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AFMA Technical Writing Skills Workshop

(This in-person workshop is subject to change depending on COVID-19 Regulations at the time)

We are pleased to announce the 2021 AFMA Technical Writing Skills Workshop will take place on Wednesday, 14 April 2021 in Stellenbosch. We are planning to host the event in-person; however, if necessary, it will be transitioned into a virtual event.

The workshop will teach you the skills you need to write effectively and with confidence. The programme will include practical writing exercises and feedback on submitted work.

Registration opens soon. Please follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook for alerts about registration.

For more information, contact the AFMA office on telephone +27 (0)12 663 9097 or send an e-mail to

Read what previous attendees say about the workshop

  • “The workshop provided useful guidelines about technical and promotional writing skills. It provided a number of techniques to ensure that a message is conveyed concisely and effectively for the relevant target audience.” – Riyashna Rampersadh, Kemin 
  • “Writing technical articles is a large part of what I do daily. I never realised the gaps in my skills until I attended the workshop.” – Caraliegh Stander, CS Vet 
  • “Even for experienced writers, it is good to review your writing process and refine it as necessary.” – Dr Francois van de Vyver, Nutri Feeds 
  • “It was great to get an outline on what process should be followed and how much time one should spend on each writing phase.” – Amelia du Preez, PhD student in animal nutrition at the University of Pretoria, and winner of the 2020 AFMA Intervarsity Writer’s Cup Competition in the ‘own research’ category 
  • “It's a workshop that will significantly change ones writing skills from good to excellent.” – Timothy Chilemba, Master’s student in animal production at the University of Pretoria 
  • “Thank you for a very informative workshop – practice makes perfect!” – Jan Janeke, Animate