SAIEE Northern Cape Centre Establishment Report
06 December 2018
It is with absolute pleasure that the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) announces the launch of a new Centre in Kimberley, called the SAIEE Northern Cape Centre. The SAIEE’s Head Office is in Johannesburg, and has up till now had 8 Regional Centres, viz, Bloemfontein Centre, Eastern Cape Centre, Gauteng Central Centre, KwaZulu-Natal Centre, Mpumalanga Centre, Southern Cape Centre, Vaal Centre and Western Cape Centre. It is through these Centres that the SAIEE reaches out to its Membership by offering Courses, Technical Discussions, having Special Interest Sections and providing career guidance for younger members. Before being approved as a Centre by the SAIEE Council, the Northern Cape had an active interest group that ensured, amongst others, that the annual SAIEE Presidential address tour also stopped in the Northern Cape region for 2 consecutive years (2017 & 2018). Both events were held successfully, and the interest group took it upon themselves to have a Centre formally established. This was approved by the SAIEE Council on 2 November 2018. The SAIEE Northern Cape members can look forward to increased SAIEE activity in their region and are encouraged to take an active role in the Centre.
The launch took place on Tuesday the 27th of November 2018 from 17h00 to 20h00 at Eskom, DCS Office Park, 64 Memorial Road, Monument Park in Kimberley. All SAIEE members in and around the area were invited to attend and witness this momentous occasion them on the day.
Facts about the SAIEE: The SAIEE is a non-profit voluntary association whose mission is to provide leadership to the Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline in order to support its members in becoming more effective practitioners so that the quality of life of all communities in Southern Africa is uplifted. It is registered with ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa) as a VA (Voluntary Association) and has 6500 members in its database.