The National Geological Congress of the Geological Society of South Africa, under the overarching theme “Bringing the geosciences together”, will be held from 18 to 20 July 2018 at the University of Johannesburg.

In order to ensure a vibrant scientific program, we hereby invite proposals for sessions. The session organiser will be expected to promote his or her session, select contributions for oral or poster presentations and determine the order of presentations. During the congress, the session organiser(s) will act as session chairs and ensure the smooth running of their session.

To propose a session, please send an email to with the following information:

  1. The title of the session
  2. The name, affiliation and e-mail address(es) of the proposer(s)
  3. A description of the topic of the session (not exceeding 100 words)

The deadline for session proposals is the end of January 2018.

Notifications of acceptance of sessions will be sent out by mid-February

Please get involved, promote your research interests and ensure that our National Geological Congress meets international scientific standards!

On behalf of the organising committee,

Marlina Elburg
Bertus Smith
Ben Hayes