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SARPA CONVENTION 2021 REGISTRATION FEES: 

Members:  R5000.00
Non-members:  R6500.00

Please note that due to Covid-19 the 2020 Annual SARPA Convention was postponed to early 2021.

Presentations & Papers
Our Association will be holding its 24th Annual Convention from 4 – 5 March 2021 at the Het Vlock Casteel, Riebeeck Kasteel in Western Cape, proudly hosted by Swartland Local Municipality. 

Revenue protection service providers have always played a significant role in equipping our members with insight.  The convention aims to share information and knowledge between role-players in the revenue protection environment and to equip our members’ utilities to minimise revenue losses.  

Every year more and more Municipal Managers, Chief Financial Officers, Councillors, Electrical, Civil and Water Engineers, SAPS, International Utilities and State Utilities attend the SARPA Convention on the basis that it is the only forum in Africa that focuses on a holistic approach to securing the income of your council or utility for services provided to the public as well as the minimizing of non-technical losses and prevention of infrastructure theft and vandalism.

The theme for the convention is: 

HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY FOR REVENUE PROTECTION

The following are some of the areas that will be addressed during the convention: 

•Benefits of investing in AI / ML 
•Data Management Systems
•Revenue enhancement systems
•Revenue Recovery tools
•Cyber Security solutions
•New metering Technologies
•Legal Briefs and Policing
•Case Studies and best practices
•Infrastructure crime counter measures 

Presentation of papers should be no more than 20 minutes long, with 10 minutes reserved for questions and comments from the floor.

Papers based on significant research or practical case study material will be given preference. Commercial content is not permissible, except where a new technology, system or an innovation is introduced. Commercial papers should indicate that the subject is a new innovation or technology. Legal issues are always popular and case studies detailing successful litigation and enforcement strategies will be welcomed.

Feedback on papers presented at previous SARPA Conventions is also welcome. You may also propose a paper by someone else whom you believe has a valuable contribution.

Proposals for papers to be presented at the SARPA Convention must be submitted online by no later than 1 FEBRUARY 2021.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL

Our Association hosted its 23rd Annual Convention from 22 to 23 August 2019 in Plettenberg Bay at the Piesang Valley Community Hall, proudly hosted by Bitou Local Municipality. Please see the links below for last year's presentations and presentations.

Presentations

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Community Development

Community Development

SARPA and Bitou Local Municipality are supporting VK Innovations this year which is a social enterprise that works with between 55-65 women and kids in the township of Khayelitsha, Cape Town in an effort to create employment and social empowerment, as well as contribute towards keeping children in school.

The children are trained to do cultural singing and dancing which helps them earn money for school stationary and sanitary wear for young girls.  The organisation also assists these children by teaching them how to perform academically and guiding them to focus and obtain good grades in school as well as good behavior through close mentorship.

All of their products are hand-made by women-run co-ops, which means that every purchase of a VK Innovations product directly translates into work for women in townships, and materials are ethically sourced.  Their products provide sustainability, fair trade and social empowerment.

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