Once a year, the Heritage Association of South Africa hosts its annual symposium in a city, town or village. The gathering is HASA’s most prestigious annual event. Over three to four days, heritage activists and professionals from around the country network, share the latest knowledge, discuss pertinent issues facing the sector and highlight conservation challenges in particular communities.
During the Annual General Meeting, HASA affiliates report back on their activities over the past year while current council members report on HASA activities and progress made on specific issues.
The symposium culminates in the annual Simon van der Stel award dinner when HASA presents its annual awards for outstanding conservation work in South Africa.
During the three days of jam-packed activities, tours, traditional food, local arts, crafts and culture are on offer to delegates and visitors.
To suggest a symposium host community, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
|2002 – Paarl||2012 – Paarl|
|2003 – Mossel Bay||2013 – Potchefstroom|
|2004 – Potchefstroom||2014 – Richmond|
|2005 – Middelburg||2015 – Clanwilliam|
|2006 – Swellendam||2016 – Genadendal|
|2007 – Prince Albert||2017 – Heidelberg|
|2008 – Port Elizabeth||2018 – Barberton|
|2009 – Cape Town||2019 – Tulbagh|
|2010 – Graaff-Reinet||2021 – Swellendam|
|2011 – Johannesburg||2022 – Hartbeespoort|