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Cancellation of the Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics (SAIP2020) and related activities: In respect of COVID-19: Responsible prevention

As we continue to monitor the ongoing developments related to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), our priority is to approach the situation with extreme caution to ensure the health and safety of our employees, members and stakeholders.

In view of these developments, on behalf of the Council of SAIP, we hereby wish to announce the cancellation of the Annual Conference of the SAIP (29 June – 03 July 2020), SAIP Teacher Development (23-25 March 2020), SAIP participation at Scifest 2020.

The current situation has affected not only SAIP2020 but several other upcoming SAIP events that were in the pipeline for this year.  In order to reduce exposure and risk;

·   We have ceased events that require face to face interactions;

·   We have ceased events that require international and domestic travel.

We have geared the SAIP office to support our activities and membership through the technology such as video conferencing (Skype or Zoom) to meet remotely to maintain “social distancing”.

The spread of Covid-19 can be controlled by each and every one of us by acting responsibly and following the guidelines as provided by the World Health Organisation.

We will keep you informed when the situation improves and is conducive for us to proceed with our face-to-face meetings, outreach activities, workshops and conferences.

Wishing you all of the best, take care and be safe.

Professor Deena Naidoo

SAIP President


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