Symposium 2024

The 15th Southern African Plant Breeders’ Association Symposium

The Southern African Plant Breeding Association (SAPBA) is delighted to announce the 15th SAPBA Symposium titled “Sustainability.” This symposium is scheduled to take place from March 11th  to 13th, 2024, at the enchanting Monte Bello Estate, located near Bloemfontein. This venue will be host to both the academic programme as well as the gala dinner.

Registration fees

Symposium registration fees are as follows:
The symposium fees cover the full 2.5-day package including, lunches, coffee/tee breaks as well as the gala dinner.

  • Non-member (R4500.00)
  • Full-member (R3470.00)
  • Student member (R3235.00)
  • Student non-member (R3650.00)

NOTE: Accommodation is NOT included in the symposium package, and should be arranged by each delegate or his/her organization. See the accommodation section below for possible options.

Membership Sign Ups

Membership fees for 2024/2025 are as follows:

  • Full membership (R530)
  • Student membership (R265)


We invite you to submit abstracts for both oral and poster presentations. The deadline for abstract submission is as follows:

  • 11 December 2023, for oral presentation.
  • 11 January 2024, for poster presentations.

Please note that all abstracts submitted for oral presentations will also be considered for posters if the oral submission is unsuccessful.