Tuesday, 13 October 2020

SASA Bulletin 2020 - Volume 46

The latest SASA Bulletin is available for download from the following link:

SASA Bulletin 2020 - Volume 46

Thank you to all contributors and especially thank you to Karin Human for putting it all together in a brilliant new format that is perfect for a digital age. 

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Scuba diving, cave diving and cave exploration 2 - 4 October 2020

 Hi All, 


We will be doing some normal diving and cave diving but also exploring a nearby cave that has not been properly explored yet at Wondergat (in between Mafikeng and Lichtenburg) from 2 - 4 October 2020. Let me know if anyone keen. Will be camping 👍🏻 not necessary to join for the whole weekend


Kind regards,

Dawid

0717081464

Friday, 28 August 2020

6th and 13th of September Caving Trips

Hi All, 

two caving trips with the cave rover coming up. Will be testing the cave rover in a cave for the first time on the 6th of September 2020. Plan is to do it in the new cave next to Scheepers which we have not fully explored. Then we will be taking the cave rover on its next more extreme mission in the Scramblers dig on the 13th of September 2020. Please let me know if you are planning on joining us for one or both of the trips on 071 708 1464:) 

Kind regards, 

SEC AGM 2020

Hello everyone, 

The SEC AGM will be held on the 10th of October at Morester Camp, an outdoor venue close to Sterkfontein cave - (http://www.morestercamp.co.za/ (-26.059384, 27.701661))

In the morning there will be some caving at Scheepers as well as a new cave which was recently found on the property!

Lunch will be at 12:00 at Bos Kombuis at Morester Camp. 


The AGM will start at 14:00. The Agenda can be found in the link below:

SEC AGM 2020 Agenda


If you cannot make it, please complete the proxy form in the link below and send it back to me or hand it to any committee member. 

SEC AGM 2020 Proxy


Please RSVP so we can cater appropriately. 


Regards, 


Steven Tucker

Secretary

sjtucker135@gmail.com

Thursday, 5 March 2020

21 and 22 March 2020 – Rescue Meet

The Speleological Exploration Club would like to invite you to a cave rescue weekend on the 21 st and 22nd of March at Hoogland Health Hydro, west of Pretoria.

SEC has held a number of cave rescue weekends in the past and would like to involve other
organizations to foster better intergroup rescue skills if these are ever required.

The following topics will be covered on the weekend:
• Rescue equipment
• Patient packaging
• Non-technical cave rescue
• Rope rigging for rescue
• Organizing a rescue
• A mock callout for a cave rescue

Camping facilities with ablutions are available at Hoogland, and have been kindly offered to us free of charge. For those who do not want to camp, other accommodation is available, but you will need to book this yourself:
https://hoogland.co.za/therapies/accommodation

For further information, please email me at sjtucker135@gmail.com

RSVP by the 13th of March to above email address.

Kind regards,

Steven Tucker

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Wonderfontein - 12 January

This Sunday's club trip is to Wonderfontein.

Meet 9am at garage on R500 just north of Carltonville (opp silos). 

Bring flotation  devices (pool noodles) as swimming is involved. 

High clearance vehicle needed to get to cave or catch a lift at the garage.

Suitable for visitors.

We will be caving for 2 - 3 and will braai afterwards

hours. Rsvp John 073 985 8068

Thursday, 2 January 2020

SEC Meet list for 2020


A trip is done once a month, on the second Sunday of the month. Extra trips are done on an ad-hoc basis and a few long-weekend trips to other provinces and countries are also organized throughout the year.

  • 12 Jan: Wonderfontein - John Dickie

  • 9 Feb: Scrambler Cave - Gerrie Pretorius

  • 21 - 22 Mar: Cave Rescue weekend - Selena Dickie

  • 4 Apr: Apocalypse - John Dickie

  • 10 May: NH3 - Steven Tucker

      Please note: These are proposed dates – please see Facebook, WhatsApp or emails for final destinations or contact the meet leader closer to the time. Additional caving trips will also be notified via these avenues.

      Contact the meet leader to arrange to join a trip or find out more info on a trip.