Dear IEEE Members in South Africa,
There is an opportunity to apply for funding from the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF, http://www.nstf.org.za/), where IEEE South Africa is a member.
The IEEE South Africa Section invites to an IEEE Senior Membership (SMIEEE) Elevation workshops, where experienced senior members of IEEE South Africa Section will assist eligible members with how they can reach elevation to IEEE Senior Member (SM) Grade. Participants will receive an introduction to IEEE, IEEE Senior membership and related processes, as well as hands-on assistance on the application process.
We are inviting key IEEE Senior Members, Fellows and prospective members to an event for the purpose of expediting your application.
South Africa will be hosting the next IEEE Region 8 (R8) Membership Development (MD) workshop intended to equipm our volunteers with the skills necessary for increasing the positive impact of IEEE. Over 30 people, mainly from Africa and also from Europe, Middle East and South Africa, will be attending this wonderful event.
More information is available here.
IEEE South Africa annd University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) held a talk "IEEE - Opportunities and Benefits" at the Electronic Engineering Department at the Howard College Campus of the university on Feb 8, 2018 from 10AM. The lively discussion between Dr Lysko, Chair: IEEE South Africa Section and students and staff went around opportunities offered by IEEE and needs and interests by the participants. The event was finised with a networking lunch. The event was attended by over 40 students and staff.
5 February 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (SAST)
Cape Town, South Africa
*Networking Reception immediately following the Summit
How does Open Data impact society? What value can society derive from Open Data? How can Africa create economic value from Open Data? These are some of the questions that will be explored at the upcoming Open Data Summit that will take place in Cape Town.
The IEEE, IEEE South Africa Section and South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). Shown above at the signing ceremony are the President of SAIEE Mr Jacob Machinjike, Dr Albert Lysko IEEE SA Region Chairperson and Stan Bridgens CEO of SAIEE. The signing ceremony was held at the SAIEE House in Johannesburg on 6 October 2017.
The 2017 SAIEE - IEEE Joint Distinguished Volunteer Award was awarded to Prof Saurabh Sinha