From The Chairman’s Desk

May I start by wishing everyone all the very best for the new year. Everyone seems to be looking forward with enthusiasm to a bright 2019. The CMA has started the year with a brand-new web site, bursting at the seams with information on activities, projects, the upcoming Beltcon 20 conference, the CMA training courses, and much more. Please visit the site on Your comments would be appreciated.

For your diary: Members’ meetings are held at the Bryanston Country Club on 19 February, 16 April, 18 June and 8 October. The AGM is scheduled for 20 August.

The Annual Golf Day is booked at the Bryanston Country Club for Friday 12 April, and the Annual Dinner is 22 May.

Training courses are planned throughout the year, and again, I suggest anyone interested in the training arm of the CMA go onto the website for information regarding course content, fees and dates, and information on downloading the application forms. The “Contact Us” form is for

Association and training enquiries only, and users are reminded that trade enquiries regarding supply of components and services, including consulting services, should go to the suppliers directly. A list of CMA members with contact details is provided on the website for this purpose.

Not to be missed

Last but by no means least, readers are reminded that the Beltcon 20 conference is scheduled for

31 July and 1 August and will again be held at St George Hotel and Conference Centre in Centurion.

The Programme contains some really exciting papers, many from international speakers, and promises to be a bumper event. The Exhibition, which is only open to delegates to the conference, showcases the latest belt conveyor technology. This is definitely an event not to be missed and for more information readers may visit the website at

Jay Pillay, Chairman