Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (EXCO) of the Ground Water Division (GWD) of the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) comprises 4 elected top positions (National Chairperson, National Vice‐ Chairperson, National Treasurer and National Secretariat) as well as elected Regional Chairpersons/ Representatives from the active branches of the Division. The current six branches are the Gauteng Branch, Central* Branch (Free State), Limpopo Branch, Eastern Cape Branch, KwaZulu‐Natal and the Western Cape Branch.

(*The Central Branch of the Ground Water Division consists of members from the Free State, Northern Cape and North West Provinces)

The International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) South Africa National Chapter Chair is as from 2017 a permanent co‐opted member to the GWD Executive Committee as minuted and accepted at the 2017 GWD AGM.

The EXCO therefore comprises 11 members.

The EXCO term of office shall be two (2) years and shall not exceed two (2) consecutive terms of office. Further, it is required that each member of the Executive Committee shall retire at the end of his/her first term of office but shall be eligible for a second consecutive term.

The duties of the Executive Committee shall be to manage the affairs of the Division in the interest of the Members of the Division and in accordance with its own Constitution* and Rules and the Constitution and Bylaws of the Geological Society of South Africa.

A quorum of the Executive Committee shall comprise more than 50% +1 or seven (7) members.

Each term, the EXCO reviews the most current GWD Constitution and obtain membership consent for any amendments necessary to keep the Constitution as a living, current and guiding document.

National Chairperson: Dr Matthys Dippenaar
Vice-Chairperson: Ms Nicolette Vermaak
National Treasurer: Mr Yazeed van Wyk
National Secretariat: Mr Sakhile Mndaweni
National Coordinator: Ms Elanda Schaffner

Please contact this Committee via [email protected]

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