About SAAE
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.
Constitution
The management and members of the Academy is bound by a constitution. This constitution is available to view in the PDF format.
Executive Committee
President: Prof Elsabe Kearsley
Vice-President: Neil Macleod
Prof Yunus Ballim
Prof Ian Jandrell
Prof Alison Lewis
Anita Loots
Dr Hylton Macdonald
TC Madikane
Seetella Makhetha
Hangwani Makwarela
Stanford Mkhacane
Bob Pullen
Dr Christine Render
Prof Wikus van Niekerk
Dr Trueman Goba (President), Dr Musa Furumele, Prof Elsabe Kearsley (Vice President), Bob Pullen, Stanford Mkhacane and Dr Mike Shand. Prof Cyril O’Connor, Prof Wikus van Niekerk, Dr Hylton Macdonald and Neil Macleod were unfortunately absent.
SAAE Fellows
SAAE MEMBERSHIP LIST May 2021

Adam, Dr Robert is Director, Square Kilometre Array SA.
Aldrich, Prof Christiaan is Professor at Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
Alexander, Prof 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.
Armitage, Prof Neil is Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town.
Auret, Hans is retired Managing Director of ClaassenAuret Inc Consulting Engineers.
Ballim, Prof Yunus is Professor in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Wits.
Balzer, Trevor is a freelance water expert.
Barcza, Dr Nic is retired Director Oriel Resources Ltd and Executive Consultant to Mintek.
Barnard, Danie is retired Chief Engineer Infrastructure, Transnet Freight Rail.
Barnard, Dr James is Global Practice and Technology Leader with Black & Veatch in Kansas City, USA.
Barnard, Dr Willem is Executive Chairman of VASTech (Pty) Ltd and Extraordinary Professor of the Stellenbosch University.
Basson, Dr Thinus is retired Executive Director of BKS (Pty) Ltd.
Bester, Coen is Founder CEO of BrainWorks Management (Pty) Ltd.
Bojé, Prof 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, Dr 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, Dr Liesbeth is Partner/Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) South Africa.
Bredell, Pieter is an independent Nuclear Consultant.
Bridgens, Stanley is Council Member South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE).
Brink, David is retired Chairman of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited.
Burger, Prof Andries is Professor and Departmental Chairman, Process Engineering, Stellenbosch University.
Chaba, Malose is Chief Operating Officer: Aggregates and Readymix of AfriSam.
Collis, Vernon is a professional structural engineer and an architect and a director of Collis & Associates.
Cornish, Prof Lesley, Academic Director: Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials and Professor (Physical Metallurgy) in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand.
Cox, Pieter is retired Chief Executive and Chairman, Sasol Limited.
Craig, Prof Ian is Professor and Group Head of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Crone, Vivian is Independent consulting engineer.
Cruise, Dr John is retired consulting mining engineer and an Honorary Adjunct Professor in the School of Mining Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Cullis, Dr James is Technical Director, Aurecon South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
De Beer, Jan is retired CEO of Eskom Enterprises, now consultant in power generation.
De Koker, Johan is semi-retired self employed Engineering Technologist, past President of SAICE and former Head of Department of Civil Engineering Technology, UJ
De Lange, Giel is retired Managing Director at IST Nuclear Power Systems.
De Lange, Marna is Managing Director, Socio-Technical Interfacing.
De Waal, Dr Marius is retired Chairman of IDC, Iscor, Transnet and Siemens.
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, Pieter is retired Manager Technology of Billiton Aluminium Ltd and Executive Director at Blue Cube Systems (Pty) Ltd.
De Wet, Matthys Chief Executive Officer, NRGen Advisors (Pty) Ltd
Deglon, Prof Dave is Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town.
Downie, Brian is retired Regional Manager: Transport, Royal Haskoning DHV, Past President of SAICE.
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, Prof Madeleine is Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Wollongong, Australia.
Ekama, Prof George is Professor of Water Quality Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town.
Fauconnier, Dr Con is retired Chief Executive Officer of Exxaro Resources Ltd.
Figaji, Prof Brian is retired Vice-Chancellor of the Peninsula Technikon and now a Director of companies.
Fletcher, Prof Jack is Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town.
