50th Annual ORSSA Conference in collaboration with AFROS



Important dates



Local Organising Committee

A national conference is organised by the Society at different venues annually, usually during the month of September, to serve as a forum for communication about OR. An international expert or a prominent local operations researcher is usually invited as the keynote speaker. This is the premier annual meeting of the Society, and apart from a rich and varied programme of presentations by both practitioners and academics, the conference usually also boasts a very enjoyable social component.


The 50th Annual Conference of the Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA) in collaboration with the African Federation of Operations Research Societies (AFROS) will be hosted by the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. The Conference is a celebration of the Society's 50th annual conference will be present in an online format.

An optional tutorial will be held on Sunday afternoon 12 September 2021, followed by a welcome reception that same evening. The main conference will start Monday morning, 13 September 2021 and will close at lunchtime on Wednesday, 15 September 2021.

The theme of this year's conference is Analytics for Sustainability, and will provide delegates the opportunity to engage with academic presentations by experienced academics and industry leaders on, amongst other, the following topics:

  • Energy,

  • Logistics,

  • Health care and

  • Finance.


Visit the conference website for more information.  Thank you to our sponsors.

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