In light of the current global COVID-19 outbreak and the spread of the disease, the conference organising committee and the SASAE Board have come to the decision to cancel the 2020 SASAE Conference. Therefore, an AGM will also not be held for this year.  Due to this, we would like to find out from the SASAE members if they are happy for the current Board to continue as is until an AGM can be held with the SASAE members as the Constitution states that “Election of office bearers will be done by secret ballot at an Annual General Meeting. Each registered member present will have ONE vote per position vacant on the Board during the election of office bearers”.


If you have any suggestions or concerns regarding the above, please send these to the SASAE Secretariat at secretariat@sasae.co.za.


The South African Society for Agricultural extension will be hosting its 54th Annual Conference from the 6-9th July 2020 in the Western Cape. The venue for the conference is Ashanti Estate in Paarl.

The venue has a total capacity of 300 delegates therefore we request that all Departments/Organisations send the list of delegates they are planning to send to the conference to the SASAE secretariat (secretariat@sasae.co.za).

We will be working on a first come, first serve basis and once the venue has reached capacity we will no longer be accepting registrations.


  • Registrations for the conference will close strictly on the 1st June 2020 – No registration forms will be accepted after this date.
  • Payment for the conference needs to be made no later than the 8th June 2020. If payment is not received you will not be allowed entrance into the conference.
  • Orders will no longer be accepted for entrance into the conference, payment has to be paid and received in full by SASAE in order for the delegates to attend. No exceptions will be made. – We therefore request that all departments ensure that their payment processes are in place in time as to avoid disappointment.
  • Registration forms for each delegate needs to be sent to the Secretariat before the registration closing date. Adjustments on dietary requirements of delegates will not be made if the registrations forms are not received. Registration forms can be completed using the following link, additionally the form can also be completed using the fillable PDF form (attached in the email) and sent back to the secretariat.

For information regarding exhibitions at the conference please refer to the attached document – Exhibition information and guidelines.

SASAE Awards Nomination & Poster Presentations - click here for information

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Paid-up members of SASAE will be able to access all the information of Journals of SASAE. Non-members will have restricted access. To become a member go to the “Membership Registration” tab, You can register as a new Member of SASAE online or download the application form and send to the Secretariat.

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 Conference

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

You can access the proceedings of past conferences at the "Conferences" button.


  • 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.
  • To promote the professionalism, status and dignity of the AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION PROFESSION amongst members, the scientific fraternity, Agricultural Extension Practitioners, the general public and with the studying youth
  • To practice the natural-, economic- and managerial sciences responsibly and in PUBLIC INTEREST.
  • To act as representative MOUTHPIECE for the extension profession in agriculture.

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