This bi-annual conference is hosted by SASOG council in collaboration with University departments and regions in rotation. External congress organisers are contracted but the academic programme is arranged by a programme committee of academics and SASOG members. The academic meeting sub-committee will be involved in these decisions and in setting dates. The national SASOG conference is financially independent and usually results in a profit for the organisation.

Registrars attend for a smaller registration fee, and can apply for financial support to attend provided they will participate in some way; a maximum of two per department will be part supported.

The next SASOG National Conference will be held in Durban in 2018. Applications for Travel Grants will open in late 2017.