Mission and Vision
To promote the technological welfare of the nation by marshalling the knowledge and insights of eminent members of the South African engineering profession, elected by their peers and to be a source of expert advice on matters pertaining to global competitiveness and quality of life for the nation.
The management and members of the Academy is bound by a constitution. This constitution is available to view in the PDF format.
From left to right: Bob Pullen, Musa Furumele, Wikus van Niekerk, Trueman Gobe (President), Mike Shand (Vice President), Mark Alexander, Cyril O’Connor, Elsabe Kearsley, Bea Lacquet.
President: Trueman Goba
Vice President: Dr Mike Shand
Prof Mark Alexander
Dr Musa Furumele
Prof Elsabe Kearsley
Prof Bea Lacquet
Dr Hylton Macdonald
Prof Cyril O’ Connor
Prof Wikus Van Niekerk
SAAE MEMBERSHIP LIST December 2017
Aldrich, Christiaan is Professor at Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
Alexander, Mark is Emeritus Professor, University of Cape Town and part-time consultant.
Alli, Nazir is retired CEO of the South African National Roads Agency Ltd.
Amod, Salim is the founder and Managing Director of Squinch Advisory Services.
Anderson, Francois is Chief Radar and EW System Engineer at the CSIR unit for Defence Peace Safety and Security (DPSS) and a CSIR Fellow.
Auret, Hans is retired Managing Director of ClaassenAuret Inc Consulting Engineers.
Badiali, Ricado is a mechanical consulting engineer and owner and Director of RB Engineering.
Ballim, Yunus is Vice-Chancellor of Sol Plaatje University and Professor in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Wits.
Balzer, Trevor is Deputy Director General: Department of Water and Sanitation.
Barcza, Nic is retired Director Oriel Resources Ltd and Executive Consultant to Mintek.
Barnard, Danie is retired Chief Engineer Infrastructure, Transnet Freight Rail.
Barnard, James is Global Practice and Technology Leader with Black & Veatch in Kansas City, USA.
Barnard, Willem is Executive Chairman of VASTech (Pty) Ltd and Extraordinary Professor of the Stellenbosch University.
Basson, Gerrit is Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Stellenbosch University.
Basson, Thinus is retired Executive Director of BKS and Senior Advisor at Hatch.
Bester, Coen is Founder CEO of BrainWorks Management (Pty) Ltd.
Bojé, Ed is Professor and Head of Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town.
Boniface, Tony is retired Director and now Consultant to Gibb.
Bosman, Johan is Director of Sciendum Academy (Pty) Ltd.
Botha, David is retired Executive Director of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering(SAICE) and Ward Councillor Overstrand Municipality.
Botha, Liesbeth is Partner/Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) South Africa.
Bredell, Pieter is an independent Nuclear Consultant.
Brink, David is retired Chairman of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited.
Burger, Andries is Professor and Departmental Chairman, Process Engineering, Stellenbosch University
Carter, Colin is retired Director of Ninham Shand Consulting Engineers.
Chaba, Malose is Chief Operating Officer: Aggregates and Readymix of AfriSam.
Clogg, Peter is retired CEO of Group Five.
Collis, Vernon is a professional structural engineer and an architect and a director of Collis & Associates.
Cox, Pieter is retired Chief Executive and Chairman, Sasol Limited.
Craig, Ian is Professor and Group Head of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Crowley, Frank is retired Managing Director of Grinaker-LTA Ltd.
Cruise, John is retired consulting mining engineer and an Honorary Adjunct Professor in the School of Mining Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand.
De Beer, Jan is retired CEO of Eskom Enterprises, now consultant in power generation.
Deglon, Dave is Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town
De Klerk, Antonie is retired Executive Director and Professor, University of Pretoria.
De Lange, Giel is retired Managing Director at IST Nuclear Power Systems.
De Waal, Louis is retired Chairman of HHO Africa and Past President (1990) of SAICE.
Now Chairman of NGO Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN).
De Waal, Marius is retired Chairman of IDC, Iscor, Transnet and Siemens.
De Waal, Pieter is retired Manager Technology of Billiton Aluminium Ltd and Executive Director at Blue Cube Systems (Pty) Ltd.
Douglas, Tania is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and DST/NRF Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering & Innovation, UCT.
Du Plessis, Johann is retired Managing Director of BKS (Pty) Ltd.
