SAFA Symposium 2017


The 2017 annual symposium was held on Thursday, 25 May 2017 at Protea Hotel By Marroitt OR Tambo in the East Rand. 

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Should you require further details please do not hesitate to contact Melindi Bosch from the SAFA Secretariat on 011061500 or email at




Members:  R3200.00
Non-members:  R3400.00

Team Special (10 delegates):

Members:  R20 000.00
Non-members:  R25 000.00 


Cancellation Fee: Please note that the full convention fee will be charged to members and none members if registration is not cancelled 7 days prior to the convention or if the delegate is a no-show at the convention.

Please note that online registration has now closed but you
can still register at the venue on the day.


Informal exhibition stands will again be available at the symposium this year. Each exhibitor will be provided with a trestle table, table cloth and two chairs in a 3m x 3m floor space, power point can be arranged on request.

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: R3200.00
Non-members: R4400.00
Exhibitors: R1100 .00

Note: At least one delegate must register and pay to attend the symposium, further delegates manning the stands only will be charged R1100.00, exhibitors will not be allowed access to the symposium hall.


CCG is the largest manufacturer of cable glands in the Southern hemisphere, is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 listed with UL USA and quality audited by ATEX, ABS USA, DNV, Australian Standards, the IEC, INMETRO, EAC and the SABS. Its range of cable glands, junction boxes, thread adaptors and reducers are certified to Australian, British, Brazilian, European, Russian, South African and IEC standards where applicable. By placing emphasis on the users input to enhance design innovation and together with a policy of "Built in Safety™", discerning engineers world-wide have recognized the safety advantages that the Captive Component Gland™ offers, especially for installation in safety critical hazardous areas installations.  

This design innovation has resulted in CCG recently winning the “Best User Application” award for its revolutionary QuickStop Ex Injection Resin Barrier Gland at the Hazard Ex conference in the UK. The QuickStop Barrier Gland has fast become the preferred barrier gland for use in hazardous areas worldwide, with notable users being amongst others, SASOL, Saudi Aramco, Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips, Shell, Chevron, Qatar Petroleum, and British Gas.



R. STAHL - an international technology company

R. STAHL - the explosion protection experts. We, as a Group operating internationally, lead the way in this technology. With our range of products covering explosion protected switches, pushbuttons and light fittings through controls to complex systems, we are the only manufacturer able to offer the entire range of different explosion protection methods (types of protection). Our subsidiaries in 20 countries can ensure you full-coverage sales services and international project handling.



Extech are hazardous area specialists representing several world leading companies in Sub Saharan Africa. MTL, Beka Associates, Extronics, MercuryHMI, AEGEx, BCom, CorDEX & XPlore Technologies.

Traditionally offering MTL Intrinsically Safe Zener Barriers and Galvanic Isolators, HART, Fieldbus, Surge Protection, Beka Displays, Indicators, Sounders, Beacons and Lamps, Extech also offer Industrial networking, Security and Industrial Wireless Networks for hazardous areas. Access Points for zone 1 surface industries and M1 (Zone 0) CISCO Access Point for underground coal mining. Applications include CCTV, RFid tracking, Access Control & communications.

We have mobile devices including Intrinsically Safe & Flameproof Cameras (incl. Infra Red), Rugged IS Smartphones & tablets (Android & Windows), Bluetooth Barcode scanners and RFID Readers.



HAZLETON PUMPS proudly designed, developed and manufactured the HIPPO Medium/High Voltage Submersible Slurry Pump Range in South Africa. The first pumps worldwide to comply with flameproof regulations, safe to be used submersed under liquid in areas where methane gas is present and now also fitted with an additional specialised safety feature – the patented Vacuum Protection for Electrical Enclosures – making the pumps more safe than ever!



At Kama Industries we specialise in the design, development and manufacture of high performance audible and visual signalling devices for commercial, aviation, industrial, marine and hazardous location. We have been manufacturing since 1989 and our products are distributed to Australia, Russia, Europe & South America.

