Paste 2019 Conference South African attendees – please click here for important information regarding national elections. 

The Australian Centre for Geomechanics is pleased that the 22nd International Conference on Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 8–10 May 2019, in collaboration with Paterson & Cooke.

This will be the fifth time that the event will be held in Southern Africa: Pilanesberg (2001), Cape Town (2004), Botswana (2008) and Rustenburg (2012). Southern Africa, as a region, is water scarce and has experienced severe droughts for the last few years. Together with changes in local legislation requiring facilities to be lined, there is a renewed interest in paste and thickened tailings and dry stack filter options in the region. Local attendance will target Southern African countries in particular, with delegates expected from Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, DRC and further afield. We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town in 2019!

Click here to view event brochure, including the list of accepted papers.

Click here to view the list of attending companies and sponsors.

Collaborating Organisations

Founding Body

  • Click here to view the list of accepted papers.
  • Workshop programmes are now available.
  • Visit the ACG Online Repository to access many free papers from past Paste conferences, most recently Paste 2018.