ANNUAL INVOICES for 2022

ANNUAL INVOICING for 2022 DONE.

Invoices were sent out in the last week of January 2022.
Please check your junkmail/Spam folder if you have not received it. (Please add the SAIChE email addresses to your approved list so they are not blocked or sent to spam.)

Should you require Invoice changes you can login to your profile on the website and update your Invoice Address.
Save the information first and then go to the History Tab. Click on the Invoice number to download your updated invoice.  

Payment may currently be done by EFT/Internet Transfer only. 
Once paid please email the proof of payment to the Office.
Once your invoice has been paid the Payment Status on the invoice will reflect it (Top right) and no more reminders will be sent. 
The system sends 3 automated reminders one month apart. Invoices need to be paid by 30 April 2022.

IMPORTANT: If your company is paying please follow up and inform the office of the date of payment.  A Remittance advice will be appreciated!
The office cannot allocate payments if only the company name appears on the bank statement. Some companies have several SAIChE members.

If you have any questions or did not receive your invoice, please feel free to email the SAIChE Office. 
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Any suggestions and all feedback on the new system will be highly appreciated!

COUNCIL ACTIVITY

The status of chemical engineering in South Africa.

A recent draft report on critical skills in South Africa revealed that although engineering is broadly regarded as high-in-demand and amongst the skills deemed in short supply within the country, chemical engineering is conspicuously absent from the list. This is echoed by qualitative evidence that the attractiveness of chemical engineering as an option for tertiary studies is waning, as well as the lack of suitable entry positions within industry which would point to a saturation of the employment market for these graduates. Against this background it is therefore necessary to initiate a study into the status of chemical engineering in South Africa.

A recent draft report on critical skills in South Africa revealed that although engineering is broadly regarded as high-in-demand and amongst the skills deemed in short supply within the country, chemical engineering is conspicuously absent from the list. This is echoed by qualitative evidence that the attractiveness of chemical engineering as an option for tertiary studies is waning, as well as the lack of suitable entry positions within industry which would point to a saturation of the employment market for these graduates. Against this background it is therefore necessary to initiate a study into the status of chemical engineering in South Africa.

As a result, a group of Council members have started this study. Aspects of the study have been undertaken by 3 sub-committees with oversight of a project coordinator.

 

SAICHE Hydrogen Interest Group Launch!

On 12 August 2021 the SAIChE Hydrogen Interest Group (HIG) was launched online with an introduction from Louis Mielke. 
This event was the kick off with the first of many webinar sessions on the Hydrogen Economy.

They hosted Andrei Kolesnikov (TUT) and Mykhaylo Lototskyy (HySA Systems UWC).
In this session Professor Kolesnikov covered topics related to the storage of hydrogen fuel as well as the practical application of fuel cells.

SAIChE on its own again

SAIChE has re-established full local activity with immediate effect. Membership subscriptions will once again be handled locally and will revert to a lower, Rand-based rate, to be determined as part of the budget cycle for 2021.

This also enables SAIChE to fulfill the requirements of a recognized Voluntary Association and to continue with CPD accreditation.

SAIChE will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that our members' interests are maintained, and look forward to a renewed engagement with the South African membership in the months to follow. 

SAIChE members are able to remain as members of IChemE should they so wish, but will be required to process their subscription payments (UK Pound Sterling) separately with IChemE.  For any IChemE queries you will need to contact IChemE directly.