Flower, Peter is retired Director: Water and Sanitation, City of Cape Town.
Fowler, Prof Trevor, Adjunct Professor, University of the Witwatersrand School of Governance.
Furumele, Dr Musa is Chairman of Gandlati Strategic Equity (Pty) Ltd.
Garbers-Craig, Prof Andrie is Professor, Anglo American Chair in Pyrometallurgy and Head: Centre for Pyrometallurgy, Department of Materials Science & Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Garner, Thomas is Member at Thomas Garner Advisory.
Geyer, Ferdie is retired Chairman of G H Marais & Partners.
Glasser, Prof David is at UNISA’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology and an Honorary Professor at Wits.
Goba, Dr Trueman is Chairman of Hatch Africa (Pty) Ltd, responsible for Africa, Europe and Middle East.
Gohnert, Prof Mitch is Professor of Structural Engineering, Wits
Grobbelaar, Sybrand is retired CEO of Grintek Limited.
Grobler, Prof Louis is Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Northwest University.
Harrison, Prof 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, University of Cape Town.
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, Dr Chris is Consulting Engineer / Umfula Wempilo Consulting.
Herring, Henry is Industry Leader, Property, Aurecon.
Heyns, Prof Stephan is Professor and Director of the Centre for Asset Integrity Management in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Hildebrandt, Prof 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.

Hrabar, Stefan is retired Director of Mirlem (Pty) Limited and consultant on Offshore Oil & Gas and Marine Projects.
Hugo, Prof Fred is retired Director of the Institute of Transport Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, SU.
Ijumba, Prof Nelson is Honorary Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs and Research, University of Rwanda.
Iyuke, Prof Sunny is Professor in the School of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering, Wits.
Jacobson, Dr is retired Group Executive Director – Science and Technology ALTRON, Director – Emerging Technologies PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Toronto and International Consultant.
Jamie, Abbas is Head of Business Development Aurecon Group.
Jandrell, Prof Ian is Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of the Witwatersrand.
Janse Van Rensburg, Daniel is Consulting Engineer and Project Manager.
Jenkins, Prof Kim is Professor of Civil Engineering – SANRAL Chair in Pavement Engineering, Stellenbosch University.
Jerling, Werner is CEO, ASLA Group of Companies.
Jones, Dr Rodney is Senior Technical Specialist in the Pyrometallurgy Division at Mintek, and Honorary Adjunct Professor in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Jordaan, Prof Gerrit is Professor Extraordinaire, University of Pretoria and Executive. Director/MD Jordaan Professional Services (Pty) Ltd and Tshepega Engineering (Pty) Ltd.
Joubert, Dr Herman is Managing Member of Tech IQ Consulting Engineers CC.
Joubert, Prof Johan is Professor in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Kaiser, Dr Gisela is Director Sustainable Water Management at Water Globe Consultants, LLC
Katz, Prof Zvi is Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Johannesburg.
Kearsley, Prof Elsabe is Professor in Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Kies, Carl is CEO of Reutech Radar Systems.
Kirby, Andrew is President and CEO Toyota South Africa Motors.
Knoetze, Prof Hansie is Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Stellenbosch University.
Kruger, Dr Bingle is retired CEO, BKS Group (Pty) Ltd (now AECOM).
Lacquet, Prof Bea is Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of the Witwatersrand.
Lawless, Dr Allyson is Managing Director at SAICE Professional Development and Projects.
Lennon, Dr Steve is Managing Director Shanduvan Pty Ltd, Executive Director – Fusion Energy Holdings.
Lessing, Barry is retired Deputy Managing Director, Transnet.
Lewis, Prof Alison is Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Cape Town.
Limebeer, Prof David is Distinguished Professor, University of Johannesburg and Extraordinary Professor, University of Pretoria.
Lombard, Pierre is retired General Manager of Spoornet and Programme Manager at University of Pretoria’s Chair in Railway Engineering.
Loots, Anita is Head: Technical Units, PICC.
Lorenzen, Leon is Managing Director of Lorenzen Consultants Pty Ltd in Perth, Australia, Executive Consultant of Mintrex Pty Ltd in Perth and Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Process Engineering, University of Stellenbosch.
