Please contact Ben Stevens at ben@sasae.co.za to see if there are any cancellations.



Please see important information below:

All delegates must be security accredited before registration at the venue. Please try to register the Sunday 29 October from 12:00. Bring your ID or Passport. If you are not accredited, you will not be permitted to enter the venue.

There will be site visits to projects on 1 November 2017. Please see the PDF document for the profiles of the five tours. During registration, but not later than Monday 15:00 put your name on the list of the tour you want to join. There are space for 100 delegates per tour and it will be first come first taken on the tour.

There are side events Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the conference. Please see registration requests for two of them as PDF files below this message.

By now the accommodation at Elangeni and Maharani are full. Lovinia Seme will get you other accommodation near to the venue. You can contact her: Lovinia.Seme@tsogosun.com

Transport from the airport to the hotel are for your own account. You can book a shuttle through the Elangeni Hotel +27 31 362 1300 or through the desk of KwaZulu-Natal Tourism at King Shaka International Airport - Tel: 032 436 0013.

Invitation GFRAS New Extensionist Side Event 2017
Invitation GFRAS Nutrition Working Group side event
AFAAS Site Visit Project Profiles


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Depending on qualification and experience the Society accommodates its members as Professional Extension Scientists, Certificated Extension Technologists Level A or B and Associate Extension Technologist. Present Membership stands at 1200 and is growing.

The Society was established on 23 August 1966 at the University of Pretoria by 128 founder members. The original Board consisted of five persons coming from the Academic, State and Private Sectors. The Mission and Objectives of the Society are as follows.


The South African Society for Agricultural Extension (SASAE) is a Scientific Society, which in the interests of its Members is committed for the promotion of the Science and Vocation of Agricultural Extension, through its Members.


Annual Conferences have been held since 1966 on a wide variety of themes.

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  • To advance and apply the SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION within Rural Development as a scientific discipline by stimulating thought, study, research, discussion and the publication and exchange of knowledge both Nationally and Internationally.
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