IEEE AFRICON 2017 is the premier biennial event of the IEEE in Africa. This flagship conference gives academic and industry attendees the opportunity to share their research. The event will be hosted in the Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront Cape Town, South Africa, from 18 to 20 September 2017 and is co-sponsored by IEEE Region 8, IEEE South Africa Section, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, the University of Pretoria and the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers.
Beyond the award: Clementina Saduwa
Clementina Saduwa was a dedicated, tireless student leader and extremely effective volunteer a few years back, when the IEEE Nigeria Section was being revived. She even went on to become the first ever IEEE Region 8 Women in Engineering (WIE) Coordinator. In January 2007, she was killed in a random act of violence at the age of 29, leaving behind her husband and young daughter.
Welcome to the January 2017 edition of the Section newsletter. It overviews some of 2016 highlights and then provides updates for upcoming events and opportunities.
Summary of 2016:
The 1st International Summit of the Triple Helix Association (THA) will be held on 20th – 22nd February, 2017 at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of this THA international conference is “Accelerating the Attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Through ICT and Data”.
The IEEE South Africa Section held a committee meeting where all chapter chairs and affinity group chairs were invited. Thirteen volunteers attended the meeting. The meeting overviewed the performance and challenges raised by the organisational units. A number of suggestions were made towards improving the processes.
In addition, a presentation was given by Dr Daniel Moeketsi, Senior Research Scientist: Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC, www.chpc.ac.za/)
Date: November 18, 2016
Request for survey as part of PhD work entitled: “A QUANTITATIVE PREDICTIVE STUDY OF CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS IN A DEVELOPING ECONOMY.”
Submission deadline for the ICTAS 2017 conference in Durban has been extended to 30 November 2016.
See the website for further details: http://www.ictas2017.com/
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
30 November to 2 December 2016
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
The SAIEE - IEEE Distinguished Volunteer Award promotes the spirit of volunteerism by recognizing a volunteer active in the IEEE, SAIEE or both organizations.
- 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 contributes to one of the social challenges in South Africa through the application of electrical/electrical engineering.
The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is committed to building the business and leadership skills of entrepreneurs; helping them to develop sustainable, efficient and profitable enterprises that are able to employ more people. To focus this support, GIBS has created the Enterprise Development Academy, a centre of excellence for the growth of new and existing businesses.