Louw, Dr Willem is retired Managing Director of Sasol Technology.
Luckos, Prof Adam, Visiting Adjunct Professor, School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand.
Lutchman, Vishaal, CEO, South African Institution of Civil Engineering
Macdonald, Dr 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 the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Madikane, Thembinkosi is Managing Director of Igoda Projects (Pty) Ltd.
Magugumela, Danai is Managing Director at Bosch Stemele.
Maharaj, Prof Sunil is Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, University of Pretoria.
Maharaj, Vineshwar is Associate Director: Smart Manufacturing Lead, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Maina, Prof James is Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Majozi, Prof Thokozani holds the NRF/DST Chair in Sustainable Process Engineering at the Wits University School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering and is Chairperson of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Board,
Makhetha, Seetella is Director, Makhetha Development Consultants.
Makwarela, Hangwani is Founder and CEO of Muteo Consulting cc.
Malherbe, Prof 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, Dr Roy is Director, The Collaboratory (Pty) Ltd.
Marriott, John is retired General Manager of SASOL.
Marwala, Prof Tshilidzi is Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Johannesburg.
Mashao, Prof Daniel is Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, UJ.
Mathe, Dr Titus is Project Engineering General Manager (Acting), Eskom.
Matlala, Collin is Chairman: Lebone Engineering (Pty) Ltd.
McCutcheon, Prof Robert is Consultant and Emeritus Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand.
McKechnie, Ian is CEO/Managing Director, Engenamic.
Mekuria, Dr Fisseha is Chief Research Scientist, CSIR.
Meyer, Prof Johan is Associate Professor, University of Johannesburg.
Meyer, Prof Josua is Head, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering and Chair of the School of Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Meyer, Prof Petrie is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University.
Mkhacane, Stanford is Director, Nyeleti Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
Mkwanazi, Mafika is non executive director of Hulamin, Meditererranean 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.
Moyo, Prof Pilate is Professor of Structural Engineering and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town.
Muller, Prof 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.
Naidoo, Dr Dempsey is retired MD of Mott MacDonald PDNA Africa.
Naidoo, Prof Pathmanathan is Professor of Research – Sustainable Development, Department of Mechanical Engineering Science and City of Johannesburg Chair (Green Economy and Innovation), Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg.
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 former Group Executive of the Eskom Transmission Division.
Nurick, Prof Gerald is Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Cape Town.
Oberholzer, Hermien is Principal Engineer, Water Management, Anglo American.
O’Connor, Prof 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, Prof Willem is Vice Dean: Research, Faculty of Engineering, Stellenbosch University.
Perrie, Bryan is Managing Director of the Concrete Institute.
Petersen, Prof Francis is 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, Dr Pine is CEO, Nyeleti Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
Pienaar, Prof Wessel is Research Fellow, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University
Pienaar, Willie is Managing Director, Tolplan Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
Pistorius, Prof Chris is POSCO Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, U.S.A.; Extraordinary Professor, University of Pretoria.
Pistorius, Dr Calie is Director, DeltaHedron Ltd, United Kingdom.
Potgieter, Prof Johannes is Professor in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand.
Press, Tony is retired Projects Executive at Algoa Project Services.
Pretorius, Prof Jan-Harm is Head of School: Postgraduate School of Engineering Management and Professor: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg.
Pretorius, Prof Tinus is Professor, Head of Department and Chairman of the Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria.
Prins, Dr Vic is retired transportation engineer/currently contract involvement with the USB (Business School of Stellenbosch University).
Pullen, Bob is an Independent Civil Engineering Consultant: Management of Water Resources and related fields.
Ramjugernath, Prof Deresh is Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Co-Director: Thermodynamics Research Unit, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Reddy, Prof 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 Programme Manager: Agricultural Water Resources and Conservation at the Agricultural Research Council’s Institute for Agricultural Engineering.
Render, Dr Christine is retired Executive Manager Engineering at Sasol Technology (Pty) Ltd and currently Consulting Partner at OTC.
Roberts, Dr Howard is an oil and gas project consultant.
Roberts, Dr Paul is an independent specialist consultant on water resources and water engineering since retirement from the Department of Water Affairs.
Rohde, Dr Gustav is CEO, Zutari.
