To promote the interests of the crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) products industry in South Africa.
Constitution of SA Crocodile Industry Association 2015
- To promote the interests of the crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) products industry in South Africa.
- To ensure the sustainable and ethical production of crocodile products harvested from the Nile Crocodile for commercial purposes.
- To collect and circulate market information and statistics.
The aim of SACIA is to promote and further the creation of a crocodile leather value chain within South Africa and in doing so improve and create, share and transfer knowledge and as such, SACIA needs an adequate framework to accomplish this, both internally and externally, and in a timely and effective manner.
SACIA has four categories of members representing the entire value chain of the industry including:
- and scientists
Each category of members will form a specialist group in SACIA, will equally be represented on the Management Committee of the Association and will organise themselves to best represent its respective members.
An Annual General Meeting of the members of the Association shall normally take place during April of each year but not later than December in each year. Notice of such meetings shall be by email to each member at his registered address at least 21 days before the date of the meeting.
UP COMING EVENT " SACIA CONFERENCE AND AGM MEETINGS "
|THEME||: CROCODILE FARMING IN SOUTH AFRICA - MEDIUM AND LONGER TERM PROSPECTS|
|DATE||: 10 & 11 August 2017|
|VENUE||: Willows Country Lodge, Lynnwood, Pretoria|
|THURSDAY 10 AUGUST 2017|
|Day Theme - Conditions and factors impacting on crocodile farming and the industry in South Africa|
|08h00 - 09h00||Registration|
|Session 1||Chair Howard Kelly|
|09h00 - 09h10||Opening of Conference - SACIA Chairman Gerry Swan|
|09h10 - 09h40||Exotic Leathers - The Challenges for SA Producers - Frik Kriek|
|09h40 - 10h10||Trade analysis of the supply and demand of crocodile skins and produce internationally and the impact of different species - Stefan van As|
|10h10 - 10h40||Lessons learnt and applied in Ostrich Industry - Piet Klein|
|10h40 - 11h10||Charters, Good Operating Practices and Certification of crocodile farms: International and National perspectives - Gerry Swan|
|11h10 - 11h30||Experiences of a young farmer entering the crocodile industry - Paul Bredenkamp|
|11h30 - 11h50||Grading and grading standards: recent conditions and practices affecting the quality of skins and grading practice, respectively - Trevor and James Kelly|
|11h50 - 12h00||Short break|
|12h00 - 13h00||Questions, Discussion and Resolutions|
|13h00 - 14h00||Lunch|
|Session 2||Chair Stefan van As|
|14h00 - 14h20||The supply of crocodile meat in SA and for export - Louis La Grange|
|14h20 - 14h40||The reliability of supply of chicken carcasses as a source of feed for crocodiles and the risk of the use of disease affected carcasses - Riana Durham|
|14h40 - 15h00||Animal Welfare Five Freedoms and application in crocodiles - Chris Foggin|
|15h00 - 15h20||Stocking densities and single pens - Jan Myburgh|
|15h20 - 15h50||Questions, Discussion and Resolutions|
|15h50 - 16h00||Refreshment Break|
|Session 3||Chair Connie du Toit|
|16h00 - 16h20||Feedback on regulatory developments - Gerry Swan|
|16h20 - 16h40||Feedback of CSG Working meeting held in Skukuza - Howard Kelly|
|16h40 - 17h00||Progress made by Exotic Leather SA - Nobri Booyzen|
|17h00 - 17h20||New Footwear and Leather Cluster and relationship with Exotic Leather SA - Ernest Heunis|
|17h20 - 17h30||Questions|
|FRIDAY 11 AUGUST 2017|
|Day Theme - Research, Conservation and General Matters|
|Session 1||Chair Danny Govender|
|08h30 - 08h45||Overview of Centre - Gerry Swan|
|08h45 - 09h05||Crocodile Health, Welfare and Production - Jan Myburgh|
|09h05 - 09h25||Exotic Leather Marketing and Trade - Elmarie de Klerk|
|09h25 - 09h45||Farm surveys and production output - Tahnee Carpenter and Gerry Swan|
|09h45 - 10h05||The egg An opportunity towards measuring fertility on commercial Nile crocodile farms in South Africa - Johan Nothling|
|10h05 - 10h25||Is a fat crocodile a heathy crocodile? - Thea Edwards|
|10h25 - 10h35||Questions|
|10h35 - 10h50||Refreshments|
|Session 2||Chair Danie Pienaar|
|10h50 - 11h20||Wild Nile crocodile populations in the Mpumalanga province: Are we missing something that we should know? - Hannes Botha (Provinces) and Danny Govender (KNP)|
|11h20 - 11h40||Can wild Nile crocodiles and people co-exist - Xander Combrink|
|11h40 - 12h00||Non-invasive monitoring of stress hormones in captive and wild Nile crocodiles - Pete Laver/Andre Ganswindt|
|12h00 - 12h20||Transformation - challenges and opportunities - Robert Reader|
|12h20 - 12h40||NSPCA - issues of importance noted during inspections - Nazareth Apalsamy|
|12h40 - 12h50||Questions|
|12h50 - 13h00||CLOSING|
|13h00 - 14h00||Lunch|
|14h00 - 17h00||AGM|