SASTT recently held its 21st annual general meeting, attended by 19 members and 10 guests. The meeting was chaired by SASTT president Andries Lötz, who welcomed everyone present.

Lötz presented his annual report for 2011, noting that it had been a notable year for SASTT. He included several hightlights:

•    The first No-Dig South Africa conference, ISTT Masterclass and exhibition at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria Aug. 23-24, 2011.

•    The Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA) had admitted SASTT as a professional affiliate member. SASTT had reciprocated the honor and admitted IMESA as an honorary affiliate of SASTT. Kevern Ramborosa handed Lötz a certificate that confirmed the status of SASTT as professional affiliate of IMESA.

The SASTT award of excellence for 2011 was bestowed upon the construction of the irrigation water pipeline for the Green Point Common. The chairman presented the award certificate to representatives of the City of Cape Town, BKS and Insitu-Pipelines (Pty) Ltd. On behalf of the project team, Tim Pollard and Rob van Vuuren gave a fascinating presentation about a very deserving project.

After this, new SASTT president Mike King was installed and he took the chair. Following the announcement of the members of the board for 2012, the meeting was closed. The particulars of the members of the board for 2012 are at www.sastt.org.za/boardmem2012.html.