Saha, Prof Akshay, Associate Professor and Academic Leader Research, School of Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Sampson, Dr John is Consultant, Transportation and Traffic Technology Africa (TTT Africa) and Advisor to Gauteng Transport Commission.
Sandenbergh, Prof 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, Prof Arnold is Vice-Rector for Learning and Teaching, Stellenbosch University.
Shand, Dr Mike is a consultant at Aurecon.
Shaw, Dr Quentin is Specialist Engineer on RCC, Concrete and Arch Dams, ARQ Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd.
Silinga, Pepe is Chief Executive of the COEGA Development Corporation.
Sinha, Prof Saurabh is Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation, University of Johannesburg.
Slabber, Prof Johan is Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Sole, Kathryn, Consulting hydrometallurgist, Sole Consulting and Part-time Professor in Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Stacey, Prof Dick is Emeritus Professor, School of Mining Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand.
Stanway, Bob is Semi-retired Specialist Transportation Engineer.
Stephenson, Prof David is Emeritus Professor of Hydraulic Engineering, Wits and Adjunct Professor, University of Botswana.
Steyn, Prof Herman is Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Stellenbosch.
Steyn, Prof Jasper is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria and Senior Project Manager: Special Programmes at the Automotive Industry Development Centre.
Steyn, Prof Wynand is Professor and Head of Department, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Strauss, Dr Pieter is retired member of management in BKS and works as specialist consultant.
Stumpf, Prof Waldo is Professor and Acting Head of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Taigbenu, Prof Akpofure is Head of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wits.
Thela, Abe is Director, Nyeleti Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
Trois, Prof Cristina 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, Gauteng Management Agency.
Van der Merwe, Prof Nielen is Visiting Professor, School of Mining Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand and rock engineering consultant.
Van der Walt, Dr Pieter is Consultant at Reutech Radar Systems and Emeritus Professor Extraordinary in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University.
Van der Westhuizen, Jannie is retired Group General Manager of Sasol Limited and currently Chairman, Home Alone Beleggings CC.
Van Duuren, Dr Frank is a retired consulting engineer/specialist in water and public health engineering.
Van Niekerk, Alex, Chief Executive Officer, Trans African Concessions (Pty) Ltd.
Van Niekerk, Dr Willem is Senior Vice President, Tronox Ltd, USA.
Van Niekerk, Dr Peter is retired Water Resources Engineering Expert in the Department of Water Affairs.
Van Niekerk, Prof Wikus is Dean: Faculty of Engineering, Stellenbosch University.
Van Steen, Prof Eric is Professor and Head of Department in the Department of Chemical Engineering, UCT.
Van Wyk, Prof Daan is retired Research Leader, National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Power Electronics, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
Van Zijl, Prof Gideon is Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Stellenbosch.
Van Zyl, Olaus is Retired CEO BKS Group ( Pty) Ltd and Project Coordinator Gautrain Project.
Vaughan, Prof Kit is Emeritus Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cape Town and CEO of CapeRay Medical (Pty) Ltd.
Venter, Dr Kobus is a retired Divisional Director of BKS (AECOM) and presently consults through Dr J P Venter Consulting Services.
Visser, Prof Alex is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Von Blottnitz, Prof Harro, Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town.
Wagener, Dr Fritz is retired CEO of Jones & Wagener and presently Director of Fritz Wagener & Associates.
Wall, Prof Kevin is a development consultant and Extraordinary Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Watermeyer, Dr Ronald is Director of Infrastructure Options (Pty) Ltd.
Wijnberg, Dr Allan is Director CEO of PRDW (Pty) Ltd Consulting Port and Coastal Engineers.
Williamson, Rob is retired Director of Knight Piésold (Pty) Limited.
Wium, Prof Jan is Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Stellenbosch.
Wright, Dave is Chairman: AEP Energy Africa (Pty) Ltd, Consultant in Oil and Gas and Adjunct Professor Department of Chemical Engineering University of Cape Town.
Xia, Prof Xiaohua is Professor in Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Pretoria.
Zietsman, Dr John is founding Director of Zietsman Lloyd & Hemsted.
Zingoni, Prof Alphose is Professor of Structural Engineering and Mechanics, University of Cape Town.

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