28 January 2018

SAIChE IChemE Gauteng member group news

Events in 2017


2017 was a successful year for events. For February, we had Trish Kerin from IChemE speaking about the culture of safety. Our April event is always the AGM and branch dinner. We used the Wanderers Club as our venue to great success, co-locating the meeting with the National AGM. At the dinner after the meeting, Mariette Liefferink enthralled the audience with her deep knowledge regarding the water situation in South Africa. In June 3M hosted a tour of their Innovation Centre in Woodmead. This event was fully sponsored and therefore free to attend. We had record attendance with 78 people attending the event. In August, we had a joint event with the South African Association of Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST). More than 70 people came to hear the three speakers speaking about the application of engineering in the food industry. The networking opportunities after the event was incredible. We plan to repeat this joint event annually in August. The event we had planned for October with Engineers without borders had to be postponed to 2018.


Programme for 2018

The event programme for 2018 is as follows*:


February 28: Engineers without borders

April 10: AGM

June 27: Whiskey tasting and technical talk

August 29: SAAFoST joint event

October 31: Big data and visualization for engineers


We communicate our events using e-mail and social media and our members in the Gauteng region are encouraged to check that their e-mail details are correct. If you have not been receiving e-mails from the Gauteng branch, but would like to, please contact the SAIChE IChemE office using the contact details at found on the website

*subject to change, please keep an eye on the Events page. Thank you!

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