The 94 th  SASTA Congress took place at the ICC, Durban from  16 – 18 August 2022.
Congress content is being retained on this page for information purposes.

Tracking the status of SASTA Congress 2022

Find notices and relevant information regarding the upcoming/current SASTA 2022 Congress. Newsletters, programmes and important event information for attendees and authors will be updated as they become available.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr Imtiaz Sooliman

SASTA is proud to announce that the Keynote Speaker. at the 2022 Congress will be the founder of the Gift of the Givers Foundation, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman,

Dr Sooliman founded the Gift of the Givers Foundation in 1992. Since its inception, the foundation has been responsible for providing life-saving goods and on-the-ground support (collectively valued at R2.3 billion) to people in more than 43 countries across the world, including South Africa. The foundation is the largest non-governmental disaster response organisation of African origin on the African continent. It unites people with a common vision to make a real and telling difference for the “Greater Good”.

Register for SASTA 2022, and be uplifted by the unconditional, humanitarian work done by Dr Sooliman and his foundation.


Register online here



The 94 th SASTA Congress will be held at the ICC, Durban from 16 – 18 August 2022.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions are due by 28 January 2022 and if accepted, the papers will be due for submission to SASTA in April 2022.

Papers can be submitted in the following categories:

Full-length papers, Review papers, Short Communications, Factory Operational papers, Posters, Commercial papers, Practical Success Stories

Please refer to the “Instructions to Authors 2022” available on this site.

Abstracts may be submitted online using the following link

or via the SASTA website

  For general queries regarding SASTA papers please contact the SASTA Administrator at .

For specific queries regarding the online submission process please contact:

Kerry Firmani: +27 31 368 8000

SASTA Council intends to host Congress 2022 as a face-to-face event subject to any Covid-19 restrictions. Any changes to Congress plans will be communicated as required.

29 JAN 2021

The  SASTA  CONGRESS 2021 is still happening…..….albeit a little differently. The Congress will be held this year as a virtual event. A Proceedings will be published and papers will be presented. The Abstract submission deadline has been extended until 8 February 2021.

SASTA will keep you updated as the plans for Congress 2021 develop.

Submit your Abstract now to be part of this unique event!

Abstracts may be submitted online using the  following  link or via the  SASTA  website  www. sasta .

For general queries please contact the  SASTA  Administrator at  sasta . For specific queries regarding the online submission process please contact Kerry Firmani: KerryF@   +27 31 368 8000.

30 NOVEMBER 2020

The 93rd SASTA Congress will be held at the ICC, Durban from
17-19 August 2021.
Please see our  call for abstracts .

1 MAY 2020


The 2020 SASTA Congress that was due to be held in August has been cancelled as a result of the current situation associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The SASTA Council wishes to thank everyone for their loyalty and ongoing support. The next SASTA Congress will be in 2021.
Congress 2020 information is being retained on this page for information purposes.

26 March 2020

Full Paper Submission Deadline Extended

Please note that the Full Paper Submission Deadline has been extended to 20 April 2020.
At this stage, a decision on the postponement or cancellation of the 2020 SASTA Congress is still pending. SASTA will be guided by ongoing developments and advice from the relevant authorities. All SASTA members will be kept updated.

29 January 2020

Abstract Submission Deadline Reminder

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13 January 2020

Reminder: Call for Abstracts

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13 December 2019

Reminder: Call for Abstracts

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26 November 2019

Abstract and Paper Submissions

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