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The 2019 SASTA Annual General Meeting

Speakers: Dr Neil Miles, Dr Carolyn Baker and Warren Lawlor.
Highlight: Handing over SASTA Presidency from Gavin Smith to Shaun Madho

The SASTA 2019 AGM was held at Kingfisher Lodge in October this year. The meeting was a great opportunity to reflect on the 2019 conference and the valuable feedback we received from delegates. This year’s agenda also included Guest Speakers who gave the audience a glimpse of their incredible experiences at this year’s International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT) conference. The speakers were Dr Neil Miles (winner of the 2018 SASTA Jubilee award, ex-SASRI Senior Soil Scientist), Dr Carolyn Baker (SASRI Director & SASTA Vice-President), Gavin Smith (RCL Processing Specialist & 2018 SASTA President) and Warren Lawlor (RCL Senior Manager: Projects & SASTA council member). Another highlight of the agenda was the handing over of the SASTA Presidency from Gavin Smith to Shaun Madho (SMRI Factory Support Division HOD).


One of the highlights of the event was the prize-giving to outstanding research presented at the 2019 conference.
Here is the list of winners:

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    KYNOCH AWARD & SASTA STUDENT PRIZE (AGRICULTURE): Wadzanai Mafunga
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    KYNOCH AWARD (HIGHLY COMMENDED): Louis Titshall
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    CECIL RENAUD AWARD: Neil Lecler
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    POSTER AWARD (AGRICULTURE): Peter Tweddle
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    POSTER AWARD (AGRICULTURE) HIGHLY COMMENDED: Prabashnie Ramouthar
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    ROBIN RENTON MEMORIAL AWARD: Philip Du Toit
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    TALBOT – CROSBIE AWARD: Kitty Foxon
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    CECIL-RENAUD PRIZE: Tanya Gounden
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    POSTER AWARD: Kim Booysen
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    STUDENT PRIZE: Prelene Naidoo