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SASM 2023

Annual General Meeting

20 September 2023

Dear members of the South African Society for Microbiology (SASM),

On behalf of the SASM Council, it is with great pleasure that I extend an invitation to you for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Wednesday, 20 September 2023 in Stellenbosch.

The AGM is a vital opportunity for all members to actively participate in SASM’s governance, and your attendance and contributions will be highly valued. Please find below the official agenda for your consideration:

Please find attached the AGM Agenda

Urgent action points for your consideration:

1. We invite nominations for the following vacant council member positions:

  • President: Nominations are sought for the position of President, the primary spokesperson for SASM.
  • Vice-President: Nominations are invited for the role of Vice-President to assist the President in their duties.
  • Secretary: We are accepting nominations for the Secretary position, responsible for managing correspondence and records.
  • Publication Secretary: We are accepting nominations for the Publication Secretary responsible for SASM communication via the website and social media.
  • Additional Members: Nominations are welcome for additional council members to serve in various capacities.

2. Bids for Hosting the Biennial SASM Congress in 2025:

  • Submission of Proposals: Institutions are kindly requested to submit their bids for hosting the next Biennial SASM Congress.

Instructions for Submissions:

Nominations and bids should be submitted to the SASM Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by no later than Monday, 11 September 2023.

Your participation in these matters is instrumental in shaping the future direction of our society. Together, we can continue to foster a vibrant and impactful community dedicated to advancing microbiology in South Africa.

We look forward to your attendance and active participation at the AGM.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Heinrich Volschenk

SASM President

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