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Welcome to SACI 2018

On behalf of the SACI North Section, I wish to invite you to the 43rd National Convention of the South African Chemical Institute to be held from the 2nd to 7th December 2018 at the CSIR-ICC in Pretoria, Capital City of South Africa.

The Theme of this edition of National Convention is “Chemistry for a sustainable African economy”. We are expecting 500 delegates from Africa at large and abroad. We are expecting a total of at least 100 stimulating talks from thirteen divisions of chemistry, namely:- Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, Industrial, Physical, Environmental, Green, Chemical Education, Chromatography, Electrochemistry, Molecular Modelling, ThermSA and Mass Spectrometry to be delivered during this five day edition.  We hope and trust that the conference will catalyse fruitful scientific discussions and nourish the development of new research ideas.

Conferece Chair

Dr Richard Mampa

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Organising Committee:

Richard Mampa


Simon Mnyakeni Moleele

Deputy Chairperson

Mmalewane Modibedi


Laila Smith

Secretariat and Conference website

Comfort Nkambule 

Scientific committee coordinator

Neil Coville

Technical advisor

National Scientific Committee Members

Analytical Chemistry

Mathew Nindi

Chemical Education

Hellen Drummond 

Chromatography (ChromSA)

Wiana Louw 


Priscilla Baker

Environmental Chemistry 

Okechukwu Okonkwo

Mass Spectrometry (SAAMS)

Duncan Cromarty

Industrial Chemistry

Michael Booth  

Inorganic Chemistry 

Tim Egan 

Molecular Modelling 

Cornelia van Sittert

Organic Chemistry

Ivan Green

Green Chemistry

Rosalyn Klein 


Liezel van der Merwe