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  UP COMING EVENT       " SACIA CONFERENCE AND AGM " 10 August 2017

Mission


To promote the interests of the crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) products industry in South Africa.


Constitution of SA Crocodile Industry Association 2015

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MISSION

  • 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.

PURPOSE

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.

MEMBERSHIP

SACIA has four categories of members representing the entire value chain of the industry including:

  • Producers
  • Tanners
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • 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.

EVENT

GENERAL MEETINGS


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
19h00 Braai
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
17h00 COCKTAILS

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