Du Preez, Willem is retired Programme Manager: Fuel Manufacturing Industrialisation at PBMR(Pty) Ltd.
Du Toit, Madeleine is Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Wollongong, Australia.
Ekama, George is Professor of Water Quality Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town.
Fauconnier, Con is retired Chief Executive Officer of Exxaro Resources Ltd.
Figaji, Brian is retired Vice-Chancellor of the Peninsula Technikon and now a Director of companies.
Fletcher, Jack is Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town.
Focke, Walter is Director, Institute of Applied Materials, Faculty of Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Fröhling, Robert is Principal Engineer, Mechanical Technology, Transnet Freight Rail.Musa Furumele, Musa is Chairman of Gandlati Strategic Equity (Pty) Ltd.
Garbers-Craig, Andrie is Professor, Anglo American Chair in Pyrometallurgy and Head: Centre for Pyrometallurgy, Department of Materials Science & Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Garner, Thomas, Business Development Manager, Energy, Exxaro Resources.
Geyer, Ferdie is retired Chairman of G H Marais & Partners.
Glasser, David is at UNISA’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology and an Honorary Professor at Wits.
Goba, Trueman is Chairman of Hatch Africa (Pty) Ltd, responsible for Africa, Europe and Middle East.
Gregg, John is retired Chairman of Gibb Africa.
Grobbelaar, Sybrand is retired CEO of Grintek Limited.
Grobler, Louis is a professor in Mechanical Engineering at the North-West University.
Harrison, Sue holds the South African DST/NRF Research Chair in Bioprocess Engineering, is the Director of CeBER and Deputy Dean of Engineering and the Built Environment, UCT.
Havenstein, Ralph is the former Chief Executive Officer of Angloplatinum.
Havinga, John is retired Managing Director of the Mining Products Division of Grinaker-LTA Limited.
Herold, Chris is Consulting Engineer / Umfula Wempilo Consulting.
Herring, Henry is Industry Leader, Property, Aurecon.
Heyns, Stephan is Professor and Director of the Centre for Asset Integrity Management in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Hildebrandt, Diane is at UNISA’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology.
Horak, Emile is a founding partner of KUBU Consultancy (Pty) Ltd and Emile Horak and Associates (Pty) Ltd.
Howell, Graham is Chairman of SRK Consulting (SA) as well as a Partner and Principal Engineer.
Hrabar, Stefan is Director of Mirlem (Pty) Limited
Hugo, Fred is retired Director of the Institute of Transport Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, Stellenbosch University.
Ijumba, Nelson is Honorary Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs and Research, University of Rwanda.
Iyuke, Sunny is Professor in the School of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering, Wits.
Jacobson, David is an international consultant.
Jamie, Abbas is Head of Business Development Aurecon Group.
Jandrell, Ian is Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of the Witwatersrand.
Joubert, Herman is Managing Member of Tech IQ Consulting Engineers CC.
Joubert, Johan is Professor in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Upniversity of Pretoria.
Katz, Zvi is Emeritus Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Johannesburg.
Kearsley, Elsabe is Professor in Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Kies, Carl is CEO of Reutech Radar Systems.
Kirby, Andrew is Senior Vice President: Corporate Administration, Toyota South Africa Motors.
Knoetze, Hansie is Professor in the Faculty of Engineering, Stellenbosch University.
Kruger, Bingle is retired CEO, BKS Group (Pty) Ltd (now AECOM).
Lacquet, Bea is Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, Wits.
Lawless, Allyson is Managing Director at SAICE Professional Development and Projects and Allyson Lawless and Associates (Pty) Ltd.
Lennon, Steve is retired Group Executive: Sustainability at Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.
Lessing, Barry is retired Deputy Managing Director, Transnet.
Lewis, Alison is Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (EBE), University of Cape Town.
Lloyd, Philip is Adjunct Professor at the Energy Institute of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and a member of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Energy.
Lombard, Pierre is retired General Manager of Spoornet.
Loots, Anita is Head, Office of Africa Planning, SKA.
Lorenzen, Leon is Managing Director, Lorenzen Consultants Pty Ltd, Executive Consultants, Mintrex Pty Ltd, Perth, Australia and Extraordinary Professor, Stellenbosch University.
Louw, Willem is retired Managing Director of Sasol Technology and currently Director of the Centre for Business Management of Projects, Stellenbosch University.
