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2019 SAIIE Awards

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Friday, 6 December 2019 14:37

The 2019 SAIIE Awards & Gala evening, when we honour and celebrate outstanding contributions to industrial engineering in Southern Africa, took place on Friday 15 November 2019 at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, Menlyn, Pretoria.

Click here for a quick overview of this beautiful event as well as the very interesting keynote address.

Click here for more photos of this event.

The following winners and runners-up announced at this prestigious event, inspire us:

SAIIE Award for Best Industrial Engineering Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Runner-Up: SAIIE Award for Best Industrial Engineering Excellence in Teaching & Learning

   

Hasan Darwish – North-West University

Department of Industrial Engineering, Nelson Mandela University

SAIIE Award for Best Industrial Engineering Paper Published

Runner-Up: SAIIE Award for Best Industrial Engineering Paper Published

         

Life cycle analysis of external costs of a parabolic trough Concentrated Solar Power plant

Authors: Norah Mahlangu & George Alex Thopil

The Road Most Travelled: The Impact of Urban Road Infrastructure on Supply Chain Network Vulnerability

Authors: Nadia M Trent (née Viljoen) & JW Joubert

 

SAIIE Award for Best Industrial Engineering Practitioner: Employer's Choice

Runner-Up: SAIIE Award for Best Industrial Engineering Practitioner: Employer's Choice

   

Doné Britz - Saint-Gobain

Ilesanmi Afolabi Daniyan – Tshwane University of Technology

SAIIE Award for Best Industrial Engineering Work conducted in Industry

Runner-Up: SAIIE Award for Best Industrial Engineering Work conducted in Industry

   

Renewable Energy, Go-Generation District Heating System design and project managed: Wally Weber

7 Golden Steps in the improvement of volume at Mercedes-Benz: Abel Mutibura


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2019 SAIIE Awards

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Friday, 6 December 2019 14:37

The 2019 SAIIE Awards & Gala evening, when we honour and celebrate outstanding contributions to industrial engineering in Southern Africa, took place on Friday 15 November 2019 at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, Menlyn, Pretoria.

Click here for a quick overview of this beautiful event as well as the very interesting keynote address.

Click here for more photos of this event.

The following winners and runners-up announced at this prestigious event, inspire us:

SAIIE Award for Best Industrial Engineering Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Runner-Up: SAIIE Award for Best Industrial Engineering Excellence in Teaching & Learning

   

Hasan Darwish – North-West University

Department of Industrial Engineering, Nelson Mandela University

SAIIE Award for Best Industrial Engineering Paper Published

Runner-Up: SAIIE Award for Best Industrial Engineering Paper Published

         

Life cycle analysis of external costs of a parabolic trough Concentrated Solar Power plant

Authors: Norah Mahlangu & George Alex Thopil

The Road Most Travelled: The Impact of Urban Road Infrastructure on Supply Chain Network Vulnerability

Authors: Nadia M Trent (née Viljoen) & JW Joubert

 

SAIIE Award for Best Industrial Engineering Practitioner: Employer's Choice

Runner-Up: SAIIE Award for Best Industrial Engineering Practitioner: Employer's Choice

   

Doné Britz - Saint-Gobain

Ilesanmi Afolabi Daniyan – Tshwane University of Technology

SAIIE Award for Best Industrial Engineering Work conducted in Industry

Runner-Up: SAIIE Award for Best Industrial Engineering Work conducted in Industry

   

Renewable Energy, Go-Generation District Heating System design and project managed: Wally Weber

7 Golden Steps in the improvement of volume at Mercedes-Benz: Abel Mutibura

SAIIE Newsletter: November 2019

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Friday, 6 December 2019 14:10

Please find attached the SAIIE November 2019 Newsletter.


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 10_ Nov 2019_Final.pdf 1.9M 6 Dec 19 14:10

SAIIE Newsletter: October 2019

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Friday, 6 December 2019 14:09

Please find attached the SAIIE October 2019 Newsletter.


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 9_ Oct 2019_Final.pdf 1.2M 6 Dec 19 14:09

SAIIE Newsletter: September 2019

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Friday, 6 December 2019 14:08

Please find attached the SAIIE September 2019 Newsletter.


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 8_ Sept 2019_Final.pdf 1.1M 6 Dec 19 14:08

SAIIE Newsletter: August 2019

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Friday, 6 December 2019 14:07

Please find attached the SAIIE August 2019 Newsletter.


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 7_ Aug 2019_Final.pdf 1.3M 6 Dec 19 14:07

TechWomen 2020: Now Accepting Applications!

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Tuesday, 3 December 2019 11:56

The TechWomen program is now accepting applications for the 2020 program cycle.

TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State that brings emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange program based in San Francisco. During the five-week program, participants engage in project-based mentorships at leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

The 2020 program will include 108 women from Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe.

Applications are due no later than January 15, 2020. TechWomen is looking for women who have demonstrated themselves as emerging leaders in their chosen profession, through their work experience, volunteer experience, community activities and education. 

Best regards,

Kelly Lindberg

Participant Initiatives Manager

Institute of International Education

530 Bush Street, Suite 1000 • San Francisco, CA 94108

Tel +1.415.593.5898

klindberg@iie.org • iie.org 

IIE • The Power of International Education

 

SAIIE Student Awards: 2012 - 2013

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Tuesday, 13 August 2019 14:09

SAIIE Student Awards

The SAIIE Council would like to congratulate the following remarkable individuals on the achievements obtained during their graduate studies. It is a true pleasure to have individuals of their calibre assisting us in moving Industrial Engineering forward!

