SAIChE Annual General Meeting

All SAIChE Members are invited to Please join Council at the next Annual General Meeting during April 2022.
Meeting will be held late afternoon, from 18:00 to 19:00.
The meeting will probably be virtual/online.
Date will be confirmed in due course.

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.

ANNUAL INVOICING for 2021

ANNUAL INVOICING for 2021 DONE.

The Office has finished adding members to the brand new SAIChE website.

As members were added, invoices were automatically emailed. Please add the SAIChE email addresses to your approved list so they are not blocked or sent to spam. (Please check your junkmail/Spam folder!)

Should you require Invoice changes you can login to your profile 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. The system will send 3 automated reminders.
Once your invoice has been paid the Payment Status on the invoice will reflect it (Top right) and no more reminders will be sent.

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. 
If you were added in error or you wish to resign, please email the office and we will remove your information from the database.

Any suggestions and all feedback on the new system will be highly appreciated!

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