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ACTIVITIES OF THE ADVISORY FORUM

The Advisory Forum (AF) is the operational arm of this Institute. It represents a wide spectrum of companies, organisations and Government Departments. It addresses issues important to the explosives industry and organisations serving the explosives industry. Meetings are open to those active in the industry.


CONFERENCES

The 49th  NIXT Conference on Training will be held on 20/21 July 2011 at UNISA, Florida Campus.  The Conference will cover the Explosives Act, OSH Act Explosives and the Mining Act.  The Lecturers will be the SAPS (Chief Inspector of Explosives), Department of Labour (Civil and Explosives) and Department: Mineral Resources (Mine Safety).

The 50th NIXT Conference will be on "Incident Investigation/Risk Assessment" on the 13th October 2011 at Rheinmetall Denel Munition at Somerset West, Cape


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Conference #53 on "Good Explosives Practice" is to be held on 18th October 2012 at Somerset West

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MEMBERSHIP NEWS

NIXT made contact with Visfotak, an Indian organisation with aims and activities similar to those of this Institute. NIXT was invited to become an Associate Member of Visfotak. NIXT is already an invited Associate Member of both SAFEX and the International Society for Explosives Engineers.


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NIXT DATA BASE

The programs of 31 of the 36 conferences that were held by NIXT since 1988 are published on this Website. (Those of the initial five International conferences are not included.) The contact data for the more than 170 speakers who presented papers is also listed. The database reveals the considerable amount of information disseminated over the past twelve years. The Proceedings of the last seventeen conferences are to be published on a series of CD's, each collating five conferences.


THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR

Of special interest is the founding of the long awaited Department's Explosives Council. Representatives from the wide spectrum of the industry will assist the Department with the interpretation and application of the Explosives Act and Regulations.

Mr Tibor Szana has been appointed as Executive Manager of Explosives and Engineering. Mr Szana, who succeeds Mr Lukas Potgieter, hails from the commercial explosives industry. Mr Rudzani Ramabulana was appointed as Explosives Manager.

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