The LaRSSA conference aims to bring together key industry, governmental and academic land practitioners, all of whom have valuable insight into and contributions to make to the land rehabilitation discipline in Southern Africa.
The LaRSSA 7th Annual Conference will be held at Glenburn Lodge, Muldersdrift. Located in the Kromdraai Valley and on the Crocodile River, Muldersdrift forms part of the Crocodile Ramble,a scenic tourist route generally regarded as the most popular of all the craft routes around South Africa. Muldersdrift is the gateway to the West Rand, and forms part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritge Site.
The pre-conference workshop will focus on "Soil Science Principles for the Rehabilitation of Degraded Land" and will be facilitated by Jaco Koch, North West University, Piet van Deventer, Dries Bloem and Johan Hattingh.
The two days of conference proceedings will include renowned keynote and plenary speakers, as well as industry leads on pertinent theme topics. These include Johan Zietsman, Lucy Koelslag, Mike Bruton and Junior Gabela (more to be confirmed). It will also be packed with presentations of case-studies and/or research projects focusing on our theme.
The two post-conference tours will feature a trip to Rustenburg to the Kgaswane Mountain Reserve (Working for Wetlands) and the Rustenburg Kloof project (Working for Water). The second post-conference tour will be hosted by The Harties Foundation, a non-profit company, that is addressing the water hyacinth infestation at the Hartbeesdam by not only cleaning up of the dam, but also creating jobs. This tour will include a ride on the magnificent Harties cableway.