Scientific Programme

DRAFT PROGRAMME:  This programme is subject to change.

DAY 1 – TUESDAY, 14 AUGUST 2018

DAY 1 – TUESDAY, 14 AUGUST 2018    |    DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY, 15 AUGUST 2018    |    DAY 3 – THURSDAY, 16 AUGUST 2018

07:30 – 18:00 Registration Registration Foyer
07:30 – 09:15 Arrival Tea / Coffee Exhibition Hall
09:15 – 10:25 Opening Session Chair: Gavin Smith Hall 4C, 5B
09:15 – 09:30 Welcome and awards presentation Gavin Smith, SASTA President
09:30 – 10:15 The Business of Disruption – the ripple effect of game changing technologies Bronwyn Williams, Trend Translator and Future Finance Specialist, Flux Trends
10:15 – 10:25 SASTA patron’s reply and vote of thanks SASTA Patron
10:25 – 11:00 Tea / Coffee Break Exhibition Hall
11:00 – 12:30 Plenary Session Chair: Carolyn Baker Hall 4C, 5B
11:00 – 11:25 Review of South African sugarcane production in the 2017/2018 season: Are we out of the woods? Singels Abraham, McFarlane SA, Nicholson RJ, Conlong DE, Sithole P and Titshall LW
11:25 – 11:50 Ninety-third annual review of the milling season in southern Africa (2017/2018) Madho Shaun, Essop R, Visram K, Davis SB and Bhyrodeyal L
11:50 – 12:10 The collaborative effort between Government and the Private Sector to reduce heavy vehicle overloading in the South African sugar industry – 2006 to 2017 Mashile Glantine K, Kadwa M, Lyne PWL and Giles RC
12:10 – 12:30 Sugarcane productivity and water use in South Africa under a future climate: What can we expect? Singels Abraham, Jones MR and Lumsden TG
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break Exhibition Hall
13:30 – 16:30 Joint session: Dextransformation – the Whole Picture Chair: Adey Wynne Hall 4C, 5B
Raw sugar exports Judith Wilson
SMRI Sanet Nel
Rossburgh Central Refinery Duran Ogle
Noodsberg Back-End Refinery Musthakeem Kader
Sezela Raw Sugar Mill Phindile Miya
SASRI Derek Watt
Cane Supply Management Ant Edmonds
Cane Supply Management
16:30 – 18:30 Meet and Greet Exhibition Hall