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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. Join here...



From the President's Desk

November 2016 | As we are approaching the end of a very eventful year it may be useful to reflect on some of the developments directly affecting our profession. 

For me the most pressing issues are state-capture / corruption and the status of our tertiary education sector

There are many people better qualified and informed than me to report on the extent of state-capture and the effect this has on our economy and society.Full article...

Prof Wikus van Niekerk, SAIMechE President.

SAIMechE John Orr Lecture

Yet another successful Lecture! 
Prof Johan Slabber delivered the 2016 John Orr Lecture, on:

"A Case for Nuclear Power in South Africa".

Addressing the three major concerns with nuclear power, namely, life-cycle cost of electricity, safety and the disposal of hazardous waste, Prof Slabber was able to demonstrate a solid case for including nuclear power in SA’s electricity mix. Here's his presentation.

Some of the photos taken at the Lecture can be viewed here. The webcast is now available for viewing online.

Standard of Professional Competency key to development

Driving the strategic objectives of SAIMechE is a commitment to the professional competencies described in its Standard of Professional Competency (SPC).

SAIMechE’s SPC adopts the eleven learning outcomes described in the Engineering Council of South Africa’s various competency standards for professional registration. In doing so, the Institution endorses the standard as the complete description of competencies expected of the "professional”.

The SAIMechE Standard of Competency can be viewed here.

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.

Click here for more info on our training events including the events calendar...

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