SAAE News

Hendrik van der Bijl Memorial Lecture 2020

The 2020 Annual Hendrik van der Bijl Memorial Lecture, An economic recovery strategy for South Africa and the role we can play, was presented online on 29 September 2020 by Chris Griffith. He was until recently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Anglo American...

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Hendrik van der Bijl Memorial Lecture 2019

SAAE Fellow Andrew Kirby, the President and CEO of Toyota SA Motors, presented the 2019 Hendrik van der Bijl Memorial Lecture on 9 October 2019 in the Senate Hall of the University of Pretoria. The title of his lecture was Can the South African Automotive Industry...

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Cape Town’s Water Supply – Experience and the Way Forward

Peter Flower presented the 2019 Academy Lecture on 28 November 2019 in the New Lecture Theatre at the University of Cape Town. He is a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering and he recently retired from the position of Director of the City of Cape Town’s...

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Advisory Note 3: Municipal Water Losses

How do water losses occur? The most recent data in South Africa shows that approximately 41% of the potable water produced by municipalities is lost through leaks, or is water that is used but is not measured. The value of this lost water has conservatively been...

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Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) 2018

Prof Wikus van Niekerk, moderator, and the three panellists Dr Gustav Rohde, Dr Vukosi Marivate and Dr Reabetswe Kgoroeadira listening to a question from the audience On 12 December 2018 SAAE SAAE participated for the first time in the SFSA which is presented annually...

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Annual Gauteng Induction Dinner

New Fellows Dr Quentin Shaw, Prof Gerrit Jordaan, Dr Rodney Jones and Seetella Makhetha with Bob Pullen in the middle On 25 October the Gauteng Fellows of SAAE gathered at the Pretoria Country Club for the Gauteng Induction Dinner.  New Fellows Dr Rodney Jones, Prof...

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Annual Western Cape Induction Dinner

Dr Mike Shand, Honorary Fellow, Mr Leon Nel, Dr Trueman Goba, President of SAAE, and the three new Fellows Me Marna de Lange, Prof Neil Armitage and Dr Rob Adam Four new Fellows were inducted at SAAE’s Western Cape Induction Dinner on 10 October 2018 at...

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1. CAETS Convocation 2018

SAAE Fellows Dr Mike Shand, Dr Trueman Goba, Bob Pullen and Felix Reinders represented SAAE at the 2018 CAETS Convocation in Montevideo. The annual CAETS Convocation was hosted by the Academy of Engineering of Uruguay in Montevideo in September 2018. The...

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New Fellows elected

At the 21st Annual General Meeting of the SAAE which took place on 28 June 2018, eight new members were elected and as Fellows of the Academy. These new Fellows will be inducted at Induction dinners which will be held in October and November. The eight new Fellows...

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SAAE Fellow Kevin Wall receives Lifetime Award

SAAE is very proud of   Prof Kevin Wall, a Fellow and past Executive Committee member of SAAE, who recently received the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) -South32 Lifetime Award. The NSTF awards recognise, celebrate and reward excellence in science,...

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SAAE President Trueman Goba receives Honorary Doctorate

Trueman Goba, industry leader, mentor of young engineers and champion of the transformation of the engineering profession in South Africa, received the degree Doctor of Engineering (DEng), honoris causa, from Stellenbosch University on 20  March 2018. This honorary...

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Decolonizing Engineering

Prof Mike Muller  presented this lecture  on Tuesday 10 April at Nelson Mandela University, North Campus, Summerstrand - Faculty of Engineering, New Engineering Building - Venue 276-0-0003 Nelson Mandela Bay is already in the grip of water supply restrictions and,...

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Prof Wessel Pienaar inducted as a Fellow

Prof Wessel Pienaar, Research Fellow in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Stellenbosch University and the current Chairman of the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns, was inducted as a Fellow of SAAE during the 2017 Western Cape...

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Prof Ian Jandrell inducted as a Fellow

Prof Ian Jandrell, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of the Witwatersrand, was inducted as a Fellow of SAAE during the 2017 Western Cape Induction Dinner.

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2017 Induction dinners

The Gauteng Induction dinner was held at the Pretoria Country Club on 5 October 2017 and the Western Cape Induction Dinner took place on 18 October 2017 at Kelvin Grove Club in Cape Town. At the dinner in Cape Town Honorary Membership was bestowed on...

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Hendrik van der Bijl Memorial Lecture 2017

The 2017 Hendrik van der Bijl Memorial Lecture was presented in the Senate Hall of the University of Pretoria on 27 September 2017 by Mr Peter Staude, the Chief Executive Officer of Tongaat Hulett Limited. The topic of his presentation was “How do you stop...

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