Macdonald, Hylton is retired Construction Advisor Aveng Ltd and Director of HKM Consulting.
Macleod, Neil is retired Head: Water and Sanitation in the eThekwini Municipality and now works as a specialist water and sanitation consultant and an Honorary Research Fellow at University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Madikane, Thembinkosi is Managing Director of Igoda Projects (Pty) Ltd.
Maepa, Nape is retired Chairman of the SA Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.
Magugumela, Danai is Managing Director at Bosch Stemele.
Maharaj, Sunil is Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, University of Pretoria.
Maharaj, Vineshwar is Director of Sales & Marketing, Yokogawa SA (Pty) Ltd.
Maina, James is Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Majozi, Thoko holds the NRF/DST Chair in Sustainable Process Engineering at the Wits University School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering.
Malherbe, Jan is Emeritus Vice-Principal and Professor in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Manuel, Trevor was Minister in The Presidency: National Planning Commission.
Marcus, Roy is Chairman of The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management and Chairman of the Council of University of Johannesburg.
Marriott, John is retired General Manager of SASOL.
Marwala, Tshilidzi is Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research at University of Johannesburg.
Mathe, Titus is Project Engineering General Manager (Acting), Eskom.
Matlala, Collin is Chairman: Lebone Engineering (Pty) Ltd.
McCutcheon, Rob is Consultant and Emeritus Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand
McKechnie, Ian is CEO/Managing Director, Engenamic.
Meyer, Josua is Head Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering and Chair of the School of Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Meyer, Johan is Associate Professor, University of Johannesburg
Meyer, Petrie is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University.
Milford, Rodney is Programme Manager: Construction Industry Performance at the Construction Industry Development Board.
Mkhacane, Stanford is Director, Nyeleti Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
Mkwanazi, Mafika is non executive director of Hulamin, Mediterenean Shipping RSA and Stefanutti and Stocks.
Morgan, Allen is Chairman of Biotherm Energy (Pty) Ltd and retired CEO of Eskom.
Mostert, Dawid is retired CEO of Dorbyl and past-President of SEIFSA.
Muller, Floris is retired Director/CEO of MLS Test Systems (Pty) Ltd.
Muller, Mike is a visiting Adjunct Professor at the Wits University School of Governance and is consulting locally and internationally.
Murray, Johann is Managing Director of Ultimate Air Solutions (Pty) Ltd and retired Founder Principal of MBB Consulting Engineers.
Naidoo, Dempsey is Managing Director of Mott MacDonald.
Naidoo, Pat is Associate Professor, Durban University of Technology
Nairn, William is retired Group Technical Director, Anglo American Plc.
Ndlovu, Felix is Head of Engineering, Cross Border Projects, Rail Network, Transnet Freight Rail, Transnet.
Ntsokolo, Mongezi is Group Executive of the Eskom Transmission Division.
Nurick, Gerald is Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UCT.
O’Connor, Cyril is Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Scholar, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town
Paterson, Adi is Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.
Perold, Willem is Vice-Dean of Research in the Faculty of Engineering, Stellenbosch University.
Perrie, Bryan is Managing Director of the Concrete Institute.
Petersen, Francis is Rector and Vice-Chancellor, University of the Free State.
Pidgeon, Terry is Specialist Consulting Engineer at Ultimate Raft Designs and Director of Research at the Centre for Excellence in Foundation Engineering (CEFE).
Pienaar, Pine is CEO, Nyeleti Consulting (Pty) Ltd
Pienaar, Wessel is Research Fellow, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University
Pienaar, Willie is Managing Director, Tolplan Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
Pistorius, Calie is Chief Executive and Principal Consultant at DeltaHedron, Management of Technological Innovation and former Vice-Chancellor of UP.
Pistorius, Chris is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in the USA.
Press, Tony is Projects Executive at Algoa Project Services.
Pretorius, Jan-Harm is Head of School: Postgraduate School of Engineering Management and Professor: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg
Pretorius, Tinus is Professor, Head of Department and Chairman of the Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria.
Prins, Vic is Program Manager: Agrisciences and USB Mega Project at University of Stellenbosch Busines School
Pullen, Bob is an Independent Civil Engineering Consultant: Management of Water Resources and related fields.
Ramjugernath, Deresh is Pro Vice-Chancellor: Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Reddy, Daya holds the South African Research Chair in Computational Mechanics in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town.
