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SAIAE Mpumalanga branch meeting

8 November 2018, Cubic Water - Nelspruit, South Africa

Invitation  (PDF)
Agenda (PDF)
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SAIAE Symposium / PASAE Workshop presentations

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SAIAE Western Cape branch meeting

10 October 2018, CASIDRA, Southern Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa

Invitation - program - registration form links (PDF)



Global Water Security for Agriculture
and Natural Resources

3-6 October 2018, Taj Krishna, Hyderabad, India

Invitation - program - registration form links (PDF)



SAIAE Business Breakfast

15 February 2018, Pure Joy, Pretoria

"Africultural Engineering - Together We Can"

Invitation - program - registration form (PDF)



2nd Annual Agriculture Insurance & Support Conference 2013

24 August 2017, Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg

2nd Annual Agriculture Insurance & Support Conference Brochure (PDF)

Registration form (PDF)

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Business Breakfast

13 October 2017

Pure Joy Lodge, Pretoria


“Agricultural Engineering - Together We Can”

Registration form - Business breakfast (PDF)
Invitation - Business breakfast 13 Oct 17 (PDF)




A study tour in the Western Cape is being arranged to to take place from 26 to 28 September 2017.
The main purpose of the tour is to visit Piket Implements in Piketberg, where members will be able to view the production of implements.
In order to make the time spent travelling to Piketberg interesting and worthwhile, a number of other visits have been arranged, including a visit to Neethlingshof winery, where wine production will be explained with a tour of the winery by the wine maker Mr. De Wet Viljoen, a visit to the PPC Cement production unit in Piketberg as well as a nearby farm where harvesting and packaging activities will be viewed.
The purpose of the study tour is to provide an opportunity for SAIAE members to view typical agricultural engineering activities in action. In particular it would be very valuable for young candidate or professional engineers and technicians to attend, in order to get exposure to different technologies and to interact with more experienced SAIAE members as part of their professional development.
Attached please find the preliminary program. The tour will start in Stellenbosch, with a luxury bus departing at 11:00 on 26 September 2017and arriving back in Stellenbosch at approximately 18:00 on 28 September 2017.
It is therefore with great pleasure that SAIAE would like to invite you to attend the study tour. Attached please find the registration form, which can be submitted to SAIAE’s business manager, Boeboe Neethling, at (contact number 072 928 3628 for enquiries).

We look forward to meeting you in Stellenbosch in September.

Registration Form (PDF)

Invitation and Program (PDF)



2nd Annual Agriculture Insurance & Support Conference 2017

24 August 2017, Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg


Registration for the 2nd Annual Agriculture Insurance & Support Conference is now open. You can register now and gain new insights, updates and latest trends on this vital sector of our economy. The conference will be a 1 day occasion to avoid information overload and overlapping of issues to be discussed.


Brace your self for a highly informative, interactive and moderately paced conference experience informed by an urgent need to address pressing issues in the quest for agriculture support and sustainability. Seasoned speakers will make sure you walk away with valuable information that will make a huge difference in business portfolio.




  • Chris Sturgess, Director: Comodities & Key Client Management, Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  • Jutta DrewesAgricultural Specialist, Munichre
  • Gert Henning, Managing Director, Landmark Underwriting Agency
  • Atul Padalkar, Founder, Bizfarm Incubator
  • Bertus KrugerDivisional Manager: Agri Commercial Practice, Marsh Africa
  • Prof. Andre LouwAbsa Chair: Agribusiness Management; Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Extension & Rural DevelopmentUniversity of Pretoria
  • Hanlie Kroese, Business Development Manager: Agriculture, Santam
  • Hans SmitChief Executive Officer, AgriBase Group




  • Understanding the commodity derivatives environment in SA
  • A global perspective of agriculture insurance
  • Need for Public Private Partnerships in agriculture insurance and support
  • Agri-Assets Insurance
  • Managing agricultural risks and challenges for insurers
  • Risk financing optimization in Agriculture?
  • Towards a risk free farming business in South Africa
  • Business Skills and Incubation for Agriculture



