Posts tagged as SAIEE

Mobile operators need more C-band spectrum

Exponential growth in the use of mobile phones, tablets and other wireless devices accessing the internet is putting immense pressure on existing spectrum allocations. Government needs to grant mobile operators access to sufficient spectrum so that Africa, including South Africa, does not miss out on the substantial socio-economic benefits that mobile broadband delivers. Mortimer Hope, […]

IEEE and SAIEE joint distinguished volunteer award call for nominations

  The SAIEE – IEEE Distinguished Volunteer Award promotes the spirit of volunteerism by recognising a volunteer active in the IEEE, SAIEE or both organisations. The volunteer: Makes or made a valuable contribution to the electrical engineering profession in South Africa Promotes the electrical/electronic engineering profession in South Africa within IEEE designated fields or meaningfully […]

Bernard Price Memorial Lecture honours South African lightning researchers

  “South Africa, and the Gauteng region in particular, has been the home to formal lightning research for almost a century. It has probably been the prime site to observe lightning for thousands of years,” said Prof. Ian Jandrell at the 63rd Bernard Price Memorial lecture. He paid tribute to the many South African researchers […]

In conversation with Dr. Pat Naidoo, president SAIEE: Engineers must lead from the top!

  Engineers must lead from the top was the strong message from Dr. Pat Naidoo when he delivered his inaugural  presidential address at the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE)’s annual general meeting earlier this year. “It is all about growing world class customer focussed engineers who must lead from the top.” In my […]

MEng or MBA or

by Hans van de Groenendaal, EngineerIT This panel discussion addresses the pros and cons of engineering and busines qualifications. Academics and representatives of business and professional organisations were invited to give their views. Please download pdf


The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) held their 2013 AGM at the Museum of Military History in Parktown, Johannesburg recently. Director Stan Bidgens reported that membership had grown by 6,6% in 2012, bringing their membership to over 5000, resulting from an innovative recruitment strategy. The honourary treasurer, Viv Crone, reported to the well […]

South Africa needs engineering skills to meet development requirements

by Paul van Niekerk, SAIEE president South Africa is faced with a dichotomy that is difficult to resolve. We have high levels of unemployment and poverty, and growing unrest among young people. It is clear that the national government’s intention is to use the infrastructure development programme to achieve a development vision by transforming the […]

Energy efficiency and renewable energy resources

by Mike Cary Pr Eng, SAIEE president Over the past century, mankind has beneficiated the Earth’s natural resources to improve their standard of living. In the process, many of the non-renewable resources, mainly fossil fuels, have become depleted. This has had the effect of increasing the cost of these increasingly scarce resources, incentivising people to […]