Landfill 2017



“Back to Basics”

At the eThekwini Buffelsdraai Waste Management Facility

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Now closed: Delegate Registration
Exhibition Floor Plan
Sponsorship Opportunities
List of Accommodation
Map to Buffelsdraai Landfill
Coordinate Map


Landfill 2017 is organised by the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa's (IWMSA) KwaZulu-Natal Landfill & Waste Treatment Interest Group (LaWTIG). The conference is dedicated to capacity building and technology transfer in the science and practice of waste treatment and disposal by landfill.

Decision makers from government and the private sector, prospective users, academics, vendors and suppliers, policy makers and representatives of various national organisations working in the arena of Landfill and Alternative Waste Treatment, will be attending.


For the first time we will bring a landfill to the delegates! The conference will be held at a major operational landfill site, the Buffelsdraai Regional Landfill. The landfill is cited north of eThekwini, Durban and relatively close to the King Shaka Airport and northern suburb accommodation spots.

The venue provides delegates with an ideal opportunity to experience all facets of a landfill including engineering design, construction, operations and best practices.

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Map to Buffelsdraai Landfill

Coordinate map


Registrations for the Landfill 2017 "Back to Basics" conference are now closed.


Bell Equipment and Bomag are sponsors of the conference. Bell Equipment will have an exhibition area onsite providing interested delegates with the opportunity to test typical landfill plant and conduct demonstrations.

To view the sponsorship opportunities that are still available click here.

Should you wish to sponsor, please email Paul Pratt -


The exhibition space will provide a fantastic platform for organisations to showcase their unique products and services. All 15 exhibition spaces have been booked up, and a third of the exhibitors are international enterprises!


The provisional programme for the conference includes insighful topics presented by the most knowledgeable industry experts. Here are some of the speakers and topics that you can look forward to:

  • Keynote address: Lessons Learnt from 1000 Design Reviews - Raw Truths and Blatant Lies, presented by Kelvin Legge.
  • Development of a Landfill Manual for Low Income Countries, presented by Musaida Mercy Manyuchi.
  • The Impact of the Implementation of the New Waste Regulations: Mintek as a Case Study, presented by Mpendulo Ginindza.
  • Developing Long Term Municipal Waste Disposal Strategies, presented by Kobus Otto and John Clements.
  • Going Back to Basics - Understanding your Waste Stream, presented by Michelle Muller, Nick Mannie and Bianca Galego.
  • Landfills as Resource Hubs: Towards Best Practice in Rubble Crushing at Landfills, presented by Kirsten Barnes.
  • Seeing the Wood for the Trees: Forest Restoration at the Buffelsdraai Regional Landfill Site, Durban South Africa, presented by Errol Douwes.

The programme also includes Landfill Equipment Demonstrations on Buffelsdraai Landfill and Buffelsdraai Landfill Delegate Interest Visits.

To view the programme, please click here.


For a list of Hotel and Bed and Breakfast accomodation click here.


For all further enquiries and information on registration, sponsorships, exhibition, accommodation, etc., please contact:
Logan Moodley: Seminar Chair, Email:
Graham Payne: Venue Arrangements, Email:
Chris McKay: Chair: Technical Committee, Email:
John Parkin: Technical Committee, Email:
Peter Davies: Technical Committee
Paul Pratt: Sponsorship & Exhibition opportunities; GIGSA Liaison, Email:
Reshad Hassen: Sponsorship and Exhibition Co-ordinator, Email:
Angie Cockburn, Accounts: Tel: +27 31 564 2795, Email: