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A variety of sponsorship opportunities are contained in the Sponsorship Opportunity Document for the 31st SIL Congress. SIL 2010 provides sponsoring companies or organizations an excellent opportunity to showcase their services and or products they have to offer in the fields of Theoretical and Applied Limnology. SIL 2010 will also be a unique opportunity to show-case Limnology and Aquatic Sciences in South Africa and Africa, since this will be the first time in the history of SIL that a triennial congress will be hosted on the African continent.

This is indeed an opportunity not to be missed, since it follows on the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Every contributor will receive due recognition.

The University of the Free State is one of South Africa's oldest universities, and celebrated its centenary in 2004. The UFS is an important research centre, with seven faculties offering a full range of graduate and postgraduate programmes to more than 25 000 students. The University is a multicultural and multi-lingual institution with parallel-medium instruction in English and Afrikaans. The UFS is a leader in transformation and is committed to serving the community. Logo, UFS
The Water Research Commission operates in terms of the Water Research Act (Act 34 of 1971) and its mandate is to support water research and development, and the building of a sustainable water research capacity in South Africa. The WRC serves as the country’s water-centred knowledge hub leading the creation, dissemination and application of water-centred knowledge, focusing on water resource management, water-linked ecosystems, water use and waste management and water utilisation in agriculture. Logo, WRC

The Department of Water Affairs is the custodian of South Africa's water resources. It is primarily responsible for the formulation and implementation of policy governing the water sector. It also assumes  responsibility for water services provided by local government.

The Department of Environmental Affairs leads sustainable development of South Africa's environment and tourism for a better life for all, through promoting the conservation and sustainable utilisation of natural resources to enhance economic growth; protecting and improving the quality and safety of the environment; promoting a global sustainable development agenda; and transformation.

Ministry of Water and Environmental Affairs
Anglo Platinum Limited is the world's leading primary producer of platinum group metals (PGMs) and accounts for about 40% of the world's newly mined platinum.
The City of Cape Town is a new, single municipal structure that replaces the Cape Metropolitan Council and the six metropolitan local councils that historically comprised local government in Cape Town and takes over their responsibilities for the delivery of services throughout the metropole. City of Cape Town