The South African Flameproof Association (SAFA) is excited to announce that the 2019 annual symposium will be held on Thursday, 9 May 2019 at Carnival City Casino in Brakpan.

The theme of the symposium is ‘Ex IN ACTION’ and the aim is to share knowledge and information on explosion prevention. We invite persons and organisations that wish to present papers to submit a short synopsis for consideration.

Topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

    • Practical Examples: Mines
    • Practical Examples: Surface and Manufacturing
    • Test Methods
    • Classification: Group I, II and III
    • Initial Inspections
    • Maintenance
    • Area Classifications
    • Protection Concepts & EPL’s
    • Ex Marking
    • Designer Installation
    • SABS Work Groups Functionality
    • DME Regulator

Programme Coming Soon

Individual Registration (booked and paid by 15 March 2019):

Members: R3400.00
Non-members: R3600.00

Please click HERE to register

Team Special (10 delegates):

Members: R22 000.00
Non-members: R27 000.00

Please click HERE to register

Informal exhibition stands will again be available at the symposium this year.  Each exhibitor will be provided with a trestle table, table cloth, two chairs and a  power point can be arranged on request for your stand.

Exhibition stands will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, with the best positions allocated first.  Note that space is limited so don’t miss out, book your stand today!

Exhibition rates:

Members:  R4000.00

Non-members:  R5900.00

Exhibitors:  R1300 .00 (exhibitors will not be granted access to the symposium hall)

Note:  At least one delegate must register and pay to attend the symposium, further staff members manning the stands only will be charged R1300.00, other staff members (exhibitors only) will not be allowed access to the symposium hall.

Please click HERE to the exhibition registration form

You will appreciate that arranging a symposium such as this involves substantial costs, therefore the SAFA will again be calling on its members and supporters to sponsor items at the symposium to assist in making the 2019 symposium an unforgettable experience.

There are a variety of opportunities that can be sponsored or partially sponsored and effective coverage will be given to all sponsors at the symposium.

Please click HERE for the sponsorship opportunities list

Alternatively contact Melindi Bosch at the SAFA Secretariat on (011) 061 5000 or email for more information pertaining to the symposium.







A block booking has been made at The Carnival City Hotel and a discounted rate if available for SAFA delegates:-

Single Occupancy: R1553.00

Double Occupancy: R1728.00

Please book accommodation with Michelle Oostendorp and quote reference SAFA to qualify for the discount, contact details below:-


Tel: 011 898 7539

SAFA invites members to submit nominations for the 2019 Awards of Excellence.  All nominations received will be evaluated and the awards will be presented at the awards cocktail event which will be held directly after symposium closure on Thursday, 9 May 2019.

The submission categories are:


A product system or service which has made a significant contribution to safety in hazardous area environments

Please click here to submit your nomination



An innovative product or system for use in hazardous area environments

Please click here to submit your nomination



A company or corporate division that has provided excellent customer service in the sector over the last two years

Please click here to submit your nomination



Closing date for submissions is Friday, 26 April 2019, submit your nomination today!