The 2011 Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference was held from 31 August to 2 September at the Berg en Dal Conference Centre in the Kruger National Park.

The godfather to the conference was Dr Gary Jones who, with great care and detail, paid attention to every presentation.

One of the highlights was the “bush-dinner” one evening where we were taken into the veld for a dinner among the stars.

The winner of the best paper award was Dr Gerrit Smit, and the best presenter award was given to Jacobus Breyl.