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  • The IEEE is a "scientific and educational" not for profit organisation, "directed toward the advancement of the theory and practice of Electrical,Electronics, Communications and Computer Engineering, as well as Computer Science, the allied branches of engineering and the related arts and sciences"

    The IEEE has about 425,000 members in about 160 countries, slightly less than half of whom reside in the United States. The South African Section has around 1200 members and many subsections.

    It was formed in 1963 by the merger of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE, founded 1912) and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE, founded 1884).

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  • The IEEE SA section was recently recognised by the IEEE for our efforts in maintaining and increasing our membership for the 2017 year. This was due to a combined effort from the entire executive committee and was only amplified by the nomination for Africon 2017 to be held in  Cape Town, South Africa. Thank you to all our members, both veteran and new. We hope to move forward, improve and grow even further in the following years and it is only through our membership and volunteers.

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    The IEEE SA section was recently recognised by the IEEE for our efforts in maintaining and increasing our membership for the 2018 year. Now its two years in a row and a big thank you to all our members, both veteran and new. We hope to move forward, improve and grow even further in the following years and it is only through our membership and volunteers.

Summary of the updates: Upcoming events and conferences (incl. ECSA CPD ones) IEEE Day 2019 – celebrate, have fun IEEEXtreme – a global programming challenge
Post date: Wed, 2019-08-14 23:11
2019-02-06: Renewals, Upcoming Events, and Updated List of Conferences and more  
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Thank you to our volunteers for making the 2018 a great success!  As per discussions within IEEE South Africa leadership, the most visible impact has been made by the following volunteers:  Upasana Singh (
Post date: Fri, 2019-01-25 09:34

Welcome to the IEEE South Africa Section

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Societies Jobs [Updated: 4 Nov 2017]  

Executive Committee (ExCom)

Darryn Cornish, MIEEE
Section Chair

Albert Lysko, SMIEEE
Past Chair

Jacques van Wyk, SMIEEE
Treasurer

Yanxia Sun, MIEEE
Vice-Chair

David Oyedokun, MIEEE
Vice-Chair

Wynand Lambrechts, MIEEE
Secretary

IEEE South African Section Chair

Jan 2019: Darryn Cornish is the Section Chair from January 2019 till December 2020.