The mission of the South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) is to advance animal science and the animal science profession and promote viable animal production systems while sustaining natural resources and the environment, thereby enhancing welfare and wealth.
The 52nd SASAS Congress was be held at the CSIR International Convention in Pretoria, South Africa from 20–21 July 2020, themed: “Animal science: communication: Is it reliable? Is it relevant? Is it responsible?”
However, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the subsequent declaration by President Cyril Ramaphosa of a national state of disaster and under the banner of the Disaster Management Act (57 of 2002), the SASAS Council has taken the difficult decision to postpone the event to 2021. As soon as a new date is confirmed, we will communicate it with members via email and on this website.
The SASAS Northern Branch will still be hosting the congress next year and we invite all SASAS members, industry role players, related associations, and universities to be part of the conversation. Our goal is to inform professionals in the animal science industry in carrying the message of sustainable animal production to the broader public.
We are also in discussion with the congress service providers to reach the best possible solution for delegates, sponsors, and exhibitors who have already made payments and hotel bookings. In addition, all researchers who have submitted abstracts to date will be invited to resubmit when the congress date has been finalised.