SANCOLD periodically releases publications related to best practices and guidelines in the dam community.

Free Publications

The following publications are free and available for download by the general public.

  • Our Dam – Brochure on dam development for owners of dams
  • Your Tailings Dam – Brochure on development for owners of tailings dams

Premium Publications

Premium/paid publications are set out in the table below. Members receive free access to all these publications except Nr 1. Non-members can purchase the publications for the price indicated by contacting the SANCOLD Treasurer.

NrNameDatePrice for membersPrice for non-members
1A Century of Engineering Innovation (summary booklet with USB)2016R 300R 300
2Large Dams and Water Systems in South Africa1994FreeR 250
4Flood Hydrology for Southern Africa – WJR Alexander1990FreeR 375
5Report No 2 – Interim Guidelines on Dam Break Floods1990FreeR 150
6Report No 3 – Interim Guidelines on Freeboard for Dams1990FreeR 150
7Report No 4 – Guidelines on Safety in Relation to Floods1990FreeR 150
8The Design of Small Dams (Lecture Course – Stellenbosch 1997)1997FreeR 275

* Updated version dated 2011 is available from the WRC
# The booklet and USB are to be collected at 6 Daventry Street, Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria

Please Note:

  • All prices in the table above include VAT at source.
  • SANCOLD is not VAT registered.
  • Normal postage within South Africa is not included. However, all publications are available electronically.
  • All prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Pre-paid orders and inquiries should be directed to SANCOLD Treasurer.