2.2 Million that is intended to be given to institutions that belong to Member States to undertake infrastructure development related projects.

A Sub-Grant Manual has been developed to facilitate the management of the World Bank grant so that it operates in an environment that enhances inclusiveness, transparency and accountability and at the same time ensure that the funds are being expanded efficiently. The manual provides a brief explanation of the process involved at every stage of the grant and provides guidance to the Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute and the recipients of the funds including Focal groups and Steering committee.

RSA Focal Group, led by Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is assisting SADC-GMI in implementing this pilot project in South Africa. RSA Focal Group prepared this RFP in order to solicit proposals from eligible PSPs in South Africa in order to implement the project on behalf of SADC-GMI and RSA Focal Group. The total Grant for the implementation of the project is about R1.5 million. Anticipated project implementation period is 12 calendar months, ending on 30 June 2019.



Centralised drinking water systems serve millions of households around the world, as centralised water supply is generally considered the preferred or optimal water supply system, since it provides the most convenient service. However, in 2008, only 57% of the global population received its drinking water from a large-scale piped connection in the user’s dwelling, plot or yard. In developing regions, this percentage was only 49%, with a large disparity between urban (73% having access) and rural communities (31% having access) UNICEF WHO, 2011). In most cases the centralised systems often do not reach the poorest, or the most remote, population and quality and quantity of water provided are often unreliable due to poor operation and maintenance (Pain, 2017).

In South Africa, water and sanitation services are expected to be provided by the local or district municipalities. However, water and sanitation service delivery failures at municipal level are a widespread and fundamental problem. Poor communities are often receiving sub-standard basic services, and in many cases, no services at all whilst municipalities continue to be unable to address the service delivery backlogs. There is a general problem of poor governance at municipal level and a public perception that some municipalities do not have the human skills to provide a proper service to the poor and especially rural communities (De, 2009 and Jong 2009).

The lack of effective water and sanitation management and service delivery are contributing to human health risks posed by the inability to adequately protect the groundwater resources from contamination, and/or over-abstraction, further leading to system failures and community health problems.

There is a clear need for local communities to play an active role in ensuring that they can enjoy the services they are entitled to, and that groundwater resources are protected, kept clean and sustainable as surface water resources increasingly become unreliable. This will require increased participation by the community members in the development of appropriate groundwater supply schemes and subsequent operational management of the water schemes, and their protection. To achieve this, a decentralisation of water supply schemes in rural areas will be key. Decentralisation is a promising means of institutionalising and scaling up popular participation that makes sustainable sanitation and water management effective (Ribot, 2002), with associated appropriate protection of the groundwater resources. Decentralised water supply refers to the small scale systems which provide water to a community; this can include a source, storage, purification plant and a distribution system, as well as training and awareness of protecting the groundwater resource quality and sustainable use.

Decentralised water supply also offers the possibility to provide safe drinking water where centralised supply systems are not feasible due to technical, economic or institutional reasons. These systems can also be used to supplement the existing centralised water supply system, or replace failed centralised systems.


The main objectives to establish a demonstration decentralised groundwater water supply system capable of supplying a community where it is not feasible (economical and technical) to be supplied by regional centralised water supply system.

Community training and education must be provided to assist to demystify the science of borehole development (siting, drilling and testing) and protection of quality and sustainable yield, and thereby the involvement of community is the essence of the entire project.

It is believed that the involvement and participation of the community will infuse a sense of ownership amongst the community that will ensure long-term groundwater supply assurance.

This should be a programme where the appointed service provider and the community will work closely together to ensure the success of the programme. It is again believed that the greater the harmony between the service provider and community, the greater will be the chances of successful implementation and achievement of the goals of the project.

Close collaboration during the implementation of the programme will ensure that the developed water supply scheme does not remain the implementers programme (project) but is accepted by the community as a participatory groundwater supply scheme for the community.

The proposed decentralised groundwater supply programme can help meet the water demand in the community and further ensure that the community enjoy the services they are entitled to into the future.

Expected Outputs

The outputs of the programme will be in line with the deliverables stipulated in the SADC-GMI Sub-Grant Manual of 2017 and will include:

  • Groundwater Supply Scheme (source, storage and distribution system) for the community, and associated groundwater resource protection and assurance programme elements;
  • Scheme Operation and management (O&M) Manual;
  • Training of scheme operators, and participatory community training and collaboration throughout the life of the programme;
  • Water monitoring and sampling protocol, and associated groundwater resource protection and assurance programme elements;
  • Environmental and Social Management Plans and programmes and associated groundwater resource protection and assurance programme elements;
  • Risk Management Plan, and associated groundwater resource protection and assurance programme elements.


The ideal Consultants the SADC-GMI seeks are:

a)      Freelance Individual Consultants and Individual Consultants associated with consulting firms meeting the qualifications and experience listed under Required Experts.

b)      Able to demonstrate Hydrogeological experience in South Africa.

c)      Able to demonstrate technical and managerial capabilities in the field of assignment;

 The SADC-GMI, now invites eligible freelance individual Consultants associated with consulting firms to submit their proposals. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services as described under Core Tasks for which proposal is requested for.


The service provider is expected to put together a team of experienced and qualified professionals drawn from the fields listed below.

4.1.           Principal Researchers/Team Leaders

At least a Master’s degree in relevant water related discipline and 10years’ experience working in the groundwater field. At least 6years should have been in the field of groundwater governance research and development. Demonstrate team leadership on at least 3 similar research projects. The Team Leader should be fluent in English.

