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Stay Connected, Stay Positive

30 November 2020

The further extension of the Disaster Management Act, until the 15 November 2020, indicates that the current status of operation in accordance with Alert Level 1 Regulations remains in place for our industry. It also calls for the Business Events industry to continue to respond with resilience and kindness. Our industry’s ability to adapt with the highest health and safety standards and innovations so events can resume safely, should be commended.

We have faced major challenges, and as we head into the last few months of 2020. It is now even more important for us to work together, stay positive, and actively work towards recovery. SAACI will continue work with our alliances and networks to force government to support our sector further.

Back to Business:

The industry is slowly working and understanding how we get back to business, and members are working hard behind the scenes to support clients for this return to business. The Events Safety Guidelines remains a core planning document, which demonstrates adherence to Government and public health guidance.  We continue to encourage members, and the Business Events Sector, to carry out risk assessments and have the required processes in place prior, during and post events. This approach gives a ring of confidence that the industry is ensuring the highest standard of new safety and operational procedures.

Staying connected:

It is important to remain connected, and what better way than joining us on Thursday, 22 October 2020 for the National SAACI Hybrid Annual General Meeting at 16h30, please register and RSVP by e-mailing Alshanthe Smith at

Kindly indicate the following on your RSVP:

  • Company Name
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Surname
  • Contact Email Address
  • Voting Member (Y/N)
  • Attendance: (In Person / Virtual)
  • If in Person, please indicate Region: (Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape).

Venues for the various regions are as follows:

  • Eastern Cape – B and E Conference Centre
  • Gauteng – CSIR International Convention Centre
  • KwaZulu Natal – Olive Convention Centre
  • Western Cape – The Westin Cape Town

Upon receipt of the attendance indication, attendees will receive the login information during the course of next week.

To download a copy of the audited annual financial statements for the year ended 29 February 2020 please click here.

The Agenda for the 27th Annual General Meeting to be held on 22 October 2020 can be downloaded here.

Minutes of the 26th Annual General Meeting held on Monday, 29 July 2019 at the Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Hotel, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa can be downloaded here.

Proxies Members who are unable to attend are request to fill in the attached Proxy form and return to Alshanthe – by 12:00 on Thursday, 15 October 2020.

Stay Safe,

SAACI National Team