SASAE Awards Ceremony 2018

SASAE AWARDS CEREMONY 2018

Every year the Awards Committee of the SASAE Board sends out letters to Members to solicit nominations for Awards of the Board.  During 2018 the Awards Committee proposed the following Awards to Members, which the Board approved:

AWARD CEREMONY 7 JUNE 2018

During the Gala Dinner of the Annual Conference we had an Award Ceremony where Members were awarded according to the criteria in the SASAE Awards Bylaws.

SASAE Floating Trophy for a Young Professional

A young Extension Officer (with ten years or less service) who has demonstrated a combination of service, leadership and participation in conferences relating to Agricultural Extension will qualify for this award.  This year the Award was won by Mr. L Mokoena, of the Eastern Cape Branch. 

In the photo are from left to right:
Past President Mr. K L Moodley; Hon MEC: Mr. X Nqatha Department of Rural Development & Agrarian Reform; Mr. L Mokoena; President of SASAE Ms. M Mbongo

 

TIM BEMBRIDGE EXTENSION MANAGEMENT AWARD (BRONZE)

The recipient of this award has made substantial management contributions to extension on a continuous basis.  This year Mr. N Ndzimande of the Eastern Cape Branch won the Award.


In the photo are from left to right:
Past President Mr. K L Moodley; President of SASAE Ms. M Mbongo; Mr. N Ndzimande; Hon MEC: Mr. X Nqatha Department of Rural Development & Agrarian Reform.

 

Loubie Loubser Floating Trophy

This Award is for the most active Branch of the Society.  This year the Central Branch won this Award.


In the photo are from left to right:
President of SASAE Ms. M Mbongo; Hon MEC: Mr. X Nqatha Department of Rural Development & Agrarian Reform; Mr. JJ Mokoena; Past President Mr. K L Moodley.

 

POPULAR PAPER, SCIENTIFIC PAPER & BEST POSTER AT CONFERENCE.

During the conference, the participants were asked to evaluate all the papers that were presented at the Conference according to certain criteria and to nominate the “Most Popular Paper”.

The winner was S. B. Maseko (with co-authors N. T. Ntombela, T. L. Ngubane & P. P. K. Hlatshwayo) from the KwaZulu-Natal Branch.  The title of his paper was: “Commercialisation of smallholder goat producers’ extension partnership interventions in Msinga”. 


In the photo are from left to right:
Past President Mr. K L Moodley; Hon MEC: Mr. X Nqatha Department of Rural Development & Agrarian Reform; Mr. S B Maseko.

 

During the Conference the Editorial Committee evaluated all the papers presented at the Conference according to a set of criteria to determine the “Most Scientific Paper”.

This year the winner was T. O. Olorunfemi (with co-authors A. O. Adekunle & O. D. Olorunfemi) of the Central Branch, for the paper: “Assessment of the attitude and challenges to expected performance of extension agents: Evidence from Ondu State, Nigeria”.  


In the photo are from left to right:
Past President Mr. K L Moodley; Hon MEC: Mr. X Nqatha Department of Rural Development & Agrarian Reform; Mrs. T O Olurunfemi; President of SASAE Ms. M Mbongo.

 

During the Conference we had a Poster Session where a number of posters were displayed.  There was a panel who adjudicated the posters to determine the “Best Poster”.

The winner was T. G. Ngotho, S. Ngcamphalala & Y Pakela-Jezile from the Central Branch.  The title of their Poster was: “Partnerships strengthening for ICT in Agricultural Extension: Towards smallholder farmer development”. 


In the photo are from left to right:
Past President Mr. K L Moodley; Hon MEC: Mr. X Nqatha Department of Rural Development & Agrarian Reform; Ms. L Maka (on behalf of T G Ngotho); President of SASAE Ms. M Mbongo; Ms. S Makola.

 

Honourable Membership of SASAE.

During the Awards Event, the oldest living President of SASAE, Mr. Robin Clark, was given Honourable Membership of the Society.

Mr. Clark served as Board Member of SASAE for 10 years and as President of the Society for 1975 – 1976.


In the photo are from left to right:
Past President Mr. K L Moodley; President of SASAE Ms. M Mbongo; Mr. R Clark; Hon MEC: Mr. X Nqatha Department of Rural Development & Agrarian Reform.

 


Mr. Robin Clark and his Wife during the Award Ceremony.