Eastern Cape SASAS Branch

WELCOME TO THE EASTERN CAPE SAS BRANCH

 

  EC SASAS BRANCH LAUNCHED

At the recent launch of the EC SASAS Branch students who received awards posed for a photo with the newly elected Branch Chairman (centre) Dr Monde Maphekula. On the left, Ms. Adia-En-Michelle Dokora (Awarded the Outstanding Academic Achievement for the year 2013) and on the right, Ms. ZimkhithaSoji (Awarded thePost Graduate Merit Bursary for the year 2013). The awards were presented to them by Prof Voster Muchenje, council member of SASAS, and Dr Jean Rust.

                                                    

HISTORIC RE-LAUNCH OF THE EASTERN CAPE SASAS BRANCH
The 21st of May 2014 saw the historic re-establishment of the Eastern Cape branch of the South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS), hosted by the University of Fort Hare. It has always been on the agenda of the National SASAS council to establish an Eastern Cape branch and interested people from as far as Grootfontein attended the historic re-launch of the branch. A total of 55 individuals were in attendance. The Branch had not been in existence for the past 23 years due to various challenges.

The meeting was called by Ms Ntosh Faku, an Animal Scientist with the Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform in East London and it was chaired by Dr Jean Rust, a senior researcher with Dohne Research Station.

The proceedings started with a brief background on the challenges and work done by the Interim committee that successfully hosted the SASAS Congress in East London in 2012.  Professor Voster Muchenje, who is a member of the SASAS Council, gave a brief input from Council’s side. He informed the meeting that the formation of the EC Branch had been on the Agenda for the past 3 years at every council meeting and the Council fully supports the formation of the branch. He touched on the Interim committee that hosted the SASAS congress 2 years ago and thanked them for the job well done. He emphasised the need for community, farmer and industry engagement since 25% of all livestock in the country is found in the Eastern Cape and there is no SASAS branch to help coordinate and promote active participation between these structures.

With numerous suggestions, all individuals present proposed the following yearly activities; an Industry Day, mini-symposia, annual congress, quarterly visits to industry and farmers and participation in farmers’ days in order to increase more interaction between industry, farmers, government, students at tertiary institutions and the newly formed branch.

Under the guidance of Professor Muchenje, a new committee was elected following the Rules and Regulations of the Society. The people in the above table  were chosen into office.  The seat for Sponsorship and Marketing is still vacant.

The chairman shortly addressed the meeting and Dr Rust thanked those present and especially Ms Faku for her initiative.

                                                                                  People at the meeting

 

SASAS EASTERN CAPE BRANCH COMMITTEE.

The following members were elected to the Committee and they could be contacted for further information:

Portfolio

Names

Email address

Contact details

Chairperson

Livestock Scientific Manager:Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute(GADI), Middleburg

Dr Monde Maphekula

MondeM@daff.gov.za/ mapekulam@gmail.com

 

Tel:  049 8026654

Fax: 0862078793

Mobile:+27 738114927

Vice chairperson

Senior Lecturer:
Faculty of Science & Agriculture -
Dept. of Livestock& Pasture Science
University of Fort Hare, Alice

Dr Viola
Maphosa

viola.maphosa4@gmail.com/
vmaphosa@ufh.ac.za

 

Tel:0406022101

Fax: 0866222581

Mobile: +27 732435614/

               +27 791694205

Treasurer

Animal Scientist: Dohne Agricultural Development Institute,Stutterheim

Dr Jean
Rust

jean.rust@gmail.com

Tel: 043 683 5467

Fax:0866900269

Mobile:082 041 7647

Secretary

Animal Scientist: Department of Rural Development&Agrarian Reform, East London

Ms Ntombekhaya
Faku

ntoshfaku@hotmail.com/

ntombekhaya.faku@drdar.

gov.za

Tel: 043 706 8746/3

Fax:0437431920

Mobile:+27 82303 8866

 

Student

PhD Candidate- Meat Science & Task-on-Time Lecturer

Mr Carlos
Nantapo

cnantapo@ufh.ac.za/
nantapocarlos@gmail.com

Tel:+27 83 352 2475

Fax:

Student

PhD Agriculture student (Animal Science)

 

Ms Yonela
Njisane

yznjisane@gmail.com/

200704063@ufh.ac.za

 

 

 

Tel:+27 733667601/
+27 818477075

Fax:

 

Sponsorship and Marketing  Vacant    

 

 

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