AUGUST 2015  


  • Membership matters
  • SABI Training
  • Branch meetings – election time
  • SABI Norms - updates
  • SABI Magazine
  • SABI Congress 2015
  • SABI KZN Branch Golf Day
  • Agri Mega Week 2015
  • African Farmers Workshop and Expo
  • SABI Website

Membership matters

Just a reminder that all membership fees must be paid in full by the end of December.
All members with outstanding fees will no longer be a member and enjoy the benefits of being a member of
SABI at the end of December 2015.

SABI Training

Are you on the look-out for training for you or your staff? 
Start planning your 2016 training now, and be ahead of the game with SABI Training.

The 2016 Training brochure will be available by the first week of December.  As soon as it is complete it will be available on

However, the year is still in progress and there are still courses available this year for you to choose from – like the System Evaluation and IrriMaker courses, taking place in Pretoria and Stellenbosch in September and October.

For more information visit or contact Amanda Willemse ( or
Annemarie van der Westhuizen (

Branch meetings – election time

The last SABI branch meetings for 2015 will take place during September/October.  Please do make an effort to attend as new branch chairman will be nominated and elected for the 2016-2017 term during this time. Make sure you have a say in the process at the meeting or via email. Contact your Branch Chairperson for more information.

SABI Norms - updates

The SABI Norms will be updated in January 2016, please send your comments to
Isobel van der Stoep (

SABI Magazine

The SABI Magazine is seven-years-old and we are very proud of this product.

SABI magazine…
first edition seven years ago.
Current Edition


 Some advertisers have been present in every single edition since establishment.
We recently honoured them with a Certificate of Loyalty, which was presented
to them at the SABI Congress, they are:

Thanks to all who contribute to the SABI magazine by articles, advertising and subscriptions. We need you to make this magazine a success and help it grow – thanks again for your participation!

If you want to advertise in our next edition please contact Riana Lombard on or if you have news or articles contact Carol Posthumus on The theme for the next edition is rainwater harvesting, food gardens and vertical gardens.

SABI Congress 2015

The Congress – 40 years of Irrigation Development Quality through Innovation - was attended by 214 delegates and 23 exhibitors.  The 24 speakers gave good presentations over two-and-a-half days and the event was a great success.  At the gala dinner SABI presented a SABI Gold Medal to Jerry Rossiter, one of the founding members of SABI. Two SABI Silver Medals were presented, respectively to Corné Arlow and Dr Piet Nell.

SABI GM Riana Lombard says: “Thank you to everyone who attended the SABI Congress: sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, delegates and silent partners, who make this event a huge success. We are looking forward to seeing you all at the 2017 Congress taking place in the Western Cape.”

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SABI KZN Branch Golf Day

SABI KZN had a very successful golf day in June at the Simbithi Golf Club in Ballito.  The turn-out for the event was wonderful, and the KZN Branch had a festive day on the greens.

Huge thanks to all the sponsors, players and members who helped make the day so enjoyable.





Agri Mega Week 2015

Agri Mega Week 2015 will tell the world that Africa offers a viable and sustainable solution for global hunger and food shortages, say the organisers.

“The Agri Mega Week 2015 focus on Africa will manifest in congresses, indabas, product displays, marketing, training, research, skills development, demonstrations of production practises and production enhancing dynamic products and services.”

Agri Mega Week tickets for adults, pensioners and scholars are available at Computicket and at the gates during the event. Enquiries about participation, exhibition and visiting the expo may be directed to Pikkie Louw at or to Esther Möller at Call 028 424 2890 for more information.

African Farmers Workshop and Expo

The African Farmers Workshop and Expo will now be hosted at the Oakfield Farm on Beyers Naude in Muldersdrift, Gauteng.  The 5-year-old interactive agricultural show, which aims to promote and empower the emerging and small scale farmers of South Africa, will be take place on 18 - 20 August 2015.
For more information:

SABI Website

Please visit the SABI website on to catch up on the news, information and career information, we do advertise vacancies and other updates from time to time from the world of irrigation and water.


SABI, and 021 850 8220