Latest Academy Lectures

2017 Academy Lecture Prof Mike Muller delivered the 2017 Academy Lecture “Decolonising Engineering” at UCT in Cape Town on 18 October 2017. Prof Muller’s lecture provided some perspectives, through the lens of water, on the challenges that engineers and engineering face in a 21st century non-racist, non-sexist, democratic South Africa. The full article is available here Read the full article…

Double Honours for SAAE President Trueman Goba

On 18 November 2016 McMaster University in  Hamilton, Canada honoured Trueman Goba with a D.Sc (h.c) degree and the following week the University of Johannesburg honoured him by bestowing  the highly regarded Ellen Kuzwayo Council Award  on him for his transforming engineering leadership and mentoring, impacting critical national infrastructure in South Africa.

CAETS News

SAAE President Trueman Goba was appointed to the CAETS Board of Directors for the period 2016 to 2018. He will attend the next meeting of the CAETS Board of Directors in Madrid in September 2017.

Hendrik van der Bijl Memorial Lecture 2016

The Hendrik van der Bijl Memorial Lecture 2016 was delivered by Mr Koos Bekker, Non-executive Chairman of Naspers, on 8 September 2016 in the Senate Hall of the University of Pretoria. The title of his presentation, “Ten mistakes I made” aroused much interest and the lecture was very well attended. A reprint of the 1948 Read the full article…

Western Cape Dinner

This year the STIAS Conference Centre in Stellenbosch was the venue for the very successful Annual Dinner on 6 October 2016. Honorary Fellowship was bestowed on Fellow Prof Philip Lloyd after President Trueman Goba had read a citation. Prof Wikus van Niekerk delivered a presentation on renewable energy generation in South Africa. The dinner was Read the full article…

Gauteng Induction Dinner

The annual Gauteng Induction dinner was held at the Pretoria Country Club on 12 October 2016. While enjoying cocktails on the beautiful lawn of the Club, the sixty guests were entertained by two pipers. It was a highly successful dinner and Fellow Jack van der Merwe’s presentation on the future of Gautrain was received very Read the full article…