|Gerhard Keyter||Chairperson | Chairperson: SANCOT 2022 Symposium|
|Ron Tluczek||Immediate Past Chairperson|
|Camielah Jardine||SAIMM Secretariat|
|Dr Hein Jantzen||Membership & Constitutional Matters|
|Monique Wainstein||Technical Talks & Year-End Function|
|- vacant -||Publications|
|Nkosi (Lucky) Nene||YPF|
|Fernando Pequenino||Sponsorship & Marketing (incl. SAIMM webpage, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)|
|Charles Warren‑Codrington||Liaison: SAICE Geotechnical Division | Chairperson: WTC 2026 Bid|
|Ryan Freese||Liaison: SAIEG|
|Ben Swarts||Liaison: Mining|
|William Joughin||Liaison: SAIMM|
|Obakeng Rakumakoe||Liaison: SANIRE|
|Monyake Mohlabane||Lesotho Highlands representative|
The SA National Council on Tunnelling (SANCOT) was formed in 1973, and very soon after that, in 1974, became one of the founding members of the International Tunnelling Association (ITA). SANCOT has been represented at most ITA General Assemblies since its inauguration, with Nick Chittenden representing SANCOT in September 2022 at the ITA General Assembly in Copenhagen. SANCOT has also organised many regional symposia and conferences over the years, and arranged site visits to various tunnelling and underground construction sites.
In 2003, SANCOT became a Committee, operating as an interest group under the umbrella of the SAIMM. The Committee comprises volunteers who meet regularly to collate information on both civil and mining tunnelling in South Africa and to organise conferences, site visits, colloquia and symposia such as the recent Stellenbosch symposium titled ‘Tunnel boring in civil engineering & mining’ which included a technical visit to the North Bore of the Huguenot Tunnel on the N1 between Paarl and Dutoitskloof.
SANCOT membership is free, and to join so that you can regularly receive ITA and SANCOT correspondence, is very easy: Just email the SAIMM Secretariat at Gugu@saimm.co.za with a request to add your email address to the SANCOT mailing list.