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SAIIE Newsletter: March 2016

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 8 February 2017 14:02

Please find attached the SAIIE March 2016 Newsletter. 


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 2_March 2016_Final.pdf 780.3K 3 May 16 09:11

Last updated Wednesday, 8 February 2017 12:02

SAIIE Newsletter: February 2016

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 8 February 2017 13:59

Please find attached the SAIIE February 2016 Newsletter.


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 1_Febr 2016_Final.pdf 649.8K 3 May 16 09:10

Last updated Wednesday, 8 February 2017 11:59

SAIIE September 2016 Newsletter

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 8 February 2017 13:51

Please refer to the attachment for the SAIIE September 2016 Newsletter.


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 8_ Sept 2016_Final.pdf 945.2K 3 Oct 16 16:42

Last updated Wednesday, 8 February 2017 11:51

SAIIE October 2016 Newsletter

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 8 February 2017 13:50

Please refer to the attachment for the SAIIE October 2016 Newsletter. 


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 9 _ Oct 2016_Final.pdf 936.5K 24 Nov 16 09:40

Last updated Wednesday, 8 February 2017 11:50

Passing away: Prof Kris Adendorff

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Thursday, 24 November 2016 11:36

It is with sadness that we announce that Prof Kris Adendorff, a well-known figure in the South African field of Industrial Engineering, passed away on Sunday 26 October 2014 at the age of 83.

Kristian Adendorff was born on 21 April 1931 in Pietermaritzburg. He obtained a BSc in Electrical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1953 and MBA and DBA degrees at the University of Pretoria in 1961 and 1969 respectively.

Kris Adendorff joined the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Pretoria in 1959. He started off in the Department of Electrical Engineering and then joined Mechanical Engineering when Industrial Engineering was first offered as a separate degree in the department – this was in 1961. He was thus from the outset involved with the development of the Industrial Engineering degree programme and the training of Industrial Engineers in South Africa and became fittingly known as the father of Industrial Engineering in South Africa.

Prof Adendorff retired as a Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in 1991. As Professor Emeritus, he continued his work in the department on a part time basis until his passing. During this time he taught virtually all under and postgraduate courses in Industrial Engineering and played a key role in defining the Industrial Engineering curriculum right from the start. Prof Adendorff’s role as supervisor at masters and doctoral level was truly staggering. The numbers speak for themselves: he supervised in excess of 150 MEng and MBA degrees and more than 20 DEng, PhD and DBA degrees. His alumni truly shaped the Industrial Engineering landscape of South Africa.

Prof Adendorff played a key role in establishing Industrial Engineering as a professional engineering discipline in South Africa. He was a founder member of the South African Institute of Industrial Engineers, now the Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering (SAIIE). As member of the Institute he served in all capacities including President and he was an Honorary Fellow of the Institute. He was instrumental in achieving recognition from the precursor of the Engineering Council of South Africa for SAIIE as a voluntary association in 1984, which enabled the IE profession to control the professional registration of Industrial Engineers in South Africa. He was a member of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers and a Faculty Member of the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns. He was a registered Professional Engineer.

Kris Adendorff not only established himself as a leader in academia but also in professional practice. He was the Chairman and Managing Director of CA du Toit (Pty) Ltd and was still active in consulting as Director of Krissakon CC.

Kris Adendorff was the epitome of the proverbial Renaissance man. Widely read and widely travelled, his interests included blacksmithery and woodwork. He once translated a French play into Afrikaans in order to improve his French and for the intellectual challenge that it posed. He dabbled in painting and was a keen golfer. In earlier days he excelled in tennis and cricket and also coached the Student Engineering rugby team at Tuks. On a spiritual level he served as a Church Elder from 1976 to 1990.

Our deepest sympathy to Prof Adendorff's wife, Riekie (they would have celebrated 60 years of marriage in April 2015), his daughter Susan and grandchildren Herman and his wife Anneke, and Kristian. May precious memories fill your heart and ease your pain. 

Last updated Thursday, 24 November 2016 09:36

SAIIE Past President completed Doctoral Degree

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Thursday, 24 November 2016 11:33

 

Hannelie Nel completed her Doctoral Degree in Engineering Management at the University of Johannesburg; and holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pretoria. She spent ten years in industry working as both a chemical and industrial engineer; and her work entails strategy development and implementation, business management systems, quality costing and process improvement.  During her professional career she’s received the following national awards for her contribution to industry and academia:  the 2013 UJ-Group Five Award for outstanding contribution to women in engineering and the built environment (WiEBE); the 2011 IEEE WIE Award for Human Capital Development in Science, Engineering and Technology in South Africa; two Special Commendation Awards from the Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering (SAIIE) in 2008 and 2006 for contribution to Industrial Engineering and liaison with industry; and the Nestle Award for the promotion of quality education in 2005. In 2013, she was acknowledged as a Top Woman in Business and Engineering in South Africa by Topco Media and related sponsors.

Hannelie was President of the SAIIE Council from 2009 – 2010 and is now a registered Fellow of the SAIIE.  She recently joined British International Engineers (Pty) Ltd after ten years at the University of Johannesburg where she worked as Vice Dean, Head of Department and Strategy Manager.  Hannelie currently serves on the Boards of the South African Society for Engineering Education and the Metal Casting Technology Station of the University of Johannesburg; as well as being a member of the ECSA Communications and Marketing Committee and Thought Leadership Programme. 

Hannelie’s doctoral work focused on the value and implementation of Quality Costing in industry and currently she is working with an international team on the development of software named QTrack (Tracking Quality Costing) with British International Engineers (South Africa) and P&CE Cost Engineering Services.  The software is due for global release in September 2014.

Last updated Thursday, 24 November 2016 09:33

SAIIE Newsletter: November 2015

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Tuesday, 3 May 2016 11:07

Please refer to the attachment for the SAIIE November 2015 Newsletter.


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 11_Nov 2015_FINAL.pdf 752.8K 14 Dec 15 14:53

Last updated Tuesday, 3 May 2016 09:07

SAIIE Newsletter: October 2015

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Tuesday, 3 May 2016 11:06

Please refer to the attached document for the SAIIE October 2015 Newsletter. 


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 10_Oct 2015_Final.pdf 832.0K 4 Nov 15 09:42

Last updated Tuesday, 3 May 2016 09:06

SAIIE Newsletter: September 2015

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Tuesday, 3 May 2016 11:06

Please refer to the attachment for the SAIIE September 2015 Newsletter.


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol _Sept 2015_final.pdf 591.6K 27 Oct 15 09:03

Last updated Tuesday, 3 May 2016 09:06

SAIIE: August 2015 Newsletter

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Tuesday, 3 May 2016 11:05

Please refer to the attachment for the August 2015 SAIIE Newsletter. 


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 8_Aug 2015_Final.pdf 504.4K 11 Sep 15 09:11

Last updated Tuesday, 3 May 2016 09:05


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