Best BTech Student 2013

TUT Christo Semmelink

Best NDip Student 2013

TUT EM Mawela

Best BTech Student 2013

NMMU Cibin Thomas Mathew

Best NDip Student 2013

NMMU

Nomore Musikavanhu

Best IE Student 2013

WITS

JM Kingsburgh

Best IE Student 2013

UP

Liezl Koornhof

Best IE Student 2013

SUN

Hilde Volschenk

Best Poster 2013

WITS

J Durbach

Best Presentation 2013

WITS

M Fienberg

Best BTech 2012

TUT

TJ Ramaleba

Best NDip 2012

TUT

EW Esterhuizen

Best Final Year Student Project 2013

Overall

Hugo Bierman

Best Final Year Student Project 2013

Overall

Mthobisi Dlamini

Best Final Year Student Project 2013

Overall

Annaleen Mouton

Best IE Student 2012

WITS

Kim Jo-Ann Sattary

Best BTech 2012

NMMU

Jason Deon Meyer

Best NDipt 2012

NMMU

Luke Wait

Best IE Student 2012

UP

Kirsten Matthews

 

We caught up with some of them to hear how post-student life has been treating them.

 

Marc Feinberg

1)      What is your current occupation?

I am currently working for Mercedes Benz South Africa, on their graduate development programme.

2)   Future plans and aspirations?

Sometime in the future I would like start my own manufacturing business or turn-around a struggling manufacturing business.

3)   In your opinion, what is the best invention to date that has benefited mankind, and why?

The internal combustion engine as it has enabled global mechanisation and the growth of numerous industries that have changed the way all people live.

4)   Why are you passionate about Industrial Engineering?

I am passionate about Industrial engineering as provides me with a general tool box of principles that can be applied to improve any process or system. I enjoy the element of creativity often required in finding a solution.

5)   Your life motto?

 KAIZEN: Today more than yesterday, better tomorrow than today!

 

Jarred Durbach

1)    What is your current occupation?

I am currently working for OIM as a consultant in their Operations Improvement Department.

2)   Future plans and aspirations?

In the short term I hope to learn as much as possible in a less formal way, especially from my colleagues and the work I am doing. After gaining some work experience (and capital) I plan on doing some world travelling, maybe head east to explore the world and learn from other cultures.

In the long term I aspire to start my own business, hopefully in the manufacturing industry. I want play my part in growing South Africa's economy but also believe working for yourself is the closest to being free a person can be.

3)   In your opinion, what is the best invention to date that has benefited mankind, and why?

I would say probably the printing press, kind of like a medieval internet, I think it fundamentally changed humanities ability to record and share knowledge. 

4)   Why are you passionate about Industrial Engineering?

I am passionate about Industrial Engineering, because its principles and tools are applicable to any, industry, process or organisation. I think of Industrial Engineering as taking a step back from any situation and then applying logic to make improvements. I believe Industrial Engineering provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to support you in anything you wish to do.

But mostly, I am passionate about Industrial Engineering, because nothing is more satisfying than finding an "obvious solution" to what others see as an insurmountable problem!

5)   Your life motto?

- "There are no such thing as problems, only hidden solutions" -  Go to the Gemba

 

Mthobisi Dlamini

1)     What is your current occupation?

“Logistics Planner”

I am responsible for the identification, implementation & monitoring of continuous improvement opportunities/ initiatives within logistics environment

 2)      Future plans and aspirations?

My immediate goal is to obtain a Baccalaureus Technologiae (BTech) in Industrial Engineering, and obtain a Fit for level certification in Business leadership with Rhodes Business School (Training Reflects and assess ones professional situation and clarify prospects to become aware of the requirements and expectations towards a leader) upon Baccalaureus Technologiae (BTech) and Fit for level certification completion;

I plan to obtain a Lean Six Sigma Training Certification. I am also looking forward to registering with ECSA as a professional Industrial Engineering Technologist.

 3)      In your opinion, what is the best invention to date that has benefited mankind, and why?

“Internet”

Internet is not just a computerized library but also a conceptual approach to solving the problem of data management.

I am still amazed with what the Internet will bring in future by just looking at what's been accomplished during my lifetime.

 4)       Why are you passionate about Industrial Engineering?

IE is exciting, fun, and a big challenge. It's never boring because it's constantly changing, and very much growing field.

IE’s are always thinking about how they can improve systems, products and technologies they’re working on

 “My analytical-thinking skills are applicable to my whole life, which is an important part of my life and it recharges me”.

 5)      Your life motto?

“To advance in life you must be seen and be heard”


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Last updated Tuesday, 13 August 2019 12:09

SAIIE Student Awards: 2015

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Tuesday, 13 August 2019 14:07

The SAIIE Council would like to congratulate the following remarkable individuals on the achievements obtained during their graduate studies. It is a true pleasure to have individuals of their calibre assisting us in moving Industrial Engineering forward!

 

Best BTech IE Student 2015 NMMU FJ Viviers
Best NDip IE Student 2015 NMMU RC van Wyk
Best IE Student 2015 UP E Vermeulen
Best IE Student 2015 SUN JC van der Walt
Best IE Poster 2015 WITS SM Ramohlola
Best IE Presentation 2015 WITS A Lachporia

 

Last updated Tuesday, 13 August 2019 12:07

SAIIE Newsletter: July 2019

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Monday, 8 July 2019 13:11

Please find attached the SAIIE July 2019 Newsletter. 


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 6_ July 2019_Final.pdf 917.8K 8 Jul 19 11:09

Last updated Monday, 8 July 2019 11:11


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