The South African Reward Association
IMAGINE with all your mind; believe with all your heart; achieve with all your might

SARA is pleased to announce that our flagship annual Conference will be taking place in the comfort of your office or home in 2020!! 

Join us for an unforgettable virtual experience from:
Monday 2 November to Friday 6 November
09:00-11:00 in the mornings 15:00-17:00 in the afternoons

With a top notch programme of:

Seven (7) Conference sessions, featuring 14 speaker/panel slots of top experts and keynotes sharing best practice and real-life solutions for the ‘new normal’;

A morning session featuring our 2020 AGM (on Monday 2 November);

An afternoon session featuring our 2020 Annual Reward Awards (on Thursday 5 November); and

Eight (8) vendor innovation showcases.

Engage in real-time discussion and Q&A, learn new skills, and enrich your knowledge.

Further information on the programme, registration fees and sponsorship opportunities will be released shortly, so watch
this space  and start to IMAGINE how you can help your organisation succeed and thrive in challenging times.

Call for Proposals - (Closing Date 11 August 2020)

It has been said that technology and artificial intelligence would change the way we work. The coronavirus pandemic has certainly been a catalyst for the radical changes in both our working and personal lives. 

Never could we have IMAGINED that change would be as rapid as has been our reality in 2020. Many organisations have grappled with the impact of this change and have had to rethink their business philosophies and strategies to ensure that they are both able to recover and to ensure that these changes are robust enough to deal with future, or similar challenges of this nature. 

The pandemic will have a lasting impact, and Reward has been an integral part of the change thus far and will continue to be key into the future as we establish the “new business normal”.

To this end, SARA would like to invite members and stakeholders to submit presentation proposals for the 2020 Virtual SARA Conference – the first virtual conference in SARA’s history. 

The proposal should benefit fellow members, SARA’s wider stakeholder groups and the industry as a whole.  We have a challenging and thought-provoking future ahead of us, and we hope to give our conference delegates inspiring content that will stimulate, encourage and equip them to spark their own creative solutions in their organisations and beyond.

Your proposal may include (but is not limited to):
  • Case studies;
  • Lessons learnt;
  • Specialised knowledge on a key area of reward;
  • Total reward innovation; and/or
  • Broader reward-related strategic debates, as examples. 

We have, in the past, had an opportunity via the Conference to share learnings within our profession. However, this year more than ever, we have an amazing opportunity to reshape Total Reward and the business strategies we support. We encourage you to help us IMAGINE how Reward will be a part of the new reality!

Members are also encouraged to send through any suggestions for panel discussions or debates on topics as well as speakers who could further enhance the quality of the conference programme and that will support the overall conference objectives. 

Please click here to submit your proposals online by no later than 11 August 2020 or e-mail with suggested speakers / topics.