HEFMA 2017

Pretoria, Gauteng
Tuesday, 17 October 2017





HEFMA 2017 Conference

17 - 19 October 2017


HEFMA 2017
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 08:00 -
Thursday, 19 October 2017 17:00 (Zimbabwe, South Africa Time)

University of Pretoria
012 420 4111
South Africa

Map and Directions

The Higher Education Facilities Management Association of Southern Africa (HEFMA) is an independent association of facilities managers operating in the higher education sector in the Southern African region by promoting excellence in the planning, construction, maintenance, operations and administration of educational facilities.

As part of HEFMA's services to its members, an annual conference is presented.

University of Pretoria’s Department of Facilities Management (UPFM) is the host of the 2017 annual HEFMA conference. UPFM is a multi-disciplinary department which has been positioned to coordinate all estate and facility related services at the University of Pretoria and to provide these services at the strategic, tactical and operational levels to the entire university community. In performing its task the Department of Facilities Management integrates the needs for facilities, services and infrastructure into a single, comprehensive facilities master plan to support the UP 2025 strategic plan which states that spatial infrastructure and physical facilities are central to providing the environment within which students and staff can excel to achieve the University’s academic mission.

Organising Committee
Prof Susan Adendorff  (Chair)                                      UPFM
Marcel Theron                                                                UPFM and HEFMA

Wessel Oosthuizen                                                        UPFM 
Aubrey Matthews                                                          UPFM
Ilze Ueckermann                                                            UPFM
Lovemore Nhlapo                                                          UPFM
Corne Slabbert                                                               UPFM
Cornelia Basson                                                             UPFM
Katrien Steyn                                                                  UPFM
Henry Holder                                                                  UPFM

Conference Organiser
Ms Thereza Botha                                                          TechnoScene (Pty) Ltd

There are various hotels and guest houses within walking distance of the main campus of UP. Please see the "Venue" page under "Accommodation" for more detail.

Please note:
Delegates have to book and pay their accommodation directly with the hotels or guest houses.

All fees will be charged in South African Rand (ZAR). Payments can be made by means of direct deposit into the conference account, or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express).       

Early Bird                       Standard                     Late                        
                                                                   (before 31 July 2017)           (1 - 31 August 2017)        (1 - 30 September 2017)

Conference fee: members                                        R 6 000                            R 6 500                              R 7 000
Conference fee: non-members                                R 6 500                            R 7 000                              R 7 500
Conference fee: one day only                                  R 3 000                            R 3 000                              R 3 000 

The conference fees includes admittance to all sessions, all conference material  refreshments during the conference breaks, lunches as well as all functions as per registration type, daily shuttles from specified hotels, campus tours and transport to functions.

Function fees for accompanying people:
Welcoming function (Monday 16 October)            R 250.00
Spitbraai (Tuesday 17 October 2017)                      R 300.00
Freedom Park (Wednesday 18 October)                 R 250.00
Conference dinner (Thursday 19 October)             R 500.00


The Academy for Facility Management is offering a bursary to one of the HEFMA 2017 conference delegates. More information about A4FM and the bursary can be downloaded here.

If you are interested, please apply with them prior to the conference. The deadline for applications is 16 October 2017. The winner will be announced in the closing session of the HEFMA 2017 Conference. 

Please click here to apply for the bursary.

Cancellation of registration after payment has been made will be subject to the following rules:
Cancellation before 31 July 2017: 50% of fees paid will be forfeited
Cancellation after 31 July 2017: 100% of fees paid will be forfeited

Cancellations should be done in writing to the conference organiser, Thereza Botha

Includes admittance to all sessions, all conference material including the Book of Abstracts, refreshments during the conference breaks, lunches, the welcoming function and conference dinner, the industry visits (only a limited number of seats per visit available)

Contact Details


Submission of presentation proposal: 31 July 2017

Early bird registration: before 31 July 2017

Standard registration: 1 - 31 August 2017

Late registration: 1 - 30 September

Conference registration: 16 October 2017

Conference programme: 17 - 19 October 2017


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