The South African national committee of the international council on large electrical systems, Cigré, held its annual general meeting at the premises of Aberdare Cables in Elandsfontein, Gauteng, recently.
The chairman, Prince Moyo, who replaces Rob Stephen in this role, welcomed Stan Bridgens, the CEO of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) and the SAIEE’s incoming president, Jacob Machinjike. Rob Stephen was appointed to the post of international president of the organisation in August 2016.
Moyo reported that 46 representatives from the South African national committee of Cigré attended the 2016 Paris session and presented the maximum number of papers allowed. He said that the national committee was widely represented, with all sub-committee representatives in attendance and Rob Stephen representing it on every administration committee.
The chairman said that the local feedback session was well attended with 179 delegates and 17 papers presented. National committee awards were presented to Ken King and Roy Macey at the Cigré dinner in October 2016, in the presence of 184 people from the industry.
Other changes to the executive and technical boards include the replacement of Viven Naidoo by Teresa Smit as treasurer – although this will be a short-term appointment as she will be moving to Australia soon. Smit will be replaced by Shibi Joseph. Sharon Mushabe and Sidwell Mtetwa have been co-opted to the technical board.
The organisation seeks to grow its number of individual members by 10% per annum, while its academic and research-related members should increase by at least two per year, the chairman said.
The meeting was attended by 26 members and 2 guests. Apologies were received from 20 members.
Contact Prince Moyo, Cigré, Tel 011 800-4659, firstname.lastname@example.org