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CoSAAMI 2021

18 – 22 October 2021

The Conference of the South African Advanced Materials Initiative (CoSAAMI) will take place via a virtual interactive conference this October.

The theme of the 2021 Conference is Materials Science for the Industrialisation of South Africa.

Topics include the following:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Design and Simulation
  • Computational & Data Driven Modelling
  • Materials for Extreme Environments
  • Plasma & High-Temperature Technology
  • Political Economy of Materials Science
  • Metallic Materials
  • Ceramic Composites
  • Nuclear Materials
  • Nano Materials
  • Novel Energy Materials
  • Polymeric Material
For more information about the conference, please visit

2nd Intra-African
Trade Fair 2021

08 – 14 December 2021

Introduce your products and services to the rest of the African continent and beyond. The dtic invites South African manufacturers and service providers to exhibit at the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) taking place from 08 – 14 December 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda. More information can be obtained on

The IATF provides a strategic platform to access an integrated African market of over one billion people with a GDP of US$2.5 trillion, joined together by the African Continental Free Trade Area.

the dtic will offer the following financial support to qualifying firms:

  • Exhibition space and booth rental costs.
  • Freight forwarding of display material
  • Air travel assistance up to R17,000.00 (SMME and BOE only)
  • Daily subsistence allowance of R3,000.00 per day (SMME and BOE only)
Below please find the necessary forms required for assistance from the dtic:
For those Members wishing to be represented by AFSA, please indicate your intention by close of business on the 11th of June 2021 by contacting Antoonette Hearns on +27 11 455 5553 or emailing her at