Redman, Tony is Group Technical Director and Chairman of Anglo Coal.
Reinders, Felix is Research Team Manager: Irrigation and Drainage Engineering at the Agricultural Research Council’s Institute for Agricultural Engineering.
Programme Manager: Agricultural Water Resources and Conservation at the Agricultural Research Council’s Institute for Agricultural Engineering.
Render, Christine is retired Executive Manager Engineering at Sasol Technology (Pty) Ltd and currently Consulting Partner at OTC.
Roberts, Paul is an independent specialist consultant on water resources and water engineering.
Roberts, Howard is an oil and gas project consultant.
Rohde, Gustav is Chief Operating Officer of Aurecon.
Rooseboom, Albert is Emeritus Professor in Hydraulics, Faculty of Engineering, SU.
Sampson, John is retired Managing Director of Transportation and Traffic Technology Africa (Pty) Ltd and now a consultant.
Sandenbergh, Roelf is Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Scheeres, Adriaan is CEO and co-founder of Pragma.
Schoonwinkel, Arnold is Vice-Rector for Learning and Teaching, Stelenbosch University.
Shand, Mike is a consultant at Aurecon.
Silinga, Pepi is Chief Executive of the COEGA Development Corporation.
Sinha, Saurabh is Professor and Executive Dean: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg.
Slabber, Johan is Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Stacey, Dick is Professor Emeritus of the School of Mining Engineering, Wits.
Stanway, Bob is retired Executive Director: Transportation in the City of Johannesburg.
Stephenson, David is Emeritus Professor of Hydraulic Engineering, Wits and Adjunct Professor , University of Botswana.
Steyn, Jasper is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Graduate School of Technology Management,Unversity of Pretoria and Manager: Government Incentive Schemes at the Automotive Industry Development Centre.
Steyn, Herman is Professor in Electronic Engineering and Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University.
Steyn, Wynand is Professor and Head of Department, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria
Strauss, Pieter is retired member of management in BKS and works as specialist consultant.
Stumpf, Waldo is Professor in Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Trois, Christina is Professor and Executive Dean: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Van Biljon, Willem is Technical Manager at DCD Protected Mobility in Isando.
van der Merwe, Jack is CEO, Gautrain.
van der Merwe, Nielen is Visiting Professor, School of Mining Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand and rock engineering consultant.
Van der Walt, Pieter is Consultant at Reutech Radar Systems and Emeritus Professor Extraordinary in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University.
Van der Westhuizen, Jannie is Chairman, Home Alone Beleggings CC.
Van Duuren, Frank is a retired consulting engineer/specialist in water and public health engineering.
Van Niekerk, Willem is Senior Vice President, Tronox Ltd, USA.
Van Niekerk, Wikus is Dean: Faculty of Engineering, Stellenbosch University
Van Niekerk, Peter is retired Water Resources Engineering Expert in the Department of Water Affairs and presently specialist consultant.
Van Robbroeck, Theo is retired Director-General of the Department of Public Works.
Van Steen, Eric is Professor and Head of Department in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town.
Van Wyk, Daan is Visiting Professor, University of Johannesburg.
Van Zijl, Gideon is Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Stellenbosch.
Van Zyl, Arnold is Rector of the Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany.
Van Zyl, Olaus is Retired CEO BKS Group ( Pty) Ltd and Project Coordinator Gautrain Project.
Vaughan, Kit is Emeritus Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cape Town.
Venter, Kobus is a retired Divisional Director of BKS (AECOM) and presently consults through Dr J P Venter Consulting Services.
Visser, Alex is Emeritus Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Wagener, Fritz is retired CEO of Jones & Wagener and presently Director of Fritz Wagener & Associates.
Wall, Kevin is a development consultant and Extraordinary Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Watermeyer, Ronald is Director of Infrastructure Options (Pty)Ltd.
Wijnberg, Allan is Director CEO of PRDW (Pty) Ltd Consulting Port and Coastal Engineers.
Williamson, Rob is retired Director of Knight Piésold (Pty) Limited.
Wium, Jan is Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Stellenbosch.
Wright, Dave is retired Special Advisor to the CEO/MD, Engen Petroleum Ltd.
Xia, Xiaohua is Professor in Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Zietsman, John is founding Director of Zietsman Lloyd & Hemsted.
Zingoni, Alphose is Professor of Structural Engineering and Mechanics, University of Cape Town.