In addition to internal testing our products are assessed and certified by leading independent quality assessors and certification organisations around the world for conformity and compliance. Our Banshee explosion protected equipment are IECEx certified, aimed at fulfilling international requirements for Ex equipment, used in hazardous environments. The IECEx system ensures that manufacturers produce equipment to the highest quality, by conforming to international standards and quality systems. Clientele both local and international can have the confidence that Kam produces a product of exceptional quality, with an appropriate Mark Scheme and ISO 9001 certified quality management system.

All our employees have extensive experience in the Audible & Visual alarm industry. We offer a variety of services to assist our customers with on-site assessments & product selection. Our products come with a standard 2 year guarantee and a 5 year product guarantee on E2S range.


MASC was established in October 2008 and in this time obtained accreditation from the Department of Minerals and Resources, SANAS and Department of Labor as well as International IECEx Accreditation.

MASC’s facility covers over 700m². MASC is a level 4 BBBEE* approved company. MASC has a workforce of 21 employees and is the only International (IECEx) accredited Certification Body and Test Laboratory in Africa. MASC covers most disciplines in the Ex field with full accreditation. The personnel of MASC commits to professional conduct and practice, effective and efficient test and assessment results, as well as a high level of quality in all activities.



Hazardous, Industrial and commercial lighting manufacturers Nordland Lighting, based in Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa started out in 1967 as a luminaire importer but it soon became a local manufacturer instead. Today, the company produces and exports a large range of luminaires that includes hazardous and non-hazardous areas. Close co-operation with the SABS ensures compliance with relevant specifications and the company is a permit mark holder for its entire range of Ex lighting products. Products for non-hazardous applications comply with SANS/IEC 60598, as well as Accredited ISO 9001:2015.

Great care taken at the design stages of the various light fitting ranges ensures that these luminaires are sufficiently robust to meet the requirements of the mining and other industries in Africa, yet acceptable internationally. Years of experience in engineering allows Nordland Lighting to design, manufacture and supply the best possible solution for each specific application through HID or LED technology.



Pepperl+Fuchs is a leading supplier of automation equipment for a wide range of industries and has been associated with safety in hazardous areas for decades. Our deep expertise enables us to offer a complete range of automation solutions for the process automation industry.

The product portfolio includes intrinsic safety isolators, Zener barriers, signal conditioners, fieldbus technology, Remote I/O, HART interfaces, level measurement, purge & pressurization systems, Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) for hazardous environments, custom cabinets, and junction boxes.



Established in 1948 by George “Monty” Pratley, the Pratley group of companies rests on a foundation of research and innovation. The group, drawing from 65 years of experience, has filed over 350 patents worldwide and is involved in the manufacturing and marketing of brand leading electrical cable termination products. With expertise of over 200 employees, we pride ourselves in the production of highly innovative electrical cable glands, electrical junction boxes and related accessories. Those variants for use in hazardous locations comply with international IEC-Ex Standards for Ex n, Ex e and Ex d explosion protected equipment. Many Pratley cable glands and boxes also comply with the European ATEX directive. Our market leading electrical products serve the industrial, mining, construction, petrochemical and consumer markets in many countries around the globe. Pratley is also an ISO 9001:2008 accredited organization.


You will appreciate that arranging a symposium such as SAFA involves substantial costs and therefore the SAFA will again be calling on its members and supporters to sponsor items at the symposium to assist SAFA in making the 2017 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, as done in the past with some exciting branding ideas for organisations.

SAFA invites members to submit nominations for the 2017 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, 25 May 2017. 

The submission categories are:




-          PRESIDENT’S AWARDS   -


Closing date for submissions was Friday, 28 April 2017

A group booking at the Protea Hotel by Marriott O R Tambo Airport has been made for SAFA delegates at a discounted group rate of R1200.00 B & B.  Please quote reference number 1513701 when booking your accommodation to qualify for the discount.

Protea Hotel by Marriott O R Tambo
Airport Tel: (011) 977 2600