The 7th South African Innovation Summit, September 2014, Cape Town. This year’s theme – Local Innovation, Global Conversation - showcases South Africa’s wealth of creativity, originality and ingenuity for developing solutions to unique challenges.
27 Feb 2014: A workshop was held at UCT to discuss and plan activities for the next year. Alayne Reesberg (Cape Town World Design Capital) and Prof John Webb (UCT Mathematics Department) were keynote speakers.
March 6 -8: Region 8 held a Membership Development Workshop in Dubai on 6-8 March 2014. Dubai is surrounded by a huge desert and survives off the mild ocean air of the Persian Gulf. It is a liberal Muslim monarchy. Thus, for example some Muslim women wear traditional Burkas and Western women wear jeans. It is part of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai is not an oil-rich Emirate and so needs to focus on other sources of income.