SYMPOSIUM

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 info@heritagesa.org

Previous hosts

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

 

1996 – Worcester  .  1997 – Colesberg

1998 – Colesberg  .  1999 –Pretoria

2000 – Stellenbosch  .  2001 – Graaff-Reinet

2002  – Paarl  .  2003 – Mossel Bay

2004 – Potchefstroom . 2005 – Middelburg

2006 – Swellendam  .  2007 – Prince Albert

2008 – Port Elizabeth  .  2009 – Cape Town

2010 –Graaff-Reinet  .  2011 – Johannesburg

2012 – Paarl  .  2013 – Potchefstroom

2014 – Richmond  .  2015 –Clanwilliam

2016 – Genadendal  .  2017 – Heidelberg

2018 – Barberton