Previous Van der Bijl lectures

The text of some of the previous lectures can be accessed by clicking on the highligted names of the presenters in the table.

Date Speaker Organsation
1963 Dr M S Louw Sanlam
1964 Mr T P Stratten Chamber of Mines
1965 Dr S M Naude CSIR
1966 Dr F J de Villiers Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister
1967 Dr H J van Eck Industrial Development Corporation
1968 Prof Dr D J Goudriaan Silverton Engineering
1969 Dr F J C Cronjé Nedbank
1970 Dr W L Grant Atomic Energy Corporation
1971 Dr G S J Kuschke Industrial Development Corporation
1972 Dr P E Rousseau SASOL
1973 Dr W J de Villiers General Mining
1974 Mr L Rive General Post Office
1975 Mr J P Coetzee Iscor
1976 Mr J H Smith Eskom
1977 Dr N Stutterheim CSIR
1978 Mr A Louw Chamber of Mines
1979 Dr J G H Loubser Transnet
1980 Dr E N van Deventer CSIR
1981 Mr Albert Wessels Toyota
1982 Genl. C L Viljoen SA Defence Force
1983 Dr L B Knoll Dept of Agriculture
1984 Mr W A M Clewlow Barlow Rand
1985 Dr J W L de Villiers Atomic Energy Corporation
1986 Dr S S Brand Development Bank of Southern Africa
1987 Mr D B Mostert Dorbyl
1988 Mr M T de Waal Iscor
1989 Dr Louw Alberts Dept Mineral and Energy Affairs
1990 Dr A C Liebenberg Liebenberg & Stander
1991 Mr G van der Veer South African Airways
1992 Dr Jan Visser National Productivity Institute
1993 Prof S L Sterling Samcor
1994 Dr R Marcus South African Engineering Association
1995 Mr T P C van Robbroeck Dept Water Affairs
1996 Mr Hans Smith Iscor
1997 Dr Ian Mc Rae Eskom
1998 Dr P du P Kruger SASOL
1999 Mr Clem Sunter Anglo American Corporation
2000 Dr P W B Kruger BKS Group
2001 Dr A W Paterson CSIR
2002 Mr C Köpke Daimler Chrysler
2003 Mr B Bruce Murray & Roberts
2004 Mr R Havenstein Anglo Platinum
2005 Dr Steve Lennon Eskom
2006 Mr Jaco Kriek PBMR
2007 Mr Jack van der Merwe Gautrain
2008 Prof Roelf Sandenbergh University of Pretoria
2009 Mr Alan Knott-Craig  Former CEO, Vodacom
2010 No Lecture  
2011 Dr Rob Adam
(Lecture not available)
NECSA
2012 Minister Trevor A. Manuel Minister in the Presidency: National Planning
2013 Prof Christof Heyns University of Pretoria
2014 No Lecture  
2015 Dr Bernie Fanaroff SKA
2016 Mr Koos Bekker Naspers