The Annual CAETS Convocation was hosted by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) in London in September 2016. SAAE was represented by Dr Mike Shand, Vice President, and Bob Pullen, Past President and current Treasurer of SAAE. As part of the programme the RAE organised a Young Engineers Leadership day and invited all academies to nominate two young engineers to attend the Leadership Day as well as the other functions forming part of the Convocation at the cost of the RAE.
RAE accepted SAAE’s nominations of Geoff du Toit, a young engineer employed by Aurecon in Cape Town, and Luyanda Mhlanga a Candidate Engineer employed by AECOM. At the request of SAAE, RAE accepted an additional nomination namely that of Rene Mathias a PhD Civil Engineering student at the University of Cape Town who is a citizen of Swaziland.
Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS)
The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) hosted the 23rd CAETS Council Meeting and Conference in New Delhi, India, from 12 to 16 October 2015. The SAAE was represented by Fellows Bob Pullen (President), Trueman Goba (Vice President) and Prof Philip Lloyd. The overall theme of the Conference was Pathways to Sustainability: Energy, Mobility and Healthcare Engineering.
Prof Lloyd served on the CAETS Council Energy Sub-committee charged with preparing a report entitled “Transitioning to Lower Carbon Economy: Technological and Engineering Considerations in Building and Transportation Sectors”. This Committee met on the fringe of the Conference to finalize a draft report to Council. Fellow Lloyd played a prominent role in compiling and editing the report.
Read the report.