GSSA Congress 2010
45th Annual GSSA Congress: Sustainable and adaptive practices in range and pasture systems, with an emphasis on arid regions
- Main Venue: The Tabernakel, Kimberley
- The Annual Congress will be hosted jointly by the North West and Northern Cape provinces in Kimberley, also known as the Diamond City, the capital city of the Northern Cape province. Not only is this area filled with historical attractions reaching right back to prehistoric fossil remains, but it is also surrounded by a landscape of stark contrasts from the Kalahari desert to the Orange River.
- Scientific Programme
- The main theme is Sustainable and adapative practices in range and pasture systems, with an emphasis on arid regions although a WIDE range of themes will be covered during the Congress. The final programme is now available to download.
- Keynote Speakers
- Venue Information
- The Congress will be held at the Tabernakel in Kimberley. Accommodation will not be included in the Congress package. However, we are organising a block booking at two hotels which are next to each other and close to the venue. All delegates are encouraged to stay at these venues to facilitate after hours Congress networking.
- Congress Tours
- The Northern Cape Tourism Authority have compiled several tour options for Congress delegates to choose from. There are a large variety of one day tours, as well as several three to four day options to choose from. In addition, Riaan Dames, North West Provincial Government: Department Agriculture, Conservation, Environment and Rural Development, will be leading a post-Congress tour, Extensive Rangeland Beef Prduction on the weekend following the Congress.
- Congress Fees
- Peter Edwards Award
- The Peter Edwards Award for the Best Conservation Farmer is presented each year to a land-user situated in the area in which the Congress is held. The Award is presented in recognition of the sound application and practise of the principles of range and forage science and conservation. The aim of the Award is to recognise top land-users in different areas of southern Africa and thereby encourage the wise use of natural resources.