  • Agribusiness
  • Agriculture Insurance
  • Commercial Agriculture
  • Agriculture Business Development
  • Agriculture Underwriting
  • Agriculture Finance and Support
  • Agriculture Business Management
  • Agriculture Credit Analysis
  • Agriculture Investment Solutions
  • Agriculture Products and Markets
  • Insurance and Commercial Crops
  • Agriculture Business Banking
  • Crop and Livestock support



Click here for BROCHURE and REGISTRAITION form

Check the attached brochure for more information and complete the registration form (also attached) should you wish to attend the conference. Email the form to or to


Kind regards,


Naison Chilenge


Project Manager: 2nd Annual Agriculture Insurance & Support  Conference

Tel: +27 11 039 8355

Mobile: +27 72 388 4899


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CIGR 2018 
Elexus Resort Hotel - Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus // 22-25 April 2018

 Online registration and abstract submission are available at the Congress website (
Complete your registration with early bird registration fees and submit your abstract!

Please visit the Congress website for further details about the Congress.
You can also contact the Congress Secretariat via for any queries you may have. 

SAIAE Symposium 2016
5 – 8 September 2016

Berg & Dal Rest Camp, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga




17-18 February 2016


ARC – Institute for Agricultural Engineering, Pretoria

Course description                                                                           

Energy is the lifeblood of worldwide economic and social development. When considering the current status of global energy shortages and the emphasis on reducing CO2 emissions, the adoption of alternative energy generation methods at all levels of the South African economy can play an important role. Renewable energy technologies are without a doubt the means to support future economic development and satisfy energy demands.


Although South Africa is known not to be particularly endowed with the best hydropower conditions as elsewhere in Africa and the world, there are hydropower opportunities that can be developed within existing water infrastructure (such as dams, canals, transfer schemes, water treatment works, waste water treatment works, water distribution systems and bulk pipelines).


This hydropower short course aims to contribute to sustainable development of hydropower resources. Participants will be provided with updated knowledge of the fundamentals of hydropower resource development. Both theoretical and practical issues will allow attendees to effectively identify and manage the development of these energy resources (conventional and unconventional). The presenters have successfully analysed and developed hydropower plants and want to share these experiences with others.


Main topics

·         Resource assessment for hydro power development

·         Existing developments and potential in South Africa

·         Features of a hydropower scheme

·         Hydropower options

·         Turbine technologies

·         Legislative and regulatory requirements in SA

·         Benefits (Financial, social, environmental)


What will you learn?

Course attendees will gain:

·         A detailed understanding of hydropower and where schemes can successfully be installed.

·         A clear appreciation of all the activities required to create a sustainable scheme.

·         The ability to judge which aspects you can do yourself and know the nature of assistance you need from others.

·         An understanding of how to estimate the costs and income.

·         Differentiate and define the skills required to undertake a hydro power project.


Target group

The short course is aimed at engineers and technicians from consulting firms, government departments, water user associations, local authorities, water utilities, private entrepreneurs, and enthusiastic renewable energy developers.


Course cost: R3500 per person

(Registration form: Click HERE to download)

(Brochure: Click HERE to download)


Boeboe Neethling

Business Manager

 South African Institute of Agricultural Engineers

  Suid Afrikaanse Instituut van Landbou Ingenieurs


Tel: (012) 842 4000

Fax: (086) 293 9918

Cell: 072 928 3628





Winners of the 2014/2015 National Science and Technology Forum Awards, in partnership with South32

The 17th National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards gala dinner, in partnership with South32, was held in Gauteng on Thursday, 9 July 2015. Contributions to excellence in science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI) were presented by the patron of the awards, Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor. The NSTF Awards are the largest SETI awards in SA.

SETI is a catalyst for growth and change. It brings about new solutions, processes, products and industries. It drives social change and affects SA’s economy. SETI has a multi-dimensional impact, from poverty upliftment and medical innovation to astronomy and ICT. It’s used to fight the challenges in Africa and shape a future of global competitiveness. And it all begins with highly skilled human capital.

Click on the following link to see the 2014/15 winners who received an NSTF award for an outstanding contribution to SETI.


March 2015 Invite for public comment NRS


Invite for public comment NRS : PDF 


3 - 7 Movember 2014 MSC Opera with our SAIAE Simposium




27 Febuarie 2014 ARC-IAE, Silverton, Pretoria.

For the program in pdf Click here


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