4.2.           Hydrogeologists/Geohydrologists

At least a Master’s degree in hydrogeology/geohydrology or related discipline and 8 years working experience in the groundwater field. Knowledge of key issues pertaining to the management of groundwater resources in national and transboundary aquifers the SADC region that include recharge, pollution and impacts of climate change and droughts. Should have participated in at least 2 projects where similar skills required for this assignment were applied. Demonstrates skills in application and interpretation of groundwater modelling and water quality models including the use of related software.

4.3.           Hydrologists/ Engineer

At least a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline (Civil/Water) or similar and about 10 years’ experience in the assessment of the hydrology of major rivers. Should have experience of at least two projects of a similar magnitude in Southern Africa. Proven experience in data analysis and interpretation using computer software models is essential. Fluency in English is mandatory.

4.4.           Institutional and Governance Officer

To ideally possess at least a Master’s degree in international development, institutional development, development studies or similar with at least 8years in institutional assessment and organisational development in the public sector/national government ministries, departments and agencies; and private sector. Familiarity with the regional integration and development agenda in the SADC region is essential, particularly in the groundwater sector through participation in at least 2 institutional assessment and development projects implemented in the SADC region. Experience with transboundary water courses governance structures and institutional strengthening is required.

4.5.           Environmental Officer

At least a Bachelor’s degree in environmental management, or other relevant discipline. At least 8years of post-graduate professional experience, of which at least 5 years shall be in the water sector. Team member in at least 3 projects in the field of water resources planning and management in the role of Environmental Specialist.

Demonstrated experience with application of relevant standard environmental policies and procedures such as those of the World Bank. Good understanding of World Bank social safeguard policies is preferred. Fluency in oral and written English.

4.6.           Documentation and Knowledge Management Officer

At least a Bachelor’s degree qualification for data collection, synthesis, documentation and reporting/ dissemination or similar. A cumulative working experience of at least 10 years in the documentation of lessons learnt and development of tools and materials for validation, advocacy and training of multi-sectoral stakeholder groups in the public and private sector. Demonstrated knowledge in the development of guidelines, tools and standards is essential. Fluency in English is mandatory, and working knowledge of French and Portuguese is desirable.

4.7.           Sociologists

At least a tertiary level qualification in the field of social studies incorporating human structures, cultures and behaviour and at least 8years working experience in sub-Saharan Africa. Experience working in the SADC region, an understanding of the community development and water resources dynamics in these countries is a distinct advantage. Previous working experience as a team member on at least 3 similar assignments in the role of Sociologist is essential. Specific experience in the water sector, particularly in transboundary river/aquifer systems is invaluable. Fluency in English is mandatory, and working knowledge of French and Portuguese is desirable. Knowledge of local languages from the project area is desirable.

4.8.           Other Experts

Other experts and support staff as required according to the deemed requirements. Communications expert, Information Management System expert, Water quality experts, Modellers, Hydro-Geophysicists etc.


PSPs must familiarise themselves with the SADC-GMI Sub-Grant Manual of 2017, which guides the disbursement modalities of this grant, before developing their full proposals. The manual is attached to this RFP for easy reference. PSPs are requested to make sure that proposals cover the following items, amongst others

  • Background of the work and objectives
  • Background of the area of implementation and motivation for suitability (PSP to provide proof of consultation with relevant institutions such as Community leadership, Local Municipality or traditional leader)
  • Details of the Technical Approach (Methodology) to the implementation of the project
  • Details of Tasks to be performed
  • List of deliverables
  • Detailed Work-Breakdown schedule
  • Capacity to Execute the project (Experience, Staff, Equipment, etc)
  • Financial breakdown of costs (Financial proposal)
  • Capacity Building and Job creation
  • CVs of Key Project Team Members
  • ·         Environmental social impacts and management plan
  • ·         Project Results/Scheme Uptake arrangements/ Mechanisms
  • ·         Operational risk management
  • ·         Project partners


Interested Service Providers are requested to submit their proposals to SADC-GMI on or before 04th May 2018 @16h00.

The SADC-GMI and RSA Focal Group led by DWS will review the submissions in the stages shown below:

Stage 1:     Documentation submitted in response to this RFP:  If such documentation meets the requirements listed under ELIGIBILITY, the Consultant will progress to Step 2.

Stage 2:     This may include (but not be limited to) the following:

  • Reference checks;
  • Requests for additional information;
  • Letter of approval from the municipality to work in the community

Stage 3:    Informing the consultant of the outcome of evaluation.

 Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours i.e. 08:00 am-4:00pm, Monday –Friday

 Proposals must be submitted by email to SADC-GMI by 16:00 (Pretoria Time) on the 04 May 2018.

 Relevant Contact details for submission and technical queries are listed below:

For Submissions and Procurement Queries Only

SADC Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI)

IGS Building Dean Street University of the Free State

205 Nelson Mandela Drive

Bloemfontein, South Africa


Contact Person: Mr Thokozani Dlamini

Tel: +27 51 401 7722

Mobile: +27 82 990 4308

E-mail: Thokozani [at] sadc-gmi [dot] org


 For Technical Queries Only

 Focal Point: Department of Water and Sanitation (RSA)

P/Bag X313, Pretoria, 0001

 On behalf of

 South Africa Groundwater Focal Group

 Contact Person: Mr Khangweleni Fortress Netili

Telephone 012 336 8491

Mobile:  +27 84 433 9583

E-mail address: netilik [at] dwa [dot] gov [dot] za



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