The South African Bonsai Association is a body for affiliated clubs and individual members to promote and grow the hobby of Bonsai. We are an elected body of executives chosen to manage the affairs of SABA.
Our main objective is to promote co-operation between South Africa Bonsai and Associated arts and International Bonsai, irrespective of race, colour, creed or national origin for the purpose of improving the art, skills and image of Bonsai.
SABA serves as the official accredited representative of members in matters of national and international concerns and to nominate a person or persons to act as representative(s) of the Association.
It is our objective to promote and provide information on Bonsai through activities such as symposia, conventions, demonstrations, workshops, newsletters, magazines, websites and other meetings.
The National Convention is hosted by an affiliated member club under the auspices of SABA.
SABA is responsible for the definition, maintenance and implementation of Bonsai policy for South Africa.
It is the objective of SABA to honour the autonomy and undisturbed identity and authority of all member clubs, while maintaining a unified image for SABA both locally and internationally.
SABA has the goal of maintaining a list of affiliated lecturers, demonstrators and teachers for clubs and societies to make use of, and to maintain and improve inter club or societies communication with one another.
Furthermore, SABA strives to improve on the foundation of the new website and encourage more interaction by the members to update and share Bonsai knowledge.
What you can do for SABA?
Our strength is your support, and without the members SABA cannot grow as a unified organisation. We encourage members to be loyal as we are growing!
Take part in activities both Nationally and in mini conventions, digs, competitions etc.
We all want to know what is happening around us , and the website is a great way to share knowledge. Spread information and communicate between members, building strong inter club relations.
We ask that your club’s administrative information be updated regularly with the SABA secretary in order to assist us in keeping our records up to date, and by respond promptly to circulars requesting information. Remember, this is for the greater good of bonsai.
Regular feedback and recommendations for the improvement of SABA can only strengthen us as an association, and in turn strengthen individual clubs or societies.