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SAIMechE exists to serve the interests and needs of its members, to advance the science and practise of mechanical engineering, and to promote high standards in the profession. Our website is the primary vehicle to deliver on our objectives. Click here to join...

New Vaal & eMalahleni Branches

Council is pleased to advise that, following representation from members, the Vaal Branch has been established to serve members in the general region of Sasolburg, Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark. An initial Branch committee has been formed, headed by Cillia Mphephu (MSAIMechE) as Chairperson, and the Vaal Branch has been created as a group on our website.

In addition, a new branch is being formed to serve members in and around the Witbank and Middelburg cities. The eMalahleni Branch initiative is being driven by Eddy Gwebane (MSAIMechE), and is supported by Louis Odendaal (MSAIMechE) and other members of the Mpumalanga Highveld Branch Committee.

Members who would be interested in transferring their Branch membership to either the Vaal Branch or eMalahleni Branch should contact Lynne Smedley-Williams and request the transfer.
SAIMechE John Orr Lecture 2014

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 John Orr Memorial Lecture will be presented by Dr Thomas Gillespie (Research Professor Emeritus and world authority on vehicle dynamics). The topic will be: 

"A Look into the Future of Road Transport Vehicles"

Dr Gillespie has authored the book Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics, worked as a consultant for the World Bank, which led to the development of the IRI scale to measure road roughness - and has also served on the White House staff as a Senior Policy Analyst.

He will also be presenting at the Mechanics of heavy-duty truck systems event 8-11 September.

The Lecture will be held 9 September at Wits University. The Lecture will also be available at Branch screenings and a live webcast. Click here for more information.

About SAIMechE

The South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering (SAIMechE) is the senior body representing the discipline of mechanical engineering in South Africa. It covers all fields of application as diverse as automobile, energy generation, process engineering, heavy manufacture, design, management, research, mining and education. The Institution was established in 1892.

The SAIMechE motto is ‘Scientia Progredimur’ - By Knowledge We Advance.

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SAIMechE Training Events

SAIMechE short course events are designed to satisfy the ongoing development needs of practicing professionals, both as delegates and event presenters.

SAIMechE's training events are a mechanism to benefit all stakeholders: SAIMechE members, the Institution itself, and the general mechanical engineering community.

All SAIMechE training events are CPD validated.

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