The 10th South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) North student-industry day anniversary celebrations were held at the University of Pretoria (UP). At the same occasion the Animal and Wildlife Science/ Vee en Wildkunde in cooperation with the Center of Wildlife Management department was celebrating 100 years of producing excellent Animal Scientists. Thus, the day was filled with an atmosphere of reflections, encouragements and most of all celebrations of the many milestones overcome by both the department and the SASAS student-industry day.
The call for abstracts and invitations to honorable guests was sounded and Animal Science enthusiasts responded. Under the theme “Golden Innovations for Sustainable Animal Agriculture” we are sure to be challenged to think beyond the survival of our generation with the hope that post congress conversations will be centered on sustainable innovation.
Retha Annette Engels from Stellenbosch University is another recipient of the South African Society of Animal Science (SASAS) Student Postgraduate Merit Awards for exceptional academic achievement in Animal Science during their undergraduate studies at any South African university. She is currently enrolled for an MSc degree in Animal Science and gladly shares her journey to excellence with us.
Reaching new frontiers, #Big6
The SASAS Merit award awarded by the president of the society, seeks to acknowledge “Brilliant young stars” who during their undergraduate studies at any South African university, rose against all odds and came out top of their class. This year a young man from the University of Fort Hare will be receiving this very award.
The Africa Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) held its 11th annual conference from the 13th to the 14th of March 2017 at the Birchwood hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference was co-hosted by the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) together with the University of Fort Hare. The theme was: “Re-imagining Leadership and Gender for Sustainable Development”.
Developing African leaders
The 50 “Golden” SASAS congress in September 2017 in Port Elizabeth
I trust this email finds you well. I am a graduate within the Animal Science field and have been to one of the SASAS Congresses, such an amazing event that brings students and Animal Science professionals together.
University of Fort Hare - Stellenbosch collaboration
In the beginning…
The 5th Biennial Ruforum conference held from the 17th to the 21st of October was the first of its kind on South African soil. The conference took place at Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town and was hosted by the University of Stellenbosch and the Agricultural Research Council. This year’s theme was Linking Agricultural Universities with Civil society, the Private Sector, Governments and other stake holders in support of Agricultural Development in Africa.